09:10 AM – Remarks
09:20 AM – Investing in Civic Research and Innovation
This panel highlights the roles of funders in 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.
Lilian Coral, Knight Foundation
Stacey Gillett, Bloomberg Philanthropies
10:00 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.
Sarabeth Berk, Futurebound
Brian Muller, University of Colorado, Boulder
Julia Richman, City of Boulder
10:45 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.
Bill Fulton, Rice University
Ben Levine, MetroLab Network
11:15 AM – Formerly Known as College Towns: Cities, Universities, 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 Lauren Poe, Gainesville, FL
Mayor Suzanne Jones, Boulder, CO
Mayor Wade Troxell Fort. Collins, CO
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Breakout Sessions
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
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.
Sara Anderson, City of Denver
Christine Kendrick, City of Portland
Mobility Data Specifications 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 focus on the recently launched Open Mobility Foundation, whose founding cities have committed to using a data standard called Mobility Data Specifications.
John Clary, City of Austin
Kevin Martin, City of Portland
Sophie Shulman, Colorado Dept. of Transportation
02:00 PM – Break
02:15 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 latest technologies.
Moderator: Bill Skerpan, City of Boulder
Nolbert Chavez, CU-Denver
Nigel Jacob, City of Boston
Kim Lucas, City of Boston
Bill Skerpan, City of Boulder
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.
Vik Bhide, City of Tampa
Des McNulty, University of Glasgow
Chris Parra, Zayo
Denise Linn Riedl, City of South Bend
Mobility Analytics and Privacy
This session will build off of the previous session on Data and Mobility, with a focus on privacy and analytics for mobility data.
Kelsey Finch, Future of Privacy Forum
Bill Howe, University of Washington
Ken Steif, University of Pennsylvania
03:15 PM – Break
03:30 PM – Breakout Sessions
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
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.
This session will explore MaaS as an emerging model to procure and deliver integrated and resident-centric mobility solutions.
Ben Bear, Spin
Tosh Chambers, City of Pittsburgh
04:30 PM – Break
04:45 PM – Closing Remarks
MetroLab Board Member
05:00 PM – Day 1 Concludes
Shuttles circulating between Hilton Garden Inn and Chautauqua Dining Hall
06:30 PM – Reception
09:00 PM – Reception Concludes