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Business casual attire for meetings and conference events
Sunday, September 29
4:00 – 6:00 PM 6:30 – 8:30 PM
[JW Marriott Grand Rapids: 235 Louis Campau Promenade NW] Attendees will register for the conference and ArtPrize at this time.
[Reserve Wine & Food: 201 Monroe Ave NW]
Chancellor Nancy Zimpher – SUNY; Board Chair, CEOs for Cities Kathleen E. McIntyre – Manager, Ford Volunteer Corps; Ford Motor Company Fund.
[JW Marriott Grand Rapids] Open for use by all meeting attendees - refreshments served.
Monday, September 30
7:30 AM 8:00 AM BREAKFAST
[Michigan State University College of Human Medicine- 15 Michigan St. NE; 7th Floor]
Lee Fisher – President and CEO, CEOs for Cities Chancellor Nancy Zimpher – SUNY; Board Chair, CEOs for Cities Jerry Tubergen – CEO and CIO, RDV Corporation The Honorable George Heartwell – Mayor, City of Grand Rapids
KEYNOTE: THE METROPOLITAN REVOLUTION
Bruce Katz is a co-author of the new book The Metropolitan Revolution, which is a distillation of his work on the emerging metropolitan-led “next-economy” and its practitioners around the country working to produce more and better jobs driven by innovation, exports, and sustainability. Chancellor Nancy Zimpher [Introduction of Bruce Katz] Bruce Katz, Vice President and Founding Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
COLLABORATIVE CASE STUDY: THE GRAND RAPIDS MEDICAL MILE
A panel discussion moderated by Brian Harris, President and CEO of H&H Metal Source and Chairman of the Downtown Development Authority, about the nationally acclaimed Grand Rapids Medical Mile, which includes Michigan State University Medical School, the Van Andel Institute, the Spectrum Health System, and a number of other noted health care and higher education institutions and businesses engaged in cutting-edge collaborations that are growing the West Michigan economy. Brian Harris [Moderator] – President and CEO, H&H Metal Source Richard Breon – President and CEO, Spectrum Health System Thomas J. Haas – President, Grand Valley State University Birgit Klohs – President and CEO, The Right Place; Grand Action member Lou Anna K. Simon – President, Michigan State University Roger Spoelman – President and CEO, West Michigan Region, Trinity Health David Van Andel – Chairman and CEO, Van Andel Institute
Jim Walker – Executive Director and Founder, Big Car Collaborative
11:30 AM 12:00 PM
BREAK / DEPART FOR THE JW MARRIOTT HOTEL GRAND RAPIDS ECONOMIC CLUB LUNCHEON [JW Marriott Hotel]
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and author of the book, Delivering Happiness, and members of his senior team, Fred Mossler and Zach Ware, will share the exciting and compelling story of how Zappos is transforming Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world by investing $350 million in the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas.
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Tony Hsieh:
Jim Dunlap – Senior Executive Vice President, Regional and Commercial Banking Director, Huntington Bank Sean Welsh – Regional President, PNC
KEYNOTE: A CITY AS A STARTUP
Tony Hsieh – CEO, Zappos; Author, Delivering Happiness
Tony Hsieh Fred Mossler – “No Title”, Zappos (Yes, that’s his title!) Zach Ware – Founder and CEO, Project 100; Partner, VegasTechFund
1:40 PM 1:45 PM
Attendees meet in the lobby of the JW Marriott Hotel to begin afternoon programming.
THE GRAND RAPIDS WALKING TOURS
Each attendee will choose between four walking tour options during which they will visit two local sites for 45 minutes each. Each walking tour will host 50-60 guests and be guided by a local host. There will be sufficient walk time for all groups to be guided between tour sites.
WALKING TOUR OPTIONS:
1. 2. 3. 4. Site One: GRid 70 Site Two: Start Garden & MiSpringboard Site One: Start Garden & MiSpringboard Site Two: Haworth | Interphase @ MoDiv Site One: Haworth | Interphase @ MoDiv Site Two: GVSU Johnson Center for Philanthropic Research Site One: GVSU Johnson Center for Philanthropic Research Site Two: GRid 70
WALKING TOUR TIMING:
1:45-2:00 PM 2:00-2:45 PM 2:45-3:00 PM 3:00-3:45 PM 3:45-4:00 PM Travel Time from JW Marriott to First Site First Tour Travel Time from First Site to Second Site Second Tour Travel Time from Second Site to Public Museum
WALKING TOUR SITE DESCRIPTIONS: GRid 70
Grand Rapids innovation and design at 70 Ionia, best known as GRid70, is one of only a few design hubs in the world. Bringing together creative talent from six major corporations – Meijer, Amway, Steelcase, Pennant Health, Wolverine World Wide, and Process Automation Concepts, GRid70 allows for innovation, ideation, and cross-pollination. It’s an environment that stimulates out-of-the-box thinking, every day. Blake Krueger – Chairman, CEO and President, Wolverine Worldwide
Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Hosted by The Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Grand Valley State University’s Johnson Center for Philanthropy is a leader in providing key research and data on key issues facing communities across Michigan. Created more than 20 years ago, it has become critical for many philanthropic foundations and other organizations and businesses as a partner in research and evaluation. Grand Rapids Community Foundation helped create the Community Research Institute, which is a component of the Johnson Center. We will discuss the Johnson Center’s role in helping to guide foundations and others in many community improvement efforts. Beverly Grant – Associate Director, GVSU Johnson Center for Philanthropy Diana Sieger – President, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Haworth | Interphase @ MoDiv
Haworth | Interphase @ MoDiv is both an experimental and collaborative effort between Haworth, Inc. and their local Grand Rapids dealer, Interphase Interiors. In order to supplement their local showroom resources, the multipurpose space is much more residential in feel compared to the traditional Haworth office scene. MoDiv is an innovative concept with retail incubation and programming that helps bring city blocks alive and gives new retailers a space to grow. Franco Bianchi – President and CEO, Haworth Kristopher Larson – President and CEO, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Mike VanGessel – CEO, Rockford Construction
Start Garden & MiSpringboard
Many cities are trying to jumpstart entrepreneurial activity. In April 2012, Start Garden announced a $15,000,000 fund that would invest $5,000 into two ideas every week. Ideas are submitted to startgarden.com. In just over a year, they've deployed over $3 million into over 140 investments that range from back-of-the-napkin ideas to fast-growth startups. MiSpringboard® is a state-wide program designed to remove some of the barriers associated with starting and growing a business by providing free legal services to new business initiatives. Through MiSpringboard, Varnum will invest up to $1 million in free legal services to businesses referred to us by various economic development and other organizations across the state. Amanda Chocko – Community Relations, Start Garden Seth Ashby – Partner, Varnum LLP; MiSpringboard program
[Grand Rapids Public Museum - 272 Pearl St NW; 2nd Floor]
Jim Dunlap [Introduction of Governor Snyder] The Honorable Rick Snyder – Governor, State of Michigan
ROLE OF ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
[Grand Rapids Public Museum Auditorium] A panel discussion with national leaders in the arts. Jim Hackett [Moderator] [Grand Rapids] – Chief Executive Officer, Director, Steelcase Corporation Rick DeVos [Grand Rapids] – Founder, ArtPrize & Start Garden Kemi Ilesanmi [New York City] – Executive Director, The Laundromat Project Michael Kaiser [Washington, DC] – President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
6:00 PM 8:00 PM
ATTENDEES EXPLORE ARTPRIZE
Attendees are own their own for dinner. Restaurant recommendations can be found on p. X of the program.
HOSPITALITY SUITE [JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Open for use by all meeting attendees - refreshments served.
Tuesday, October 1
7:30 AM 8:00 AM BREAKFAST WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
[Michigan State University College of Human Medicine- 7th Floor]
Robert Milbourne – President and CEO, RHM Advisors; CEOs for Cities Board Member Doug DeVos – President, Amway Corporation Chancellor Nancy Zimpher – SUNY; Board Chair, CEOs for Cities
THE GREEN DIVIDEND REPORT
Release of new CEOs for Cities Research Joe Cortright, Senior Policy Advisor, CEOs for Cities
Anil Menon joined Cisco in March 2009 as President of the Smart+Connected Communities. In this role, Anil is responsible for developing the strategy and leading the global execution of Cisco's S+CC business. Under his leadership, Cisco has quickly become an industry leader, with hundreds of groups around the globe using the network as a platform to drive economic, social and environmental sustainability around the world. Cliff Thomas [Introduction of Anil Menon] – Managing Director, Cisco Systems, Inc.; CEOs for Cities Board Member Anil Menon – President, Smart+Connected Communities; Cisco Dy. Chief Globalisation Officer
CITY SUCCESS STORIES - LIGHTNING ROUND FORMAT
A rapid-fire series of brief compelling city success stories from innovative leaders. Introduction by Brian Boyle, co-Chief Executive Officer, Issue Media Group Meg Fitz [Des Moines] – Senior Vice President, Regional Business Development, Greater Des Moines Partnership Capital Crossroads: A Transformational Roadmap to DSM's Future Phillip Cooley [Detroit] – Developer, Ponyride Innovation through Inclusivity and Participation Erin Flynn [Portland] – Associate Vice President, Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships, Portland State University City University Partnerships Driving Urban Sustainability Karen Gahl-Mills [Cleveland] – Executive Director, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture How Public Funds for Arts & Culture Strengthen Artists & Communities Tim Maloney [Cincinnati] – President and CEO, Haile / U.S. Bank Foundation and Dan Reynolds [Cincinnati] – Creative Director, Landor Associates (co-presenters) Harnessing the power of art to inspire and transform communities Chris Muller [Grand Rapids] – Founder and President, M Retail Solutions Grand Rapids Whitewater: Putting the Rapids back in the Grand Jessica Zenk [San Jose] – Senior Director, Transportation, Silicon Valley Leadership Group Intersection: Art+Transportation Create Urban Mobility
10:20 AM 10:35 AM
BREAK THE POWER OF PLACE: REDESIGN, REBUILD, REVITALIZE YOUR CITY
Three visionary leaders will highlight their extraordinary placemaking success. Brian Payne [Moderator] [Indianapolis] – President, Central Indiana Community Foundation; CEOs for Cities Board Member Alex Michel [San Francisco] – Director, 5M Project Dick DeVos [Grand Rapids] – President, The Windquest Group; Co Chair, Grand Action Jessica Goldman Srebnick [Miami] – CEO, Goldman Properties
CITY CHANGEMAKER HONOREES ROUNDTABLE
CEOs for Cities will honor five innovative leaders who are changing their cities. (Note: a sixth City Changemaker Award will be presented to Mayor Nutter at the closing luncheon) Chancellor Nancy Zimpher [Moderator] – SUNY; Board Chair, CEOs for Cities The Honorable Tom Barrett [Milwaukee] – Mayor, City of Milwaukee Mark Rosenberg [Miami] – President, Florida International University Olga Stella [Detroit] – Vice President, Business Development, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation Jim Walker [Indianapolis] – Executive Director and Founder, Big Car Collaborative The Honorable AC Wharton [Memphis] – Mayor, City of Memphis
BOX LUNCHEON & NETWORKING SESSION
Don’t miss your last chance to connect with your fellow meeting attendees who each can offer a unique perspective on how to improve the work in your city.
Recently re-elected to his second term as Mayor of his hometown, Michael A. Nutter has set an aggressive agenda for America’s fifth largest city – devising the City’s innovative school reform strategy, vowing to strengthen community policing through Philly Rising, a unique partnership between vulnerable neighborhoods and the City, and continuing to implement the nationally recognized GreenWorks Philadelphia initiative that is helping to make the City of Philadelphia become the greenest city in America. Paul Grogan [Introduction of Mayor Nutter and presentation of City Changemaker Award] – President and CEO, The Boston Foundation; CEOs for Cities Board Member The Honorable Michael Nutter – Mayor, City of Philadelphia; Immediate Past President, U.S. Conference of Mayors
CLOSING REMARKS & VIDEO
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Lee Fisher, President and CEO, CEOs for Cities