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June 21, 2016
June 22, 2016
June 23, 2016
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4 PM

6 PM

Early Registration (Monday, June 20)

7 AM

8.30 AM

Registration

10.55 AM

11.30 AM

Networking Break

11.30 AM

12.45 PM

Parallel Sessions

Breakout Panel – Inclusive Urban Tech
Plenary Hall

With the advent of Urban Tech within the shared economy, traditional patterns of citizen engagement, ownership and production are changing. How can we seize these new opportunities to make the cities of the future more inclusive? How can city leaders and regular urbanites employ Urban Tech to ensure everyone can access resources and have their say in city governance? What are the best examples of inclusive cities?

Jenviev Azzolin, Co-founder, PPLCONNECT and WeHost

Josh Lerner, Co-founder and Executive Director, The Participatory Budgeting Project

Steven Ramage, Strategy Director, what3words

Asif Saleh, Senior Director, Strategy, Communication and Empowerment, BRAC International

Moderated by Dilki de Silva, Secretary General, Industrial Council of Societies of Industrial Design.

Plenary Hall

Workshop – From Brain Drain to Brain Gain
Soprano A

Cities are increasingly competing against one another to appeal to and retain educated talent, while attempting to position themselves as innovation and knowledge hubs. City leaders must constantly rethink their strategies to bolster their city’s attractiveness. How can cities differentiate themselves and attract talent? What makes a good knowledge hub? What do ‘brains’ look for in a city? How can different sectors cooperate to create postgraduate opportunities, offer economic and social incentives?

Hosted by Montreal International 

Moderated by Stéphanie Allard, Vice President - International Organizations, Montréal International.

Soprano A

Workshop – Creating Equity in Mobility
Soprano B

Continued and worsening congestion in cities across the world poses the question: why are individuals still choosing car ownership instead of mass transport?. The answer, in many cases, lies in the first/last mile gap in transport systems, and the convenience of door-to-door travel provided by a car. While cities struggle to handle the daily wear-and-tear to existing networks, Urban Tech and innovation can provide solutions to complement traditional public transport systems. What are the best examples of last mile innovations? How does public transport ensure it is not sidestepped by uber-efficient innovations? What do these technologies mean for city planning? Does Urban Tech also fill the freight and delivery last mile gap?

Hosted by Toyota Mobility Foundation

Soprano B

Round Table Discussions (by invitation)

1. Designing the Human Centered Smart City

Hosted by Joe Murray, Vice President – Tech, Frog

Symphony 3A

2. Smart Water Utility

Hosted by Tim Braun, Enterprise Architect, EmNet

Symphony 3B

3. Informal Economy

Hosted by Siddharth Hande, Founder and Head of Research Kabadiwalla Connect

Opera C, 1st

4. Youthful Cities: What Millennials Want from their Cities

Hosted by Sonja Miokovic, Global Director and Co-Founder, Youthful Cities

Opera C, 2nd

12.45 PM

2.15 PM

Lunch

2.15 PM

3.30 PM

Parallel Sessions

Breakout Panel – Peopled Powered Cities
Plenary Hall

Global energy consumption is set to rise by 40% by 2030. Much of this will be in cities as the world becomes increasingly urban. Cities must therefore rethink their whole energy cycle from production to monitoring and consumption. New innovations employing Urban Tech allow citizens to play a central role in this rewiring. People will also increasingly manage their cities’ energy grids, choosing which energy they use and how they use it. How are citizens and startups taking control of their cities’ grids? How can cities become centers of energy production?

Pierre Fitzgerald, Global Utility Lead North America, Ericsson

Luise Neumann-Cosel, Founder, Vorstand BürgerEnergie Berlin

John Tolva, President, PositivEnergy Practice

Dong-Ping Wong, Founding Partner, Family

Moderated by Vatsal Bhatt, Director of Cities and Neighborhood Developments, US Green Building Council.

Plenary Hall

Workshop – Cityquest: Promoting Innovations in New Cities
Soprano A

As part of the global urbanization phenomenon, dozens of new cities are being built all over the world to satisfy the changing needs of urbanites and to generate new opportunities for individuals, businesses and for society as a whole. These urban mega projects represent hundreds of billions of dollars of investments. Tomorrow, these cities may reshape the global economy. High levels of innovation and entrepreneurship in cities consistently correlate to urban economic growth, and thus have become a mark of a modern, successful city. How can new cities attract and retain these visionaries that accelerate city growth? How can they promote the use of urban tech solutions to mitigate issues in the future city? Is there an ideal urban ecosystem for new businesses?

Hosted by the Cityquest Community & Sarah Moser, Assistant Professor of Geography, McGill University

Soprano A

Roaming Workshop – Reviving Public Spaces through Cooperation: Art, Tech, & Data
Soprano B

Despite our ever-growing obsession to be 'connected', social isolation remains a troubling reality of contemporary cities. Connecting people to their urban environment and to each other, in a meaningful way, is often a challenge. How can these individual bubbles be broken? In what ways can art and technology be used to create collective experiences? Can citizens gain a sense of ownership over public space and streetscape be democratised? What does a successful placemaking project look like? What is the impact of such urban interventions? How can citizens re-think under-utilized public spaces to revive neighbourhoods and communities? Can people be empowered to find a role in the stories that are told around them?

Hosted by Daily Tous les Jours and Infinite City

Melissa Mongiat, Co-founder, Daily Tous Les Jours

Fady Atallah, Co-Founder, Head of Development, Infinite City

Soprano B

Round Table Discussions (by invitation)

1. Changing Work Patterns

Hosted by Ryan Mullenix, Design Partner and Architect, NBBJ

Symphony 3A

2. Financing Smart Infrastructure

Hosted by Wim Elfrink, President, WPE Ventures

Symphony 3B

3. Affordable Housing

Hosted by Neal Gorenflo, Co-Founder, Shareable

Opera C, 1st

3.30 PM

4.15 PM

Networking Break

7 PM

9 PM

Gala reception hosted by Ivanhoé Cambridge at Le Parquet de l’édifice Jacques-Parizeau