Save the Date: Grounded Solutions Network cordially invites you to the 2020 Intersections National Conference.
Invest in Inclusion: Sponsorship Opportunities Available
We are currently seeking sponsors to demonstrate their support for housing solutions that will stay affordable for generations to combat systemic inequity. You will join a team of dedicated foundations, corporations, member organizations and peer groups who share our vision of creating the space to explore how investing financial, human and knowledge capital in inclusion will fundamentally transform the housing landscape in neighborhoods spanning the nation.
Call for Sessions!
We are looking for sessions that are bold, innovative and relevant demonstrations and conversations of how to Invest in Inclusion throughout the housing sector.
Registration Details Coming Soon!
We will be opening Early Bird Registration in June this year, be sure to register early to minimize registration costs. Hotel room rates and additional information will be available soon.
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Intersections is the only national conference dedicated to inclusive housing solutions with lasting affordability. Between September 21 and September 24, more than 650 of the nation’s most creative, dedicated and talented community land trust, limited-equity cooperative and housing nonprofit leaders, inclusionary housing and municipal program staff, policy makers and advocates will convene in Minneapolis, MN to focus on advancing and sustaining racially inclusive places by exploring strategies for investing in the people, programs and spaces that create avenues for equity.
Themed, Invest in Inclusion, Intersections 2020 will challenge mainstream conceptions of what it takes to advance racial equity. For communities disproportionally impacted by disinvestment and generations-long exclusion from economic, housing and wealth-building opportunities, what could the future look like if we intentionally invested in inclusion? What if inclusion moved beyond an aspiration relegated to vision statements and instead was an actionable, measurable core principle, at the center of everything?
Meet us in Minneapolis, where local housing policy makers are advancing inclusion by ending single family zoning and adopting inclusionary housing, and local nonprofit leaders have been, for decades, committed to creating and preserving long-term, equitable and affordable housing opportunities for all. Join us in grappling with how to advance inclusion in a country whose history of racist housing policies and practices runs deep. When it comes to housing, it is not enough to react. Achieving equity requires us to have vision, be proactive and invest in inclusion by design.
Schedule at a Glance
Intersections 2020 will be a busy week of programming with lots of distinct opportunities for attendees to learn, network and share their experiences with one another. The week will include:
Our popular Training Institute, providing professional development opportunities for over 250 people
Mobile workshops, featuring local leaders who will help attendees learn from and about Minneapolis
Plenary sessions, with visionary speakers addressing the full 650-attendee conference
Breakout sessions, with diverse speakers sharing innovations and best practices and posing challenging questions
See the 2018 Intersections schedule for a taste of what we’ll be expanding on in 2020.