Exploring Innovation in Community Development Week Announced


April 19 through April 23 | www.exploringinnovation.org


The St. Louis Fed’s Community Development department is planning its 2010 Exploring Innovation in Community Development Week from April 19 through April 23. This year’s theme is “The Future of Community Development” and will be celebrated with events across the Eighth District. The purpose of Exploring Innovation Week is to draw national attention to innovation in the community development field and its important role in American life.

A highlight of the week will be the April 20 kickoff of a public policy dialogue series titled “New Voices, Fresh Ideas: The Future of Community Development,” featuring prominent leaders in the community development field. The event will be broadcast via videoconference from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to locations around the country, including its branch cities of Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. Following the videoconference, the Fed will host events in St. Louis, Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis where local leaders will have the chance to respond to the public policy discussion.

The St. Louis Fed will also use this opportunity to invite the public to join “The 10,000-Hour Challenge,” a campaign to encourage community development professionals to become experts in innovation.

Coming soon: a detailed schedule of events and online registration.

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