Next50 Changemaker Forum

The Changemaker Forum will bring together leaders from a wide array of sectors to explore the power of knowledge to advance promising ideas and bold solutions for equity and upward mobility. The forum will spotlight technology’s power to create opportunity and equity and explore the role of business, activists, and the public sector in making change. This is the place for visionaries to build partnerships and inspire transformative action.


May 15, 2019

500 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024

All events are by invitation-only. For questions, please contact 


12:00 p.m.

Launching Urban’s Next50

Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute
Brandee McHale, President, Citi Foundation; Head of Corporate Citizenship, Citi

12:15 p.m.

Progress or Peril? Technology’s Power to Advance Opportunity and Equity

Discussion Chair:
Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., Former Governor, Indiana; President, Purdue University

danah boyd, Founder, Data & Society; Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

1:45 p.m.

Knowledge Labs

These concurrent sessions will bring together leaders from the nonprofit, business, and philanthropic sectors to explore the knowledge building necessary for changemakers to advance promising solutions to expanding mobility and equity in emerging areas of policy and practice.
Read more about the Knowledge Labs. 

3:45 p.m.

Where Does Change Come From? The Role of Business, Activists, and the Public Sector

Discussion Chair:​​​​​​​
Deval Patrick, Former Governor, Massachusetts; Managing Director and Co–Managing Partner, Double Impact, Bain Capital

Ai-jen Poo
, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Citi
Michael Tubbs, Mayor, Stockton, California

5:30 p.m.

50th Anniversary Board of Trustees Dinner 

We are grateful to Citi Foundation for its generous support of Urban Next50.