Thank you to all of our nationally acclaimed speakers, facilitators and incredible attendees who participated in the lively, important and vibrant discussion.
Educators, industry, nonprofit and community leaders at The Ohio State University gathered to exchange ideas and reinvigorate our collective efforts toward strengthening and sustaining vibrant, inclusive communities.
It was made evidently clear that communities flourish when everyone within them has the opportunity to flourish.
Through thought-provoking presentations by world-renowned speakers and thoughtful discussions, summit attendees learned that when urban-serving universities and communities join forces, we can confront the complexities of education, healthcare, economic and human development.
We can prepare an increasingly diverse workforce to successfully navigate careers through technological, economic and social change. And together, we can create sustainable solutions for continued and inclusive growth that improve the quality of life in our communities.
Date and location
January 28, 2020
administrators, faculty, urbanists, and community members from across the region
Central Ohio community organizations
top trending hashtags in Columbus and Ohio
Keynote speakers included
Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa, MBA, PhDhc, CSP
Founder and Chair,
8 80 Cities
World Urban Parks
Gil Penalosa & Associates
Nancy L. Zimpher, Ph.D.
The State University of New York (SUNY)
Darrick Hamilton, Ph.D.
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Professor of Policy,
Economics and Sociology
The Ohio State University
In honor of our Sesquicentennial, The Ohio State University hosts THINK BEYOND: An Academic Summit Series
Urban Universities + Thriving Communities
Jan. 28, 2020