BRIEF: Spokane New Economy Summit to be held April 5, 6

The Spokane New Economy Summit will be held April 5 and 6 at Gonzaga and Riverpoint Campus.

The summit will be an opportunity to discuss shaping strategies to create a vibrant and sustainable Inland Northwest, according to a news release.

Ted Howard from the Democracy Collaborative will be the keynote speaker. He'll deliver a lecture on April 5. Events April 5 will be at the Gonzaga University Jepson Center, in the Wolff Auditorium from 6 to 9 p.m.

On April 6 there will be 12 new economy workshops for guests to choose from, as well as a new economy pitch contest. These will be held at the EWU Phase 1 Building on the Riverpoint campus beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

On the evening of April 6 the documentary, “Shift Change” will be shown.

Tickets are $5 for students and $25 for community members and can be purchased online.



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Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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