Socrates New Orleans Reception

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Windsor Court Hotel

New Orleans, LA

Tuesday Evening Panel & Reception
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Centered on the theme “Urban Opportunity, Access and Economic Inclusion,” the evening features opening remarks from former Aspen Institute CEO, Walter Isaacson. Following remarks, a panel on economic opportunity in New Orleans will feature experts:

  • Bo Kemp, Senior Director and Opportunity Zone Specialist, Faegre Baker Daniel
  • Norman Barnum IV, Chief Financial Officer, New Orleans Business Alliance
  • Julius E. Kimbrough, Jr, Executive Director, Crescent City Community Land Trust
  • Nicole J. Heyman, Deputy Director, City of New Orleans Office of Community and Economic Development
  • Lyneir Richardson, Professor, Rutgers University (Panel Moderator)

Network with civic-minded professionals as you enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Windsor Court Hotel. 

Urban Opportunity, Access, and Economic Inclusion

Cities and regions have long been economic engines and social escalators in this country because urban density and diversity sparks creativity and innovation in business, arts, culture, and society. Gentrification and rising wealth and income gaps (between the rich and poor – and specifically black and white people), are now raising important leadership questions: How can cities yield more positive outcomes for all urban residents, small business owners, and long term stakeholders? What can we do to catalyze and accelerate more growth in the ethnic, lower income and/or higher crime neighborhoods? How do we ensure that all members of our communities are involved in these discussions, so we can create move inclusive economic opportunities?

The reception will begin at 7:00 pm and the panel conversation will begin at 8:00 pm.


The New Orleans Salon is sponsored by:


08/27/2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier St.
New OrleansLA 70130 USA