Summit on Government Performance & Innovation 2017

May 24 - 25, 2017
Phoenix, AZ


Governing and Living Cities look forward to our 3rd Annual Summit on Government Performance & Innovation (GPI) in collaboration with Mayor Greg Stanton and the City of Phoenix.

Together with keynotes, elected official and peer-to-peer discussions, the Summit is a one-of-a-kind forum that brings together innovators, change-agents, disrupters, and civic entrepreneurs – and all those interested in making government work better for local communities.

This year’s Summit will highlight new policy perspectives and practical implementation strategies around the groundbreaking Equipt to Innovate™ Framework. Developed by Living Cities in partnership with Governing, the framework lays out an integrated, collaborative, and evidence-based blue print for public sector innovation. The 7 Key Outcome Elements provide vital guideposts around which cities and public officials can anchor their innovation and performance strategies.

Through a series of dynamic and interactive sessions and workshops, you’ll learn more about the framework, where and how leaders are putting it to work in their innovation practice, and which cities are “best-Equipt to Innovate” based on our inaugural 2016 survey results.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with peers and visionaries from around the country who are working to deliver better services, engage residents and improve government outcomes in their communities. Chief performance officers, chief innovation officers, chief data officers, community and economic development leaders, mayors and other elected officials will gather to share their insights and perspectives. Join us as we chart a new course for government performance and innovation!

Phoenix, in Greek mythology, is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Like the bird, cities and states are long-lived and in a constant state of civic rebirth and regeneration.

Join us in Phoenix to become a Phoenix! The civic rebirth has begun.

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Sheraton Grand Phoenix

340 N. 3rd. St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 262-2500

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Summit Exhibitors Made Possible by Our Corporate Partners

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: May 24-25, 2017

Complimentary for public officials. For more information, please contact Shayna M. Mayen.

Contact Information

For RSVP and general assistance contact:

Shayna M. Mayen
Phone: (916) 932-1314 
E-mail: smayen@governing.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Phone: (916) 932-1435
E-mail: hearney@governing.com


Sheraton Grand Phoenix

340 N. 3rd. St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 262-2500

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Reservation link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/governingannualsummit
$130 single rate plus applicable taxes
Cut-off date: May, 2, 2017
Governing has secured a small block of rooms at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.

Please reference "Governing’s 3rd Annual Summit on Innovation” when making your reservation.
The group rate is subject to selling out before the cut-off date. Please make your reservation early. Group rate cannot be guaranteed after the block sells out which maybe sooner than the cut-off date.

Event Parking

Valet parking available for a fee

Area Hotels

The following hotels are located near the host hotel and may be considered for overnight accommodations:

Westin Phoenix
333 North Central Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-429-3500 | Hotel Reservations: 866-961-3775

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
100 N. 1st Street | Phoenix, AZ 85004

Area Airport

Phoenix International Sky Harbor Airport (10-minute drive from hotel depending on traffic)

Transportation from airport:

  • Mass Transit
  • Light Rail
  • LTRLLight rail towards Valley Metro Rail West To 19th Ave/Dunlap
    11:20am–11:33am (13 mins, 4 stops)
    Service run by Valley Metro
  • UBER
  • TAXI