Summit Agenda

August 13-16, 2014, Mountain View, California

Wednesday, August 13

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summit Registration

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Opening Session

Welcome and Introductory Remarks 

Clarence Anthony, Executive Director, NLC

Personal Leadership Development: New Ways of Thinking for RAPID Innovation    

Patrick Ibarra, Mejorando Group

Patrick will help you examine how you personally approach challenges and new opportunities. Utilizing the RAPID innovation model, he will give you new ways to tackle problem solving to make you a more effective, innovation-driving leader. Patrick will facilitate the entire three-day Summit, drawing together the themes of all of the sessions.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Thursday, August 14

7:45 a.m.


8:30 a.m -11:50 a.m.

General Session

Innovation in City Government Part I  

Stephen Goldsmith, Harvard Kennedy School, and Neil Kleiman, NYU Wagner Innovation Labs

Neil and Steve will discuss new ways of identifying local challenges, how to create a structure and culture within city government that supports innovative solutions, and how to engage residents in the innovation process utilizing both in-person and civic technology solutions.

12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.


Special Speaker: Seth Shostak, SETI

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Session

Innovation in City Government Part II        

Neil Kleiman, NYU Wagner Innovation Labs

Neil will help participants craft tailored plans to foster and sustain innovation within each participant's city government.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Evening Reception

Friday, August 15

7:45 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

General Session

Supporting Innovation in the Local Economy

Amy Holloway, Avalanche Consulting

Amy will equip you to think in new ways about the tools that city leaders have to foster innovation in the local economy, such as zoning and regulations, leadership and communications, workforce development and innovative approaches to small business incubation.

12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.


Special Speaker: Carl Guardino, The Silicon Valley Leadership Group

1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Google Headquarters Tour & Reception

You will get a first-hand look at revolutionary technological innovations through a special tour of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. Engage in substantive conversations with Google's teams, including Civic Innovation, Google Fiber, and Google X. This outing will also feature a reception on the Google campus.

Saturday, August 16

7:30 a.m - 9:30 a.m

Working Breakfast

Reflections and Action Agenda                       

Patrick Ibarra, Mejorando Group

9:30 a.m

Leadership Summit Concludes