2017 Phoenix National Meeting Recap

This past October we brought together over 300 creative thought leaders, using the host city of Phoenix, AZ as both a backdrop and laboratory. We had many interactive panels and speakers discussing issues and opportunities facing our cities today!

See below for powerpoints, pictures , + videos
Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Sponsors | Pictures | Attendee List

MONDAY, OCT. 30, 2017

4 p.m. Special Early Session: Civic Discourse, Truth, and the Future of Journalism

Location: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Room: First Amendment Forum | 555 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Moderator: Christopher Callahan, Dean, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU | Phil Boas, Director, Editorial Department, The Arizona Republic | Leonard Downie Jr., former Executive Editor + VP, The Washington Post; Weil Family Professor of Journalism, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU | Eric Newton, former/founding Managing Editor, Newseum; former VP, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Innovation Chief + Professor of Practice, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU | Julia Wallace, former Editor-in-Chief, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Market VP, Cox Media Group (CMG) Ohio; Russell Chair, Business of Journalism, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU

6 p.m. Block Party // Welcome Reception

Location: Adams Street Celebration (outside the Renaissance Hotel)
Phoenix Community Alliance, co-host

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 31, 2017

Location: Beus Center for Law and Society (111 E Taylor St)

The first full day of the 2017 CEOs for Cities National Meeting began with an early breakfast and opening remarks, followed by a day of programming — included keynote speakers, panel discussions and city field trips in Phoenix.

8 a.m. Welcome Remarks


Lee Fisher, Senior Advisor, CEOs for Cities | Bob Milbourne, Chair, CEOs for Cities Board | Wellington “Duke” Reiter, FAIA, Executive Director, University City Exchange, ASU | Douglas Sylvester, Dean + Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU

8:30 a.m. Welcome to Phoenix


Mayor Greg Stanton, City of Phoenix

8:45 a.m. Panel // The Partnerships That Make Cities
the Centers of Innovation


Moderator: Tom Murphy, Senior Fellow, ULI, former Mayor of Pittsburgh | Christine Mackay, Director of Economic Development, City Phoenix | Paul Grogan, President + CEO, The Boston Foundation

10:15 a.m. Panel // Ten Across: I-10 Cities as a
Window on the Future


Opening Powerpoint

Moderator: Wellington “Duke” Reiter, FAIA, Executive Director, University City Exchange, ASU | Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, City of Tucson | Mayor Sandy Stimpson, City of Mobile | Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, City of Baton Rouge

11:15 a.m. Lightning Round // Phoenix, ASU and
Related Partnerships

Powerpoints :: Resnik || Lanning || Rendon || Regier || Spencer

Denise Resnik, Founder, President and CEO, First Place | Kimber Lanning, Founder and Executive Director, Local First, Arizona | Beatriz Rendon, CEO, ASU Prep Academy, VP of Educational Outreach, ASU | Phil Regier, CEO, Ed Plus, Exec. Vice Provost, ASU/Starbucks Partnership | Ginger Spencer, Public Works Director, City of Phoenix

 

1 p.m. Keynote Luncheon // Cities: An Antidote to
Our Flawed Democracy?


Keynote Powerpoint

Lattie Coor, Chairman + CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona; President-Emeritus + Professor of Public Affairs, ASU

2:30 p.m. Phoenix Field Trips

Click on the various field trips below to get view PDF description of each field trip!

Field Trip #1: THE UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY:
THE ASU DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

Field Trip #2: WHAT IS AN INNOVATION DISTRICT?
THE PHOENIX MODEL

Field Trip #3: ROOSEVELT ARTS DISTRICT:
CREATIVE PLACEMAKER IN THE URBAN CORE

Field Trip #4: TALKING TRASH:
CREATING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY & TRANSFORMING WASTE INTO ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Field Trip #5: THE MOST AUTISM-FRIENDLY CITY IN THE WORLD
INNOVATIVE HOUSING + COMMUNITY SERVICES

Field Trip #6: WASTEWATER TO WETLAND: 
THE TRES RIOS ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROJECT

Field Trip #7: THE NO. 2 DESTINATION IN ARIZONA
TEMPE TOWN LAKE

Field Trip #8: HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL:
IMPROVING COMMUNITY WELLBEING THROUGH ACCESS & DESIGN

Field Trip #9: THINK LOCAL. BUY LOCAL

Field Trip #10: K-12 EDUCATION MOVES PHOENIX FORWARD

6 p.m. Evening Reception // Heard Museum

The Heard Museum (2301 N Central Ave) was founded in 1929 and showcases collections of different cultures and art from Native peoples throughout the Americas. There are a wide variety of collections, including Hopi katsina dolls, Navajo textiles and prehistory, Southwestern ceramics.

David Roche, Director, Heard Museum

7 – 7:15 p.m. A Brief Introduction to “The Future of the Suburban City”

Grady Gammage, Jr., Author, The Future of the Suburban City

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 2017

Location: Renaissance Hotel North Ballroom (100 N. 1st St.)

The final day of the 2017 National Meeting

8 a.m. Welcome Remarks


Lee Fisher, Senior Advisor, CEOs for Cities | Brian Payne, Vice Chair, CEOs for Cities Board | Duke Reiter, Executive Director, University City Exchange, ASU

8:30 a.m. Morning Keynote // Fostering Inclusive Innovation Economies

Christopher Gergen, Founding Partner, Forward Cities

Future of CEOs for Cities

Lee Fisher, Senior Advisor, CEOs for Cities | Bob Milbourne, Chair, CEOs for Cities Board

9:30 a.m. Panel // Building Community: Place, Education and The Arts

Moderator: Paul J. Luna, President & CEO, Helios Education Foundation | Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D., Chancellor, Maricopa Community College District | Marcia Kadanoff, Co-Founder + CEO, Maker City Project; Co-Author, Maker City | Wanda Dalla Costa, AIA, Visiting Eminent Scholar (Indigenous Architecture), ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction | Lev Gonick, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, Arizona State University

10:45 a.m. Lightning Round // The Case for Inclusive Prosperity

Video Coming Soon!

Powerpoints :: Pedigo || Diamond || Carter || Johnson

Steven Pedigo, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Urban Lab | Deborah Diamond, President, Campus Philly | Jeff Carter, Executive Director, Innovation Team, City of Mobile | Judi Johnson, Economic Development Director, City of Noblesville, IN

 

1 p.m. Closing Lunch + Keynote // The New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida, Author, The New Urban Crisis; University Professor and Director of Cities, Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto

Building on the thesis of his recent book, The New Urban CrisisRichard Florida will address the transformation of the American city as our economy continues to widen the spectrum of wealth and poverty with profound implications for  workers, families, and society.

2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

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2017 Phoenix National Meeting

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