Host Next City’s Vanguard Conference in Your City

Is your city on the verge of something awesome? Do you want to share this excitement and energy with the next generation of urban leaders? Next City is now seeking cities to host its 7th and 8th annual Vanguard conferences in spring/early summer of 2016 & 2017.

Vanguard is an annual gathering of 40 under 40 urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media. Serving as a host and sponsor is a unique opportunity to show off your latest urban development projects to a leading media organization, share innovations with the country’s smartest emerging leaders and get ideas for the future of your city.

Vanguard is hosted by a different city each year. Past conferences have been held in Reno, Chattanooga, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, St. Louis and Cleveland. If you think your city is a fit, check out Next City’s RFP. Please submit proposals to no later than Monday, August 17th.