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October 2016

Zions Bank

October 26, 2016 - October 27, 2016
November 2016

Houston Business Journal

November 2, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027 United States
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What drives Houston’s economy? What are the city’s biggest challenges? What are the next areas of opportunity for our city? Come hear the findings of Joel Kotkin, one of the nation’s leading researchers on urbanism. Kotkin will unveil his research and identify areas of economic vitality as part of a statewide initiative. Afterward, we’ll host a panel to discuss key findings of the study.

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Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) Annual Meeting

November 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
KC Convention Center, Kansas City, MO + Google Map

Joel Kotkin, a preeminent national experts on how cities grow and develop, will participate in a town hall discussion and present his unique perspectives on urban and suburban development

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Alamo Area Growth Summit

November 9, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Pearl Stable, San Antonio, San Antonio, TX + Google Map

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Joel Kotkin, Executive Director, Center for Opportunity Urbanism, Fellow – Urban Studies, Chapman University & Author of The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us Henry Cisneros, Former Mayor, Co-founder and Chairman of CityView Scott Beyer, Forbes Columnist, Author of bigcitysparkplug.com Texas cities have been identified by researchers at The Center for Opportunity Urbanism as ‘America’s Next Boom Towns.’ The Texas Business Journals will partner with the center to conduct and share new research on the growing economic…

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Austin Business Journal Breakfast

November 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705
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Gen Next Scottsdale

November 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
January 2017

Biz Journals Conference

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705
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Joel Kotkin speaks about the growing vitality of Texas.

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February 2017

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SCAG Main Office, 818 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States
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Community, Economic & Human Development Committee Joel Kotkin, the Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University and Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism will present to the CEHD Committee on “Building Cities for People.” SCAG Main Office 818 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor, Policy Committee Room B  

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Illinois City County Managers Association

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Marriott Pere Marquette, 501 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602 United States
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Opening Keynote: Joel Kotkin Towards a New Localism Joel will discuss the importance of decentralizing power to the local level; the future of localism under a Trump presidency; and the opportunities that exist in smaller cities and the suburbs for immigrants and the rapidly growing "30 something" generation. After the session, Joel will be on hand to sign copies of his newest book, The Human City. Book available for purchase during registration for this event. Register online

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March 2017

Orange County Council of Governments

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Disney Grand California Hotel Conference Center, 1600 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
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Working Together for a Better Orange County 2017 OCCOG General Assembly Joel Kotkin, best-selling author and President's Fellow at Chapman University, will give the Keynote Address

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Joel has spoken at many leading universities, business groups, government organizations and more.