ICIC’s National Conference

Overview | Agenda | Speakers

For 25 years we have worked with and celebrated high-growth small businesses in underserved communities that are economic catalysts in their neighborhoods. This year’s National Conference brings together our dynamic network of current program participants, small business alumni, and collaborators.

The conference begins with a welcome reception at Fenway Park’s State Street Pavilion on November 12th (6-8pm). It will continue at the Hynes Convention Center for a full day of programming on November 13th, featuring relevant educational content, high-profile keynote addresses, and many networking opportunities with the more than 400 business owners from throughout the country who will be in attendance. To register please follow this link.

Some conference highlights include:

  • A keynote address by ICIC founder and chairman Dr. Michael Porter on creating shared value
  • Educational breakout sessions with Harvard Business School professor Lynda Applegate, and author and entrepreneur Dawn Fotopulos
  • A keynote address by former Inner City 100 winner and CEO of Happy Family Brands, Shazi Vizram
  • Shark Tank-style pitches with panel of expert judges
  • The reveal of the 2019 Inner City 100 list, published annually in FORTUNE

Hotel Accommodations:

For your convenience, we have blocked a number of rooms at a discounted rate for event attendees at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Please note, the room block is limited, so it is advisable to book as soon as possible. Unreserved rooms will be released for general sale at higher prices after the posted cut-off date. Please make your reservations here for the room block.

For those looking for alternative options, we have compiled a list of suggested hotels, located near the Hynes Convention Center:

Attendees can also explore the following options:

This event is the first of its kind, combining elements from ICIC’s Inner City 100 Awards & Conference and Inner City Capital Connection’s National Conference.

Please contact Margaret Phan (mphan@icic.org) with any questions regarding this year’s event.

© 2019 ICIC. All rights reserved.