Last week, more than 300 business, tech, real estate and civic leaders attended the 4th annual “LIC Summit,” hosted by the Long Island City Partnership, Modern Spaces and QNS Media. The day-long forum explored issues currently affecting LIC and issues that will shape the neighborhood’s future as a critical economic driver for the city and region. This year’s Summit focused is how to knit the community together by innovating at every level – from the streets to the “cloud.” Discussions covered how to knit the growing population and expanding businesses together, how to accommodate more space for innovation, tech and biosciences, how to create the right mix of retail, better connect people to cultural resources, facilitate job growth and encourage healthy living. Speakers this year include Alan Suna (Silvercup), Carlo Scissura (NY Building Congress), Kathryn Wylde (Partnership for NYC), Jonathan Bowles (Center for an Urban Future), James Patchett (NYCEDC), Seth Pinsky (RXR), Angela Sung-Pinsky (ABNY), and Winston Fisher (Fisher Brothers). Over the next year, nearly 10,000 units of housing will open around LIC.