Cityworks (X)po
Sneak Peek: Henry Rock and Mindy Fullilove...  head to the 2014 Speakers page to see the full lineup!
n. \ĕk′spō\ an interactive summit of people involved in and passionate about the work of creating vibrant, dynamic, wonderful communities. Occurs annually in Roanoke, Virginia, in early October.

Now in its fourth year, (X)po is engaging, thought-provoking, meaningful, tons of fun - and unlike any other conference you've attended. Don't take it from us, though - we might be biased! Here's what some past attendees have said about the (X)po (X)perience:

CityWorks (X)po is a gem.  You have created an amazing platform for sharing and information. - Gayle Hillert

What an inspiring, amazing, mind-blowing event! This was my first and won't be my last. I am left yearning for more! - Corbin Prydwen

I am still glowing - what a life-affirming event. If the world were made up of people like the ones you assembled in Charter Hall, there would be no need for government.... Thank you for enabling this fantastic experience. I am counting the minutes until next year's event. - Kevin Walters


Roanoke’s Placemaking Shows a City on the Rise

Big cities aren’t the only places working hard to create terrific communities.

CityWorks (X)po works to build cross cultural connections

“This is the holy grail of community building,” Walker said of getting cultures to work together.

Roanoke Makes SmarterTravel's List of "America's Best Small Cities on the Rise"

America's Best Small Citites on the Rise from - Roanoke is #10! 

Virginia Developer Is on a Mission to Revive His Town

The Kirk Avenue Music Hall, a four-year-old club named for its downtown block here, offers an unexpected perk to its performers: an apartment.

Making a Small City Better is CityWorks (X)po's Focus

Making a small city better is CityWorks (X)po's focus

At CityWorks (X)po, participants are brainstorming how to fill economic and cultural voids.

CityWorks (X)po 'social entrepreneur' gathering wants to strengthen community

Most people may not be familiar with the term "social entrepreneur," but it's one that appears destined for wider recognition soon. From Thursday through Saturday, in fact, Roanoke will be swarming with them -- or a