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    GPLEX 360


    Continue to visit this page for GPLEX 360 events and updates. 

GPLEX 360...

...was born out of the desire to create a home for ongoing cohort connection and experiences. A once-a-year meeting of the minds only taps into a small amount of the potential for this program, so 360 seeks to extend the mission and best parts of the conference for our community. Now we can connect almost every month to learn, question, and be curious as a group of powerful change-makers. 

Continue to visit this page for GPLEX 360 updates and upcoming events!
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"At its heart, GPLEX is an effort to move the needle. By traveling and learning together, this group of decision makers gets an infusion of exposure to other cities’ best ideas, and a concentrated dose of high-level networking. GPLEXers have connected on many occasions to generate real change that benefits our region. There’s nothing more powerful than a close network of movers and shakers who can solve problems on the fly with real cross-sector collaboration." 



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June 15-16:

Mini GPLEX: Brooklyn NY

Hosted by PAGE and GPLEX at The Economy League

Where: Brooklyn NY

Time: GPLEX MINI will take place 3pm Thursday, June 15 through 6pm Friday, June 16


Deadline Passed


More information at https://economyleague.org/driving-regional-change/gplex-360/gplex-mini-brooklyn-ny


Application Closed
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July 6: 9:00AM 

Pathways Forward: Alternative Education for Philadelphia’s Youth 

Discover new pathways for Philly's youth! Tour One Art Center, visit Philly's esports arena, and attend a short expert panel discussion.

Where: We Love Philly + Nerd St Gaming

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Register Now:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pathways-forward-alternative-education-for-philadelphias-youth-tickets-623758617817 


Advisory Committee members:

Beth Diffley: Faegre Drinker 

Malcom Ingram: GTLLP 

Richard Dilworth: Drexel 

Lauren Nestler: PHMC 

Gwyneth Gaul: Comcast 

Toyin Ogunfolaju: Jacobs 

Cory Donovan: ImpactPHL

Neferteri Strickland: Teachers&

Malik Brown: Graduate Philadelphia

Dyshaun Hines: Philadelphia Global ID

Chrystina Cappello: Deloitte

Leon Caldwell: Ujima Developers

Javier Suarez: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Adonis Banegas: El Concilio

In Case You Missed It: Past GPLEX360 Events 

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2022 Events


  • December 14: Town Hall Ideation session (Virtual) 

  • Feb 25: Future of Work Panel and Networking @ Think Company 

  • April 7th: 3pm @Triple Bottom Brewing -- Showcase Event 
    (GPLEX application for Detroit GPLEX Conference opens) 

  • May 20th: 5pm Recruitment Networking Event -- Liberty Point 

  • June 14th: 10am-1pm -- Dräger Tour + Panel  (Virtual)
    (GPLEX Detroit Application closes June 10) 

  • July 12th: Regional Exploration: Kensington  

  • September 7: 5pm Detroit Film Screening: "Gradually, then Suddenly" by Sam Katz @Esperanza   
    A documentary on Detroit's bankruptcy  

  • October 2-5: 6pm Sunday 10/2- 1pm Wednesday 10/5 GPLEX Detroit 2022, Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit   

  • November: Impact PHL Virtual Event



Kensington + West Kensington Panel Discussion

As part of The Economy League's GPLEX360 Series, the recent tour of Kensington featured a panel conversation with experts discussing their various programs related to small businesses and community engagement in the city of Kensington and West Kensington communities of Philadelphia. 

Speakers include:
Jonathan Arrieta, CSM,CSPO from Impact Services
Ashley Feuer-Edwards from AFE Strategies
Jamie Shanker from the Temple Small Business Development Center


                                                               Kensington + West Kensington Panel Discussion, GPLEX360
                                                                                                              Watch Here

2023 Events


  • February 22: Comcast + Small Business Support in Philadelphia

  • March 10: Tipsy Women's History @ The Library Company

  • May 18th: Recruitment Happy Hour at Grant Blvd, Crane Arts Building on North American St. 


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