Come learn why innovation is the vision for the BioMedical District New Orleans, the Spirit of Charity, and the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.

The Geography of Innovation Conference will explore the development potential of innovation strategies; provide insight into the possibilities and economic impact of Innovation Districts; discuss current public incentives available for development; and offer commentary on the future impact of BioMedical District New Orleans and the redevelopment of the former Charity Hospital.

We are pleased to announce that the Honorable LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of New Orleans, will provide opening remarks.

Economic development thought leader and Co-founder of New Localism Advisors, Bruce Katz will provide the keynote address. Katz regularly advises cross-sector urban, metropolitan, national and global leaders on public reforms and private innovations that advance the well-being of metropolitan areas. He is the former Centennial Scholar at Brookings Institution.