Celebrating its 10th year, the Meeting of the Minds annual summit brought together 480 opinion-shapers, policy-makers, leading thinkers and innovators from 23 countries for two and half days of intensive exchange in thought leadership and cross-sector alliance building. Gathered together, they had unique opportunities to think critically, ask questions, share tools, identify new best practices, and build lasting partnerships — which make smarter and more sustainable cities possible.

The focus of Meeting of the Minds is the ‘innovator’, whether you sit inside a large firm, an influential organization, or a start-up. Our 480 participants were scaling up practical urban solutions, shaping new policies, deploying new technologies, embedding new innovations into mainstream institutions, and blazing new trails where partnerships can flourish.

We invited established and emerging leaders from the public sector, private sector, non-profit, academia, and philanthropy to identify innovations and best practices that can be scaled, replicated and transferred from city-to-city and across sectors. These are leaders who worked with and for cities and/or who lead city initiatives focused on transforming urban communities.

For our 10-year anniversary, we designed new sessions and formats that enabled our delegates to intimately connect with like-minded leaders focused on the same issue areas, dive deeply into sessions that they could shape and lead, and have more time than ever before to participate.

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