Public Programs

City Awake's Our Convention 2019

INpowered: Navigating Through a Changing World


City Awake is a program of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, focused on mobilizing and empowering the next generation of leaders into active contributors in shaping the future of Greater Boston. “Our Convention” is the largest convening of young professionals in Greater Boston and City Awake’s annual conference. In its 5th year, Our Convention will attract over 600 emerging leaders to discuss the important issues facing the region. This year’s theme, “INpowered: Navigating Through a Changing World” focuses on giving young professionals the tools they need to succeed both professionally and personally in the city of Boston.

Our Convention includes three tracks throughout the day: Leadership Development, Civic Engagement, and Financial Wellness. In addition to these tracks, the convening will have a variety of activations taking place that focus on professional and personal development. Our Convention is an excellent opportunity for young professionals to connect with each other, hear from inspiring local leaders and leave the day with tangible tips and tools that enhance their overall experience in the City of Boston.

Read and learn more on the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce website.

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