2017 What Works Cities Summit

2017 What Works Cities Summit logo

March 27–29, 2017
New York City

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities is delighted to host the second annual WWC Summit in New York City. WWC Summit 2017 will gather nearly 300 dedicated city practitioners, experts, and thought leaders from What Works cities across the country to share experiences, engage in professional development, and celebrate local achievements and the individuals driving change.

The WWC Summit is scheduled to kick off officially with a welcome reception at Bloomberg Philanthropies at 6:00 p.m. on the evening of Monday, March 27, 2017, and will conclude around 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. For more information about the WWC Summit, please email info@whatworkscities.org. This event is by invitation only.

We are greatly anticipating that this year’s Summit will be an exciting and robust gathering, propelling a national conversation around What Works practices and continuing the momentum from the first Summit in April 2016.

Agenda

To download a PDF version of the full agenda click here.
Note: Session times are subject to change

Monday, March 27, 2017

6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Opening Plenary Program
10:45 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Morning Sessions
12:30 p.m. Networking Group Lunch
1:45 p.m. Afternoon Sessions I
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Afternoon Sessions II
4:30 p.m. Break
4:45 p.m. Afternoon Plenary Program
6:30 p.m. What Works Community of Cities Reception

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Chats
9:00 a.m. Morning Plenary Program
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Morning Sessions I
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Morning Sessions II
12:30 a.m. Networking Group Lunch
1:30 p.m. Closing Plenary Program

2017 What Works Cities Summit Day 1

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Michael Bloomberg announces What Works Cities Certification and the addition of ten new What Works cities

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh introduces Mike Bloomberg at the 2017 What Works Cities Summit

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh kicks off the 2017 What Works Cities Summit

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What Works Cities Executive Director Simone Brody delivers the State of the What Works Cities Initiative

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray introduces What Works Cities: Tackling Homelessness in Seattle

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Beth Blauer, Executive Director of the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, speaks on the State of the What Works Cities Initiative at the 2017 What Works Cities Summit

2017 What Works Cities Summit Opening Reception

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Attendees gather at the opening reception of the 2017 What Works Cities Summit

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Andrea Coleman of Bloomberg Philanthropies addresses reception attendees

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What Works Cities Executive Director Simone Brody welcomes the 350 city leaders from 91 cities who have gathered for the Summit

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Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry chats with fellow attendees of the opening reception

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What Works Cities Senior Fellow Michael Nutter (former Mayor of Philadelphia) chats with Andrea Coleman of Bloomberg Philanthropies at the opening reception