2021 Shape of the Region Conference

Mar 11, 2021 12:30 PM

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Co-Creating a New Northern Virginia:

An Emerging Vision of a More Inclusive, Sustainable, and Equitable Region

Thursday, March 11, 2021
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Virtual Conference

All we see is opportunity. Our region is more awake and alive, more committed to inclusion, sustainability, and equity than ever. Government, social, and private sector actors are leaning in together to address entrenched and complex local issues. We are coming together as a region to institute real change. 

Join us for the most interactive and participatory Shape of the Region Conference to date.

Registration is $40 and includes an e-copy of keynote speaker Nancy Giordano’s book: LEADERing, THE WAYS VISIONARY LEADERS PLAY BIGGER.

Co-Presenting Partners

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will co-presenting this event with the following partners:
SOTR2021 Event Partners

Keynote Speaker

Nancy Giordano

Nancy Giordano

Strategic Futurist | Global Keynote Speaker

Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy Giordano is a strategic futurist, global keynote speaker, corporate strategist and gatherer with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized as one of the top female futurists, Nancy's expertise and experiences ranges from A.I. to frozen foods to reinventing the internet, and all her projects have a key common denominator: transitioning away from the extractive operating systems and outdated business thinking that no longer hold up... to create the more sustainable, inclusive and dynamic solutions the future demands.

Participants Include:

Catherine Buell final
Catherine Buell
Head of Community Development, Amazon
Irene Chambers Final
Irene Chambers
Interim President, Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
Laura Flamm Final
Laura Flamm
Senior Program Manager, Community Health, Kaiser Permanente

Nikki Graves Henderson Final
Nikki Graves Henderson
Co-chair, Tinner Hill District Mural Project

brittany greer final
Brittany Greer
Executive Director and Founder, Rosie Riveters
Julian Ha Final
Julian Ha
Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

Harry Klaff

Harry Klaff

Principal and President of Clients, Avison Young

Buddy Rizer Final
Buddy Rizer
Executive Director, Loudoun Economic Development
Stewart Schwartz Final
Stewart Schwartz
Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
ZSteen Final
Zuzana Steen
Academic and Community Relations Director, Micron Technology, Inc.
David Tarter Final
David Tarter
Mayor, Falls Church

Yolonda Thompson Final
Yolonda Earl Thompson
Director of Community Impact, United Community

Danny Vargas
Danny Vargas
President/Founder, VARCom Solutions, LLC

Program Sponsored By:

Silver Stretch Break Sponsor
The Mather CMYK

Copper Sponsor

Sponsorships are available. For more information about sponsorship benefits, please contact Megan Niewold, Director of Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-347-7419.

Online registration is closed for this event.