Meeting of the Minds brings together urban sustainability and technology leaders to share knowledge and build lasting alliances.

We foster person-to-person and city-to-city learning by spotlighting projects and practitioners working on urban solutions in these 8 focus areas:

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ENVIRONMENT

Climate change, natural disaster

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ECONOMY

Business, jobs, finance

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TECHNOLOGY

Innovation, connectivity, IoT

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GOVERNANCE

Urban policy, justice, services

Society

SOCIETY

Health, culture, education

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RESOURCES

Energy, water, food systems

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Built environment, urban planning

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MOBILITY

Public transit, shared mobility

We connect people and ideas through knowledge sharing and networking building programs, including:

Webinars

60-minute virtual sessions with 1-3 cross-sectoral presenters, moderated by Jessie Feller Hahn. Average registration in 2020 is 700+ registrants with an 80% approval rating. Meeting of the Minds webinars have met monthly since 2013, making this one of the longest running digital event programs in the industry, supported by years of staff experience and audience data.

Thought Leadership Videos
A new format for 2020, thought leaders participate in a 30-min interview with Jessie Feller Hahn, which is then edited down to a 5-10 minute video and shared on social media (LinkedIn is the primary channel). Past videos have received thousands of views. This is a perfect format for leaders and brands looking for engagement and exposure on LinkedIn and Twitter and an effective way to share thought leadership regarding the current policy, technology and emerging trends in real-time.
Digital Publishing
Begun in 2012, the Meeting of the Minds digital publishing platform has published over 1,000 articles by over 600 urban practitioners from all over the world. MeetingoftheMinds.org and the Meeting of the Minds Newsletter is a go-to resource for VIPs and change-makers working on the future of sustainable, resilient, equitable and smart cities. Articles are published once a week and sent individually to our 30,000+ newsletter subscribers.
Executive Cohort
New for 2020, the Executive Cohort program is a 6-week networking accelerator for urban practitioners. This invite-only program matches 10 leaders from the public, private, non-profit, philanthropic, and academic sectors for once-a-week small group discussions designed to share knowledge and build authentic new relationships. Recent participants have included CEOs of techstart-ups, senior executives from Fortune 500’s, Chief Resilience Officers of major US cities, Mayoral candidates, Secretary-level public administrators, executive directors of advocacy organizations, foundations, and many more.
Lunch Breaks
Popular in 2020, Lunch Breaks bring together 8-12 invited VIPs to discuss their work, share best practices, and meet peers working on the future of cities. Events take place mid-afternoon during the work week and last 60 minutes.
Meeting of the Minds Connect

Launched in 2021, Meeting of the Minds Connect is a private social network for participants of Meeting of the Minds programs. It is a groups-based platform with participants added to affinity and activity groups, and encouraged to discuss, engage, and interact with other members of their group.

Our Network

SECTOR

  • Private 33% 33%
  • Public 24% 24%
  • Non-profit 20% 20%
  • Academic 12% 12%
  • Start-up 9% 9%
  • Philanthropy 2% 2%

GEOGRAPHY

%

Based in US

SENIORITY

  • Founder/CEO 30% 30%
  • Senior Level 52% 52%
  • Junior Level 15% 15%
  • Entry Level 3% 3%

PREFERRED FORMAT

  • Reading articles online 41% 41%
  • Workshops 22% 22%
  • Webinars 22% 22%
  • Conferences 14% 14%

Network Interest Topics

Board of Directors

Gordon Feller

Co-founder, Board Co-president
Meeting of the Minds

Scott Mauvais

Director, AI and Global Partnerships
Microsoft Philanthropies

Steph Stoppenhagen

Director of Strategy & Innovation, Connected Communities
Black & Veatch

Melanie Nutter

Principal
Nutter Consulting

Jessie Feller Hahn

Executive Director, Board Co-president
Meeting of the Minds

Dave Hahn

Director of Digital Strategy
Meeting of the Minds

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