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Thursday, June 11, 2015

"Today is not a new beginning. It is a next step in a quest begun eight decades ago," said Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Here in the Bay Area we have a large and diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander Community—Asian Americans make up 24% of the Bay Area population vs. less than 6% nationwide. It’s hard to imagine this cultural community not being a strong political bloc.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ever go to a program or conference that’s chock full of interesting information on an important issue, but you still leave wondering to yourself, “So now what?” NCG's conference PhilTalks are designed to help answer that question. Here's what you can expect when you go to a PhilTalk.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

At the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will have six Morning Breakouts to choose from—each offering an opportunity to investigate how the changes happening in our communities are playing out in a specific issue area. This year's Morning Breakouts will focus on displacement, education, health, justice, sustainability, and workforce.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Any discussion about the impact of dynamic forces on our communities will always benefit from the perspective of our local government officials. That’s why NCG is pleased to announce our 2015 Annual Conference Lunch Plenary speakers.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Haven't registered for NCG's 2015 Annual Conference? What are you waiting for? Now is the time to act—the Early Bird registration deadline is almost upon us. But don’t panic. NCG has your back. We’re extending our Early Bird registration to May 1st.

Monday, April 13, 2015

With almost twenty years in existence, Youth Speaks is one of the world’s leading presenters of Spoken Word performance. That’s why we’re thrilled to include their artists as part of our conference.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The bar was set high at last year’s conference. One of the biggest highlights was how we ended the day. It was fun. It pushed the envelope. And that’s what we wanted to do again this year. Who better to push the envelope than socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell.

Monday, April 13, 2015

It's 7 weeks until the 2015 Annual Conference and we are kicking our conference planning into high gear. And we are not alone. We have partners. Conference partners.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

From the 49ers to the fact that our city is 7 x 7 miles—the number 49 has special significance in San Francisco. And today, the number 49 has very special meaning for NCG staff…we’re officially 49 days out from the 2015 Annual Conference.