May 15 2017, Oakland, CA - East Bay Forward will be hosting the 2nd annual YIMBYtown Conference at Oakstop July 13-16 2017. YIMBYtown is an annual North American conference that brings together grassroots community organizers, political leaders, educators, housing developers, and everyday people to identify problems, create solutions, share resources on the issues that impact housing on local, state, and national levels. In addition to having one day of scheduled speakers, panels, workshops, YIMBYtown is half conference-half unconference and anyone is able to submit talks and workshops for day two. There will also be time for socializing, a live recording of SFYIMBY's Infill Podcast, and YIMBY swag.

YIMBYtown is a place for activists, developers, urban planners, architects, policy makers, and political leaders to come together and have meaningful conversations addressing the housing-affordability crisis that affects all of us. YIMBYtown's current list of attendees includes representatives from YIMBY groups from Austin, Boston, LA, Portland, Vancouver, and even London, England. Registration is open at

East Bay Forward is an unincorporated coalition of advocates dedicated to solving the housing-affordability crisis in the Bay Area. They meet monthly in Oakland, and spend their free time showing up at city meetings in the East Bay to fight for more housing. Find out more at or email for further details.