GREATER DES MOINES, IA (October 10, 2022) – Capital Crossroads invites the community to participate and share their perspectives in a three-hour workshop called “The Big Sort” to be held on October 27th and 28th. This research is an important step in developing the 2040 vision plan for Central Iowa.
Capital Crossroads has retained Next Generation Consulting (NGC), led by futurist, economist, and author, Rebecca Ryan, to conduct a strategic foresight process and discern an innovative future for Central Iowa. The purpose of The Big Sort is to bring together a broad range of community members to discuss and prioritize trends in society, technology, environment, economy, and politics that are most likely to impact Central Iowa by 2040. NGC will lead this activity as a tabletop card game and will use workshop results to help fundamentally shape the new set of strategic directions and priorities.
“This workshop will play a meaningful and critical role in creating a brighter future for our community while providing networking opportunities and community knowledge,” said Capital Crossroads Director Britney Appelgate. The community is invited to RSVP for one of these dates and times to participate in this unique and honest conversation about our community’s future:

October 27th from 9:00AM – 12:00PM at Valley Junction Activity Center. Register here:
October 27th from 5:30PM – 8:30PM at Martin Luther King Park. Register here:
October 28th from 9:00AM – 12:00PM at Central Library. Register here:

If community members cannot make it in person, an all-remote option will also be available. Please email Capital Crossroads Director, Britney Appelgate, if you would like to receive more information about the virtual option:
For more information on the research