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Meeting of the Minds brings together urban sustainability and technology leaders to share knowledge and build lasting alliances. They foster person-to-person and city-to-city learning through a variety of digital and in-person events. More information is at MeetingoftheMinds.org.

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Meeting of the Minds is an international thought leadership network and platform for knowledge-exchange based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We bring together urban sustainability and technology leaders to share best practices and build lasting alliances. Our strategy centers around fostering person-to-person and city-to-city learning by spotlighting projects and practitioners working on urban solutions through digital and in-person events. These include workshops, roundtables, meetups, annual summit, print magazine, monthly webinars, blog, online courses and event archives.

Each fall, Meeting of the Minds brings together 400+ opinion-shapers, policy-makers, leading thinkers and innovators from every sector for its annual summit. The  is two-plus days of intensive exchange for leaders creating more sustainable cities using smarter design tools, sounder environmental practices, and cleaner energy systems. Among the thousands of international leaders who have participated in the Meeting of the Minds annual summit are innovators scaling-up practical urban solutions in infrastructure, policy, design, equity, technology, energy, mobility, water, finance, and more.

At Meeting of the Minds, leaders from multiple sectors and diverse geographies share ideas and work together to shape a common agenda.

Event Descriptions

Ann Arbor Mobility Summit
June 14, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI
Event URL: http://meetingoftheminds.org/events/ann-arbor

Meeting of the Minds will convene 110 global thought leaders in downtown Ann Arbor on June 14, 2018 to share best practices, lessons learned, and key insights that are accelerating the transition to smart cities. Morning plenaries will feature speakers whose work is pushing the edge of urban solutions, specifically focused on new mobility and the technology and policy innovations that are enabling these solutions. Sessions will take a deep dive into key tools to implement sustainable and smart mobility including technology, policy, and financing. Morning plenaries will be followed by themed lunch tables which organize delegates with the speakers from the morning plenary talks in groups of 8-10. This serves as part Q+A, partnership building, and further discussion into the particular theme discussed in the morning sessions. The afternoon will take all 110 summit participants on a behind-the-scenes tour and workshop discussion with the leaders of the recently opened American Center for Mobility.

Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit 2018
November 27-29, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Event URL: http://meetingoftheminds.org/events/motm2018

The 12th Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit convenes in Sacramento, California with the purpose of spotlighting tools and best practices working for Smart City leaders across the globe. 400+ leaders gather each year to build partnerships across sectors and from city-to-city. The event focuses on emerging and tested urban sustainability solutions which are scalable, replicable, and transferable for cities and regions. Discussions are rooted in a deep understanding of technology and equity as key drivers for smart cities. The Sacramento-Davis region provides an exciting backdrop for the key urban issue areas discussed at the Annual Summit through plenary sessions and workshops: water policy, mobility, EVs, electric bikeshare, parking, downtown and waterfront redevelopment, housing, inclusion and equity, food systems, health, homelessness, climate resiliency, IoT, innovative governance, and more. Workshop tours on the afternoon of November 28th will break all 400+ participants into small groups to explore the region’s neighborhoods and see first-hand how innovations are being developed, implemented, financed, and scaled.

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