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Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference

Mark Your Calendar: Asheville in October 2022!

What: The Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference (ICV) 2022

When: Monday, Oct 24, 2022 through Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Where: Asheville, NC with a stop in Winston-Salem

Who: All local business, government, nonprofit, university, and faith leaders are invited to participate as delegates and asked to save the date.

How: Registration coming soon!

Why: To learn from the experiences of another community, better understand our own community assets, and build relationships among each other to help us address our local challenges

Objectives: ICV 2022 will focus on specific learning object including increasing affordable housing, accelerating innovation/entrepreneurship, addressing youth and student success, improving workforce development, focusing on downtown (re)development, strengthening community partnerships, elevating climate action, investing in public infrastructure, and community land use planning.

*New: In addition to exploring successes and lessons learned in the Asheville/Buncombe area, the ICV delegation will stop in Winston-Salem to explore university/community partnerships in research and downtown development. In Winston-Salem, the delegation will tour and learn about their successes, challenges, and evolution of what they now call the Innovation Quarter and the substantial role Wake Forest University and their School of Medicine play in the downtown district’s wet labs and health science research.

History: The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro and its Partnership for a Sustainable Community coordinate the biennial ICV for a delegation of 75-100 local leaders. Over the last 30 years, we have visited Anna Arbor (MI), Greenville (SC), Madison (WI), Bloomington (IN), Boulder (CO), Athens (GA), Lexington (KY), Lawrence (KS) and had a wonderful trip to Asheville in 2010. Scroll down to learn more about these previous experiences and outcomes.