2017 Spring City Cluster Workshop Agenda

This agenda is a work-in-progress and will be regularly updated.

MONDAY, May 15, 2016

Welcome to the 2017 CEOs for Cities Spring Cluster Workshop in Greenville! Registration will be at the Hotel, followed by a welcome reception. Enjoy dinner on your own in Greenville.

Noon – 5 p.m. Registration

Embassy Suites by Hilton | Greenville Downtown Riverplace (250 Riverplace)

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception

Enjoy yourself at Passerelle Bistro, a casual bistro in Falls Park. Located at The Liberty Bridge, overlooking a beautiful Falls Park, it’s a perfect place to enjoy great food, beautiful views and some local music.

7:30 p.m. Dinner in Greenville

Enjoy dinner on your own in the city.

TUESDAY, May 16, 2016

Location: TBA

The first full day of the 2017 CEOs for Cities Cluster Workshop begins with complimentary breakfast at the Embassy Suites Hotel and opening remarks, followed by a day of programming — including a keynote speaker, panel discussions and city field trips in Greenville/Greer.

6 – 8 a.m. Embassy Suites Hotel Buffet Breakfast

No matter what you’re craving, the Embassy has plenty of options for the most important meal of the day. Savor an omelet with all your favorite fillings, made just the way you like it. Or, for something hearty, try breakfast potatoes, eggs and bacon. If you’re looking for a lighter meal, fruit, oatmeal and pastries are always on the menu, and our grab-and-go options are perfect when you need to eat and run. However you like to start your day, we’ve got what will hit the spot, with more than enough coffee and beverages to get you going.

8:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks

Lee Fisher, CEOs for Cities
Mayor Knox White, Greenville, SC

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Morning Keynote

Jim Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter’s chief speechwriter. His latest book is China Airborne.

Deborah Fallows is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and the author of Dreaming in Chinese. By professional training, she is a theoretical linguist, having earned a PhD in
that subject at the University of Texas.

9:15 a.m. Panel of Mayors

Moderated by Jim Fallows
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary, IN
Mayor Rusty Bailey, Riverside, CA
 Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville, TN
Mayor Michael Tubbs, Stockton, CA

10:15 a.m. Morning Break

Quick break to stretch your legs!

10:30 a.m. Greenville Panel

Moderated by Jim Fallows

11:30 a.m. Break

Quick break to stretch your legs!

12 p.m. Luncheon: Greenville Downtown Story

Mayor Knox White, Greenville, SC
Mayor Rick Danner, Greer, SC
Jim Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic

1:30 p.m. Greenville Lightning Round

6-8 Greenville/Greer Speakers

2:30 – 5 p.m. Greenville/Greer Field Trips

Field Trip Descriptions coming soon!

5:30-7 p.m. Evening Reception

7 p.m. Dinner in Greenville

Enjoy dinner on your own in the city.

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2016

Location: TBA

The final day of the 2017 Cluster Workshop.

6 – 8 a.m. Embassy Suites Hotel Buffet Breakfast

No matter what you’re craving, the Embassy has plenty of options for the most important meal of the day. Savor an omelet with all your favorite fillings, made just the way you like it. Or, for something hearty, try breakfast potatoes, eggs and bacon. If you’re looking for a lighter meal, fruit, oatmeal and pastries are always on the menu, and our grab-and-go options are perfect when you need to eat and run. However you like to start your day, we’ve got what will hit the spot, with more than enough coffee and beverages to get you going.

 8:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks

Lee Fisher, CEOs for Cities
Mayor Knox White, Greenville, SC

8:30 a.m. Morning Keynote

Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University, introduction by Jim Fallows.

9:30 a.m. Break

Quick break to stretch your legs!

9:45 a.m. CEOs for Cities Cluster Leader Panel

Leaders from 4-5 cluster cities discuss the 11 signs of city success

10:30 a.m. Cluster Leaders Lightning Round

5-7 Cluster Leaders each will be presenting on one of the 11 signs of city success

11:30 a.m. Break

Quick break to stretch your legs!

11:45 a.m. Closing Luncheon

Clusters sit together for lunch to discuss what they have learned throughout the entire workshop and how they are going to implement them into their own city.

12:30 p.m. Closing Keynote

Quick break to stretch your legs!

2 p.m. Closing Remarks