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 Ted-style 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, TED-style keynote addresses and participate in plenary sessions designed to facilitate interactive discussions. All attendees will finish Day One having identified 2-3 actionable solutions 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.
We are excited to hear from visionaries, influencers, researchers, and practitioners through TED-style talks, panel discussions, and interactive breakout sessions. Share your story, vision, or learnings about what’s needed to close the wealth gap and build an inclusive economy.
If you are interested in becoming a speaker for the event, please reach out to Tara DeSisto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in facilitating a breakout session for the event, please reach out to Laura Lee Charles at email@example.com.
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.
Full event registration is $350. Early bird registration of $299 is available until December 31, 2019.
One day registration is available for Monday, March 9 for $175.
Full event registration includes access to all Interise 2020 programming, from Sunday evening, March 8 through lunch on Wednesday, March 11. Breakfast, lunch, and breaks are included each day, as well as an evening welcome reception on Sunday, March 8.
One day registration includes a full day of programming on either Monday, March 9 or Tuesday, March 10, as well as breakfast, lunch, and breaks.
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.