Thank you all for joining us at Electric Works for the 2023 Inspire Neighborhood Conference -an event that was created to energize and equip Fort Wayne’s neighborhood residents and leaders! Details for our upcoming 2024 conference will be posted soon. For now, please check out our highlights from 2023 below.


The 2023 Inspire Conference Agenda included 15 breakout sessions led by 40+ speakers from Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, including representatives of AARP Indiana, Amp Lab, AWS, the City of Fort Wayne, Citilink, Fort Wayne Open Walls, the Fort Wayne Public Art Commission, MKM Architecture, the Fort Wayne Urban League, and various nonprofits and community leaders.  Bree Jones, the Founder and CEO of Parity Homes delivered an outstanding keynote address entitled “Using social capital to build momentum for systems change, and a plenary about neighborhood conflict management was presented by Sharon Logan and Terry Brooks Allen of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center.9

The event closed with neighborhood leader of the year and neighborhood association of the years certificates being awarded in 6 categories to 4 individuals and 2 neighborhoods associations and was capped off by a musical of the Mad Scatter (Trinell Armor) featuring Michael Patterson. 


Additional details about our 2023 conference can be found in the following documents: 

Inspire and be Inspired! Get Involved in our 2024 Conference.  

Provide your thoughts about what should be included in the 2024 concerence by completing this survey! ...or use the forms below to register or participate in the 2024 Inspire Neighborhoods Conference! 


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Application for Speakers Volunteer Registration

Conference Registeration 

Neighborhood Award Nominations            

If you have an inspiring workshop, panel, or presentation you’d like to share with our conference attendees, please apply to be  one of our speakers.


Staus: Open!            Online Application          pdfPDF Application        Deadline: April 22nd 

If you would like to help our  the Neighborhood Planning & Activation Workgroup either before, during or after the conference, please let us know by signing up to be a volunteer!

Opening in July!  Deadline: Sept 6

Conference registration is free for all Fort Wayne residents, but space is limited.

Opening in July! Deadline: Sept 6



The City of Fort Wayne wants to recognize its neighborhoods and their hard work! Help us celebrate outstanding members of our community by nominating a neighborhood association or resident.

Opening in Spring!          Deadline: TBD



The 2023 Inspire Neighborhood Conference was sponsored, in part, by...

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 Learn more about our top- Accelerator & Activator level sponsors by clicking on their logos (above). 


 Thank you to our Equipper level sponsor, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for their generous support!


Program Manager Contact Information 

Réna Bradley, Neighbrhood Planner & Inspire Conference Committee Chair                                  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 260-427-2284