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Thank you for your interest in Next City Vanguard, which will be held in El Paso, Texas, October 24 - through October 27, 2022. The Vanguard conference is an intense, immersive city experience that takes participants through tours, panels, and receptions starting early in the morning and lasting through the evening. For the cohort selected, the event is free while costs of travel are covered by participants. The conference is curated to share both the highlights and challenges of the region.

The application is simple, but it may take you some time to compile your thoughts and gather two attachments — a recent resume and a high-res (at least 400x400) head shot. (If selected to attend Vanguard, this photo will be used on the nextcity.org Vanguard directory and in the print conference program. By submitting a photo, you are consenting to Next City using your photo for communication purposes. You can see an example of what a Vanguard Profile looks like here: https://nextcity.org/vanguard/members) You can save your work at any time and come back to it.

The $25 early bird application deadline is May 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time and the $35 full-price application deadline is June 8, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time.

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For more information about Vanguard, visit nextcity.org/vanguard. We look forward to getting to know you and thank you for support of Next City!

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