Agenda

Agenda

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
11:30AM – 5:30PM

Registration Open

at The Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street, 15th Floor, San Francisco

12:30

Pre-Conference On-the-Ground Tours

All tours meet in the Julia Morgan Ballroom and depart at 1pm.

6:30 PM – 8:30PM

Opening Reception for All Participants

Hosted and organized by WSP Group. Location: The Orrick Building, 405 Howard Street, San Francisco (downtown San Francisco – about 10-15 minute walk from the hotels and conference venue)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
7:45AM – ongoingRegistration
7:45AMLight breakfast
8:30AM

Welcome from the Convener and Managing Director

8:40AM

Panel #1: From Industrial Zones to Innovation Zones – How Europe is Leading the Way

9:20AM

Panel #2: Where Is the Urban Mobility Revolution Headed?

  • Moderator: Bill Reinert, National Manager, Toyota’s Advanced Technology Group
  • Susan Shaheen, Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California, Berkeley
  • Eric Cahill, Managing Director, Adaptiv LLC
  • Susan Zielinski, Director, SMART at the University of Michigan
  • Scott Samuelsen, Professor and Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center; and Director, Advanced Power and Energy Program, UC Irvine
  • Watch the Video

10:10AM

Next Big Innovation: The Mobile Internet Transformation – Meeting Network Capacity Needs of Cities

10:30AMNetworking Coffee Break
11:00AM

Next Big Innovation: Future Cities Made Real – Efficient, Sustainable, Liveable

11:20AM

Next Big Innovation: Smarter Cities

11:35AM

Next Big Innovation: San Francisco’s Tech Innovation Journey – What’s Next?

11:50AM

Next Big Innovation: Worldwide Networks of Smart Workers – Connected and Collaborating through Smart Work Centers

12:05PMBreak for Networking Lunch
1:30PMBreak Outs Workshops in Four Separate Rooms

Session A: The Successes and Failures of Car Sharing – What’s Next?

Session B: Environmental Initiatives as Levers for Change: Comparing the Initiatives of Seattle and San Francisco

  • Moderator: Nils Moe, City of Berkeley, Mayor’s Office
  • Melanie Nutter, Director of San Francisco Department of Environment
  • Jill Simmons, Director of Seattle Department of Environment

Session Description

Session C: The Work-Life Revolution

Session Description

Session D: Smarter Cities of Tomorrow – Integrated Operations across Service Areas to Meet the Needs of Citizens

  • Moderator: Christian Clauss, Director of Architecture, Strategy and Partners, IBM Smarter Cities Software
  • Niels van Duinen, Director of Outdoor Lighting Applications, Philips Lighting
  • Jeff Frazier, Senior Director of the Global Public Sector for Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group
  • Story K. Bellows, Office of Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia

Session Description

2:30PMNetworking Coffee Break
3:00PMBreak Outs Workshops in Four Separate Rooms – running simultaneously

Session G: New Tools for Social Engagement – How to Better Engage the Public on Policy and Planning Issues

  • Moderator: Tom Wright, Executive Director, Regional Plan Association
  • Ron Dembo, Founder and Chairman, Zerofootprint Inc.
  • Art Chang, Tipping Point Partners
  • Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America

Session Description

Session H: Building the Smart, Sustainable City — New Strategies for Law and Policy

  • Moderator: William Shutkin, President and CEO; Richard M. Gray Fellow in Sustainability Practice, Presidio Graduate School
  • Nestor Davidson, Professor of Law at Fordham University
  • Hope Cohen, Associate Director, Regional Plan Association
  • Karen Chapple, Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning; Faculty Director, Center for Community Innovation; Acting Director, Institute for Research on Labor & Employment; Associate Director, Institute for Urban and Regional Development, UC Berkeley

Session Description

Session I: The Just City

Session J: The Clean Energy and Water in the Smart Cities of the Future

  • Moderator: Jo Danko, Managing Director of Urban Programs, CH2M HILL
  • Paul Reiter, Executive Director, International Water Association (The Netherlands)
  • Dylan Hixon, Arden Road Investments
  • Hari Sankaran, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited
  • Ellen Lou, Director of Urban Design and Planning, San Francisco, SOM

Session Description

4:15PM

Next Big Innovation: City Breakthroughs and Lessons Learned – The Vancouver Experience

4:45PM

Next Big Innovation: The New Dutch Model for Economic Innovation Policy

5:00PMNetworking Reception for All Participants

Beer, wine and cheese reception from Sponsored by The Consul General of Netherlands and Humanitas Wines
Thursday, October 11, 2012
7:45AM – ongoingRegistration
7:45AMLight breakfast
8:30AM

Welcome – Recap of Day 1

8:45AM

Next Big Innovation: San Francisco’s Innovation Zone

9:05AM

The City Protocol: Building the Internet of Cities

9:20AM

What’s on the Minds of the Leaders of the World’s Top Mass Transit Agencies?

9:40AM

Meeting of the Minds 2013 Special Announcement

  • Surprise Guest
10:00AM

Next Big Innovation: Planning Tools for Civic Engagement: Is There an App for That?

10:20AMNetworking Coffee Break
10:45AM

Next Big Innovation: From the Empire State Building to the Bay: The Energy Costs and Environmental Impacts of Smart Lighting

11:00AM

Next Big Innovation: What’s Next in Real Estate? New Data Measuring Building Performance

11:15AM

Next Big Innovation: The Impact of Energy Supplies on Global Urban Environments

11:45AM

Next Big Innovation: Resilience and Communities: Adapting to Disruptive Change

12:00PM

Next Big Innovation: Public Lighting and the Internet of Things: Examples from Amsterdam

12:15PM

San Francisco’s Secret Sauce – Innovation Drives Livability and Sustainability

12:30PM

Next Steps

12:40PM-2:00PM Closing Lunch and Networking Reception outside

Wine sponsorship from John De Luca

Session formats

Expert Panels

Moderators will lead panelists in a candid and friendly debate.

Workshops

A moderator leads a participatory workshop on a specific topic.

Keynotes

World-class speakers followed by an open Q&A.

Next Big Innovation

Leading thinkers and practitioners get fifteen minutes to share their most innovative ideas.

Designations
  • Speaker

  • Moderator

  • Speaker via TelePresence

PDF Program

Download the PDF program

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