Accelerator Keynote Presentation

Not every leader or member of your community will understand our development framework at first glance. To frame the challenges your community faces and excite people about future potential, an ICF professional can provide a customized keynote presentation to members of your community, from City Council to business groups and community activists, either online or in person. Outcomes include:

  • Deeper and shared understanding among the formal and informal leaders of your community about its challenges and opportunities.
  • Greater engagement by members of the community in identifying problems and solutions, approaching each with a more positive attitude.
  • Greater support for projects and programs already in development.
  • Inspiration for continued progress.

How It Works

ICF schedules a 4-6-hour day of activities provided online or in person, depending on your needs and budget. The typical program starts with meetings with community leaders to discuss the community’s challenges and opportunities, and to answer questions. This is followed by a presentation or workshop from ICF that educates and inspires on the community’s potential, based on the ICF Method and illustrated by the experience of other communities. The engagement can include private meetings with leaders, press interviews and other one-to-one connections that bring international validation to local efforts and provide the give-and-take that generates new ideas and builds commitment.


Want to know more? To prepare for the Keynote, ICF interviews you to learn about your challenges, assets and strategies, and advises you on the program and attendees. You schedule the presentation, invite attendees and manage all aspects of the venue and program. An ICF executive makes the presentation and attends additional meetings or social functions during the one-day visit. Request details and pricing →