Interise believes that the number one problem facing America today is economic inequality and the ever widening wealth gap, particularly the racial wealth gap. Scaling small minority-owned businesses and those located in low-income areas addresses this issue head on – creating wealth for the business owners, employees and their communities.
But business development is only a piece of the system-wide problem.
Interise 2020 convenes visionaries, practitioners, and small businesses who are actively changing the model of economic development, making sure to address the systemic issues that prevent sustainable change and impact.
Interise 2020 is for small business owners, economic development leaders and practitioners, and anyone interested in taking action to close the wealth gap and end systemic inequality.
Over 3 days, Interise 2020 combines invigorating SolveIt talks, interactive plenary sessions, and business strategy roundtables. You will engage in insightful, challenging, and necessary conversations on the role you play in closing the wealth gap.
Day One: A convening of the entire network to listen and learn from provocative SolveIt talks, and participate in plenary sessions designed to facilitate interactive discussions. All attendees will finish Day One having identified 2-3 actionable commitments to pursue throughout the remainder of, and following, the conference.
Day Two: Full day of business strategy roundtables and educational breakout sessions to support small business owners and practitioners. All attendees are welcome.
Day Three: Half-day of business strategy roundtables and educational breakout sessions to support small business owners and practitioners. Some specialized programming for various segments of our network, including our national faculty, program partners, and alumni. All attendees are welcome.
At each day of the event, you will have an opportunity to collaborate and discuss with other event attendees through interactive sessions. The agenda includes structured networking opportunities, social events, and free time. All attendees will have access to an engaging event app prior to, during, and following, the event.
The conference venue, Boston Regency Boston Harbor, is easily accessible if flying, driving, or taking public transportation.
From the Airport
The Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor provides guests with a 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle to and from major Logan International Airport airline terminals and MBTA (subway) stop – Blue Line.
Call (617) 568-1234 to request Boston Logan Airport shuttle service after retrieving your luggage
Interise2020 attendees have access to a flat rate parking fee, either day of or overnight, of $25 per day. Parking at Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor is an outdoor uncovered hotel lot.
Water Transportation Bus –Take the Water Transportation Bus #66 to the hotel
MBTA / Subway Shuttle from Blue Line – Our Boston Logan Airport Hotel provides guests with 24 Hour complimentary transportation to and from Blue Line of MBTA / subway. Call hotel at 617.568.1234 for shuttle pick-up from Blue Line airport stop or Silver Line Terminals.
Amtrak Train – From South Station: 3 miles, 10-15 min; Taxi- $15-$17; From North Station: 5 miles, 15 min; Taxi- $18-20
Boston Harbor Cruises Water Taxi – $15/way, $30 Round trip.
Programming commences with breakfast at 8 am on Monday, March 9, and concludes after lunch at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, March 11. Attendees traveling from out of town should plan to arrive on Sunday, March 8. We will host an informal meet and mingle on Sunday evening for attendees staying at the hotel.
The dress code is business casual. There will be a conference commentator on site, capturing video and live streaming interviews over the course of the entire event, as well as a head shot station on Tuesday, March 10. There is no alternate dress code required for these opportunities, but please be aware of them if you’d like to pack additional options.
Yes! Our event app is live! We’ll use the app to share important preparations and updates about the event over the next month, and also throughout the event to engage and connect each and every attendee. You will get additional information about downloading the app upon registration.
Full event registration is $350.
One day registration is available for Monday, March 9 for $175.
Full event registration includes access to all Interise 2020 programming, from breakfast on Monday morning, March 9 through lunch on Wednesday, March 11. Breakfast, lunch, and breaks are included each day, as well as an evening reception on Monday, March 9.
One day registration includes a full day of programming on Monday, March 9, as well as breakfast, lunch, breaks, and an evening reception.
A discounted hotel room rate of $139 per night is being offered at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor.
If you cancel more than 90 days ahead of the event, we will refund the full program fee. 30-90 days will result in a 50% refund, and we are not able to refund any portion of the program fee within 30 days of the event.