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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