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! In addition to plenty of in-depth policy discussion, we’ll check out Burlington's award-winning pedestrian marketplace, Waterfront Park on the shores of Lake Champlain, and world renowned cheese, maple products and microbrews.

 

What should you expect at the Summer Meeting?

 

Mayors and staff will get a chance to focus deeply on current city issues, engage with Mayors from across the country, and get advice from policy experts. We’ll draw on the innovative work happening in Burlington and see exciting projects in action. Members continue to receive policy support between meetings. Our meetings are informal, collegial, and packed with substance. 

 

On the agenda: 

  • Net Zero Cities

  • Municipal Responses to the Opiate Epidemic

  • 21st Century Policing

  • Land use and Inequality: What’s the connection?

  • Six Months In: Cities under Trump

 

Directly before the Summer Meeting: Calling all city innovation professionals!

Directly before the Summer Meeting, we are hosting our very first City Innovation Professional Forum, Wednesday, August 16, also in Burlington. This forum will provide city innovation professionals (Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Data Officers, Strategy Officers, Performance Management Directors, Chief of Civic Innovation, or others with similar job responsibilities) a chance to network to learn from their peers. Learn more & register here.

 

Watch: 36 hours in Burlington

 
Learn more about our Summer Meeting host city here!

 

Download the Full Agenda

Note: This is a DRAFT agenda. Times & topics may change.

Before the Summer Meeting:

We are hosting the very first City Innovation Professionals Forum. This daylong forum on August 16, also in Burlington, will provide city innovation professionals (Chief Innovation Officers or others with similar job responsibilities) a chance to network to learn from their peers. Learn more & register here.


Wednesday, August 16

​3:00 - 5:00pm

Steering Committee Meeting

Members only

5:00 - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

7:00pm

Dinner


Thursday, August 17

7:30 - 8:30am

Breakfast & Registration

Burlington City Hall, 149 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401

8:30 - 9:00am

Welcome & Introductions

9:00 - 11:00am

Municipal Responses to the Opiate Epidemic

Brian Lowe, Burlington VT

​11:00am - 12:00pm

Six Months In: Cities under Trump

12:00 - 12:45pm

Lunch

12:45 - 2:45pm

Land Use & Inequality: What’s the Connection?

2:45 - 3:00pm

Break

3:00 - 5:00pm

Tours

Choose one of the following:

  1. Tour of the wood-burning McNeil Generating Station
  2. Lake Champlain waterfront by bike
  3. Burlington’s historic district on foot

6:00 - 7:00pm

​Reception

Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401

7:00 - 9:00pm

Dinner & Keynote


Friday, August 18

8:00 - 9:00am

Breakfast

Burlington City Hall, 149 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401

​9:00 - 11:00am

21st Century Policing

Chuck Wexler, Police Executive Research Forum

Chief Brandon del Pozo, Burlington VT

​11:00 - 12:30pm

Walking Tour on Church St & Lunch

​12:30 - 2:00pm

Net Zero Cities

2:00 - 3:00pm

Innovation Showcase

3:00 - 3:30pm

​Closing

3:30 - 4:30pm

Steering Committee Meeting

Members only



Registration Cost

Member cities: FREE unlimited registrations!

Non-member cities: $300/person

Non-profits/Academic: $400/person

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

 

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, learn more here or contact us ejmiota@mayorsinnovation.org.

 
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 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.
 
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