2019 ULI Fall Meeting

When

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
to Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Where

Walter E. Washington Convention Center Will open in a new window 801 Mount Vernon Pl NW Washington, DC 20001-3614 UNITED STATES

Agenda

September 18

10:30am - 2:00pm

How an Alley Became D.C.’s Premiere Dining Destination

September 18

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Opening Reception at The Wharf

September 18

8:30am - 1:00pm

Inside the Beltway: Talent Attracts the Country’s Most Wanted Company

September 18

8:30am - 12:30pm

Washington, D.C.’s Sports Venues: Vital Economic Catalyst or Field of Schemes?

September 18

8:30am - 1:30pm

Washington Drama: Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Theaters Changed the Nation’s Capital

September 18

8:30am - 1:30pm

First-Ring Suburb, Urban Vibe: Experience the Continued Resurgence in Downtown Bethesda, Maryland

September 18

8:30am - 2:30pm

Around the World: A Day of Cultural Exploration

September 18

8:45am - 12:45pm

Beat the Streetcar Walking Tour: H Street’s Post Riots Revival

September 18

8:45am - 12:30pm

Bethesda Row: A Vital Mixed-Use Community Asset Shaped by Decades of Public/Private Investment and Design Innovation

September 18

8:45am - 12:00pm

The Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor: A Walking Tour of a Great Street

September 18

9:00am - 12:30pm

The Rebirth of the Kennedy Center and the Watergate

September 18

9:00am - 2:00pm

Tysons, an Edge City: A Transformation from Suburban to Urban

September 18

9:00am - 1:00pm

A New Waterfront Destination: National Harbor and the MGM Casino

September 18

9:00am - 2:00pm

The Yards and The Capitol Riverfront: D.C.'s Fastest Growing Neighborhood

September 18

9:00am - 1:00pm

Behind the Scenes at the National Building Museum

September 18

9:00am - 1:00pm

Expanding the Mixed-Use Paradigm: Incorporating Public Uses in New Projects

September 18

9:15am - 1:30pm

The District Wharf: Bringing the City Back to the Water’s Edge

September 18

9:45am - 2:00pm

NMAAHC: “The Building Will Sing for All of Us”

September 19

5:45pm - 9:00pm

Scene and Be Seen: A Walking Tour of 14th Street, D.C.’s Hottest Neighborhood

September 19

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Council Dinners

September 19

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Battle of the Boutiques: An Evening Enjoying D.C.’s Two Hippest Hotels

September 20

6:15pm - 9:15pm

Friday Night Networking at La Cosecha at Union Market

September 20

7:30am - 4:00pm

Council Day

September 21

10:00am - 3:00pm

The Grand Sites of Washington and the Most Current Neighborhood Developments—by Bike

September 21

10:00am - 3:00pm

Experience Waterfront Invigoration in the D.C. Region

September 21

10:00am - 3:00pm

Bike D.C.: From Historic Georgetown to New Developments in Bethesda, with Exploration of the Capital Crescent Trail and the Hidden Gem of Rock Creek Park

September 21

8:00am - 3:00pm

A Rare Opportunity: Glenstone Museum

September 21

8:30am - 2:00pm

Paddle the Potomac River through the Eyes of George Washington

September 21

9:00am - 3:00pm

The Districts inside the District: Union Market and the NoMa Neighborhood

September 21

9:30am - 2:30pm

New Fruit Meets Old Steel: Apple Store and the D.C. History Center co-locate in the historic Carnegie Library

Meet the people making the most important development deals of the year.
Learn from deal-makers who are on the forefront of transforming D.C. from government town to innovation hub.
Build valuable professional relationships with partners and clients.
Tour groundbreaking projects with the visionaries who created them.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Pl NW Washington, DC 20001-3614 UNITED STATES

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Speakers

Speaker

Karen Washington

Founder, Rise & Root Farm

Karen Washington has lived in New York City all her life and has spent decades promoting urban farming as a way for all New Yorkers to access to fresh, locally grown food.  Karen has been a resident of the Bronx for over 26 years, although in 2015 she began living part time in Orange County, NY near the farm. Since 1985 Karen has been a community activist, striving to make New York City a better place to live. As a community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens, Karen worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens. As an advocate, she stood up and spoken out for garden protection and preservation. As a member of the La Familia Verde Community Garden Coalition, she helped launched a City Farms Market, bringing garden fresh vegetables to her neighbors. Karen is a Just Food board member and Just Food Trainer, leading workshops on food growing and food justice for community gardeners all over the city. Karen is a board member and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, a group that was founded to preserve community gardens. She also co-founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. In 2012 Ebony magazine voted her one of their 100 most influential African Americans in the country, and in 2014 she was awarded with the James Beard Leadership Award. Professionally Karen was a Physical Therapist for over 30 years, and she "retired" in April 2014 to start Rise & Root Farm.

Speaker

Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2019), United Nations

Nikki R. Haley is the former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She served as a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet and the National Security Council. At the United Nations, Ambassador Haley ensured the American people saw value for their investment, introducing reforms that made the organization more efficient, transparent, and accountable. In a two year period, she negotiated over $1.3 billion in savings, including rightsizing UN peacekeeping missions to make them more effective and targeted while improving their ability to protect civilians. In the UN Security Council, Ambassador Haley worked to defend Americans' interests and keep our country safe. She spearheaded negotiations for the passage of the strongest set of sanctions ever placed on North Korea for its nuclear weapons program, cutting off the regime's exports by 90 percent and its access to oil by 30 percent. As UN Ambassador Haley championed human rights. She challenged human rights violators across the globe, standing up to oppressive regimes in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and Russia. During the U.S presidency of the UN Security Council, she hosted the first-ever session devoted solely to promoting human rights. She traveled the world visiting people oppressed by their own governments to see firsthand the challenges they face and to work with them directly on life-improving solutions—from Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey, to internally displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan, to Venezuelan migrants walking miles every day to cross the Colombian border for food and medicine. During her time as ambassador, the United States stood proudly with its allies, repeatedly taking a strong and principled stand against the chronic anti-Israel bias at the United Nations. In the UN Security Council, she proudly issued the first American veto in six years defending the United States’ sovereign right to move our Embassy to Jerusalem—Israel’s true capital. Prior to becoming the twenty-ninth U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Haley was elected in 2010 as the first female and first minority Governor of South Carolina. Reelected in 2014, she served as Governor until confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in January of 2017. Under Governor Haley’s leadership, South Carolina was a national leader in economic development. Known as the “Beast of the Southeast,” South Carolina’s unemployment rate hit a 15 year low, it saw over $20 billion in new capital investment, and her administration announced new jobs in every county in the state, over 85,000 total. Governor Haley also ushered in the state's largest education reform in decades—making education funding more equitable for schools in the state's poorest communities, prioritizing reading in early grades, and equipping classrooms with the latest technology. Born in Bamberg, South Carolina, she is the daughter of Indian immigrants and a proud graduate of Clemson University. In her first job, Ambassador Haley kept the books for her family's clothing store—at the age of 13. Ambassador Haley and her husband, Michael, a Captain in the South Carolina Army National Guard and combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan's Helmand Province, have two children, Rena, 20, and Nalin, 17

Speaker

Eric Quick

Chief Executive Officer, The Town Kitchen PBC

Eric has over twenty-five years experience in operations management in the industries of foodservice, retail, e-commerce and fresh food manufacturing. Eric has held senior leadership positions with start-up ventures and notable companies including McDonald’s, Disney, Safeway and Revolution Foods. Eric has a passion for recruiting and developing high caliber emotionally intelligent teams who successfully tackle hyper growth business opportunities. His track record demonstrates his ability to grow big ideas from inception to multi-year growth opportunities in the foodservice, retail and food technology segments. Eric currently holds the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Town Kitchen PBC, a Social Mission Food Technology Company focused on the B2B Food Delivery Segment. He also is the Founder & Chief Exploration Officer at Cloud 9 Fresh where his teams guide emerging and established companies pursue game changing strategic initiatives that focus on the convergence of fresh foods, technology and wellness. Eric previously held the role of Vice President of Commercial Operations at Juicero, a Food Technology Company, where he established the national sales, distribution and operations footprint to scale the company. Prior roles included Vice President of Culinary Operations at Eat Club and Senior Vice President of Operations for Revolution Foods where he established national supply chain and distribution footprint while evolving the manufacturing operations for growth. During his time with Revolution Foods, he improved revenues from $4M to $30M, expanded operations into four US markets and grew daily meal production from 12,000 to over 60,000. Eric’s passion for health, nutrition and innovation has been recognized with numerous retail, operational, design and training awards including Nation's Restaurant News' Hot Concepts! Visual Merchandising & Store Design (VM&SD) “1st Place-Retail Design” and Technology Training Magazine “Most Innovative Training Technology” Awards. Eric also holds a patent for design and manufacturing process for the first “Seatbelt Ready Takeout Bag” from the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Currently, Eric is pursuing a Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology from University of Southern California. He has previously earned an MBA from The University of Redlands and Bachelor of Science in Resort and Lodging Management from California State University, Chico.

Speaker

Holly Sullivan

Director of World Wide Economic Development, Amazon

Holly Sullivan is the Director of World Wide Economic Development at Amazon. She leads the economic development team for Amazon’s global investments including fulfillment operations, corporate offices, air cargo, studios and customer service centers. When Amazon decided in 2017 to create a $5 billion second corporate headquarters with 50,000 jobs, Holly was the person entrusted with leading the team that shaped Amazon's evaluation of the 238 bids received from cities, counties, and states across North America. She has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, most recently as President and CEO of the Montgomery Business Development Corporation in Maryland. She also formerly led economic development organizations in the Nashville region. Holly received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Tennessee.

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