Announcements

Meeting of the Minds 2014 Final Report & Infographic

The Meeting of the Minds 2014 Final Report is now available. Download your PDF copy here: Download Final Report The final report includes statistics from the event and lead-up activities, a synopsis of the Detroit sessions with links to videos and slidedecks, media...

A New Chapter is Opening for Smart Cities

Over the course of Meeting of the Minds 2014 in Detroit, my fellow attendees and I heard from a number of subject matter experts in a variety of areas on the evolution of our urban centers. Although it’s difficult to succinctly summarize the learnings from the event,...

A Look Back at Meeting of the Minds Workshop Tour #3: How Future Mobility Solutions Can Co-Exist: The Complete Street of 2030

The workshop’s welcome briefing from NextEnergy’s President – Jean Redfield – laid out a clear message for this workshop tour: the challenges facing clean/smart energy are, to a growing extent, converging with the challenges facing clean/smart mobility....

Meeting of the Minds 2014: Breaking New Ground with Urban Innovations, Connected Technology and Sustainability

Public sector, NGOs and private sector leaders to convene in Detroit For immediate release. What: Meeting of the Minds is an annual, global leadership summit focused on the development of smarter cities, next-gen infrastructure, and advanced urban development...

UM-SMART Mobiprize: Rethinking Transportation One Disruptive Venture at a Time

Transportation has reached a tipping point as the world urbanizes and becomes more complex. According to the World Health Organization, by 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a city or city region. But the good thing is that a entrepreneurs world-wide are...

illuminating ideas: ENERGY & Sustainability Summit

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30am to Noon, Oakland Convention Center (1001 Broadway, Oakland) The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce presents an educational half day economic development summit on April 16. This exciting event will explore how energy,...

How Connectivity Impacts our Ability to Get Where We Want, When We Want

On February 24th, 2014, Jessie Feller — Managing Director of Meeting of the Minds — discussed connected mobility options with Michael Samoza, CEO and founder of GottaPark, and Ben Stanley, Global Automotive Lead of IBM Institute of Business Value. The session was part...

Seeking SF-Based Contributors to UMich Study on Accessibility Metrics

Sue Zielinski, Managing Director of SMART at University of Michigan, is currently in San Francisco and would like to meet with people who are willing to contribute some of their knowledge and wisdom to our study on Accessibility Metrics. We can try to schedule...

Introducing the Next Wave of Urban Impact Entrepreneurs

How can we find more skilled trades workers to hire locally?  Or create a technology to fund the homeless and other neighbors in need?  Entrepreneurs have found innovative ways to tackle some of the toughest challenges plaguing cities.  In the former case, WorkHands...

Final Report: A Global TelePresence Conversation on Smart Cities

On December 11th, 2013, Meeting of the Minds, in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam and Cisco Systems, organized a ninety-minute TelePresence conversation with urban sustainability leaders from Amsterdam, San Jose, Boston and Detroit to share best practices,...

Archive Video: A Global TelePresence Conversation on Smart Cities

On December 11th, 2013 Urban Age Institute, Cisco and TPEX hosted a global TelePresence conversation that connected urban sustainability leaders from six cities to discuss the future of smart...