The Downtown Denver Partnership is pleased to announce that it will host the sixth Rocky Mountain CitySummit on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.

The Rocky Mountain CitySummit, produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership and sponsored by Cigna, is an invitation-only signature event that will provide a look into The City of the Future with inspirational presentations, panel discussions and break-out sessions focused on these interrelated topics: connection, experience and design.

We invite you to engage with over 600 high-level business executives, elected officials and civic leaders in a day-long conversation about the most enlightened and forward-thinking ideas impacting the future of our cities. The discussion will extend beyond the day, allowing you to form lasting partnerships to further your work as we create the cities of the future.

Previous CitySummit speakers include:
Bill Strickland, President and CEO, Manchester Bidwell Corporation; Author, Make the Impossible Possible 
Jeff Speck, Author, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Shawn Micallef, Urban Columnist, The Toronto Star; Editor and Co-Owner, Spacing Magazine 
Enrique Penalosa, Former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia
Dr. Richard Florida, Professor, University of Toronto and NYU; Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Helle Soholt, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Gehl Architects 
Jennifer Bradley, Brooking Institution Fellow and Co-Author, The Metropolitan Revolution
Edward Glaeser, Harvard economist and author, Triumph of the City
Charles Landry, Author, The Creative Cities Index
Diana Lind, Executive Director and Editor-in-chief, Next City
Peter Kageyama, Author, For the Love of Cities

Admission to the Rocky Mountain CitySummit is by invitation only. Invitations are extended to key civic and business leaders within the eight Rocky Mountain States: Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. There is a modest fee to attend; discounted ticket prices are available for government and non-profit employees.



2016 Rocky Mountain CitySummit Steering Committee
:
David Eves, Xcel Energy, Rocky Mountain CitySummit Chairman
Kathy Holmes, Holmes Consulting, Sponsorship Chairwoman
Doug Backman, dbmarketing
Brianna Borin, Snooze
Katherine Correll, Downtown Colorado, Inc.
Brandon DeBenedet, DA Davidson
Alan Eckman, AECOM
Amy Hansen, Polsinelli
Hayden Hirschfeld, NAI Shames Makovsky
Jocelyn Hittle, Colorado State University
Jim Holder, Cigna
Scott Ingvoldstad, CH2M
Lori Kirkland, Universal Mind
Catherine Lucas, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Alex Pankonin, Assured Title
Jay Philp, Otten Johnson
Sarah Rockwell, Kaplan Kirsch and Rockwell
Matt Shawaker, RNL Design
Brad Smith, Slalom
Ryan Sotirakis, Dig Studio
David Spector, Colorado Department of Transportation
Maren Stewart
Jerry Tinianow, City and County Denver
Barb Weiske, Auraria Higher Education Center
Ginger White, Denver Arts & Venues



The International Downtown Association recognized the Downtown Denver Partnership with a Downtown Merit Award in 2011 & 2014 for its work and initiatives related to the Rocky Mountain CitySummit.