Agenda

Agenda

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
8:30AM

Networking Breakfast

Location: Microsoft New England Research & Development Center

9:00AM

Welcome from Meeting of the Minds and Microsoft

9:10AM

Goals for the Day & Setting the Context: Regional, Cross-Sectoral, Innovative Solutions

9:15AM

State of the Boston Region: Key Challenges and Opportunities

Climate Change at the Water’s Edge

Go Boston 2030 & What Lies Ahead

Autonomous Vehicles in Boston: Results, Outcomes & Next Steps

State of the State: Key Challenges and Opportunities

IoT & Smart City Solutions for the Underserved

10:45AM

Q&A with Morning Speakers & Group Discussion with Participants 

11:15AM

Coffee Break

11:30AM

Facilitated Work Sessions

There will be four facilitated work sessions during this time, each lasting one hour followed by a fifteen minute coffee break. These are small-group discussions and fact-finding workshops meant to provide solutions for the challenges set forth in the morning plenary. Participants are asked to choose a different group for each session. Groups are limited to 10 participants. Workshop themes are listed below with the facilitator.

Curbs, parking, equity & access
Planning for climate impacts on Boston economy and transportation systems
Autonomous vehicles, streets, & impacts
Shared mobility & EV strategies
Global and local financing solutions for transportation and climate resilient infrastructure
The role of government vs entrepreneurs
Traffic demand management and bus systems
How to scale disability tech solutions
Reimagining public transportation & urban mobility in the era of TNCs & autonomous vehicles
TBD
12:30-1:15PM

Networking Lunch

1:15PM

Facilitated Work Session #2

2:15PM

Coffee Break & Transition

2:30PM

Facilitated Work Session #3

3:30PM

Coffee Break & Transition

3:45PM

Facilitated Work Session #4

4:45PM

Wrap-Up & Next Steps

5:00-7:00PM

Networking Reception

Meeting of the Minds is made possible by the generous support of these organizations: