Now in its 10th year, the Meeting of the Minds annual summit brings together 400+ opinion-shapers, policy-makers, leading thinkers and innovators from 25+ countries for two and half days of intensive exchange in thought leadership and cross-sector alliance building. Gathered together, you will have unique opportunities to think critically, ask questions, share tools, identify new best practices, and build lasting partnerships — which make smarter and more sustainable cities possible.
The focus of Meeting of the Minds is the ‘innovator’, whether you sit inside a large firm, an influential organization, or a start-up. Our 400+ participants are scaling up practical urban solutions, shaping new policies, deploying new technologies, embedding new innovations into mainstream institutions, and blazing new trails where partnerships can flourish.
We invite established and emerging leaders from the public sector, private sector, non-profit, academia, and philanthropy to identify innovations and best practices that can be scaled, replicated and transferred from city-to-city and across sectors. These are leaders who work with and for cities and/or who lead city initiatives focused on transforming urban communities.
For our 10-year anniversary, we are designing new sessions and formats that will enable you to intimately connect with like-minded leaders focused on the same issue areas, dive deeply into sessions that you shape and lead, and more time than ever before to participate.
Event fees: $650 before July 18, $750 before October 11, $900 thereafter
We would like to extend an invitation to your networks to apply for a full scholarship to attend Meeting of the Minds 2016. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis: http://cityminded.org/scholarship.
We encourage applicants to apply early as scholarships are limited and competitive.
Scholarships are available to the following groups: college students (any level) and graduate students, non-profit leaders, public sector officials, entrepreneurs, and community activists.
This is a great opportunity for students to:
- learn about the various career paths related to sustainability, cities and technology
- meet leaders from cities around the world who are creating innovative solutions
- boost resumes and identify possible internship and career opportunities
- share perspectives and participate in discussions
We are looking for mature and diligent volunteers to help us run a smooth event. Volunteers commit a minimum 6 hours of their time in exchange for free registration to the entire event. Volunteers must be 21 years or older. Anyone interested in this opportunity may apply here: http://cityminded.org/volunteer-form