Wednesday, June 10

Welcome to the 2015 CEOs for Cities Cluster Workshop in Pittsburgh! The event kicks off with registration at the Westin, followed by a welcome reception, in partnership with Create Festival, and a night at the ol’ ballgame.

3-5 p.m. Registration
The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh (1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh)

Welcome Reception

In partnership with Create Festival, CEOs for Cities is excited to partner with Pittsburgh’s first-ever Create Festival, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, for two joint receptions on June 10 and 11. The Create Festival focuses on the power of creativity at the intersection of arts and technology. It’s an apropos event that coincides with the…

Time:
5-7 p.m.
Venue:
SPACE Gallery (812 Liberty Ave)

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Cheer on the Pittsburgh Pirates… or the Milwaukee Brewers(!) at this optional evening event. They may be rivals on the field, but the Pittsburgh and Milwaukee City Clusters will collaborate at the Heinz Center during our Spring Workshop. Get your ticket to the ballgame. Workshop participants should join us in Section 227 at PNC Park…

Time:
7:05 p.m.
Venue:
PNC Park (115 Federal St)

Three Rivers Arts Festival

Live music, theater, dance, and gallery exhibitions are yours to explore at the internationally renowned Three Rivers Arts Festival in downtown Pittsburgh.…

Time:
Noon - 8 p.m. (daily)
Venue:
Downtown Pittsburgh

Thursday, June 11

The first full day of the 2015 CEOs for Cities Workshop begins with an early morning registration, breakfast and time to mingle, followed by a day of program — including keynote speakers, city field trips and mobile workshops in Pittsburgh.  Guests are invited to make reservations at one of several area restaurants.

6:30-7:45 a.m. Registration
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh)

Continental Breakfast Buffet/Registration

If you didn’t stop by registration on Wednesday evening, grab your badge and materials today. Give yourself some time to eat breakfast and meet workshop attendees from your cluster and other cities, first thing in the morning!…

Time:
6:30-8 a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Workshop Opening

We’ll kick off the 2015 CEOs for Cities Cluster Workshop at the Heinz History Center with a welcome and overview by Lee Fisher, President + CEO, CEOs for Cities; Bob Milbourne, Chair, CEOs for Cities Board; and Leigh Halverson, Strategic Projects Advisor to the President, The Heinz Endowments.…

Time:
7:45-8:15a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Morning Keynote: Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley provides an introduction for 2015 CEOs for Cities Cluster Workshop host and morning keynote, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto. Followed by a 30-minute break at 9a.m.…

Time:
8:15-9a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman Street)
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Panel: What’s Innovative + Inclusive Economic Growth?

And why is it important? Panel discussion features: Andrew Butcher, Co-Founder, CEO, GTECH Strategies, Pittsburgh (Moderator); Erin Flynn, Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, Portland State University; Bill Generett, President + CEO, Urban Innovation21 (Pittsburgh); Valerie Patton, Vice President, Economic Inclusion and Talent / Executive Director, Diversity Initiative, St. Louis Regional Chamber; Sharon Sobol Jordan,…

Time:
9-10a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman Street)
CoffeeBreak

Break

Check your email. Get a cup of coffee. And discuss Mayor Peduto’s keynote address with other attendees.…

Time:
10-10:30a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Expert Resources Introduction

The Expert Resources at this year’s City Cluster workshop are experts on inclusive economic growth. The list of experts is still in formation. Note: All speakers and panelists will also serve as Expert Resources for the event. Peter Carlson, President, Regional Growth Strategies Jennifer Coleman, Founder, CityProwl Calvin Gladney, Managing Partner, Mosaic Urban Edward W.…

Time:
10:30 a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Break-out: Who are We? Why are We Here?

Breakout sessions are designed for workshop participants to get to know each other, discuss what they want to learn at the workshop, and share what is being done in their city to achieve innovative, inclusive economic growth. The sessions will be facilitated by our Expert Resources. Followed by a 15-minute break at noon.…

Time:
10:45a.m.-12noon
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)
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Break

Check your voicemail. Get more coffee. And continue conversations about inclusive economic growth.…

Time:
12-12:15p.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Box Lunch/ Keynote Speaker: Peter Sims

President of The Heinz Endowments Grant Oliphant provides an introduction for afternoon keynote, author Peter Sims. Peter Sims is a best-selling author of Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries. He is also co-founder and managing director of The Silicon Guild, and founder of The BLK SHP (“black sheep”) Foundation. His book, Little…

Time:
12:15-2p.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Field Trips + Mobile Workshops

Cluster Workshop participants will have a chance to explore Pittsburgh during the conference. A set of five concurrent field trips will be offered on the afternoon of Thursday, June. 11. You’ll choose just one! Here’s where the trips are headed: Trip 1: The Power of Arts to Drive Economic Growth (Cultural District and Envision Downtown)…

Time:
2-4:30 p.m.
Venue:
Pittsburgh (various) - All trips leave from Heinz History Center

Evening Reception/CREATE Festival

In partnership with Create Festival Thursday evening’s reception will be at Wyndham at the Point in downtown Pittsburgh. Following the reception, from 7-9p.m., you’re also invited to the CREATE 2015 Innovation Festival, part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, showcasing innovative art and tech. More details for the Createfest Party here.…

Time:
Reception: 6-7 p.m. + Festival: 7-9 p.m.
Venue:
Wyndham at the Point (600 Commonwealth Pl)
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Dinner on Your Own

We’ve made group reservations at several area restaurants for June 11th for 7 p.m. Check out the full list of eateries. Then call to add your name to the CEOs for Cities reservation. Please note: CEOs for Cities will not cover the cost of this meal.…

Time:
7-9 p.m.
Venue:
Pittsburgh (various)

Drinks+Conversations with Expert Resources

Expert Resources will be available for drinks + conversations after dinner at Bill’s Bar in the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh.…

Time:
9 p.m.
Venue:
Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh (1000 Penn Avenue)

Friday, June 12

The final day of the 2015 CEOs for Cities Workshop features keynotes, break-out sessions and dedicated time to get serious about your City Cluster’s action plans and next steps. We’ll wrap up with closing remarks from Lee Fisher and host Mayor William Peduto.

6:30-7:45 a.m. Registration
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh)

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Continental Breakfast Buffet/Registration

Last day of the workshop, early bird! Give yourself some time to eat breakfast and connect with workshop attendees from your cluster and other cities before the end of the event.…

Time:
6:30-8 a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Welcome + Recap

We’ll wrap up the final day of the 2015 CEOs for Cities Cluster Workshop with a welcome and Day-One recap by Lee Fisher, President + CEO, CEOs for Cities, and Debra Lam, Chief Innovation & Performance Officer, City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto.…

Time:
8-8:15 a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Morning Keynote: Toni L. Griffin

Toni L. Griffin, Director, J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City, The City College of New York.…

Time:
8:15-9 a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Lightning Round

The lightning round features 4 six-minute presentations. Tracy Certo, founder + publisher, NEXTPittsburgh, moderates. Dave Egner, President + CEO, Hudson-Webber Foundation Paula Hicks-Hudson, Mayor, City of Toledo Debra Lam, Chief Innovation + Performance Officer, City of Pittsburgh John Wilburn, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Center for Houston’s Future Followed by a 20-minute break at 9:40 a.m.…

Time:
9-9:40 a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)
CoffeeBreak

Break

Check your email. Get a cup of coffee. And discuss the Lightning Round with members of your and other clusters.…

Time:
9:40-10a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Break-out: Steps for Innovative, Inclusive Growth

Our Expert Resources will facilitate break-out sessions focused on sharing practical steps for moving toward innovative, inclusive growth.…

Time:
10-11:15a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Break-out: City Cluster Sessions

Each City Cluster will meet with its members to discuss lessons learned at the workshop and to determine next steps. Followed by City Clusters’ summary reports.…

Time:
11:15-12:15a.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

City Cluster Summary Reports

Each City Cluster will present a summary report from their break-out session to workshop participants.…

Time:
12:15-1p.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Box Lunch/Mayor William Peduto/Closing Expert Resource Panel: Takeaways on How Cities Can move Toward Inclusive Economic Growth

During our Closing Luncheon, Mayor Peduto will make closing remarks, followed by a panel discussion with some of our Expert resources. Takeaways on How Cities Can move Toward Inclusive Economic Growth. Panel discussion features: Peter Carlson, President, Regional Growth Strategies Calvin Gladney, Managing Partner, Mosaic Urban Ray Leach, CEO, JumpStart Teresa Lynch, Principal, Mass Economics…

Time:
1-2:30p.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Closing Remarks

Lee Fisher, President + CEO, CEOs for Cities, provides wrap-up and closing remarks for the 2015 CEOs for Cities Cluster Workshop. The event adjourns following the remarks.…

Time:
2:30-3p.m.
Venue:
Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman St)

Navigating Pittsburgh

Review maps for our main event locations (and our Thursday field trips) below!
Workshop Event Locations
Tour 1: The Power of Arts to Drive Economic Growth (Cultural District and Envision Downtown)
Tour 2: Eco-Innovation and Equity (Uptown and Hill District)
Tour 3: Catalyzing a Thriving Food Economy (Strip District)