October 13 - 10:00 am


October 14 - 03:00 pm

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A bi-annual conference designed to unpack and discuss the topic of gentrification in the City of Rochester.

We are excited to announce the 2023 5th Bi-Annual Gentrification Conference, presented by 540WMain, Inc and City Roots Community Land Trust, with the theme of “Heal Resist Reform Build: Preventing Displacement & Nurturing Thriving Communities” on Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14, 2023. Location TBD.

About the Conference

This conference is a unique 2-day opportunity for community members, activists, policymakers, academics, and other stakeholders to come together and engage in a meaningful dialogue about the impact of gentrification on our communities. We aim to explore strategies for preventing displacement and creating vibrant, thriving communities where everyone can live, work, and play.

Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, we will examine the root causes of gentrification and explore ways to resist and reform the systems that perpetuate it. We will also highlight successful community-driven initiatives that have prevented displacement and fostered economic, social, and cultural development. You can learn more about the conference here.

How to Get Involved

At the 2023 Gentrification Conference, we are committed to creating a positive, uplifting atmosphere where participants can share their experiences, learn from one another, and leave with actionable ideas for creating change in their own communities. Join us as we work together to heal, resist, reform, and build a future where all of us can thrive.

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Ticket Options:

  • Full Conference Pass – $45: Please choose this ticket if you intend on attending both Friday and Saturday sessions of the conference.
  • Friday Admission Only – $30: Choose this ticket option if you only intend to attend the Friday conference session.
  • Saturday Admission Only – $15: Choose this ticket option if you only intend to attend the Saturday conference session.
  • Donate – ANY: Can’t attend either day but still want to support the conference? Choose this ticket option to directly support the operations of the conference.

Submit a session proposal | Click here

We are looking for individuals or small groups to facilitate interactive sessions that can teach participants about how they can support community efforts to ensure that housing in our City is affordable and accessible for all Rochester residents.

Join the steering committee | Click here

We’re looking for individuals to join our steering committee for the Gentrification Conference. The steering committee acts as an advisory group for conference planning.

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