Pittsburgh’s Tomorrow


The Promise of Innovation

Meet the people transforming our city.

Pittsburgh’s Tomorrow connects you with the brightest minds and most innovative ideas in Pittsburgh. Presented by Comcast Business, the day starts with a breakfast networking event allowing you to share ideas with the people who are shaping our future.

The morning event will bring together leaders in business, government, academia and the not-for-profit community and will allow you to engage with their vision for Pittsburgh. Will we adopt strategies that expand the success of our research universities into the broader community and erase the concept of “two Pittsburghs”?

Sharpen your acumen on this important economic development topic. Meet the brilliant minds that will shed light what Pittsburgh will be like…Tomorrow.


November 21, 2019
8:30 a.m. to Noon
August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Tickets: $20


Event Emcee

14-time Emmy winning journalist and media executive Michael Bartley is truly proud to be the event emcee. Michael has a life-long love of his hometown city of Pittsburgh. He continues to publicize and promote our region at every turn.




8:30 AM – 9:30 AM — Networking and Breakfast Hour

Menu:  Assorted breakfast sandwiches,  fresh fruit salad, bagels, muffins, danish, vanilla yogurt, granola, various fruit juices, coffee and tea.

Sponsored by Koppers 

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM — Keynote by Sean Luther, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Innovation District

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM — Break for refreshments

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM — Panel Discussion on Pittsburgh’s Tomorrow lead by Michael Bartley


Peter Allen, Executive Director, University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute

Ian Rosenberger, Founder and CEO, Thread International

Jodi Forlizzi, Geschke Director and professor in the HCI Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Masich, President and CEO, Senator John Heinz History Center

Ryan Rydzewski, Pittsburgh Magazine Contributor

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM — Closing Words from Vanessa German




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