Fourth Inclusive Innovation Summit Announced

Summit will shine a spotlight on important work that is done throughout the year to encourage innovation that uplifts everyone in the city

(PGH – 3/11/2019) The City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) today announced that the fourth annual Inclusive Innovation Summit will take place March 28 – March 30, 2019. Summit programming is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of best practices in inclusion, as well as encourage cross-sector collaboration.

Previously known as Inclusive Innovation Week, the 2019 Summit will be structured differently than in years past. More than 40 events will take place over the course of three days, with all of the daytime programs occurring at a central Downtown location. All of the programming will be free of charge and complimentary childcare, bus passes and refreshments will be provided.

The programming will be a combination of hands-on workshops, panels, presentations and discussions from a variety of organizations and businesses. It will be a great opportunity to meet leaders in the city and gain the tools and knowledge necessary to cultivate inclusion. A few events to look forward to include:

  • 3/28 - Kick-off at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater featuring a keynote by Del Johnson from Backstage Capital

  • 3/29 - CreativeMornings Pittsburgh breakfast kick-off; Keynote address by Andre Perry; Silent Disco at the Children’s Museum

  • 3/29-30 - All-day programming at Point Park University and the new URA Building at 412 Boulevard of the Allies; Maker spaces, lightening talks, programming led by artists, lawyers, entrepreneurs, activists, journalists and many others

Sean Luther