AITF 2017 Annual Conference October 26 & 27, 2017



October 26

Marriott Eastside, 525 Lexington Avenue (at 49th Street), New York, NY

5:00 p.m.   Registration
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.   Opening Reception (Whitney Room)


October 27

Marriott Eastside, 525 Lexington Avenue (at 49th Street), New York, NY


All Plenary Sessions will take place in Morgan A-C

7:45 a.m.    Registration

8:15 a.m.    Welcome from the AITF’s Chair

8:20 a.m.    Director's Report, Goals for the Day and Overview of the Agenda

8:30 a.m.    Opening Keynote Plenary

9:20 a.m.    Break

9:30 a.m.    Panel on Education

10:50 a.m.  Panel on Economic Development

Special Briefing on AITF Economic Development Subgroup

12:10 p.m.  Luncheon Plenary– Government and Anchor Institutions-Community Partnerships 

1:20 p.m.    Panel on Health Anchors and Strategies to Improve Community Health

Special Briefing on AITF Health Professionals Subgroup

2:40 p.m.    Break

2:50 p.m.    Breakout Groups on Education, Economic Development, Health, and Government: What are your reflections on what you have heard today? What are the implications for the AITF's policy, research, and advocacy going forward?

3:35 p.m.    Highlights from Groups

3:45 p.m.    Closing Remarks and AITF Next Steps

3:55 p.m.    Adjourn

4:00 p.m.    Closing Reception (Morgan Ballroom foyer until 6pm)


Anchor Institutions Task Force

The Anchor Institutions Task Force is an ongoing think tank developing long-term strategies, and making the case for the crucial role of anchor institutions in economic and community development.