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City Innovation Professionals Forum

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We’re hosting a daylong forum exclusively for city innovation professionals (Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Data Officers, Strategy Officers, Performance Management Directors, Chief of Civic Innovation, or others with similar job responsibilities) to provide them with an opportunity to network and learn from each other while discussing timely and relevant issues. The meeting will take place immediately before the Mayors Innovation Project Summer 2017 Annual Meeting.

 

Leaders of the Mayors Innovation Project have long focused on creative ways to improve their cities. Increasingly, they are designating staff or teams to focus specifically on innovative ways to improve the function of their governments and the lives of their citizens. Chief Innovation Officers (or professionals with similar job responsiblilities) draw on tools and strategies from many disciplines – performance management, big data analysis, behavioral science – and a host of new technologies.

 

Registrants for the City Innovation Professionals Forum will receive a discount to the Summer 2017 Annual Meeting directly after. Learn more about the Summer Meeting here.

Tuesday, August 15

5:30 - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

7:00pm

Dinner on your own


Wednesday, August 16

8:00am - 8:30am

Registration & Breakfast

​8:30 - 9:00am

Welcome & Introductions

9:00 - 10:00am

Roundtable:

  • How is your office structured?
  • What are you working on?

10:00 - 10:15am

Break

​10:15am - 12:15pm

What is Innovation? Whose Job is it?

12:15 - 1:45pm

Lunch & Keynote

1:45 - 3:15pm

The Intersection of Open Data, Big Data, & Performance Management

3:15 - 3:30pm

​Break

​3:30 - 4:30pm

What’s next?

5:00 - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception: Summer 2017 Annual Meeting

We hope you’ll stay for the Summer 2017 Annual Meeting, directly after the forum! View agenda and details here.



Registration

Member cities: FREE

Non-member cities: $150/person

Non-profits/Academic: $200/person

For-profit/prospective sponsors: Contact us to learn more about sponsorship.

 

Register using the above link. The event is open to city innovation professionals only (Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Data Officers, Strategy Officers, Performance Management Directors, Chief of Civic Innovation, or others with similar job responsibilities). Please contact us with questions.
 

City representatives who attend the City Innovation Professionals Forum will also receive a $100 registration discount to attend Summer 2017 Annual Meeting directly after, August 16 - 18 (note: this discount is for city staff only). Learn more about the Summer Annual Meeting & register here

 

Hotel

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel costs and reservations. The deadline to book is Friday, July 14. View room block details below: the two hotels are both downtown and connected. All meeting activities will either be within short walking distance of the hotels (10 minutes or less) or transportation will be provided to any outings.

  • Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05401 at a rate of $209/night for the nights of 8/15, 8/16, or 8/17 and $229/night for the night of 8/18. Book online here or call 802-651-0080 and mention the 'Mayors Innovation Project' room block.
  • Courtyard Burlington Harbor, 25 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05401 at a rate of $199/night. Book online here or call 802-864-4700 and mention the 'Mayors Innovation Project' room block.

 

Getting to Burlington

Attendees should arrange their own travel. Burlington International Airport (BTV) is 4 miles from downtown. Options for ground transportation include:

 

Dress & Weather
Dress for the forum is business casual, with an emphasis on casual. Temperatures in August in Burlington average in the 60s & 70s. Please dress comfortably for the weather. Please let us know if you have any mobility needs.
 
Contacts
Content: Satya Rhodes-Conway, W 608.262.5387, C 608.320.4426, satya@mayorsinnovation.org
Logistics: Emily Miota, W 608.263.7958, C 262.853.6863, ejmiota@mayorsinnovation.org