The Presidential Inaugural Committee drastically cut down the number of balls this year since President Barack  Obama’s last inauguration, and one of the ones to go was the Youth Ball. So entrepreneur and Millennial Trains Project Founder Patrick Dowd decided to create a solution.

The Millennial Trains Project, No Kings Collective and the New America Foundation hosted a weekend-long event, encompassing panelist lectures, the exchanging ideas and a ball celebrating the president’s second term. Greeted by over 1,000 attendees, the events were a “success,” according to Dowd.

“More than just a youth ball, we figured we should create the opportunity to exchange ideas and art, so we found a space,” Dowd said.


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