Thank you to the sponsors and attendees of the

2023 Prosperity Indiana Summit! 

Join 200-300 community leaders across the state and focus on Hoosier communities! 
This in-person summit will catalyze
asset-building strategies, affordable housing opportunities, and policy
change to affect racial, health, gender, age, and economic disparities within
Indiana's rural, urban, and suburban communities.

Summit is at the Marriott Downtown Indianapolis, 350 W Maryland St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
(across the street from Statehouse)

Proceeds from this event benefit Prosperity Indiana's mission to strengthen Hoosier communities.

Contact for assistance.

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February 1, 2023
Click here for all session descriptions and presenter names

7:45 AM -  A&O Breakfast

    • Breathing New Potential Into Asset Building Work. Rooms A-D
         Anna Schoon, Northwest Indiana Community Action

9:00 AM - Opening Session

  • Elements of a Resilient Community Ecosystem: Learnings from Interviews in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Indiana Ballroom
    Garvester Kelley and Susan Longworth
     Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    10:00 AM - Break

    10:15 AM - Session One

    • Missing Middle Housing: Building a Bigger Pie for Black & Brown Neighborhoods and Developers. Florida/Illinois Room
    • Creative Aging: How to Support the Health and Well-being of Older Adults Through the Arts. Michigan/Texas Room
    • How Regional Workforce Boards Can Partner to Help Economic Developers Build a Talent Development Strategy. Tennessee Room
    • Here, Fill This Out. Sit Over There. Come Back Tomorrow. Kentucky Room

    11:15AM - Break

    11:30 AM - Awards Luncheon

    • Get to the Why: Ensuring Perpetual Independence. Indiana Ballroom
         Keith Veal, Buckingham Companies

      1:15 PM - Break

      1:30 PM - Session Two 

      • Partnering with Financial Institutions to Build Your Cap Stack. Florida/Illinois Room
      • Community & Economic Development Strategy: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health. Michigan/Texas Room
      • Empowering Women in the Workforce: How Benefits & Policies Increase Retention. Tennessee Room
      • Resiliency: Personal Stories from the Field of Community Economic Development. Kentucky Room

          2:30 PM - Break

          2:45 PM - Session Three

          • Rural Housing Programs: How Knox County is Mobilizing to Prevent Homelessness. Florida/Illinois Room
          • The Link Between Community Economic Development and Mental Health. Michigan/Texas Room
          • Optimizing Job Creation Opportunities to Bolster Financial Empowerment. Tennessee Room
          • Educating, Advocating, Lobbying, and Electioneering. Kentucky Room

          3:45 PM - Break

          4:00 PM - Call to Action 

          • The Power of Housing Policy. Indiana Ballroom
               Diane Yentel, National Low Income Housing Coalition

            4:45 PM - Reception. Lobby Bar

            5:30 PM - Summit Ends - Day One

            February 2, 2023
            Click here for list of Statehouse Day speakers

            7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakfast & Prep

            Join us at the Marriott Downtown Indianapolis for an early prep session about Prosperity Indiana’s policy agenda, an overview of plans for the day, and light breakfast.

            8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - March to the Statehouse

            Freshen up, review your notes, and walk across the street to the Statehouse with us. Never been before? We’ll guide you to our reserved spot in the North Atrium. 

            9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Opening Remarks

            Hear opening remarks to kick off Statehouse Day from Prosperity Indiana Executive Director Jessica Love, National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO Diane Yentel, and legislator champions.  

            9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Statehouse Day

            • Check with the registration table to join an insider walking tour of the Statehouse led by one of our experienced partner advocates, where you’ll learn the no-nonsense ins and outs of your Indiana Statehouse. 

            • Stop by our letter writing campaign station to write an email to a legislator you weren’t able to meet with or want to follow up with. Let them know your thoughts using our easy, assistive tech.

            • Meet at the podium to link up with others interested in the same committee hearings as you, and attend these meetings as a group. 

            • Network with other leaders in your field of interest by locating the tables labeled as either affordable housing, community development resources, or asset building & consumer protections and saying hello to those nearby. 

            Keynote Speakers

            Proceeds from this event benefit Prosperity Indiana's mission to strengthen Hoosier communities.

            Please contact for assistance.

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