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Policy Summit 2019: Connecting People & Places to Opportunity

When & Where

Policy Summit 2019: Connecting People & Places to Opportunity
June 19–21, 2019
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Cincinnati, Ohio


Please direct any questions about the Policy Summit to Bonnie Blankenship at

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

1:30–4:30 pm Tour: Over-the-Rhine Neighborhood (optional)

Thursday, June 20, 2019 *

8:30 am Welcome
8:45–10:15 am Plenary 1: A Discussion of People- and Placed-Based Policies
10:15 am Networking Break

Concurrent Sessions A

10:30–noon Breakout A1: Leading CRA Into the Modern Banking Future
Breakout A2: The High Price of Low-Cost Housing in the Heartland
Breakout A3: Opportunity Zones: New Opportunities for Disinvested Communities?
Breakout A4: Interactive Session: Techniques to Disrupt Intergenerational Poverty
Noon–1:30 pm Lunch and Speakers
1:30 pm Networking Break
1:45–3:15 pm Plenary 2: Panel Discussion on Racial Equity and the Costs of Segregation
3:15 pm Networking Break

Concurrent Sessions B

3:30–5:00 pm Breakout B1: Innovations in Home Lending: Bridging the Credit Gap
Breakout B2: Interactive Session: Putting Racial Equity Into Action
Breakout B3: Policies to Create Upward Mobility for Low-Wage Workers
Breakout B4: Reality Check on Race, Growth, and Decline in America’s Suburbs
5:30–7:30 pm Reception at Freedom Center

Friday, June 21, 2019 *

8:30–10:00 am Plenary 3: Implementing Solutions: Overcoming Barriers to Inclusive Growth
10:00 am Networking Break

Concurrent Sessions C

10:15–11:45 am Breakout C1: Investing in Health and Home: A High-Impact Strategy
Breakout C2: Inclusive Economic Growth: Tools for Smaller Communities
Breakout C3: Connecting Today's Workers with Tomorrow's (Good) Jobs
Breakout C4: When Transit and Business Miss the Bus on Job Access
11:45 am Networking Break
Noon–1:30 pm Closing Address

* Please note: Session titles may change, but session subjects will not change.