About Us

About Us

Meeting of the Minds is a global knowledge sharing platform based in San Francisco, CA.

Since it was founded, Meeting of the Minds has been dedicated to a singular proposition: bring together a carefully chosen set of key urban sustainability and technology stakeholders and gather them around a common platform in ways that help build lasting alliances. We believe that such a platform is a vital ingredient for smart, sustainable and equitable urban (re)development strategies.

Meeting of the Minds focuses on the innovators and initiatives at the bleeding edge of urban sustainability and connected technology. Through our blog, magazine, webinars, monthly meetups, workshops, roundtables, and an annual summit held each fall, we invite international leaders from the public, private, non-profit, academic and philanthropic sectors to identify innovations that can be scaled, replicated and transferred from city-to-city and across sectors.

Among the thousands of international leaders who participate in the Meeting of the Minds network are innovators scaling-up practical urban solutions in infrastructure, policy, design, equity, technology, energy, mobility, water, finance, and more.

Now in its 9th year, our annual summit brings together 400+ opinion-shapers, policy-makers, leading thinkers and innovators from all over the world for 2+ days of intensive immersion in thought leadership and cross-sector development.

Meeting of the Minds is an initiative of Urban Age Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Meeting of the Minds is made possible by the generous support of these organizations:
Toyota
Cisco
RBC Capital Markets
Barr Foundation
Itron
Wells Fargo
Black & Veatch
Microsoft
Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance & Service
FIA Foundation
Volvo Research and Educational Foundation (VREF)
Qualcomm
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
CBRE Group, Inc.
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Zipcar
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Marin Clean Energy
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Noll & Tam Architects
Cubic Transportation Systems