We’ll explore a rich variety of strategic investments, smart policies and breakthrough technological innovations — all designed to enable cities and regions to better respond to increasingly complex urban planning, design, technology and development challenges.
For the past seven years, we’ve gathered in different cities with a single purpose: to identify tested and untested solutions that can help us build connected and sustainable cities and regions, and to share those solutions with each other. We gather this year at Evergreen Brick Works – a LEED Platinum facility that stands as a remarkable example of adaptive reuse, brownfield remediation, and Toronto’s commitment to urban sustainability.
A key component of Meeting of the Minds is enabling innovation. Our events help link urban leaders in the private, nonprofit and public sectors in order to identify and share solutions. Meeting of the Minds will connect you, the innovators, with two often missing ingredients: living labs ready to become early adopters and partners willing to step up with vitally needed support and cutting edge tools.
Our speakers and invited delegates are thought leaders working at the cutting edge of urban systems: economic and environmental sustainability, social inclusion, clean energy and water strategies, advanced technology, and transformational design, planning and policies.
Meeting of the Minds includes hours of programming and networking so you can meet like-minded leaders who are pushing the boundaries through their work. Our goal is for you to come away with breakthrough ideas, inspiration and new partnerships.