November 13-14, 2018 | Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland | Cleveland, Ohio


Themed “Building Advocacy for Middle Neighborhoods,” this convening will bring together the growing movement of practitioners, policymakers, and researchers dedicated to stabilizing “on the edge” neighborhoods around the country. Participants will share insights and learn about recent research efforts. The meeting will also provide practical information about how to mobilize support to better serve these communities.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, and The American Assembly are partnering on this convening, which will take place one year after our first gathering in Baltimore.

A Call for Session Proposals has been issued to help shape the agenda for the convening. The aim is to learn what plenary discussion and breakout topics would be most interesting and beneficial to practitioners. Session proposals are due Thursday, August 2, 2018.

If you have questions about the convening, contact Stephanie Sung at

To join the mailing list, email Mark Leneker at

For more detailed instructions and a timeline for submitting feedback on proposals, click here to check out the Call for Session Proposals form. Don’t forget: all submissions are due Thursday, August 2, 2018.

Click here to view the summary report from the first meeting in Baltimore (Nov 2017).