The Alliance is looking for two innovative communities to host BIG Ideas, an invitation-only event that gathers progressive leaders to explore critical issues impacting the future of communities. The event was born out of a vision of the Alliance for Innovation Board of Directors to be at the forefront of facilitating broad-based dialogue.
BIG Ideas hosts help to create a unique experience for attendees by providing a platform for the kind of challenging and provocative environment that is envisioned with BIG Ideas. It is an opportunity to bring Alliance for Innovation members and other big thinkers from around the country together for an inspiring and insightful weekend in your community. Contact Brandi Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions regarding this opportunity.
Partnering with the Alliance for Innovation to host BIG will bring a national spotlight to your jurisdiction. Hosting BIG Ideas is about creating an experience for attendees. It is an opportunity to bring Alliance for Innovation members and other big thinkers together for an inspiring and insightful weekend in your community.
Hosting BIG also brings financial benefit to your community. Close to 125 attendees (and their guests) will purchase hotel room nights, food, and shop in your jurisdiction over the course of the event. As well, host communities in the past have utilized BIG to showcase their area as a future family vacation destination. Apply at https://www.transformgov.org/documents/big-ideas-2019-2020-request-proposals.