The Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit 2018

November 27-29 in Sacramento, CA

North America’s premier event on smart and sustainable cities.

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May 16 via GoToWebinar

Emerging Urban Mobility Solutions from Michigan

Hear from three of the leading voices in Ann Arbor, including two of the most innovative start-ups, on how the region is carving out a global position in the mobility game.

May 23 in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Conversations

A series of conversations designed to provoke a dynamic discussion about the future of the greater Cleveland-Akron-Columbus region and to pinpoint key strategies that will help catalyze the area’s innovation, mobility, and sustainability agendas.

June 14 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor Mobility Summit
(SOLD OUT)

A one-day summit focused on mobility and smart cities, especially in the Detroit-Ann Arbor corridor.

November 27-29 in Sacramento, California

Annual Summit

November 27-29 in Sacramento, CA The Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit, featuring over 90 speakers and two+ days of thought leadership on urban sustainability, connected technology, social equity, and innovation.

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