Rocky Mountain CitySummit
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Reception to follow


SHERATON DENVER
DOWNTOWN HOTEL

1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
7:30 am - REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 am - WELCOME TO THE MILE HIGH CITY!
David Eves, Chairman, 2016 Rocky Mountain CitySummit; President, Xcel Energy Colorado
Tami Door, President and CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership
Jim Holder, Senior Vice President, Cigna, Mountain States Region
Walter Isenberg, President and CEO, Sage Hospitality; Chairman, Downtown Denver Partnership Management Group
Mayor Michael B. Hancock, City and County of Denver

8:20 am - THE RESPONSIVE CITY
Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government, Director of the Innovations in American Government Program, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; previously Deputy Mayor of New York City and Mayor of Indianapolis

9:00 am - THE HAPPY CITY
Charles Montgomery, Author, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives through Urban Design

9:45 am - BREAK

10:00 am - PLACEMAKING AND INNOVATION – CREATING THE CITY OF THE FUTURE
Fred Kent, Founder and President, Projects for Public Spaces
Jennifer Vey, Fellow and Co-Director, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking

11:00 am - CREATING THE INCLUSIVE CITY
Christopher Beynon, Principal, Director of Planning and Design Services, MIG

11:30 am - BREAK

11:45 am - LUNCH IS SERVED

12:00 pm - REMARKS BY GOVERNOR JOHN W. HICKENLOOPER, STATE OF COLORADO

12:15 pm - CONFESSIONS OF A CORPORATE FUTURIST: COMING TRENDS THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR WORLD
Sheryl Connelly, Global Consumer Trends and Futuring Manager, Ford Motor Company

1:00 pm - TRAVEL TO FIRST ROUNDTABLE SESSION

1:10 pm - ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUNDTABLES, PART I


CONNECTION

The Mobile City: Creating a More Diverse and Mobile Urban Environment
Recent transformative changes in mobility, transportation and technology are combining to connect our cities in ways unimaginable just five years ago. New ways of thinking about, and adapting to, mobility advances create novel and better experiences for city residents and visitors. Join our discussion with mobility experts to discover how tactical urbanism, energy systems integration and urban design create a more diversified and mobile urban environment. Walk (or bike, Uber, Lyft or take public transportation) away with the latest updates about what cities are planning and doing to adapt to these changes.

Moderator: Mayor Cathy Noon, City of Centennial
Panelists:
Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer, City of Seattle
Crissy Fanganello, Director of Transportation, City and County of Denver
Martha Symko-Davies, Ph.D., Director of Partnerships, Energy Systems Integration, NREL

The Smart City: Using Information and Communication Technology to Improve the Quality of Life
Smart Cities of the future will demonstrate what's possible through scalable solutions that provide core infrastructure and an improved quality of life; a clean and sustainable environment through reductions of carbon emissions; and application of 'smart' solutions in information and communication technologies. This panel of experts, who have faced challenges and excelled in moving the Smart City initiative forward, will discuss technology, planning, public and private cohesion and the residential experience. Learn how different cities are approaching the Smart City concept, and what Denver has planned for the future.

Moderator: Jennifer Vey, Fellow and Co-Director, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking, Brookings Institution
Panelists:
Brett Cortese, President and CEO, Universal Mind
Scott Cardenas, Chief Information Officer, City and County of Denver
Kjell Persson, CEO, inUse
Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Dallas Innovative Alliance



EXPERIENCE

The Gathering City: Reimagining Public Spaces
The cities of the future will have vibrant, safe public spaces. Residents should be engaged in the activation of public spaces, and these active spaces should generate a sense of place, community pride and community life. These aspirational goals require new ways of thinking about public spaces that are intentional, innovative and inclusive. In this session, learn more about processes that have engaged communities and that have led to dynamic reimagined public spaces for all to enjoy.

Moderator: Fred Kent, Founder and President, Project for Public Spaces
Panelists:
Dana Crawford, CEO, Urban Neighborhoods, Inc.
Jacqueline Murphy, Senior Consultant for Public Libraries and Community Development, Colorado Department of Education
Jamie Simone, Interim Director, Chicago Region Office at The Trust for Public Land

The Youthful City: Engaging Youth in Building the City of Their Future
What is the city of the future, if not its youth? Just like young Rocky Mountain cities that are defining themselves, our youth are shaped by the environment of their community. Learn how organizations are providing an outlet for young residents to learn about cities and engage in making the city for their future.

Moderator: Stephen Jordan, Ph.D., President, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Panelists:
Kevin Coval, Founder, Louder Than a Bomb
Diego Florez, Intern, Youth on Record
Letia Frandina, Ph.D., Director of Partnerships, and student ambassadors, Downtown Denver Expeditionary School
Jesus Rodriguez, Intern, Youth on Record


DESIGN

The Accessible City: Creating Inclusive and Welcoming Cities
Accessibility is one of the main challenges facing urban centers throughout the country and around the world. Inequality exists in a number of aspects of urban life, from inadequate urban access, services or infrastructure to social isolation, poor diversity of housing options and a lack of economic opportunity. This panel discussion will explore how to make cities accessible and welcoming to all.

Moderator: Chris Beynon, Director of Planning and Design Services Principal, MIG
Panelists:
Anna Jones, Executive Director, North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative
Siobhan Reardon, President and Director, Free Library of Philadelphia
Jeff Wilson, Ph.D., Founder of the Dumpster Project and CEO of Kasita

The Linked City: Experiencing the Public Realm
The quality of our future cities will be based on making great linkages, transitions and connections between their varied areas, and ensuring that the larger amenities, the streets and sidewalks; the parks, schools and public buildings, are designed in a way that brings our lives together. Join our panelists in a conversation about how the public realm will impact the experience in the city of the future.

Moderator: Brad Buchanan, Executive Director, Community Planning and Development, City and County of Denver
Panelists:
Michael Chavez, Public Art Program Manager, Denver Arts and Venues, City and County of Denver
Mark Johnson, Co-Founder and President, Civitas
Tracy Weil, Co-Founder, River North Art District



2:10 pm - TRAVEL TO SECOND ROUNDTABLE SESSION

2:20 pm - ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUNDTABLES, PART II

3:20 pm - TRAVEL TO AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

3:30 pm - BUILDING CITIES TOGETHER: THE POWER OF PUBLIC & PRIVATE SECTOR COLLABORATION
Moderator: Nicole Brady, Denver7
Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Mayor, City and County of Denver
Jim Doyle, President, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company
Kim Day, CEO, Denver International Airport
David Eves, President, Xcel Energy Colorado
Cal Fulenwider, President, L.C. Fulenwider

4:15 pm - LESSONS LEARNED AND CALL TO ACTION
David Eves, Chairman, 2016 Rocky Mountain CitySummit
Tami Door, President and CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership

4:30 pm - RECEPTION

5:30 pm - ADJOURN