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CityTalks Return to Annual Conference

August 13, 2013
Have you heard of CityTalks at Annual Conference?  CityTalks are 20-minute sessions developed to deliver the audience exciting and concise ideas.
These sessions have a maximum of one speaker sharing one concept presented with the goal of changing attitudes and building creativity, city by city.  Be sure to check out the CityTalk sessions being held on Thursday afternoon during Annual Conference to take advantage of this unique learning experience.  See your Annual Conference program book, and the Conference schedule website, for detailed descriptions of each CityTalk session.

1–1:20 p.m.: Communicating in a Crisis: Protecting Your City’s Reputation
  • Sooner or later, it’s your turn — maybe a police shooting, a civil rights lawsuit, misconduct by a city employee, or any number of other events.
1:30–1:50 p.m.: Top Ten Ways that Cities Waste Money
  • Survey results from over 220 municipal finance professionals have been tabulated to determine the top money wasters in cities.
2:45–3:05 p.m.: Urban Agriculture and the Urban Service Boundary
  • Urban agriculture involves growing plants and raising animals within and around cities. The most striking feature is its integration into the urban economic and ecological system.
3:15–3:35 p.m.: The Internet of Things: The Building Block to Smarter Cities
  • The Internet of Things – where sensors detect critical information about our environment and pass it on via advanced networks – is poised to transform our cities.
4:15–4:35 p.m.: Boost the Employee Experience to Build Citizen and Employee Delight
  • Hear from the first local government to make the Great Place to Work® list published by Fortune Magazine, named #12 in the nation.
4:45–5:05 p.m.: Is Your City Ready for the (R)evolution of Work?
  • What happens when work is no longer a physical place but a state of mind; when the trappings that have defined the economy and cities are stripped away by technology, demographics and global economics?

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