Next50 Changemaker Forum

The Changemaker Forum brought 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 spotlighted technology’s power to create opportunity and equity and explored the role of business, activists, and the public sector in making change. The event brought together visionaries to build partnerships and inspire transformative action.

Click here to download “The Urban Institute’s Next50,” a refreshed strategy for the future.


Launching Urban’s Next50

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

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

Discussion Chair:
Don Baer, Chairman, Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Jacob Hsu, CEO, Catalyte
Vivienne Ming, Executive Chair and Cofounder, Socos Labs
Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

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. 

Exploring Promising Solutions: Transforming Prisons

Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute
Kelli Rhee, President and CEO, Arnold Ventures

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

Anna Mason
, Partner, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund
Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Citi
Michael Tubbs, Mayor, Stockton, California

Closing Reflections -- Why Facts Matter to Accelerate Change

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Former Governor, Indiana; President, Purdue University
Jamie Gorelick, Board Chair, Urban Institute and Partner, WilmerHale

50th Anniversary Board of Trustees Dinner 

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