American Futures 2016


Event Description

Join The Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows and contributing writer Deborah Fallows to discuss the next stage of American innovation taking shape in communities from inland California to the former Rust Belt to the Mississippi Delta. More information

Registration is Now Closed. Friday Night's Event is Full But You're Welcome to Join Us On Saturday

Friday, January 29

5:30 p.m. Reception
6:15 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Featured speakers
James & Deborah Fallows

Saturday, January 30

8 a.m. Continental breakfast
9 a.m. Program begins
12 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. Program ends 


Don Ness, Mayor, Duluth, MN
Ashley Swearengin, Mayor, Fresno, CA
Knox White, Mayor, Greenville, SC
Nan Whaley, Mayor, Dayton, OH
Rusty Bailey, Mayor, Riverside, CA


In collaboration with:

University of Redlands
Ken and Lynn Hall Network for Innovation in Public Policy
National League of Cities
USC Annenberg Center on
Communication Leadership & Policy


Hosted by the University of Redlands
Casa Loma Room
1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands, CA 92373

The conference is free but your invitation is non-transferable.
For more information, email

AMERICAN FUTURES is a reporting project that James and Deborah Fallows have been undertaking
since August 2013. They have been visiting some of America’s smaller cities overlooked by the
national media, to see how people are adjusting to the economic, environmental and technological
opportunities and challenges of this era.

Contact Information
Office of Alumni and Community Relations

Date & Location
Date: 1/29/2016 to 1/30/2016
Location: Casa Loma Room
1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands, CA 92373