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2012 Inner City 100 Symposium: Innergize Your City 
Executive Education for Fast-Growing Firms

Are you a CEO of a fast-growing firm looking for the know-how and tools that small businesses need to succeed?

The Inner City 100 Symposium will take place on May 9, 2012 at Harvard Business School and the Sheraton Boston, where hundreds of high-growth small businesses from across the country will gather for a full day of cutting-edge management education and networking opportunities.

The Symposium is the culmination of the Inner City 100 program, a ranking of the fastest-growing companies located in America’s inner cities.  This year's event will feature case studies and how-to workshops from leading content providers including, Harvard Business School, Babson College, Boston University, Next Street and R/GA advertising agency. 

Following the day of education, CEO participants and 2012 Inner City 100 winners will be joined by corporate and civic leaders for the Inner City 100 awards.  The 2012 Inner City 100 rankings will be revealed for the first time and small businesses will share their company stories for how they innergized their urban communities and created local jobs. 

Symposium Agenda

May 8, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Exclusive Welcome Reception for 2012 Inner City 100 winners

May 9, 2012
(Transportation between the Sheraton Boston, DoubleTree and Harvard Business School will be provided)

7:00 a.m. Bus Pick Up, Sheraton Boston Hotel
7:15 a.m. Bus Pick Up, DoubleTree Hotel

7:30 - 8:15 a.m., Harvard Business School      
Continental Breakfast and Welcome

8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Harvard Business School      
First Session - Harvard Business School Case Studies

10:15 a.m. - noon, Harvard Business School
Second Session - Harvard Business School Case Studies

12:20 - 12:40 p.m., Buses leave Harvard Business School to arrive at Sheraton Boston

12:45 - 2:15 p.m., Sheraton Boston     
Innovation Luncheon

2:15 - 4:15 p.m., Sheraton Boston        
Urban Business Connections Corner

  • Expo of small business service providers will offer information and demonstrations of their companies and products

2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Sheraton Boston       
First Session - Know-How/ How-To CEO Workshops - Attendees may choose among the 4 topics:

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Sheraton Boston
Second Session - Know-How/ How-To CEO Workshops - Attendees may choose among the 4 topics:

5:30 - 9:00 p.m., Sheraton Boston   
Inner City 100 Awards, Networking and Dinner

$500 per small business attendee
(Price includes the full day of executive education, luncheon with Professor Michael Porter, and awards dinner)

Hotel Accommodations

Sheraton Boston Hotel 
39 Dalton Street, Boston MA 02199 (in Boston’s Copley Square)
ICIC block rate: $273 per night. Sold out

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston MA 02134
ICIC block rate: $227 per night. To reserve a room, call the DoubleTree at (617) 783-0090.
*Transportation from the DoubleTree will be provided to Symposium events

For more information about Inner City 100 Symposium registration or sponsorship, contact Danelle Radney at or (617) 297-3138.


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