About Us

About Us

Over the course of 8 years, Meeting of the Minds has become the premier international leadership conference for sustainable cities.

An invitation-only conference, Meeting of the Minds brings together 350 opinion-shapers, policy-makers, leading thinkers and innovators from every sector. The conference is two-plus days of intensive exchange for leaders creating more sustainable cities using smarter design tools, sounder environmental practices, and cleaner energy systems.

Among the dozens of international leaders who speak at Meeting of the Minds are innovators scaling-up practical urban innovation in infrastructure, design, technology, energy, transport, water, finance – all are building more livable cities. At Meeting of the Minds, leaders from multiple sectors and diverse geographies share ideas and shape a common agenda.

Meeting of the Minds is made possible by the generous support of these organizations:
Toyota
Cisco
The Kresge Foundation
IBM
Qualcomm
Living Cities
EY's Global Cleantech Center
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Barr Foundation
Ford Foundation
Itron
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy