Next Generation and Entrepreneurship

To stay relevant and thrive in the New American Economy, businesses, cities, and governments are changing at lightning speed. In a world of Bitcoin, Blockchain, Space X, legalized cannabis, #MeToo, NAFTA, and more, Sister Cities must tap into the “NxtGen” power of entrepreneurs.

The Next Generation and Entrepreneurship Track will show attendees how to leverage the power of our youth to continue the Sister Cities legacy and create more innovative, inclusive communities.

Register for the Conference

Young Professional Rate


Access to all three days of the Conference

Highlighted Speakers

Derran Moss - Speaker at the 2018 Annual Conference

Derran Moss

Humanitarian Affairs Officer, United Nations; Rotary Peace Fellow

Mr. Moss is a former Rotary Peace Fellow and an expert in Middle East Affairs. He currently works with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and has previously served as a Political Advisor in Afghanistan before working on Afghan issues with the UN Department of Political Affairs.

Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker Next-Gen Speaker

Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker

President & CEO, Colorado State University – Global Campus

As the President and CEO of Colorado State University – Global Campus (the first and only 100% online, independently accredited, state, nonprofit university) Dr. Takeda-Tinker champions data-driven and technology-based solutions to facilitate adult student educational success and graduate workplace employment.

Workshop Topics

  • Foodies and First Class
  • The Modern-Day Gold Rush – Cannabis as an Emerging Enterprise
  • Ping Pong to Kung Fu: The Power of Sports Diplomacy
  • Young Women in Entrepreneurship Roles
  • Talent Development: Why it Matters to Next Gens and Cities
  • The Youth Dreamers: Walls, Bridges, & Rising Tides

To learn more about each workshop, visit our 2018 Conference agenda page.

Welcome By

Jason Tatman

Carlo Capua

Shin Koyamada

The Value to our Conference Attendees

Next Generation and Entrepreneurship track attendees will leave our sessions with useful models for local Sister City programs to build a pipeline of young men and women to continue the Sister Cities legacy, and strategies for young adults and entrepreneurs to engage Sister Cities programs.

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