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Best-selling author Rebecca Ryan to speak at next Urban Renaissance Luncheon

Mark your calendars for a dynamic Urban Renaissance luncheon on March 5 at The Westin Riverwalk. Come hear best-selling author of "Live First, Work Second," Rebecca Ryan, speak about how the next generation can help San Antonio compete with other top cities. Don't miss a special introduction by Mayor Julián Castro!4x6postcardFINAL

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Registration begins at 11:30am on second floor outside the Navarro Ballroom. You may take the elevator or the stairs (located to the right of the lobby).

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There is parking available across the street from the Westin Hotel (420 Market Street) in the Market Street Garage lot, which charges by the hour. Valet parking is available at the Westin for $20.

More about Rebecca Ryan:

Rebecca Ryan is an energetic entrepreneur and the founder of Next Generation Consulting (NGC), a research and consulting firm that helps clients engage the next generation.

NGC has conducted interviews, focus groups, and surveys with over 30,000 young professionals since 1998. Cities, states, arts organizations, and companies use NGC’s research and applications to attract and develop the next generation of citizens, patrons, employees, and customers.

bookcoverRyan summarized her firm’s research in her 2007 book, Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Minds of the Next Generation.

Dr. Richard Florida, author of the best-seller, The Rise of the Creative Class and The Flight of the Creative Class, wrote the forward to Ms. Ryan’s book. He writes, “I am a HUGE Rebecca Ryan fan,” and considers “NGC one of the most reliable sources for CEOs, mayors, legislators, economic developers and nonprofit leaders who want to attract and retain the next generation of creative workers.”

Rebecca was named the 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the 2006 Communicator of the Year by Women in Communication.

Learn more on her website: http://nextgenerationconsulting.com/