Sunday, December 11, 2016


Learn. Network. Be Heard.

Get early bird ticket bonuses when you register by December 27

Join local and national innovators, thinkers, disruptors and our brilliant community members at Labs@LightCity. Together we'll explore the critical social issues facing urban America in six one-day Labs: HealthLab, EduLab, SocialLab, GreenLab, DesignLab, and FoodLab.

In each Lab, you will be part of the conversation.  Attend for a single day, multiple days or all six days to participate in activities and discussions about innovation and social change.

Just announced!  New speakers coming to Labs@LightCity

Dr. Mukherjee

April 3 - HealthLab@LightCity presented by Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
Pulitzer Prize Winning Scientist

Complete schedule to be announced.

April 4 - GreenLab@LightCity
presented by BGE

NEW! Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
United Nations Champion of the Earth

Also featuring: 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Destiny Watford.

Complete schedule to be announced.

Donovan Livingston

April 5 - EduLab@LightCity

Donovan Livingston
Award-Winning Educator &
Spoken Word Poet

Also featuring: New York Times best-selling author Alec Ross, Co-founder of Curators of Hip Hop Jimmie Thomas, Executive Director, CEO and Founder of I Am O’Kah, Inc. Aisha Dacosta.
Complete schedule to be announced.

April 6 - SocialLab@LightCity

NEW! Luvvie Ajayi
New York Times best selling and Blogger

Also featuring: Social Innovator Carlmichael “Stokey” Cannady, CEO and Strategist Nilofer Merchant and author & columnist D. Watkins.
Complete schedule to be announced.

April 7 - DesignLab@LightCity

Dale Dougherty
Founder & CEO Maker Media

Also featuring: Artistic Director of Center Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah.
Complete schedule to be announced.

April 8 - FoodLab@LightCity

NEW! Marcus Samuelsson
International Chef & Restaurateur

Also featuring: Founder of Food Tank Danielle Neirenberg, James Beard Award Winning Chef Spike Gjerde, Founder of Urban Pastoral JJ Reidy, and Founder of the Black Church Food Security Network Rev. Heber Brown III.
Complete schedule to be announced.

Complete schedule to be announced in January 2017!

Leadership Curators are helping to bring you inspiring talks, unique discussions and interactive experiences from local and national presenters, panelists and thinkers.

Register by December 27 to Receive Bonuses

Hurry!  Early Bird registrants will receive the following FREE Bonuses (a $75 value): 

  • FREE - Parking pass for the official Labs@LightCity garage
  • FREE - Book from a Labs@LightCity speaker-author
  • FREE - 2 drinks during the afternoon social
  • FREE - Limited edition Light City T-Shirt

*Early Bird Bonuses available while supplies last.

Register Now to Save Your Seat

Labs@LightCity Luminary Program

Tickets for All
The Labs@LightCity are a convening for everyone. Community members who wish to attend but cannot afford the price of a ticket can apply to join us as a Light City Luminary. Luminaries participate fully in all aspects of their selected Lab. Click here to apply.

Get One/Give One
For community members who wish to help us increase the pool of available no-cost tickets for Light City Luminaries, consider making a contribution to our Luminary community ticketing program. You can contribute a portion of a ticket or an entire ticket for a local Luminary at the end of the ticket purchase process. Let's bring as many voices as possible into the Labs@LightCity conversation.


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