GLIDE Nashville Now Sold Out

5/2/2017 04:06:22 PM


For Immediate Release:  May 2nd, 2017


(Louisville, KY) -  In record-breaking time, GLI’s GLIDE trip to Nashville is now sold out.  GLI is collecting names for a wait list for those wishing to attend, but not currently registered.

September 10th -12th, GLI will transport 126 top business and civic leaders to Nashville to go deep under the surface and explore the policies and strategies that have driven that city’s explosive economic and population growth.

“With GLIDE Austin selling out last year, we knew that this continues to be a program that our community leaders find valuable. The record time in which we filled our seats this year means our attendees are excited about experiencing three-days of top-notch, immersive programming,” Kent Oyler, GLI’s President & CEO, said.

GLIDE stands for Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition.  Presented by Stoll Keenon Ogden, the three-day trip is designed to give Greater Louisville’s community representatives, elected officials, entrepreneurs, education delegates, and business leaders the opportunity to study how selected cities have overcome obstacles and achieved success. 

“Talent attraction and economic development through avenues like public policy, tourism, and promoting quality of place are what makes a city grow,” Jim O’Malley, Chair of GLIDE 2017 and SVP of Global Government Affairs for Brown-Forman Inc., said.  “Our goal is to bring multiple ideas back that can sustain and accelerate Greater Louisville’s growth, while avoiding some of the pitfalls other fast-growth cities experience.”

Although sold out, the GLIDE Steering Committee will be offering two scholarships for the trip.  The application period will open in June.


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