February 19-21, 2020
Spotlighting Innovations in Smart and Sustainable Cities
Meeting of the Minds is pleased to announce that our 13th annual summit will convene in Phoenix, AZ from February 19-21, 2020, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.
Each year, 400+ urban practitioners convene at the Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit to showcase recent successes and to discuss the ongoing challenges facing the future of smart and sustainable cities. What sets this event apart from others is the inimitable list of speakers and attendees — city leaders, innovators, providers, and practitioners from across sectors and silos who meet at this unique event to share best practices, lessons learned, and new solutions for a sustainable urban future.
Attending the Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit is an outstanding opportunity for anyone seeking cross-disciplinary strategies and partnerships that deliver scalable, transferable, and equitable solutions to urban neighborhoods. Registration for this event will open on August 19, 2019. Sign up for our email list to receive updates and reminders.
Past sponsors of the Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit have included Fortune 500 companies, SMEs, utilities, public agencies, start-ups, non-profits, and foundations. If your organization is interested in sponsoring the 2020 Annual Summit, please contact us.
Who comes to the Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit?
- Public Sector 20% 20%
- Private Sector 51% 51%
- Non-profit sector 19% 19%
- Academic 7% 7%
- Philanthropic 3% 3%
SVP/Director or Higher
“A thoroughly unique, cross-disciplinary program and attendee makeup, that made for an excellent forum to share ideas and discuss forward-looking strategies.”
“Incredible speakers, compelling content, and a room full of decision-makers.”
“Meeting of the Minds allowed me to benchmark the progress that my city is making in important sectors related to innovation, sustainability, and social justice.”
“Great people…open, non-pretentious conversations with real decision makers about how we can work together to pursue our shared agendas.”
“There was a great selection of speakers from the public, non-profit and private sectors. And I liked that the talks were not sales oriented.”
“I enjoyed the opportunity to hear from leaders across the region and country about the innovative, cross sector work being done to improve our communities.”
Early-Bird One-Day PassFebruary 20 or 21
- Includes access to sessions on October 24 or 25
- Includes access to Opening Night Reception on October 23
Early Bird Full PassFebruary 19-21
- Includes access to all sessions on February 20 and 21
- Includes access to all receptions on February 19, 20 and 21
- Includes your choice of workshop tours on February 20
- Price increases to $1,200 on November 23, 2019
Registration opens on August 19, 2019
A small number of scholarships for reduced- or no-fee registrations are available for public sector leaders, non-profit executives, community leaders, entrepreneurs and graduate students. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply at this link.
Venue and Hotel Location
The 2020 Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit convenes at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.
100 N 1st St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
A link to preferred booking with a group rate will be available here when registration opens on August 19, 2019.
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Delegates are encouraged to stay at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.
100 N 1st St
Phoenix, AZ 85004