Past Events

Past Events

Previous Meeting of the Minds have been held in:

Detroit 2014

Start: September 30, 2014
End: October 2, 2014

Organizer: Urban Age Institute

The 8th annual Meeting of the Minds leadership summit convened September 30-October 2, 2014 at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. For more information, visit the Detroit 2014 page.

Toronto 2013

Start: September 9, 2013
End: September 11, 2013

Organizer: Urban Age Institute

The 7th annual Meeting of the Minds leadership summit convened September 9-11, 2013 at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Canada. For more information, visit the Toronto 2013 page.

San Francisco 2012

Start: October 9, 2012. 10:00am
End: October 11, 2012. 2:00pm

Co-Organizers: Urban Age Institute, Regional Plan Association

The 6th annual Meeting of the Minds leadership summit convened October 9-11 in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit the San Francisco 2012 page.

Boulder 2011

Start: September 21, 2011
End: September 23, 2011

Co-Organizers: Urban Age Institute, Regional Plan Association

The 5th annual Meeting of the Minds leadership summit convened September 21-23, 2011 in Boulder, CO. The meeting’s primary focus was the growing imperative to make sense of the complex interplay between natural ecosystems and human infrastructure systems. The 2011 Meeting focused on how urban/regional decisions have become inextricably linked, and what elements of cross-sector partnership are critical for successful solutions.

Omaha 2010

Start: June 16, 2010
End: June 18, 2010

Co-Organizers: Urban Age Institute, The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities

The 4th annual Meeting of the Minds leadership summit convened June 16-18 in Omaha, NE. The participants spent two full days re-imagining ‘the big picture’; learning from cities successfully adopting neighborhood-based solutions; debating vehicle and innovating new surface systems; identifying the critical tools which we need in order to move forward.

New York City 2009

Start: June 2, 2009
End: June 3, 2009

Co-Organizers: Urban Age Institute, RPA

The 3rd annual Meeting of the Minds leadership summit, presented by Toyota and hosted by Siemens, convened June 2-3, 2009 in New York City. The 2009 meeting focused on population growth and congestion, carbon contamination and climate change, preservation of the environment, shifting energy sources and economics, and the nation’s deepening fiscal challenges.

Portland 2008

Start: July 30, 2008
Organizer: Urban Age Institute
End: July 31, 2008

The 2nd annual Meeting of the Minds leadership summit convened July 30-31 in Portland, OR. The program considered a range of factors that confronted the transportation system. The two-day conference explored and promoted active discussion about several “key ideas” that have reshaped how one innovative place (the Portland region) thought about and positioned its transportation future.

Oakland 2007

Start: September 13, 2007
End: September 14, 2007

Organizer: Urban Age Institute

The first Meeting of the Minds leadership summit convene September 13-14, 2007 in Oakland, CA. A central question for the deliberations was this: “What city designs, urban vehicles, fuels and transportation strategies do we need if our future urban centers are to become environmentally sound and more sustainable?”

Meeting of the Minds is made possible by the generous support of these organizations:
Toyota
Cisco
Shell
The Kresge Foundation
Oracle
IBM
Qualcomm
Living Cities
EY's Global Cleantech Center
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Barr Foundation
Rock Ventures
Ford Foundation
Itron
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance & Service
DTE Energy
Michigan Economic Development Board (MEDC)
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy