CEOs for Cities 2013 National Meeting: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Jul 31, 2013

CEOs for Cities is founded on the principle that the intentional collaboration of leaders and citizens is a powerful catalyst for change, and that deliberate and careful action must be taken to preserve the vitality of the places we call home.  It is with this guiding principle in mind that we have presented a series of national meetings and conferences whose goal is to connect public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropic sector leaders around new and innovative ideas for civic innovation.

CEOs for Cities’ National Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan will be a first-rate convening of leaders and experts, bringing innovative ideas to share with the nation’s civic leaders and change-makers, with all of the quality content and attention to detail that made previous meetings memorable and worthwhile. Attendees include members and non-members alike, united in their pursuit of positive change for their communities; they bring their creativity and their resolve, we connect them to thought leaders and smart practices that point them in the right direction. 

Our national conferences are known as fun, intimate, and cutting-edge because of the unique mix of innovative and creative thought leaders we bring together. Over the years we’ve built a unique cross-sector network of mayors, college presidents, community foundations, business leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, architects, and designers. As a direct result of our conferences, cities throughout our network regularly exchange ideas, visit each other’s cities, and customize new learning to their city.

This year’s conference theme, The Collaborative City, explores the role of the private, public, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors at the intersection of art, design, talent, and place, as catalysts for city success.  We are gathering leaders and thinkers on the cutting edge of these areas who will share their stories and ideas with

We expect a record audience of over 250 cross-sector leaders from over 40 cities. Our conference will be held during ArtPrize, the internationally acclaimed art competition that Time Magazine recently listed in its “Five Festive Events You Won’t Want to Miss in 2013” – the only one of those listed in the United States. 

Registration is free for paid 2013 members.   For all others, the fee is $500, and after September 6, the fee is $750.

SOURCE: CEOs for Cities

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