Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

Growing Sustainable Communities Through Entrepreneurship.

September 17-18, 2020
Welcome to our 2020 Agenda Snapshot.

Our agenda will feature key speakers, access to resources and work groups around your commitment, meaningful networking with other cities, and more. We are working hard to design our time together in a virtual environment to be as immersive and impactful as possible. Agenda details to be shared soon!

Please reserve your full day to participate in sessions addressing each of the programs, policies, and practices along with other key insights!

September 17-18, 2020
Welcome to our 2020 Agenda Snapshot.

Our agenda will feature key speakers, access to resources and work groups around your commitment, meaningful networking with other cities, and more.

Please reserve your full day to participate in sessions addressing each of the programs, policies, and practices along with other key insights!

9:00 AM CST – 9:45 AM CST | Optional Engagement: Virtual Platform Demo
Familiarize yourself with the technology and platform in order to get the most out of your experience with the Mayors Conference. 

10:00 AM CST – 11:40 AM CST | Opening Plenary
Welcome to the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship: Healing, Growing, and Managing our Cities Under Uncertainty

11:40 AM CST – 12:00 PM CST | Break and Networking 

12:00 PM CST – 12:50 PM CST | City Innovation Ecosystems Program Breakout Sessions
Join others committing to your initiative and your program expert to dive deeper into each commitment. 

1:00 PM CST – 1:45 PM CST | Closing Plenary 
Exploration on Federal Funding Opportunities and Day Close

10:00 AM CST – 11:15 AM CST | Plenary 
Being a Part of the Solution Towards Systemic Change and Equity

  • Philip Gaskin, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation 
  • Andre Perry, Fellow, Brookings Institute 

11:15 AM CST – 12:00 PM CST | Break and Networking 

12:00 PM CST – 12:50 PM CST | City Innovation Ecosystems Program Breakout Sessions
Join others committing to your initiative and your program expert to dive deeper into each commitment.

12:50 PM CST – 1:00 PM CST | Break and Networking 

1:00 PM CST – 2:00 PM CST | Closing Plenary
Commitments Ceremony

September 17-18, 2020
Welcome to our 2020 Agenda Snapshot.

Our agenda will feature key speakers, access to resources and work groups around your commitment, meaningful networking with other cities, and more. We are working hard to design our time together in a virtual environment to be as impactful as possible. Agenda details to be shared soon!

TIMEEVENT
7:00 – 8:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 AMMayors Conference Kick-Off
8:30 – 10:00 AMCollaborative Work Sessions (Discover)
10:00 – 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 AM – 12:00 PMCollaborative Work Sessions (Design)
12:00 – 1:00 PMLunch + Networking
1:00 – 3:00 PMCollaborative Work Sessions (Deliver)
3:00 – 4:00 PMDebrief and Close
5:30 – 9:00 PMESHIP Welcome Event + Social Reception
TIMEEVENT
8:00 – 8:30 AMBreakfast
8:30 – 9:30 AMESHIP Summit Welcome
9:30 – 11:30 AMDelegation Work Sessions
11:30 AM – 1:00 PMLunch and Departures

If you love Mayors you won't want to miss ESHIP Summit!

What is the ESHIP Summit and what is my role there?

Mayors Conference will overlap with the ESHIP Summit as conference attendees at each of the events are focused on growing entrepreneurial ecosystems in their communities. Mayors Conference attendees are invited to participate in the ESHIP Summit on September 15-16. Just like Mayors Conference attendees, ESHIP attendees are focused on growing entrepreneurial ecosystems in their communities. Mayors will interact directly with ecosystem builders from around the country.

At this year’s ESHIP Summit, each individual will explore new ways they can collaborate to fortify their local entrepreneurial ecosystem or solve a problem that’s limiting their community’s communities entrepreneurial potential. As a participating mayor, you’ll be connected to those individuals attending that may represent your community.

Ecosystem builders, mayors, and community members will all come together to look at how implementing particular programs, policies, and practices can have a positive impact on their community.

By connecting with ESHIP Summit attendees, you may also find opportunities to learn about the roles of other people in your community looking to support entrepreneurship. If you are interested in attending the full ESHIP Summit, please indicate that on your registration and we will reach out with more information. 

Program Highlights

Taking Positive Action. Gain Actionable Insights. Increase Entrepreneurial Success.