Thank you for your interest in our 2013 National Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which was held September 29-October 1. The response to our National Meeting was overwhelming and exceeded even our highest expectations; we had 325 participants from 81 cities covering 59 North American metropolitan areas -the largest National Meeting in CEOs for Cities history. Click here for a map dipicting the distribution of our audience. CEOs for Cities is founded on the principle that the intentional collaboration of cross-sector leaders and citizens is a powerful catalyst for change, and that deliberate and careful action must be taken to preserve the vitality of the places we call home.

This year’s conference explored the intersection of the private, public, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors and the intersection of art, design, talent, and place to catalyze city success. We used ArtPrize, the internationally acclaimed art competition that Time Magazine recently listed in its "Five Festive Events You Won't Want to Miss in 2013," as our backdrop, or better yet our canvas, to help our member business, community, foundation, and government leaders explore the best practices that are helping American cities grow in investments, talent and quality of life.

Check our resources tab for presentations and videos. Please feel free to share photos, videos, or anything else you might have from the conference with us. You can email us or share on Facebook or Twitter.



Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 Fall National Meeting in Grand Rapids.