You’re creative, optimistic, ready for action and working hard to
make a difference in your city or town.
And you’re always wondering, “where are all the other West Virginians like you?”
They are waiting for you at HUBapalooza!
Thursday, April 28
Right now, West Virginia is bursting with success stories.
And they are happening in communities just like yours.
New and energetic local leadership.
Creative approaches to fighting blight.
Fun and free physical fitness initiatives.
Art, music and cultural events.
Crowdfunded local businesses.
Who is doing all this great stuff? And how are they doing it?
State-wide networking to make local change.
And possibly hula-hoops.
A Few Things On The Menu for Hubapalooza 2016…
Ashton Marra, WV Public Broadcasting’s Assistant News Director:
on how to make local projects appealing to the media.
Charles Fluharty of the Rural Policy Research Institute:
on taking the risks needed to strengthen rural Appalachia.
The Fearless Fools Comedy Troupe of the Vintage Theatre Company:
“Just Say Yes” – how good community development is actually a lot like being funny.
The Spotlight Series:
The best things happening in West Virginia right now in 120 seconds or less.
Generation Kickstart Roundtable:
Our brightest young minds discuss what needs to happen to keep emerging community leaders in WV.
Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery:
Learn from success stories across the state in our fluid networking sessions.
Presenting the Jean Ambrose Community Development Award:
We recognize a true champion of West Virginia. Be there for the warm and fuzzy.
And, more to come in the days ahead.
The inaugural HUBapalooza in 2015 launched a new conference concept designed to replicate the approach and personality of The Hub itself – based around fluid, vibrant networking, allowing communities to learn from the successes of their peers around the state, and focusing on positive, creative and practical solutions.
It was a blast.
Oh, you missed out? Well, don’t make the same mistake twice!