09:15 AM – Remarks
Gov. Jared Polis, Colorado
09:45 AM – Partnering in an Innovative Boulder
This panel will focus on partnerships that have helped Boulder become a hub for innovation in energy, mobility, climate, and industry development.
Moderator: Julia Richman, City of Boulder
Sarabeth Berk, Futurebound
Brian Muller, University of Colorado, Boulder, CEDaR
Bud Pope, University of Colorado, Boulder, RIO
Dan Powers, CO-LABS
10:30 AM – Updates from MetroLab
MetroLab’s staff and board will share updates on programs and activities underway at the organization and across the national network of universities and local governments.
Ben Levine, MetroLab Network
Bill Fulton, Rice University
11:00 AM – Cities, Research Partnerships, Talent, and Growth
This panel will explore civic leadership and examine the roles of cities with research institutions in town.
Moderator: Gov. Martin O’Malley, Chair of MetroLab Advisory Council
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, Albany, GA
Mayor Suzanne Jones, Boulder, CO
Mayor Lauren Poe, Gainesville, FL
Mayor Wade Troxell Fort Collins, CO
11:45 AM – Investing in Civic Innovation
This panel highlights the people and organizations supporting innovation in cities and communities. It will explore their role as risk capital in communities and examine how new approaches can be developed, sustained, and scaled.
Moderator: Debra Lam, Georgia Tech
Lilian Coral, Knight Foundation
Roland Persaud, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Jean Setzfand, AARP
Harriet Tregoning, New Urban Mobility Alliance
12:30 PM – Lunch
01:30 PM – Breakout Sessions
Lisa Camp, Case Western University
International Collaboration – How to Take Your City/University Partnership Global
This session will highlight examples from successful city/university partnerships that have expanded to have an international footprint and how other partnerships can identify opportunities to work internationally.
Moderator: Anne Dodge, Mansueto Institute at the University of Chicago
Karen Lightman, Carnegie Mellon University
Ges Rosenberg, University of Bristol
Santi Garces, City Pittsburgh
Using Data to Understand the Environment
This session will focus on how local governments and their university partners are using data to better understand and manage their built and natural environment.
Moderator: Scott Andes, National League of Cities
Sarah Anderson, City of Denver
Kathy Ensor, Rice University
Alan Lowdon, Durham University
Melissa McHale, Colorado State University
Michael Mattmiller, Microsoft
Mobility Data and the Open Mobility Foundation
This session will examine a domain in rapid transition: it will explore the proliferation of new mobility technologies, their impact, and the policy and data frameworks being developed to integrate these tools into cities’ mobility and transportation strategies. The session will highlight the recently launched Open Mobility Foundation, whose founding cities have committed to a specific data standard.
Moderator: John Tolva, CityFi
John Clary, City of Austin
Beaudry Kock, Spin
Kevin Martin, City of Portland
Makenzi Rasey, Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation
Sophie Shulman, Colorado Dept. of Transportation
02:30 PM – Break
02:45 PM – Breakout Sessions
Creating a Safe Space for Experimentation
This session will discuss how cities, universities, nonprofits, industry and other entities can partner in creating safe spaces for regional collaboration and experimentation on emerging technologies.
Moderator: Bill Skerpan, City of Boulder
Nolbert Chavez, CU-Denver
Kim Lucas, City of Boston
Ges Rosenberg, University of Bristol
Tyler Svitak, Colorado Smart City Alliance
What Does 5G Mean for City Services and Economic Development
This session will explore how cities are partnering with industry to deploy 5G, and what that technology offers to residents, for city services, and for economic development.
Moderator: Santi Garces, City of Pittsburgh
Vik Bhide, City of Tampa
Dennis Kyle, Zayo
Des McNulty, University of Glasgow
Mobility Data Management, Analytics, and Privacy
This session will build off of the previous session on Data and Mobility, with a focus on data management, privacy, and analytics.
Moderator: Paul Folkers, Grant Thornton
Ginger Armbruster, City of Seattle
Sebastian Castellanos, New Urban Mobility Alliance
Kelsey Finch, Future of Privacy Forum
Ken Steif, University of Pennsylvania
03:45 PM – Break
04:00 PM – Breakout Sessions
Urban Science as an Academic Field
This session will explore an academic field with many names (urban science, urban informatics, smart and connected communities, smart cities, etc.) and consider how a research community can be cultivated and how students can be trained in an cross-disciplinary and applied environment.
Moderator: Ben Levine, MetroLab Network
Nizeet Aguilar, National Science Foundation
Victoria Alsina, New York University
Sandra Brown, University of California, San Diego
Nigel Jacob, City of Boston
Dan O’Brien, Northeastern University / Boston Area Research Initiative
Climate Change and Research Needs of Local Governments: CU-Boulder and Colorado cases
Faculty, researchers, and students from CU-Boulder share projects focused on climate and sustainability.
Co-moderator: Sarah Anderson, City of Denver
Co-moderator: Brian Muller, University of Colorado, Boulder
Paul Chinowsky, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jonathan Koehn, City of Boulder
Lucy Van Kleunen, University of Colorado Boulder
Steve Voida, University of Colorado, Boulder
How Local Gov’t and Universities Can Advance Economic Mobility
This session will focus on how local governments and their university partners are working to advance economic mobility in their communities.
Moderator: Sherri Greenberg, UT Austin
Robin Bachin, University of Miami
Brian Donoghue, City of South Bend
Lydia Moreno, City of San Diego