Venues + Hotels
About the Theme
Our Columbus, Ohio City Cluster will host over 400 cross-sector leaders from 75 cities across North America. Those in attendance will include mayors and other elected and appointed officials, business and civic leaders, foundation executives, college and university presidents, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders.
We will bring together a unique mix of creative thought leaders for interactive events – using the host city of Columbus, Ohio as both a backdrop and a laboratory. Participants will walk the streets, hear about what was, is, and will be, from the Columbus leaders making it happen.
We will showcase the great work being done in Columbus which is experiencing surging momentum that has attracted the world’s attention by being a smart, open city with a resilient spirit. Columbus recently won the highly competitive national Smart City Challenge and we’ll learn how Columbus won and why it’s important not only to Columbus but to all cities.
Columbus’ challenge, and the challenge facing all cities, is how to be a city that aligns its economic growth with inclusion so that many of its citizens and neighborhoods are not left behind. We’ll explore how cities and regions are working to achieve inclusive economic growth and opportunities for widespread economic success.
Express Live (405 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH) Formally known as LC Pavilion
The Hilton (401 N High St., Columbus, OH) **Special Rate ENDS Sept. 9th**
COTA will pick you up at Airport + Hilton Hotel
Find the following speakers, moderators and experts on the 2016 CEOs for Cities National Meeting agenda.