Keynote Speaker

Announcing Next Gen. Summit Keynote Speaker, Zachary Mannheimer

Next Gen. Summit Keynote Speaker, Zachary MannheimerNext Gen. Summit is a day and a half conference created to inspire, empower and develop young professionals who live and work in the region of ICR IOWA. ImpactCR of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and EPIC of the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce are teaming up for the sixth year to produce Next Gen. Summit. This year's keynote speaker is Zachary Mannheimer!

Founder of the Des Moines Social Club Zachary has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine and Politico. In 2017, he founded the Creative Placemaking department at McClure Engineering Company as their Principal Community Planner. Zachary will share his own Iowa journey and lead in discussion about building on opportunities related to creative placemaking in Iowa.

Tickets are now on sale. Options range from $75 to $275 (it pays to register early!). Next Gen. Summit is offered as a track at The Gazette's Iowa Ideas. Read more about about the partnership here. See all registration options at Scholarship and volunteer opportunities are also available — read more and apply.

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