Welcome to St. Louis! We’ll spend Wednesday afternoon exploring some of the unique places and spaces around town that make St. Louis memorable.
Welcome to the WLI Regional Summit! We'll kick it off in style outside at the historic World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park.
Start Thursday off right with a light continental breakfast with Summit attendees and get to know the Summit sponsors.
In this formal opening of the Summit, WLI leadership from local district councils and the national WLI team will set the stage for the next day and a half of learning, touring, and relationship-buildi
What does equitable development mean and what does it look like in practice?
Four unique stories from four amazing professionals.
Summit attendees will hear how one woman is transforming 500,000 square feet of former hospital space into a nonprofit catalyst for the rest of the City and bridging the Delmar Divide.
How can we build greater equity in to our cities' economic development activities?
In this Curated Conversation, attendees will discuss with the subject matter expert how race and neighborhood and city revitalization intertwine and how we can insure that spaces are for all.
In this Curated Conversation, attendees will discuss with the subject matter expert what's next for the design of our communities and cities.
In this Curated Conversation, attendees will discuss with the subject matter expert some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for revitalization at the neighborhood level.
In this Curated Conversation, attendees will discuss with the subject matter expert what it takes to build and maintain diverse and vibrant retail districts that people love and return to time again.
In this Curated Conversation, attendees will discuss with the subject matter expert what we can do on an individual level to advance our own professional development and leadership skills.
Get ready for an epic bus ride that will hit a number of St. Louis's iconic spots as well as some that are favorites of our tour guide. You'll then know where you'd like to go back to explore more.
The neighborhood surrounding the conference hotel has been known as the home of much of STL's LGBTQIA+ activism. See how that work has helped shape the Central West End, its businesses and residents.
We'll hop on a bus and head out to walk around two iconic and historic neighborhoods just north of downtown St. Louis that are mixing old and new developments in concert with the community's goals.
We'll hop a bus to tour two key developments that have been designed by and for women and wrap up with a short stop at Knoll for a refresher.
Downtown St. Louis has lived many lives. We'll walk around Downtown West and explore the history of the area, envisioning what was once there and visiting the sites that remain.
As one of the most vibrant, mixed-use and economically diverse neighborhoods in St. Louis, we'll explore the Central West End that surrounds the conference hotel.
The Ville neighborhood in north St. Louis is a historic African American community with a rich history of African-American education, business, entertainment and culture.
Head up to the rooftop at the Chase's Zodiac Room for a cocktail reception, conversation with fellow Summit attendees, and amazing views of the Central West End, Forest Park, and even the Arch!
Even prior to the pandemic, our cities were undergoing rapid change, responding to innovations in building design, changes in the way we work, adapting to climate change and more.
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