The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and its cosponsors welcomed community development innovators and leaders to the sixth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference. This year’s theme was Bridging Growth & Opportunity. The conference agenda, brochure, and other resources are listed below.

Keynote Speakers

M. Night Shyamalan, celebrated director, screenwriter, filmmaker, and author of I Got Schooled, gave a keynote address during a conference supersession on May 13 that also featured a panel discussion with superintendents from the Baltimore, Toledo, and Philadelphia public school systems.

Leigh Gallagher, renowned journalist, Fortune editor, and author of The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving, gave the closing keynote address on May 14.


The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Fund for Our Economic Future, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Richmond, and St. Louis.