2020 Network Leadership Event Updates

The Network Innovation Summit
May 18th | Denver, Colorado

We are excited to announce the first annual Network Innovation Summit! This highly engaging, design sprint-style day brings together big thinkers, network enthusiasts, and innovative practitioners from around the world to tackle the biggest challenges we face in our fields today. Join our expert panel of cross-sector thought leaders as we explore tough questions around ethics, values, equity, regulation, and opportunity, and then put our heads together to iterate on innovative real-world solutions for working in an increasingly networked society. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting new event and then stick around for the two-day Network Leadership Training Academy that follows. 

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Soma Saha, We in the World
  • Charles Rutheiser, Annie E Casey Foundation
  • Emily Lockwood, Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation
  • Shreya Nallapati, Never Again Tech
  • Rachel Beisel, Cable Labs
  • …And More!
The Network Leadership Training Academy
May 19th-20th | Denver, Colorado

The NLTA is a 2-day interactive workshop designed to help network leaders, funders, and evaluators navigate the ever-changing landscape of building, managing and evaluating effective networks. Drawing on the latest in network theory, research, and real-world practice, this unique program brings together network innovators from around the world to share learnings, explore methodologies, and develop the practical skills they need to effectively leverage a network approach in their work. This event is co-hosted in partnership by The CU-Denver School of Public Affairs’ Center on Network Science. We hope you’ll join us a day early for the first annual Network Innovation Summit. 

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Darrin Hicks, University of Denver
  • Santiago Bunce, Catalyst Miami
  • Lisa VanRaemdonck, CU School of Public Affairs Institute
  • Dr. Paige Backlund Jarquin, Visible Network Labs
  • …And More!
Alex Derr, Communication & Marketing Manager
Alex Derr, Communication & Marketing Manager

Alex joined VNL in 2017, originally supporting our events. He now helps manages our communications and marketing strategy and content development work. Alex creates blogs, infographics, reports, and other content while managing our web and social media presence. He also runs our email marketing campaigns, tracks analytics, and conducts market research to drive our strategy. He supports our entire team with copywriting, graphic design and research, and helps with events, webinars, demos, and other online learning. He’ll graduate from CU-Denver’s School of Public Affairs this fall with a Master’s in Public Administration. Away from work and school, Alex spends his days climbing 14ers (24 done, 34 to go!), visiting Breweries (My favorite is Ratio), and spending time with his boyfriend Jake.

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