Monday, Oct. 30

MONDAY, OCT. 30, 2017

Location: Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Hotel (100 N. 1st St.)

12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Registration

Beat the rush, stop by Renaissance Hotel Lobby before the block party welcome reception to pick up everything you need for the meeting.

4 p.m. Civic Discourse, Truth, and the Future of Journalism

Special session for early arrivals, this session will include a short presentation and interactive dialogue

Chris Callahan, Dean, Cronkite School of Journalism, ASU
Phil Boas, Editor, Arizona Republic

6 p.m. Block Party // Welcome Reception

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

12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Registration

Welcome to the 2017 CEOs for Cities National Meeting in Phoenix! The event kicks off with registration at the Renaissance Hotel, followed by a special session, Civic Discourse, Truth, and the Future of Journalism for early arrivals that goes into the welcome reception right outside the Renaissance on Adams Street. Enjoy dinner your own in Phoenix…

Venue:
Renaissance Hotel (100 N. 1st St.)
5:30 - 8 p.m.

Welcome to the Block…Party

Following 2017 National Meeting early session (4 p.m. – 5 p.m.), make your way to the opening reception, Welcome to the Block…Party to meet/greet other urban leaders from around the country. Location: Adams Street Celebration (outside the Renaissance Hotel) Phoenix Community Alliance co-host…

Venue:
Adams St Block Party (50 Adams St.)
8 p.m.

Dinner in Phoenix

There are many great dining options across the City of Phoenix available to attendees! Here are some great places to check out during dinners on your own.  Short North Arts District Bakersfield Serving up authentic, Mexican street fare, and a selection of over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys. Bakersfield is a spot where the food is simple, the service is warm and the atmosphere is alive. Address: 733 N High St. Columbus, Ohio 43215 Phone: 614-754-8436 Arch City Tavern The no-frills local neighborhood gastropub with great food, craft beers and an unmatched atmosphere. Arch City Tavern name gives a nod to the…

Tuesday, Oct. 31

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 begins with an early breakfast and opening remarks, followed by a day of programming — including keynote speakers, panel discussions and city field trips in Phoenix.

7 a.m. Registration + Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Welcome Remarks

Lee Fisher, Senior Advisor, CEOs for Cities
Bob Milbourne, Chair, CEOs for Cities Board
Duke Reiter, Executive Director, University City Exchange, ASU

8:15 a.m. The ASU/Phoenix Model, an Unprecedented Partnership

Mayor Greg Stanton, City of Phoenix

9 a.m. Panel // Pittsburgh & Paris
Why Cities Matter More Than Ever

Moderator: Tom Murphy, Senior Fellow, ULI, former Mayor of Pittsburgh
Mayor Greg Stanton, City of Phoenix
Other Speakers TBA Soon

10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Panel // What Region of the U.S is the Most Compelling Window on the Future?

Moderator: Duke Reiter, Executive Director, University City Exchange, ASU
Mayor Jonathan Rothchild, City of Tucson
Mayor Sandy Stimpson, City of Mobile
Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, City of Baton Rouge
Other Speakers TBA Soon

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

Christine Mackay, Director of Economic Development, City of Phoenix
Denise Resnick, 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

12:15 p.m. Walk to Lunch

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

1 p.m. Keynote // TBA Soon!

2:30 p.m. Field Trips

Field Trip #1: THE UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY
Positioning a new campus in the urban core and the resultant impact for all parties.
Location: ASU Downtown campus and surroundings

Field Trip #2: WHAT IS AN INNOVATION DISTRICT?
Defining terms, expectations, commitments, and urban implications
Location: Warehouse District, selected businesses and incubators

Field Trip #3: PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS
How can a nationally recognized arts district maintain its identity while sparking development?
Location: Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue, Phoenix Art Museums

Field Trip #4: TALKING TRASH
Creating a circular economy and transforming waste into entrepreneurial opportunities.
Location: Resource Innovation Campus, 19th Avenue Waste Transfer Station

Field Trip #5: THE MOST AUTISM-FRIENDLY CITY IN THE WORLD
A new era of housing and community development for individuals with autism; a connected community: opening doors to options for living, learning and leading.
Locations: FirstPlace, SARRC

Field Trip #6: THE FUTURE OF WATER
Learning from a arid climate and the legacy of engineering the desert
Locations: SRP canal system, Decision Center for a Desert City, other

Field Trip #7: CITY OF TEMPE
The transformation of a college town into a locus of business, multi-family housing and recreation.
Locations: Mill Avenue, Tempe Town Lake, ASU campus, State Farm campus, other

Field Trip #8: HEALTH SERVICES TO THE HOMELESS
Reducing health care costs while assisting vulnerable homeless into stability off the streets.
Locations: Circle The City Medical Respite Center; Vitalyst Health Foundation workshop on sustainable solutions through innovative partnerships

Field Trip #9: THINK LOCAL. BUY LOCAL
Be Local First Arizona: a culture of hometown pride that fuels support and investment in local entrepreneurs. How to re-think a municipal services environment to promote and advocate for local business.
Locations: light-rail field trip to Central Avenue hot spots

Field Trip #10: NON-TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS MEET NEEDS OF TODAY’S STUDENTS
Locations: Arizona School for the Arts ; Bioscience High School; Coding Academy; ASU Prep Academy;  Explore the evolving landscape of today’s educational options

6 p.m. Evening Reception // Heard Museum

The Heard Museum (2301 N Central Ave) was founded in 1929 and showcases collections of different culture 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. Currently, the Museum is featuring the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit until August 20th. You can view additional art collections right from your desk! Preview the online collections from fine art, jewelry and fashion to pottery and textiles!

David Roche, Director, Heard Museum

7 p.m. The Future of the Suburban City // Heard Museum

Moderated open discussion with Grady Gammage, Author, “The Future of the Suburban City” during reception!

8 p.m. Dinner in Phoenix

Enjoy dinner on your own in the city.

8 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

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

Venue:
Beus Center for Law and Society (111 Taylor St.)
10-10:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Lightning Round // Phoenix, ASU and Related Partnerships

Christine Mackay, Director of Economic Development, City of Phoenix Denise Resnick, 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…

2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Phoenix Field Trips

National Meeting participants will have a chance to explore Phoenix during the conference. A set of 10 concurrent field trips will be offered on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 31. You’ll choose just one! Sign up for your field trip of choice! Here’s where the trips are headed: Field Trip #1: THE UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY Field Trip #2: WHAT IS AN INNOVATION DISTRICT? Field Trip #3: PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS Field Trip #4: TALKING TRASH Field Trip #5: THE MOST AUTISM-FRIENDLY CITY IN THE WORLD Field Trip #6: THE FUTURE OF WATER Field Trip #7: CITY OF TEMPE…

6 - 8 p.m.

Evening Reception // Heard Museum

Reflect on your first full day at the 2017 National Meeting, talk about speakers, field trips and where you’re headed for dinner. LOCATION: Heard Museum (2301 N Central Ave) The Heard Museum (2301 N Central Ave) was founded in 1929 and showcases collections of different culture 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. Currently, the Museum is featuring the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit until August 20th. You can view additional art collections right from your desk! Preview the online collections from…

Venue:
Heard Museum (2301 N Central Ave)
8 p.m.

Dinner on Your Own

There are many great dining options across the City of Phoenix available to attendees! Here are some great places to check out during dinners on your own.  Short North Arts District Bakersfield Serving up authentic, Mexican street fare, and a selection of over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys. Bakersfield is a spot where the food is simple, the service is warm and the atmosphere is alive. Address: 733 N High St. Columbus, Ohio 43215 Phone: 614-754-8436 Arch City Tavern The no-frills local neighborhood gastropub with great food, craft beers and an unmatched atmosphere. Arch City Tavern name gives a nod to the…

Wednesday, Nov. 1

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 2017

Location: Renaissance Hotel North Ballroom (100 N. 1st St.)
The final day of the 2017 National Meeting

7 a.m. Continental Breakfast
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 // Christopher Gergen

Founding Partner, Forward Cities
Fostering Inclusive Innovation Economies

9:30 a.m. Panel // How Will We Live & Thrive?
Housing, Education and The Arts

Moderator: Paul J.Luna, President & CEO
Maria Rosario Jackson
, Senior Advisor, Arts & Culture, Kresge Foundation
Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, President, Community College District
Judi Johnson, Economic Development Director, City of Noblesville

10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Lighting Round // The Case for Inclusive Prosperity

Drawing on a soon to be published paper, The Case for Inclusive Prosperity, Richard Florida’s co-author, Steven Pedigo, will elaborate on the role of anchor institutions, affordable housing, family supporting employment, strategies for innovation, and inclusive public spaces.

Steve Pedigo, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Urban Lab
Alan Shepard
, President, Concordia University
Jeff Carter, Executive Director, Innovation Team, City of Mobile
Other Speakers TBA Soon

12:30 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Closing Lunch + Keynote // Richard Florida

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

The Case for Inclusive Prosperity
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 p.m. Book Signing // Richard Florida
2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks 

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…

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Lighting Round // The Case for Inclusive Prosperity

Drawing on a soon to be published paper, The Case for Inclusive Prosperity, Richard Florida’s co-author, Steven Pedigo, will elaborate on the role of anchor institutions, affordable housing, family supporting employment, strategies for innovation, and inclusive public spaces. Steve Pedigo, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Urban Lab Jeff Carter, Executive Director, Innovation Team, City of Mobile Other Speakers TBA Soon…

12:30 p.m. Lunch 1pm Keynote

Closing Lunch + Keynote // Richard Florida

Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm with the keynote starting at 1pm Richard Florida, Author, The New Urban Crisis; University Professor and Director of Cities, Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto Topic: The Case for Inclusive Prosperity Building on the thesis of his recent book, The New Urban Crisis, Richard 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….