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


Calling all Chief Innovation Officers!

Directly before the Summer Meeting, we are hosting our very first City Innovation Summit on Wednesday, August 16 in Burlington, aimed at providing Chief Innovation Officers for cities with a network to learn from and network with. Details to come, but if you're a Chief Innovation Officer interested in learning more, sign up here and we'll keep you posted.


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, learn more here or 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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