Summer 2017 Meeting

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See you in Burlington, VT!
Wednesday, August 16 - Friday, August 18
Hosted by Mayor Miro Weinberger


Mayor Weinberger invites Mayors and their staff to join him in Burlington, VT for the Mayors Innovation Project Summer 2017 Meeting! Burlington is a vibrant, innovative, and entrepreneurial city located on the eastern shoreline of Lake Champlain. 


In addition to checking out Burlington's walkable downtown, Waterfront Park on the lake, and world re-knowned cheese, maple and microbrews, there will be plenty of the in-depth policy discussion that has led our summer meetings to be dubbed “summer camp for the nerd-mayors of America.”


Mayors and staff will get a chance to learn about the innovative work happening in Burlington and see their successes in action, but also engage with other Mayors from across the country, get advice from policy experts, and then continue to receive support upon returning home. Our meetings are informal and relaxed, but packed with substance. 

Watch: 36 hours in Burlington

Learn more about our Summer Meeting host city here!



This timeline is a draft. More details coming soon!

Wednesday, August 16

5 - 7pm

Welcome Reception

Thursday, August 17

8am - 8pm

Daylong meeting to include panels, tours & keynote.

Friday, August 18

8am - 6pm

Daylong meeting to include panels, tours & keynote.

Registration Cost

Member cities: FREE unlimited registrations!

Non-member cities: $300/person

Nonprofits: $400/person


We invite Mayors, other local elected executive-branch leaders, and their senior staff to attend our meetings. Other elected local government leaders and staff should contact their executive and/or us for an invitation. Registration covers the cost of materials and meals. View our refund cancellation policy here.  If you're with an NGO or a business interested in presenting at or sponsoring a meeting, please contact us


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 Summer Meeting is business casual, with an emphasis on casual. Temperatures in August in Burlington average in the 60s & 70s. Please dress comfortably for the weather. There will also be the option to pick between a few short walking and biking tours – please wear comfortable shoes and prepare accordingly for all weather events. Please let us know if you have any mobility needs.
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