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City Impact Lab ONLINE – Featuring Guest Speaker Will Wright, Hon. AIA/LA

April 2, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

City Impact Lab is a monthly breakfast attended by a diverse range of distinguished Los Angeles leaders. Every month, we  feature a new speaker and engaging workshop activities — CURRENTLY HELD ONLINE!

Meet this month’s speaker: Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA

Will WrightWill Wright currently serves as the Director of Government and Public Affairs for the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA). As Los Angeles’ chief advocate for better architecture and urban design, he helps bring together design thinkers and civic leaders to solve problems and set priorities.

Will Wright has more than a dozen years of experience advocating for a healthier, more beautiful and better functioning city. He is responsible for a variety of roles, including connecting architects and designers with civic leaders to help shape public policy and provide critical input on project delivery methods, procurement best-practices, infrastructure investments, and environmental performance.

Mr. Wright currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) as a Vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee. Previously, he served as the Vice Chair of BizFed’s Planning and Land-Use Committee. In 2013, Mr. Wright became a founding Board Member of the non-profit From Lot To Spot, which helps underserved communities transform vacant lots into parks and open space. He also currently serves as a public board member of the BOMA-LA Political Action Committee.

Mr. Wright has a BFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and a Masters in Fine Arts from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Join your fellow L.A. leaders online for an eye-opening, interactive, and inspiring morning!

City Impact Lab attendees come from all backgrounds, including government, the arts, neighborhoods, nonprofits, and business. Come connect with your future collaborators, mentors, and partners. 

Make sure your webcam or phone/tablet camera is ready, as the program is interactive and engaging, which requires all participants to be on screen.

Each City Impact Lab breakfast begins with a presentation from a civic, business, and/or community leader who shares their personal experiences and strategies. We then conduct online activities that draw themes from the presentation and engage attendees on the challenges they are facing in their own work.

Cost: $10 (space is limited to 30 attendees, so register early. Access Pass and Partner Pass holders receive free admission)