Wednesday, Nov. 1


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