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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.

VENUE:

 Express Live (405 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH) Formally known as LC Pavilion

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HOTEL:

The Hilton (401 N High St., Columbus, OH) **Special Rate ENDS Sept. 9th**

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AIRPORT TRANSPORTION:

 COTA will pick you up at Airport + Hilton Hotel

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Speakers

Find the following speakers, moderators and experts on the 2016 CEOs for Cities National Meeting agenda.

Angela Glover Blackwell — President + CEO, PolicyLink

Angela Glover Blackwell President + CEO, PolicyLink

Andrew E. Boy — Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew E. Boy Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Gabrielle C. Burton — Five Sisters Productions

Gabrielle C. Burton Five Sisters Productions

Michael B. Coleman — Director of Business and Government Strategies, IceMiller Legal Counsel

Michael B. Coleman Director of Business and Government Strategies, IceMiller Legal Counsel

Sharon L. Davies — Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion + Chief Diversity Officer, The Ohio State University; Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, Moritz College of Law; Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

Sharon L. Davies Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion + Chief Diversity Officer, The Ohio State University; Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, Moritz College of Law; Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

Joe DeLoss — Owner, Hot Chicken Takeover

Joe DeLoss Owner, Hot Chicken Takeover

Peggy Kriha Dye — Artistic Director, Opera Columbus.

Peggy Kriha Dye Artistic Director, Opera Columbus.

Lee Fisher — President + CEO, CEOs for Cities

Lee Fisher President + CEO, CEOs for Cities

J. Daniel Good, Ph.D. — Superintendent + CEO, Columbus City Schools

J. Daniel Good, Ph.D. Superintendent + CEO, Columbus City Schools

Kelley Griesmer — Director of Special Projects, The Columbus Foundation

Kelley Griesmer Director of Special Projects, The Columbus Foundation

Nancy Kramer — Founder + Chairman, Resource

Nancy Kramer Founder + Chairman, Resource

Doug F. Kridler — President + CEO, The Columbus Foundation

Doug F. Kridler President + CEO, The Columbus Foundation

Mark Kvamme — Co-Founder + Partner, Drive Capital

Mark Kvamme Co-Founder + Partner, Drive Capital

Dr. Lillian M. Lowery — President + CEO, FutureReady Columbus (OH)

Dr. Lillian M. Lowery President + CEO, FutureReady Columbus (OH)

Sidney R. Hargro — Executive Director, Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ)

Sidney R. Hargro Executive Director, Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ)

Christine Márquez-Hudson — President & CEO, The Denver Foundation

Christine Márquez-Hudson President & CEO, The Denver Foundation

Elijah McKnight — Founding Member, Triple Play Leadership Club

Elijah McKnight Founding Member, Triple Play Leadership Club

Gabriel Metcalf — President + CEO, SPUR

Gabriel Metcalf President + CEO, SPUR

Bob Milbourne — Chair, CEOs for Cities Board

Bob Milbourne Chair, CEOs for Cities Board

Dr. Manuel Pastor — Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Dr. Manuel Pastor Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Brian Payne — President, The Central Indiana Community Foundation + Indianapolis Foundation

Brian Payne President, The Central Indiana Community Foundation + Indianapolis Foundation

Hannah D. Powell, Executive Director, KIPP Columbus

Hannah D. Powell, Executive Director, KIPP Columbus

Jan W. Rivkin — Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Jan W. Rivkin Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Tanisha Robinson — Founder + CEO, Print Syndicate

Tanisha Robinson Founder + CEO, Print Syndicate

R.T. Rybak — President + CEO, Minneapolis Foundation

R.T. Rybak President + CEO, Minneapolis Foundation

Dan Sharpe — Director, Community Leadership & Nonprofit Effectiveness, The Columbus Foundation

Dan Sharpe Director, Community Leadership & Nonprofit Effectiveness, The Columbus Foundation

Alex Shumate — Managing Partner, North America Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Alex Shumate Managing Partner, North America Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Janelle N. Simmons — Chief Diversity Officer, L Brands, Inc.; President, L Brands Foundation

Janelle N. Simmons Chief Diversity Officer, L Brands, Inc.; President, L Brands Foundation

Larry Smith — Founder, Six-Word Memoir

Larry Smith Founder, Six-Word Memoir

Mayor Nan Whaley — City of Dayton, Ohio

Mayor Nan Whaley  City of Dayton, Ohio

Michael Wilkos — Director of Community Research, The Columbus Foundation

Michael Wilkos Director of Community Research, The Columbus Foundation

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