Project Description

Please join us for this FREE event featuring keynote speaker, Joshua V. Barr, Esq., Chief Strategist & President of Raising the Barr, LLC. Barr is an Emmy and national award-winning transformational leader who collaborates with organizations that are committed to transforming their cultures and improving socioeconomic outcomes for their community stakeholders. In 2015, while serving at the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission, Joshua was able to revive the commission from potential closure to a vital component of the municipal government. Notably, Barr initiated the Bridging the Gap project, which fostered community dialogues to enhance opportunity and justice citywide, resulting in the implementation of nearly 30 new policies.

In 2020, Joshua debuted his Emmy award-winning documentary Breaking Bread, Building Bridges where nearly 40 strangers were matched up together based on their differences to have dinners over the course of a few months.

2024 Fair Housing Summit

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 9:00 am to 3:00 am

2024 Fair Housing Summit

Memorial Coliseum Conference Center
4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne IN 46805

2024 Fair Housing Summit

Registration for the 2024 Fair Housing Summit is now open

Fair Housing Summit Postcard

Breakout Sessions

Fair Housing Breakout Sessions

Fair Housing Summit Agenda

Fair Housing Summit Agenda

Event FAQ

Who should I contact with any special accommodation needs?

Anyone needing special accommodations should notify the City 48 hours in advance of the event by phone at 427-2134 or 311 or email at

Who do I notify of any dietary restrictions?

Please specify any dietary restrictions you may have on your registration form for the event.

What parking arrangements are available at the venue?

Parking at the Memorial Coliseum Conference Center is free for all attendees of the 2024 Fair Housing Summit.