Across the country, racial justice has moved front and center in the national consciousness. From the recent election to the gentrifying streets of Oakland and Los Angeles to growing rural poverty and the endless killings of black people, these issues demand attention. Our communities demand fulfillment of the promises of equality written into our laws decades ago — in the economy, politics, criminal justice, and beyond. Join us as we lift up the voices of our communities at our 2017 Economic Summit, exploring innovations created by frontline communities that can make the dream of opportunity real for all.

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You may register online for the 24th Annual Economic Summit here. Early Bird Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration ends April 4th at 11:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions
What does registration include?
Economic Summit registration includes access to the following conference sessions: Opening Plenary, Breakout Sessions, Idea Lab, and the Networking Reception.

All tickets include a continental breakfast from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. and complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Networking Reception.

Does registration include lunch?
Space is limited for the Lunch Program & Awards Ceremony. To keep this session open to a wide range of income levels, we’re offering lunch tickets as an Early Bird Special. Early Bird tickets are offered on a sliding scale and include the Lunch Program & Awards Ceremony add-on. We expect these tickets to sell out quickly!  

How do I choose which ‘ticket level’ to purchase?
In an effort to keep this event as affordable and accessible as we can,  we offer three ticket levels: Ally, Community, and Supporter.

We’ve provided ticket descriptions to help attendees decide which level to choose. However, it is entirely up to you to decide. We do not ask for any documentation or application for subsidized tickets.

What is your refund policy?
If you are no longer able to attend the 2017 Economic Summit, follow these steps to request a refund. Our staff can only respond to refund requests made directly through eventbrite.

Cancellations received before March 20, 2017 will receive a refund for their registration fee as follows:

80% refund until February 20, 2017
50% refund until March 20, 2017

Please note: no refunds will be processed after March 20, 2017. Refunds will be issued in the form of original method of payment to the person or organization that made the payment. Please allow up to 4 weeks for the refund to be processed.

Can I transfer my ticket to another person?
You may also transfer your registration to someone in your organization or network. To transfer your registration, follow these steps. Attendee information must be updated to reflect the new attendee’s information. Transfers must be made before 5 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd

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Greenlining’s 24th Annual Economic Summit will be held at the Oakland Marriott City Center. All panels and sessions will be held in the East Hall, West Hall, and Grand Ballroom on the first floor of the hotel. Refer to the Agenda for details on where each panel and session will be held.

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway,
Oakland, CA 94607

There is no designated hotel block for Greenlining’s Economic Summit. However, we invite Summit guests to consider staying close to the conference either by booking rooms at the Oakland Marriott City Center or the nearby Marriott Courtyard Oakland Downtown.

The Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel has a wonderful list of onsite and nearby restaurants. You can find the detailed list here.

The Oakland Airport (OAK) is the closest airport to the event venue. The subway (BART) station is located on 12th Street, just two blocks from the Oakland Marriott. We encourage use of public transportation, bikes, carpooling, and other modes of sustainable transportation.

More information, including parking information, is available on the Hotel and Travel page.

We love our volunteers! Prospective attendees are invited to sign up for a volunteer shift in exchange for free registration. You’ll be onboarded with a crew of volunteers and work side-by-side with Greenlining staff (who will be super appreciative to have you there).

Volunteer shifts are 2.5 hours in duration and allow for an all-access pass to the remainder of the day. Please complete the volunteer form to apply.

No need to register for your Summit ticket in advance of completing the volunteer form, we will send you a comp code for a complimentary Volunteer ticket once we’ve confirmed your shift.

Spots are likely to fill up! Shifts are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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