• Date: April 11, 2014
  • Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Venue SIX10 - Chicago, IL
  • Category: Event


Due to strong interest in this program, the Big Ideas for Cities event has been closed for registration. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email Lanford@nlc.org.

Members of the media interested in covering this event should contact: Tom Martin at Martin@nlc.org or 202-626-3186.

This event will feature mayors from around the country offering compelling talks on ideas or innovations that can make a dramatic difference to the future of our cities. A wide range of topics will be covered, such as new approaches to closing the achievement gap in education, sustainable solutions for cities, and efforts to embed a culture of innovation and performance in municipal government.

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor of Chicago, IL
Host Mayor


Chris Coleman

Mayor of Saint Paul, MN
NLC President

To be an Education Mayor, Look Beyond the Classroom

Ralph Becker

Mayor of Salt Lake City, UT
NLC First Vice President


Michael Nutter

Mayor of Philadelphia, PA
Chair, NLC University Board of Advisors


Michael Coleman

Mayor of Columbus, OH

Blueprint Columbus: Clean Streams. Strong Neighborhoods.

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Mayor of Gary, IN

Help is on the Way: The Art of Leveraging and Managing City Partnerships

Betsy Hodges

Mayor of Minneapolis, MN

Beyond the Rising Tide: The Case for Cities and Inclusive Growth

Jean Quan

Mayor of Oakland, CA


Charlie Hales

Mayor of Portland, OR

The Secret Ingredient in Portland’s Next Big Idea

Paul Soglin

Mayor of Madison, WI



The schedule for this event is not yet available.


Venue Six10
Chicago, IL

The Renaissance Blackstone is only a block away and is recommended for your stay.

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