Meet the Minds

Meet the Minds

Who Attends Meeting of the Minds?

Meeting of the Minds is the longest running urban sustainability and smart cities conference in the world. Thousands of professionals have attended our events over the 10 years that we have convened, and one thing is clear: each Meeting of the Minds attendee is an expert in their own right. They each offer deep knowledge of their practice areas to each other through networking, workshops, delegate-led sessions and partnership building.

The annual Meeting of the Minds summit is limited to 400 VIPs, and it has been that way since the very beginning. Our goal is to create a concentrated, curated, thoughtful group of interdisciplinary leaders committed to a sustainable urban future. Most of our attendees are decision-makers in their organizations, and they come from a wide variety of sectors, backgrounds and cities.

Below is an example of the seniority and sector of our attendees, as well as a list of those attendees who have already registered for our 2016 summit.

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*Statistics based on 2015 attendance. See full details in the 2015 Final Report.

2016 Delegate List

Sr. Engineer
Toyota
Program Officer
The Kresge Foundation
Partner
DunlapBrowder
Deputy Director Business to Territories
ENGIE
Marketing Communications Manager
Itron
Environmental Justice Minister
UU Ministry for Earth
Sustainability Researcher
Livable City
Principal Engineer
VW of America, Electronics Research Lab
Sr. Advisor
Energy Excelerator, U.S. Navy (Hawai’i)
Architect, Owner
The Ratcliff Architects
Executive Director
The Hidden Genius Project
Sustainability Advisor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Investor
SJF Ventures
Snr Mgr of Sustainability
Sephora
Co-Director
Universal Income Project
CEO
AMPS
Executive Director
Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship
Reporter
GreenBiz
Director, Homeless Task Force
State of Utah
Executive Director
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
Hub Manager
Healthy Richmond
Program Manager
The California Endowment
CEO/General Manager
DC WATER
COO & Co-Founder
HandUp
Environmental Manager
City of Richmond, CA
Director of Homeless Planning & Outreach
City of San Rafael, CA
Director of Technology & Civic Innovation for Chicago
Microsoft
Co-Director
Center for Civic Design
Writer
Meeting of the Minds
Founder & CEO
The Town Kitchen
Executive Director
Local Government Commission
Principal
Trimount Consulting
Vice President
BMO Harris Bank, NA
Sustainability & Adv Technology Mgr
Ford Motor Company
Founder
HandUp
Municipal Finance Expert
Municipal Administration and Revenue System (MARS) Project
Director of Transportation and Climate, Urban Solutions Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
Executive Director
Urban Tilth
Community Centered Designer
Context Partners
President & CEO
Richmond Community Foundation
Urban Fellow
National Park Service
VP Sales & Marketing
Itron
COO
US Grid Company
President, CEO and Publisher
Next City
CIO
County of San Mateo
Senior Program Officer
Barr Foundation
Chief of Staff
Richmond Mayor’s Office
MPP/MBA Student
Harvard University
Project Leader
New Mexico Commons
VP/GM Learning@Cisco
Cisco Systems
Professor
Harvard Business School
Founder & CEO
Copia
Reporter
San Francisco Chronicle
Senior Program Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mayor
City of Benicia
Director
NREL
General Manager, IoT Solutions
Intel Corporation
Lecturer
Stanford University
Student
UC Berkeley
Sustainability Project Manager
County of Alameda
Co-Founder & Managing Design Partner
Future Cities Lab
CEO
Tumml
President
Tumml
CTO
Mesh Motion Inc.
CEO
Mesh Motion Inc.
CEO
LaborX
Superintendent
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park
Program Manager
Hewlett-Packard
Senior Policy Analyst
Frontier Group
Deputy Director, Operations & Capacity Building
Detroit Future City
Co-Founder
Universal Income Project
Research & Development Manager
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Chairman
Trails for Richmond Action Committee
Deputy Director
CITRIS, UC Berkeley
Director of Marketing
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
CEO/GM
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
All Power Labs
Planner
Salt Lake City Corporation
Journalist
U.S. News/AAA Auto Guide/TheWirecutter
President & CEO
U.S. Soccer Foundation
President & CEO
Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Director
City of Palo Alto
Town Manager
Town of Windsor
A/Prof
University of Cape Town
VP International Affairs
TIMA International GmbH
Executive Director
Groundwork USA
Director of Place
DigitalC
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Contra Costa County
Founder
UIEvolution
Research Director
Zpryme
President & CEO
Ann Arbor SPARK
Partner
McGuireWoods LLP
Project Manager
Gensler
Associate Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Project Manager
Coalition for Responsible Community Development
MSW Student, Geriatric Fellow
University of Michigan School of Social Work
Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Clean Water Agencies
Director
SparkPoint Contra Costa
Country Executive Director
Amnesty International Taiwan
Cleantech Coordinator
U.S. EPA
Founder/Developer
Institute IRNAS Race
Deputy Director
Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office
Director
Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office
Policy Planning Associate & Community Advocacy
The Center for Community Solutions
Deputy Superintendent of Metropolitan Police
Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office
Principal Architect
ArchiLOGIX
Student
University of San Francisco School of Law
Lead Project Engineer
OpTerra Energy Services
Project Manager
Lucid
Principal
Perkins+Will
VP Emerging Platforms
AccuWeather
Business Manager
AMS Institute
Community Engagement Manager
Chevron
Partner
Bryan Cave LLP
Associate
Bryan Cave LLP
Executive Director
Richmond Main Street Initiative
Outreach Coordinator
Richmond Main Street Initiative
Director, Innovation Strategy and Program Design
UC San Diego
North American Bureau Chief
H3B Media
CEO
Cityzenith
Project Manager
Desarrollo Integral del Sur, Inc.
Executive Producer/Host/Blogger
Green Connections Media & Huffington Post
Senior Planner/Urban Designer
HOK
Director
Reentry Success Center
Regional Director Business Development
Edison Energy
Director
Flores Co.
Professor Emeritus
Seoul National University
Professor
UC Berkeley
Director of Development and External Relations
UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center
Env. Protec. Specialist
US EPA Region 9
Program Manager
Build Public
Director, Public Transportation
WSDOT
Partner
Bryan Cave LLP
Senior Fellow
Manhattan Institute
President
MOMANT
Vice Provost, Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach
San Francisco University
Head of Procurement
Silicon Valley Bank
Senior Urban Designer
SERA Architects
Enterprise Architect
EmNet, LLC
President & CTO
EmNet, LLC
Director
Klaus Hoppe Consulting
Student
CCA
Senior Advisor
Gallup
President
Stephen Popovich Associates Inc.
Principal
Noll & Tam Architects
Senior Associate
Noll & Tam Architects
Senior Designer
Noll & Tam Architects
Associate Principal
Noll & Tam Architects
Marketing Director
Noll & Tam Architects
Director of Institutional Strategy and Partnerships
The Trust for Public Land
Cofounder
YouthfulCities
MD
Benling Group
President
SIPR
California State Director
The Trust for Public Land
Program Director
The California Wellness Foundation
SVP, Director of Planning
HOK
Director Foreign Investment
NFIA
CEO
Crowdbrite
CEO
Driversiti
VP Business
Driversiti
Associate Vice Chancellor
UC San Diego
California Manager, Climate-Smart Cities
The Trust for Public Land
President
Fehaj LP
Manager of Sustainability
BECHTEL Infrastructure
Director
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems
IT Director
City of Richmond
Deputy City Manager
City of Chula Vista
Global Director Architecture
M Moser Associates
Global Director Architecture
M Moser Associates
Policy Advocate
Former Jamestown, RI Town Councilor
Founder
3D Consult Worldwide
CEO
energyX Solutions Inc.
Executive Director
Kentlands Initiative
Enterprise Partnerships
Mastercard
Project Manager
City of Richmond
Director of Planning & Building Services
City of Richmond
Mayor
City of Stratford, ON
Manager and Dialogue Convener
Renewable Cities – SFU Centre for Dialogue
Executive Director
YES Nature to Neighborhoods
Vice President
Barr Foundation
Director
Safecast
Chief of Streets, Transportation & Sanitation
City of Boston
Sr. Advisor
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Director, New Economy Initiative
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Business Development Manager, Smart Cities
Black & Veatch
Executive Director
Center for Creative Land Recycling
Program Associate
Center for Creative Land Recycling
SVP, Environmental Affairs
Wells Fargo
Director, Partnerships for Parks
City Parks Foundation
CEO
Owlized
Account Director
Owlized
Programme Manager
ACTED
Chief Executive Officer
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
CEO
Forward Impact
Director, Sustainability and Cities of the Future
PwC
Senior Program Officer, Climate and Energy
Vulcan, Inc.
Senior Advisor Sustainability
EPA
Director
The Leighty Foundation
Director Smart Cities
Wearable IoT World
West Coast Editor
The Architect’s Newspaper
Head of Smart Consultancy
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Director, International & Institute-wide Initiatives
Lincoln Institute for Land Policy
Bay Area Program Director
The Trust for Public Land
Marketing Intern
City of Houston, Office of Sustainability
Program Manager
City of Richmond
California Director of Government Affairs
The Trust for Public Land
Partner
Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Dubai
Ast. Administrator – Redevelopment
City of Indianapolis
Principal
Deloitte Consulting
Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting
Senior Manager
Deloitte Advisory
Consultant
Deloitte
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota
Director of Parking & Transportation Services
Stanford University
Founder & CEO
RideCell
Director, City Science Initiative
MIT Media Lab
Executive Director
DC Workforce Investment Council
Architect
UPM
Chief Transportation Official
City of Palo Alto
Green Business Officer
Skanska USA
Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations Director
City of Richmond
Senior Chief Engineer
Hitachi Ltd
Retired
Envirocern
Director
IOOF Hall Association
Founder & CEO
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program
Executive Director
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program
Managing Director
Deloitte Advisory
Director
District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation
Director
Wild Rivers Community Development
Senior Federal Consultant
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Founder & Editor
TransportiCA
Principal
Nutter Consulting
Senior Advisor for Broadband
Office of the Mayor, New York City
Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate
University of California, Irvine
Graduate Student, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (MLA)
University of California, Berkeley
Student, Masters of City Planning
University of California, Berkeley
Director of Innovation
PowerCORPS
Senior Associate
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Executive Consultant
Management Action Programs (MAP)
CEO, Co-founder
EcoReco
Civic Engagement & Tech
Microsoft
Director
COWS
Equity & Engagement Advisor
City of Seattle
Business Development
SWIM.it
Administrative Officer
Kampala Capital City Authority
Director of Development and Evaluation
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Program Manager
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Mayor
City of Richmond
Executive Director
The Hub at Grand Central Tech
First Lady Dr.
Municipality of Anchorage
Mayor
Municipality of Anchorage
Claiborne Corridor Program Manager
City of New Orleans, Mayor’s Office, Network for Economic Opportunity
Director, Real Estate Development
Community Solutions, Inc.
Special Assistant
DC Department of Parks & Recreation
Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Chula Vista
Director of ICT Research
The Research Council of Oman
Global Head of Diversity Staffing
Google
Manager of Urban Planning & Transportation
Bechtel Corporation
COO
EcoReco
Planner
PlaceWorks
Partner, Public Finance
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Independent Inventor
Program Coordinator
American Jobs Initiative
Program Officer, Mobility
Barr Foundation
Managing Director
Deloitte
Chief Executive Officer
E3 Regenesis Solutions
CEO
GROW Holdings
Co-founder and CEO
Epic CleanTec
Economic and Urban Planner
George Washington University
Sr. Director
Microsoft, Public Sector
Director, Technology & Civic Innovation
Microsoft
Director
AT&T
Senior Manager
Deloitte Consulting
Director, Product Management
Savari, Inc.
Vice President, Strategy
Cubic Transportation Systems
CEO
Infrastructure Collaborative
Interim Director
Transportation for Massachusetts
Founder & President
NextGen Climate
IoT Evangelist
AT&T
Project Manager for Go Boston 2030
Boston Transportation Department
SVP, Enterprise Partnerships
MasterCard
VP, Enterprise Partnerships
MasterCard
Senior Manager, Strategic Real Estate
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Director of Applied Research
International Economic Development Council
Founder
AreaProbe
Entrepreneur
Bina
Staff
EcoReco Corporation USA
Strategy
Stok
Chair, Board of Directors
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
COO
Beach City Group
AVP Growth Accelerator
Black & Veatch
Partner/Professor, Experience Design
Futuredraft/California College of the Arts
Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Palo Alto
Graduate Student, Urban Planning
UC Berkeley
Student
UC Berkeley
Director, Ecosystem
Itron
Director
Deloitte Consulting
Director
Deloitte Consulting
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Propeller
Senior Program Manager-Sustainability
Asia Society
Sustainability Intern
Asia Society
Enterprise Account Executive
UIEvolution
CEO
Demos Effect
CEO
UIX Global
Minority Self Empowerment Foundation
Executive Director
Associate Director
SOM
Senior Vice President
OpTerra (An Engie Company)
Senior Manager
Deloitte
Director of Conservation
National Recreation and Park Association
Principal
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Planner
SFMTA
CoderGirl Program Director
LaunchCode
Deputy Director for Innovation
SFMTA
Senior Analyst
Harvey M. Rose Associates
Business Development Associate
GreenBiz Group
Co-Founder
Meeting of the Minds
Chief Technology Officer
Toyota Research Institute
Director, Public Affairs
Toyota Research Institute
Open Data Program Manager
City & County of San Francisco
Chief Innovation Officer
Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose
Associate
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
CEO
Drawbridge Solutions
COO & CFO
Drawbridge Solutions
Project Manager
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
Project Manager
Cisco – Smart+Connected Communities
Journalist Blogger, Data Stories
Datadoodle
Founder
The China Urban Development Blog
Principal
Ramboll Environ
Chairman
Ridesharing Institute
PhD Candidate / Visiting Researcher / Urban Planner
University of Technology, Sydney / University of Texas at San Antonio / Tacotecture
Y-PLAN Richmond Coordinator
UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools
Recent Graduate
Bryn Mawr College
COO
City Innovate / Superpublic
Professor
University of San Francisco
Professor
Urban Affairs, Univ. of SF
Business Analyst
Cubic Transportation Systems
Senior Manager, Future Lab
Renault-Nissan Alliance
Senior Planner
California Governors Office – Planning and Research
Publisher
ReadWrite
Director of Sales & Marketing, SII
Black & Veatch, Smart Integrated Infrastructure
Special Projects Manager
SPUR
Resilience Program Manager
Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
Founder / Principal
TLS Landscape Architecture
Lecturer
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
Director, Strategic Business Development
Intel / IOTG
Educator
Tech 209
Student
Santa Rosa Jr. College
Associate Principal
Noll & Tam Architects
Director
Finpro/Invest in Finland
Director Technologies & Smart City
Invest in Lyon Agency
Councillor
City of Stratford
Division Director
ITRI
Director
Gehl
Executive Director
Cuyahoga County Convention Facilities
Fund Development Manager
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Founder & CEO
We Can Code It
Chief Growth Officer
We Can Code It
Associate Dean
Case Western Reserve University
Urban Sustainability Consultant
Nutter Consulting
Manager
Deloitte Consulting LLP
President
TALA Professional Services
EVP
Low Income Investment Fund
CEO
EcoDistricts
Graduate Student
University of San Francisco
Founder
1962
Undergraduate Student in Mechanical Engineering and Economics
UC Berkeley
Graduate Student
University of San Francisco
Associate Vice President & Associate Chief of Staff
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deputy, Partnerships
NASA Ames Research Center
Business Development
Bechtel
Dev/Sustainability Intern
Asia Society Northern California
Managing Director
Energyworx USA
Former Manager
Singularity University
Visiting Scholar
University of California, Berkeley
President
42TEK, Inc.
Executive Editor
Route Fifty, Government Executive Media Group
Consultant
Planet Singular
Development Officer
Earthjustice
Senior Analyst
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Senior Planner
ITDP
Vice President
AT&T
Associate Editor
Smart & Resilient Cities
VP Policy & Planning
Boston Harbor Now
VP, City Development
LRNG
Staff Writer
e.Republic
Senior Vice President
Raxar Technology Corporation
Business Development Director
Cubic Transportation Systems
Sr. Program Manager
Cubic Transportation Systems
Executive Director
The Watershed Project
Executive Director
LivableStreets Alliance
Research Director
MassINC
Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Transportation Director
Metro Area Planning Council-Boston
Senior Policy Director
USDOT
CEO
StreetLight Data
Manager of Long Range Planning
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Owner
PBE Traffic
Chief Transportation Officer – Bus
MBTA
Deputy Director
Groundwork Richmond
Founder
Citizen Marin
Consultant
The Barr Foundation
Assistant Director, UC Government and Community Relations
UC Berkeley
Sustainability Consultant
Nutter Consulting
Executive Director
Groundwork Richmond
President
Collaborative Communications
Advisor
The Garfield Foundation
RN
Kaiser
Managing Director
SSTI
President
UIEVolution K.K.
Business Development Management
Black & Veatch
Professor and Attorney
University of San Francisco
Policy Innovation Lead
City Innovate Foundation
Marketing – Fiber Products
AT&T
Director of Media Arts & Innovation
RYSE Center
Managing Editor
InsightaaS
Student
San Francisco State University
Senior Director
Bay Area Council Economic Institute
CTO
Industrial/Organic
CEO
Industrial/Organic
Director of Development and Strategy
FDD LUMA/Arles
Director of Engagement, VERGE
GreenBiz
Director
Tumml
Senior Fellow
UCSD
CEO
Swim.it, Inc
Vice President
HR&A Advisors, Inc.
Multimedia Journalist
Lecturer
Stanford University
Squamish City Councillor
District of Squamish
Founder & CEO
CivNet
Strategy
stok
County Executive
Cuyahoga County, Ohio
President & CEO
The Trust for Public Land
Manager, Demand Response
Hawaiian Electric
Vice President, Smart Integrated Infrastructure
Black & Veatch
CEO & Founder
TransitScreen
CEO, International Director
One Island Institute
President
VenturePad
Chairman
VerdeXchange Institute
CEO
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Leadership Development
USF
San Francisco Program Manager
Cool City Challenge
Founder & Executive Director
RYSE Center
Film Producer
Pray for Rain Productions
President
William Westgate & Associates
Career Pathways Coordinator
RYSE Center
Executive Director
Seaport TMA
Collaborative Intelligence Advocate
Silicon Valley Simulation Center
Digital Inclusion Strategy
City of San Jose
Chief Programs Officer
Harwood Art Center – Escuela del Sol Montessori
Operations Director
The Hidden Genius Project
Community Health Intern
RYSE Center
Managing Director
Global Futures Group
CEO/Founder
Raxar Technology Corporation
Chief Economic Development & Business Officer
Cuyahoga County
Clean Energy Executive
OpTerra Energy
Founder Director
Urban Development Research Institute
Principal Engineer
Tozny
Partner
Parkmerced Labs
Director of Strategic Partnerships
K2 Communications
CEO
SkyCool Systems
Sustainability Director
SFO
PhD Candidate
UC Berkeley
Managing Director, EID
Nathan Associates Inc.
Urban Planner
ChangeLab Solutions
Director, Government Relations, Northern California Region
Kaiser Permanente
Sr. Consultant
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Sr. Member Technical Staff
AT&T Foundry
Dir. Policy & Strategy
Office of the Mayor, City of Richmond
Head of Foresight
Demos Helsinki
CPO
Wattz Inc.
CEO
Wattz Inc.
Program Manager
JTGrey Performance Driving
Operations Manager
JTGrey Performance Driving
Ride and Drive Coordinator
JTGrey Performance Driving
Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Chief Technology Officer
Itron
Consultant
Cubic Transportation Systems
Product Specialist
Productions Plus
CEO
CTY
PhD Student
UC Berkeley
COO
Demos Effect
Volunteer
RYSE Center
Cofounder & COO
ioby.org
Sales Manager
Oracle
Director E&C Strategy
Oracle Construction & Engineering
Account Manager
Context Partners
Business Development and Marketing Associate
Context Partners
Sr. Director, WW Public Sector
Microsoft
Director of Smart Cities
T4America
CEO & Founder
HAAS Alert
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