Summit on Government Performance & Innovation 2019

Jun 5 - 6, 2019
Minneapolis, MN


Governing and Living Cities are pleased to announce our 5th annual Summit on Government Performance & Innovation. The 2019 Summit will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

This is a one-of-a-kind national Summit that brings together innovators, disrupters, and civic entrepreneurs. If you are part of the solution to help make government work better so that where we live, work and play are vibrant communities, join us in Minneapolis. This is a two-day event filled with dynamic and innovative speakers, breakout sessions and ever-changing technologies that encourage out of the box thinking.

The Summit is a 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. Join with chief performance officers, chief innovation officers, chief data officers, community and economic development leaders, mayors and other elected officials to share your insights and perspectives on how to move forward and build communities for the future.

We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis!


Here’s what our past attendees from the 2018 Summit in Los Angeles had to say:

  • Fantastic opportunity. Would highly recommend it to anyone involved in government to see the connections.
  • It was an amazing experience that broaden my views on government - this was chock full of great ideas, enthusiasm, candor and some outstanding examples of leadership in action.
  • I enjoyed it quite a bit. I appreciated the focus on racial equity and social issues as relevant to government performance and innovation. The call to the public sector to consider these as front and center is important as we are in the best position to ensure that we innovate to become cities that work for and serve everyone, we do not leave anyone behind.
  • It was good. Non-stop action. Great networking and learning event.
  • It gave me and other staff from my city an opportunity to learn what is happening in this area and the break to think about how to apply the ideas for my City.

Together we will work to create a new course for government performance and innovation! Governing hopes to see you in Minneapolis on June 5-6, 2019.

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Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 Second Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2781
(612) 335-6330

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Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: June 5 & 6, 2019

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Andrea Kleinbardt.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Lee Vang
Phone:  (916) 932-1407 
E-mail:  lvang@governing.com 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Andrea Kleinbardt
Phone: (916) 932-1338
E-mail: akleinbardt@governing.com


Minneapolis, MN


Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 Second Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2781
(612) 335-6330

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Host Hotel

Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
1001 Marquette Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 376-4875
Reservations: (888) 933-5363
Rate: $229.00 single/double
Cut-off date: 5/22/2019

**Please note the only nights left in the group room block are the nights of June 5 and June 6. The night of June 4th is completely sold out and no additional rooms are available that night. If you require the nights of June 4 and 5, you should reserve a room at one of the alternate hotels below.
If you only need the night of June 5, please book by Wednesday, May 22 at the Hilton Minneapolis in our group room block.

There are 3 ways to secure a reservation under the group block:
   1. Call: (888) 933-5363 and reference the three-letter event code “ERP” (Government Performance & Innovation Summit)
   2 .Via www.hilton.com and reference the three-letter event code “ERP” (Government Performance & Innovation Summit)
   3. Book online using the customized reservation link


The Hilton offers self-parking accommodations for $14/hour ($21 with In/Out Privileges) or Valet Parkin $40 (24 hrs)


The hotel does not offer complimentary shuttle serve to and from the Minneapolis/St-Paul Airport. The airport is 12 miles from the Hilton – transportation options include taxi, ride share or SuperShuttle
Airport Ride Shared or App-based Ride Services”
Terminal 1: Pick up on the ticketing/upper roadway level outside of Terminal 1 – east side of the traffic lanes in front of the terminal, adjacent to the Green and Gold parking ramps.
Terminal 2-Humphrey: Pick-up area is directly across the street from the front of the terminal on a separate roadway, with signs to guide passengers.


Alternative Hotel Options near the Minneapolis Convention Center:

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
1313 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-332-6000
Best Available Rate Online (as of 5/7) $187/night + tax

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
1101 4th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 1-612-339-6633
Best Available Rate Online (as of 5/7) $231/night + tax

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis
1101 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 1-612-332-6800
Best Available Rate Online (as of 5/7) $286/night + tax

The Marquette Hotel
Address: 710 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-333-4545
Best Available Rate Online (as of 5/7) $325/night + tax