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1 Spotlighting fresh ideas in urban connectivity & sustainability
Organized by Urban Age Institute, a 501c3 based in San Francisco Hosted by the City of Amsterdam

2 Connecting the Dots for Sustainable Cities
Planning, design, architecture Building systems Transportation Financing Upgrading infrastructure Waste Energy Water Citizen engagement New emerging fields Enabling technologies (including ICT/digital networks) Enabling public policies and government actions

3 Who Attends? 250 urban sustainability thought leaders
CXO, SVP and ED level attendees Representing public, private and third sector (academic, think tank, non-profit, foundation) Invitation-only

4 Event Format 2-day event Curated 15-minute talks 60-minute workshops
Generous breaks for networking Global webcast TelePresence enabled sessions for international discussion

5 Event Program Meeting of the Minds staff collaborate with sponsors and partners to curate the event program: Developing speaker and session ideas Focusing sessions on best practices and case studies Finding transferable and replicable solutions to feature at event

6 Pre-Meeting Buzz Conference speakers, sponsors & partners featured through: Year-long, regular blog content Curated 60-minute webinars leading up to event Regular newsletters to global, 8k+ list

7 Post-Meeting Buzz Videos & transcripts of all plenary talks posted online Follow-up blog posts from the Meeting’s key thought leaders Final report, featuring: Statistics Survey results Contact lists Session summaries

8 Media Strategy Two on-site press rooms for sponsors and speakers only
Industry-relevant press invited Sponsor’s top press targets included Sponsor materials (press releases, white papers, reports) distributed at or before event

9 2012 Attendees Level Sector

10 2012 Sponsors WSP Flack + Kurtz CH2M Hill Annie E. Casey Foundation
Toyota Cisco Philips Lighting IBM Schneider Electric Qualcomm SOM WSP Flack + Kurtz CH2M Hill Annie E. Casey Foundation Ford Foundation Jones Lang LaSalle

11 2012 Partners Urban Land Institute Presidio Graduate School
Regional Plan Association International Water Association CEOs for Cities US Green Building Council SPUR Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Bay Area Council Economic Institute Greenprint Foundation

12 2012 Attending Press CBS ABC TechCrunch Washington Post
Dallant Networks Clean Fleet Report Places Journal Inhabitat SmartPlanet New York Times Forbes Fast Company Magazine San Francisco Chronicle The Registry Citiscope Sustainable Industries

13 2012 Press Coverage A comprehensive list of 2012 press coverage is available at:

14 Amsterdam 2013 When: December 10-11, 2013 Where: TBD Dec 9th: Opening evening reception Dec 10th: Plenary sessions Dec 11th: Onsite workshops throughout Amsterdam VIP Reception for Speakers/Sponsors Only 14+ hours of networking time Meetings arranged before and after for key partnership development.

15 Early Sponsors and Partners
Deputy Mayor Carolien Gehrels and the City of Amsterdam Amsterdam Innovation Motor Amsterdam Smart City Toyota Cisco Philips Lighting Schneider Electric Deutsche Telecom

16 Contact Jessie Feller Managing Director
Dave Hahn Director of Communications Gordon Feller Co-Founder and Convenor

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