CHATTANOOGA, TN

OCTOBER 2-4, 2019

The CO.STARTERS Summit is an annual gathering of grassroots entrepreneurial leaders from member communities across our network. 

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THE THEME

Living Community

Our goal this year is to get back to the root of what we believe is most important to empowering transformation: relationships. It’ll be a time for celebrating five years of incredible work; talking face to face about our collective future; and connecting with ourselves, each other, and the vision we have in common.

THE SETTING

Central and scenic

Our setting will be a downtown oasis with a backdrop of the Tennessee River, with central lodging across the river and planned jaunts to some of our favorite places (including, yes, treehouses!) 

THE PLAN

Three days of rejuvenation

October is a great time to be in the Scenic City! Our Summit coincides with Placemaking Week, and if you extend your stay through the weekend, you can catch two of Chattanooga’s most popular events.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 2

Refresh

Welcome Activities and a Kickoff Party

THURSDAY, OCT 3

Inspire

Discussions and Adventures followed by a Treehouse Dinner

FRIDAY, OCT 4

Energize

Fresh Perspectives and Looking Forward

SATURDAY, OCT 5

Explore

THE TOPICS

Questions we’ll explore

Vision

what’s on the horizon for CO.STARTERS?

Common Ground

what makes us a community?

Healthy Leaders

how do we care for ourselves and each other?

Storytelling

how do we share and inspire?

Mindset

what potential are we overlooking?

Sustainable Work

how do we move from surviving to thriving?

Tools

what’s new and what’s in the works?

Alignment

how do we best work together?