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

Are you getting ready to implement a new performance management system or looking to mature your existing system?

Attend this session and learn:

  1. How to overcome common misconceptions about performance management
  2. Techniques for becoming more data-driven
  3. The 10 questions you should ask to ensure you’re on the right path
  4. How the City of Cincinnati is using their data to make better decisions internally, be more transparent, and address important societal issues like the opioid crisis.

*Presented by Socrata

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

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

Cities are increasingly seeking opportunities to advance racial equity. Learn how local leaders take action by embedding equitable ideologies into their priorities. Hear from a series of local elected officials on how they addressed structural racism by making significant changes in local government including – day-to-day operations, decisions, structures, and policies. This session will share concrete steps local leaders can take to advance racial equity and racial healing work in their cities.

Nearly a decade after the housing and financial crisis, housing in many cities is in the midst of strong price growth in both the homeownership and rental markets. Housing costs in these strong markets are an ever-present challenge with the impacts felt throughout nearly every issue confronting local leaders. With dwindling federal resources, city leaders in strong markets are facing daunting choices. Join this session to learn and discuss what cities can do to develop and preserve affordable and market-rate housing in a strong housing market environment.

More than anyone, city leaders know that real estate is about location. Equally, no two cities are the same. While some cities are witnessing strong price growth in the home ownership market and rapid rises in rents, other markets are part of a lagging recovery or are already dealing with the consequences of over-building. These dynamics create unique challenges to developing and preserving affordable and market-rate housing. Join this session to learn how city leaders can adapt local policies to support housing development and preservation in these markets.

For decades America’s cities have been at the forefront of advancing equality, passing equal rights ordinances, outlawing discrimination, and extending benefits for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) residents. From North Carolina’s HB2 and the “repeal” bill that followed to Texas’ SB6 and the repeal of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, there has been no shortage of recent activity around LGBTQ rights. What approach should LGBTQ elected officials and allies take to continue advancing equality in this political climate? Hear from LGBTQ elected officials working to protect LGBTQ residents from discrimination. Plus, learn about the Victory Institute’s work to identify, recruit, and train the next generation of LGBTQ leadership at the local, state, and federal level.

Maker entrepreneurs—those who make things themselves—and small-scale manufacturers are a new, quickly growing segment of the economy. This session will explore this important sector, including how city leaders can support these emerging entrepreneurs. Hear how cities are helping provide technical assistance and affordable working space, and are driving demand for locally-made products.