Gordon Feller

Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Gordon Feller

Board Co-President, Meeting of the Minds
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Gordon Feller is Co-founder/Convenor of Meeting of the Minds, an annual leadership summit organized since 2007 by Urban Age Institute (UAI). Feller was for more than five years Director at Cisco Systems headquarters in Silicon Valley. He served in an executive capacity within the company's programs focused on cities.

Prior to joining Cisco, Feller was CEO of UAI, an international non-profit research/training organization which began as a magazine inside the World Bank and was spun off ten years later in 2001. For 30 years, Feller's advised on economic and technology issues with leaders of multinational companies, cities, NGOs / foundations, and national governments. His clients included World Bank, United Nations, German and Canadian national governments, The Rockefeller Foundation, IBM, Reuters, Metropolis, and United Cities & Local Governments.

Feller advises leaders on how advanced technologies enable leaders to solve complex problems — with a special focus on developing practical and forward-looking solutions where economics, technology, and sustainability intersect. His work is the basis of documentaries and other multimedia projects. Feller's published hundreds of articles in newspapers, scholarly journals, and magazines, including CFO Magazine, Urban Land Magazine, TIME Magazine, Financial Times. He was formerly executive editor of Urban Age Magazine and Planet Earth Magazine.

Feller's a keynote speaker at key leadership events. Columbia University awarded him a Bachelor’s in political science, cum laude, and a Master’s in International Affairs. AT Columbia he served as a Lehman Fellow, a Wallach Fellow and a Deans Fellow.

Speaker at:

Meeting of the Minds 2007 in Oakland, CA
Meeting of the Minds 2008 in Portland, OR
Meeting of the Minds 2009 in New York City
Meeting of the Minds 2010 in Omaha, NE
Meeting of the Minds 2011 in Boulder, CO
Meeting of the Minds 2012 in San Francisco, CA
Meeting of the Minds Roundtable Discussion with Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Carolien Gehrels
Meeting of the Minds 2013 in Toronto, Canada
Meeting of the Minds 2014 in Detroit
Meeting of the Minds 2015 in Richmond
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