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2017 Solution Sessions

Solution Sessions offer a unique opportunity for city leaders to learn from industry thought leaders. These sessions will provide you with tangible products and solutions for cities, in-depth analysis of various industries, and best practices to implement in your community.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

New Approaches for a More Sustainable Future of Urban Mobility

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Moving the transportation sector to a shared, electrified, and automated economy is a critical component to reaching sustainability goals. The benefits of such a transformation extend well beyond the cars on the road—some include, mobility to more communities, new human-centric urban design options, and more livable cities. Uber is committed to driving a more sustainable future of mobility by developing shared, electrified and automated transportation options and collaborating with cities and partners to unlock the benefits these transformations can bring.

This session will cover lessons learned from Uber’s active sustainable mobility efforts, including

  1. Internal and external research efforts to evaluate the impact of ridesharing on local air pollution and urban transportation’s carbon footprint;
  2. Electric vehicle (EV) demonstration launches throughout North America involving thousands of EVs doing millions of rides;
  3. Partnerships with transit agencies—from both urban and rural cities - across North America;
  4. Engagements with cities and developers to launch new mobility oriented developments with minimized parking footprints

*Presented by Uber

Note: Breakfast will be provided

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Operation Prevention – Educating Youth on the Dangers of Opioid Misuse

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In response to the opioid epidemic, NLC released the Opioid Epidemic Task Force Report –an action plan to disrupt this destructive nationwide trend. A key finding from the report was to reach children early, both in school and at home. Aligning with report findings, Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration established Operation Prevention – a standards-aligned initiative aimed at educating children and youth about the true impacts of prescription opioid and heroin abuse.
Learn how the first and only classroom-based opioid prevention program can help alleviate and ultimately eradicate the issue in your community. Hear from senior officials with the city, federal government agencies, and school district administrators as they discuss the impact on cities across the country and best practices.

* Presented by Discovery Education

Note: Breakfast provided

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

U.S. Communities + Amazon Business – A Powerful Solution Driving Compliance & Efficiencies

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U.S. Communities provides cities with a powerful procurement solution that saves time and money. A new U.S. Communities cooperative contract with Amazon Business can help cities drive greater compliance and efficiencies in their purchasing processes. Listen to participating cities discuss its Amazon Business experience and explain how this new contract helps centralize Amazon spend and provides an easy-to-use process shopping experience. This session will address the challenges and opportunities of adding Amazon Business to an organization’s overall spend strategy and increases transactional and reporting transparency.

*Presented by U.S. Communities

Note: Breakfast will be provided

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Partnering to Prevent the Summer Learning Slide

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In 2016, The Smart Summers=Brighter Futures campaign launched to promote healthy and active lifestyles for children in America. The National Summer Learning Association collaborated with the White House, Clear Channel Outdoor and iHeart Media on this national campaign. During this session, learn how cities can leverage private sector partners to drive awareness to local initiatives. Learn more about the success stories from The Smart Summers=Brighter Futures campaign and take-home best practices to implement in your community.

*Presented by Clear Channel Outdoor Americas

Note: Coffee provided

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Recruiting for a 21st Century Workforce

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Public sector organizations compete with private companies for high-performing employees. While providing richer and more personalized benefits can help attract employees, the escalating cost of employee health care benefits has become unmanageable—forcing employers to be more creative and responsive in the design, timing and generosity of their benefit plans. Hear professionals from Colonial Life share innovative and effective strategies you can use to meet the goals of containing costs and managing the quality of employee health care benefits while recruiting the high-performing employees you need.

*Presented by Colonial Life

NOTE: Coffee provided

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Visually Connecting with your Community on Instagram

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Every day, millions of people use Instagram to connect with the people and things that matter to them. Join us to learn how local governments and officials are meaningfully engaging with their communities on Instagram through visuals. See examples, hear best practices, and get tips on how you can get the most out of this powerful platform.

*Presented by Instagram

NOTE: Coffee provided

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

A Performance Improvement and Accountability Solution: Preparing for your 2018 performance management strategy

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Are you getting ready to implement a new performance management program or mature your existing system? Do you want optimized data to support decisions and improve service delivery?  Strategic management of data can help improve cost efficiency, increase operational insights and financial oversight, and develop transparency and accountability both internally and with citizens. This session will cover how to manage data to maximize operational oversight, fraud detection, and data monitoring.  Learn about Socrata’s Performance Improvement and Accountability Solution and hear how a government agencies have been successful in achieving its goals and communicating those results to the public and legislators.

*Presented by Socrata

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Facebook for Local Government: Tools, Tips, and Best Practices

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Your opportunity to build an online community through Facebook has never been stronger. Come learn about some of the latest tools, tips, and best practices that can help you better reach and connect with constituents on Facebook.

*Presented by Facebook

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

The Art of Economic Collaboration for Small Business & Entrepreneurs

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The National Small Business Week Small Business Festival educates and celebrates all the available resources in each city for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Learn more about the digital media workshops, small business coaching and free trainings hosted in cities across the nation during the small business festival. Get guided access on the steps necessary to bring this collaborative effort to your city.

*Presented by Small Business Festival

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Using Transparency to Rebut Public Misinformation and Misunderstandings

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Learn how local leaders adopt transparency solutions to maintain a favorable and respected community brand. Hear how they have facilitated thoughtful engagement with data and its benefits to the city.

*Presented by OpenGov

 

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Vehicle Sharing for Resilient Cities

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U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 provides  2.7 million Americans access  to vehicle services through mobile devices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at any of U-Haul’s 21,000 neighborhood locations in the United States and Canada. As the the world's largest vehicle-sharing company, discover how U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 helps leaders create sustainable and resilient cities by alleviating infrastructure and sustainability issues in the community.

*Presented by U-Haul International

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Apply ‘The Science of Where’ in Our Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

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Esri has worked closely with law enforcement, public health and government leadership to define the use cases for location-based tools and analysis that address the Opioid Crisis. The result is an evolving collection of maps, information products, and analysis workflows, used by public health and safety agencies to communicate the severity of the opioid epidemic, promote treatment alternatives, and understand the effectiveness of response activities. These solutions are designed to work together as one integrated system that supports the community’s overall efforts to mitigate the growing opioid epidemic through education, response, treatment and prevention.

*Presented by Esri

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Communities for All Ages: Inspiring Ideas from America’s City Leaders and AARP

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Approximately 46 million people in the United States are now age 65 and older. That number will grow over the next 15 years to 73 million — or one out of every five people nationwide. Regardless of age, we all want the same things: safe, affordable housing, good infrastructure; a healthy environment and opportunities for advancement.

In this session, AARP and city leaders will ignite a conversation about creative, inspiring ideas for making communities more livable for people of all ages. Great communities take time to build and sustain, but "quick actions" can be the critical spark for longer-term change. Hear from 2017 grantees of the AARP Community Challenge who are building momentum for livable community’s progress. By shining a spotlight on these solutions— and digging deeper into how ideas are being turned into action—this session will provide inspiration and information that makes it a little easier to trigger change.

*Presented by AARP

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Energy and Cities: Setting Priorities

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Where should cities focus resources to get the most energy savings for our community? Where do electric vehicle charging stations fit in infrastructure plans? How many energy jobs can cities catalyze to spur local economy? How can local governments leverage energy dollars to greatest impact in the community?

These are just some of the 2,000 questions the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has answered for city leaders in the last 10 years. This interactive session will include city officials who have used the tools to accomplish their energy goals and NREL experts to walk through the most relevant resources available for communities and strategies to implement in your community. Take home free tools that will help and learn how cities can access the taxpayer investments in a modern energy economy!

*Presented by National Renewable Energy Lab

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Getting The Lead Out: Improving the Safety of Water and Sewer Infrastructure

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, roughly 10 million American homes and buildings receive water from partially lead service lines. Cities have adopted varied approaches to dealing with this challenging situation, but what lessons can we learn? And, what other threats to the health and safety of water and sewer infrastructure should be on the radar? This session will look at the breadth of this issue while presenting solutions and lessons learned that Cities can use.

*Presented by Utility Service Partners, a HomeServe Company