Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

12:30 – 2:00 Registration
2:00 – 2:15 Welcome

Cathy Wissink, Microsoft

2:15 – 3:00
Framing Presentation
How Can Cities Find Their Place in the Innovation Economy?

Teresa M. Lynch, Mass Economics

3:15 – 4:45
Session I
How City Governments Can Support Innovation

Moderator: Jennifer Bradley, Aspen Institute
Nick Grossman, Union Square Ventures
Carey Anne Nadeau, Open Data Nation
Manik Suril, Founder, MeWe
Mitch Weiss, Harvard Business School

5:15 – 6:30
The City as Public Domain:  Strategies for Cities in the Next Economy

Maarten Hajer, Professor of Urban Futures, University of Utrecht, Chief Curator of International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016

6:30 – 7:30 Reception at NERD Center

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

9:00 – 10:30
Session II
Building a Coalition for an Innovation Agenda

Moderator: Pat Larkin, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
Michael Hostad, Innovation in Milwaukee
Karen Karp , Karen Karp & Partners
Pam Lewis, New Economy Initiative
Mitch Tyson, Northeast Clean Energy Council

10:45 – 12:15
Session III
Innovating Across Borders

Moderator: Carlos Martinez-Vela, Institute of the Americas
Norma Iglesias-Prieto, San Diego State University
Ricardo Mora, Techology Hub – Ciudad Juárez
Paul Reiser, Tech Town Detroit
Cathy Wissink, Microsoft Technology & Civic Engagement

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30
Session IV
Innovation in the Just City

Moderator: Toni Griffin, Urban Planning for the American City / HSD
Emile Cambry, BLUE1647
Adam Friedman, Pratt Center for Community Development
Tamir Novotny, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Leslie Smith, Entrepreneurship-Powered Innovation Center