2014 BIG Ideas: The Future of Our Cities is taking place October 24-26, 2014. Mark your calendar now! This year’s BIG Ideas will be hosted by the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Attendees can expect a unique weekend, experiencing the coastal beauty of the area.
Hosted by the Alliance for Innovation, BIG Ideas is an invitation-only event that gathers progressive leaders to explore critical issues for the future of local government. The Alliance for Innovation is transforming local government through the power of innovation and collaboration. We serve as the platform for local governments who are passionate about nurturing an innovative culture and building the future of local government today.
BIG Ideas will take place at the beautiful beach side Sonesta Hotel. The sun. The surf. The soft sandy beach. They’re all just steps away from the recently renovated Sonesta Fort Lauderdale. Perfectly situated alongside inviting Atlantic shores and the city’s charming canal system, this AAA approved Four Diamond-rated oceanfront hotel boasts sweeping views of Fort Lauderdale Beach, a 7-mile stretch of bliss. Check in to this stylish and sophisticated haven … and “check out” from the rest of the world as we infuse every detail of your stay with seaside tranquility. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the hotel including guestrooms.
Reservation information coming soon.
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale
999 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Tel: 954.315.1460 Fax: 954.302.5260
The Sonesta Fort Lauderdale is conveniently located on the corner of A1A and Sunrise Boulevard.
From Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, (Approximately 7 miles):
Take US1 (Federal Hwy) North to Sunrise Boulevard. Head east to beaches and A1A.
Registration is $435 for the two and one half day meeting. All meals are provided for the duration of the event. Guests are welcome to attend dinners each night with the purchase of a ticket.
Attendees can purchase a dinner ticket during the registration process.
BIG Ideas: The Future of Local Government is generously sponsored by the Active Network, CH2M HILL, HR Green and the city of Fort Lauderdale.
BIG Ideas 2013 looked at the future of local government, assessing the impact our decisions now will have on the landscape of local government tomorrow.
BIG Ideas 2013 offers a timely contrast to the 2012 BIG Ideas: Revolutionary Ideas, held in Williamsburg. This year’s discussions will take the lead from our historical setting. Attendees had conversations around the theme -- “BIG Ideas, Revolutionary Ideas”: A New Founding for Local Government within the American Commonwealth. BIG Ideas 2012 discussed the future of local government as seen through the lens of the ideas which gave birth to the American experiment in republican and democratic self-government; the ideas which continue to inspire and to challenge as “we the people” struggle to achieve a free, just and inclusive society.View the BIG Ideas 2012 Conference Materials
The 2011 BIG Ideas Conference was held in Fort Collins, CO. The format was highly interactive, with attendees bridging the roles of provocateurs and being a participant. Participants left Colorado feeling energized and inspired by the conversation that took place.
Over the course of two and a half days, attendees discussed
You will find below the links to the white papers that were generated to help participants prepare for the conversation:
During these events, sessions are live scribed. Below is the link to the 2011 BIG Ideas Notes that were taken during the event:
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