Virtual Series Schedule

Wed, August 04

Aug 04

Uniquely St. Louis Tour

Welcome to St. Louis! We’ll spend Wednesday afternoon exploring some of the unique places and spaces around town that make St. Louis memorable.

August 04, 2021 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Concurrent Session
Tours
Aug 04

VIP Cocktail Reception – World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park

Welcome to the WLI Regional Summit! We'll kick it off in style outside at the historic World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park.

August 04, 2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Reception

Thu, August 05

Aug 05

Continental Breakfast & Networking

Start Thursday off right with a light continental breakfast with Summit attendees and get to know the Summit sponsors.

August 05, 2021 7:30 am – 8:30 am (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan West Ballroom Reception
Aug 05

Opening Session

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

August 05, 2021 8:30 am – 9:00 am (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan Main Ballroom General Session
Aug 05

Equity in the Built Environment

What does equitable development mean and what does it look like in practice?

August 05, 2021 9:00 am – 10:00 am (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan Main Ballroom General Session
Panel
Aug 05

Summit Story Hour

Four unique stories from four amazing professionals.

August 05, 2021 10:15 am – 11:30 am (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan Main Ballroom General Session
Aug 05

Luncheon Keynote: The Delmar Divine

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.

August 05, 2021 11:45 am – 1:30 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan Main Ballroom General Session
Aug 05

Equitable Economic Development Panel Conversation

How can we build greater equity in to our cities' economic development activities?

August 05, 2021 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan Main Ballroom General Session
Panel
Aug 05

Race and Revitalization

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.

August 05, 2021 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Lindell Ballrooms Concurrent Session
Aug 05

Next Level Community Design

In this Curated Conversation, attendees will discuss with the subject matter expert what's next for the design of our communities and cities.

August 05, 2021 2:45pm – 4:00 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Lindell Ballrooms Concurrent Session
Aug 05

Neighborhood Revitalization

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.

August 05, 2021 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Lindell Ballrooms Concurrent Session
Aug 05

Diverse, Vibrant Retail Districts

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.

August 05, 2021 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Lindell Ballrooms Concurrent Session
Aug 05

Professional Development & Leadership

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.

August 05, 2021 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan Main Ballroom Concurrent Session
Aug 05

The Whole Damn City Bus Tour

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.

August 05, 2021 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Concurrent Session
Tours
Aug 05

LGBTQIA+ History of the CWE Walking Tour

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.

August 05, 2021 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Concurrent Session
Tours
Aug 05

Old North & St. Louis Place Walking Tour

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.

August 05, 2021 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Concurrent Session
Tours
Aug 05

Women-led Development Projects Tour

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.

August 05, 2021 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Concurrent Session
Tours
Aug 05

Downtown 102 Walking Tour & MetroLink Ride

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.

August 05, 2021 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Concurrent Session
Tours
Aug 05

Central West End Walking Tour

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.

August 05, 2021 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Concurrent Session
Tours
Aug 05

The Ville Neighborhood Walking Tour

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.

August 05, 2021 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Concurrent Session
Tours
Aug 05

VIP Networking Reception

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!

August 05, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Zodiac Room Reception

Fri, August 06

Aug 06

Coffee Reception

August 06, 2021 8:00 am – 9:00 am (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan West Ballroom Reception
Aug 06

Future Cities

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.

August 06, 2021 9:00 am – 10:00 am (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan Main Ballroom General Session
Panel
Aug 06

Keynote: Leadership – Charting a Course When There is None

Learn what it takes to lead when the path isn't clear. Julie Benezet has charted a path for Amazon's real estate department and now coaches business leaders on finding their own path and leading well.

August 06, 2021 10:15 am – 11:45 am (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan Main Ballroom General Session
Aug 06

Closing – See you in INDY in 2022

August 06, 2021 11:45 am – 12:00 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time Chase Park Plaza, Khorassan Main Ballroom General Session