October 22 – 24, 2017


CityLab is a celebration of cities and city life. This one of a kind ​gathering brings together mayors from around the world, along with urban experts, business leaders, artists and activists.  

This year we will be in Paris, a global center for art, fashion, food and culture. The city ​offers an extraordinary backdrop for this change-making experience. For two and a half days, participants come together to explore solutions for the most pressing issues facing city leaders and city dwellers alike. Through panel discussions, one on one conversations, workshops and field trips, the event is a showcase for innovation and ingenuity. And while there are deep divisions in the world today, CityLab attendees are united by their ambition to make their cities more vibrant and livable.

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  • Mike Ableson*
    Mike Ableson* Vice President of Global Strategy General Motors
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Author Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions and Americanah
  • Majid Adin
    Majid Adin Animator and Filmmaker Good Chance Theatre
  • Steve Adler*
    Steve Adler* Mayor City of Austin
  • Rohit T. Aggarwala
    Rohit T. Aggarwala Head of Urban Systems Sidewalk Labs
  • Laura Alcock-Ferguson
    Laura Alcock-Ferguson Executive Director Campaign to End Loneliness
  • Robert Barr
    Robert Barr CEO and Founder jobs4refugees
  • Douglas Bettcher
    Douglas Bettcher Director PND World Health Organization
  • Michael R. Bloomberg
    Michael R. Bloomberg Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies; 108th Mayor of New York City
  • David Bradley
    David Bradley Chairman Atlantic Media
  • Jennifer Bradley
    Jennifer Bradley Director, Center for Urban Innovation The Aspen Institute
  • Ricky Burdett
    Ricky Burdett Director LSE Cities and Professor of Urban Studies, LSE
  • Andy Burnham
    Andy Burnham Mayor GMCA
  • Catherine Centlivre
    Catherine Centlivre Director of Operations Paris Batignolles Amenagement
  • Raj Chetty
    Raj Chetty Professor of Economics Stanford University
  • Cheryl Chung
    Cheryl Chung Deputy Director Strategic Planning, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • Steve Clemons
    Steve Clemons Washington Editor at Large The Atlantic
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Ta-Nehisi Coates National Correspondent The Atlantic
  • Eddie Copeland
    Eddie Copeland Director of Government Innovation Nesta
  • Kyril Courboin*
    Kyril Courboin* Senior Country Officer for France JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Dag Detter
    Dag Detter Managing Partner Detter & Co
  • Sheila Dugan
    Sheila Dugan Director of Cities, Center for Government Excellence Johns Hopkins University
  • Tor Fagerland
    Tor Fagerland Professor The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU
  • Mohammad Faisal Bin Moammar*
    Mohammad Faisal Bin Moammar* Advisor to H.E Minister of Housing, and Executive Chairman of National Housing Services Co; Ministry of Housing, NHSC
  • James Fallows
    James Fallows National Correspondent The Atlantic
  • Hany Fam*
    Hany Fam* Executive Vice President President, Enterprise Partnerships MasterCard
  • Nastaran Fekri
    Nastaran Fekri Solution Consultant PayPal
  • Yona Friedman
    Yona Friedman Architect, Urban Planner, Designer
  • Téo Garcia
    Téo Garcia Chargé d'opérations à la Direction de l'Aménagement Paris Batignolles Aménagement
  • Phil Goff*
    Phil Goff* Mayor City of Auckland
  • Jeffrey Goldberg
    Jeffrey Goldberg Editor in Chief The Atlantic
  • Alaina Harkness
    Alaina Harkness Fellow Brookings
  • Kelly Henning
    Kelly Henning Director Public Health, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Anne Hidalgo
    Anne Hidalgo Mayor City of Paris
  • Lamia Kamal-Chaoui
    Lamia Kamal-Chaoui Director O.E.C.D.
  • Mary Louise Kelly
    Mary Louise Kelly Contributing Editor The Atlantic
  • Caroline Kennedy
    Caroline Kennedy Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan
  • Gilles Kepel
    Gilles Kepel Author Terror in France: The Rise of Jihad in the West
  • Diébédo Francis Kéré
    Diébédo Francis Kéré Principal & Founder Kéré Architecture
  • Parag Khanna*
    Parag Khanna* Leading Global Strategist and Best-Selling Author
  • Yuriko Koike
    Yuriko Koike Governor of Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Tommi Laitio
    Tommi Laitio Executive Director Culture and Leisure, City of Helsinki
  • Matteo Lepore
    Matteo Lepore Deputy Mayor City of Bologna
  • Suzanne LeVine
    Suzanne LeVine Former US Ambassador to Switzerland
  • Eric Liu
    Eric Liu Founder, Citizen University, Executive Director, Citizenship and American Identity Program, The Aspen Institute; Author, You’re More Powerful than You Think
  • Juan Felipe Lopez
    Juan Felipe Lopez Executive Director Laboratorio de Gobierno, Chile
  • Ruth Mackenzie
    Ruth Mackenzie Artistic Director Theatre du Chatelet
  • Marius Macku*
    Marius Macku* Senior Associate Public Policy & Government Relations, EU Uber
  • Shiraz Maher
    Shiraz Maher Deputy Director International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)
  • Peter Mangan
    Peter Mangan Founder & CEO 1970
  • Mirik Milan
    Mirik Milan Night Mayor Amsterdam
  • Jonathan Mintz
    Jonathan Mintz President & CEO Cities for Financial Empoewrment Fund, Inc.
  • Jan Mischke*
    Jan Mischke* Senior Fellow McKinsey Global Institute
  • Joe Murphy
    Joe Murphy Artistic Director Good Chance Theatre
  • Eleni Nicolaides
    Eleni Nicolaides Project Manager, Alliance For Digital Employability Alliance For Digital Employability
  • Hand Ulrich Obrist
    Hand Ulrich Obrist Artistic Director Serpentine Galleries, London
  • Philippe Oddou*
    Philippe Oddou* Head of Sport dans la Ville
  • Joe Robertson
    Joe Robertson Artistic Director Good Chance Theatre
  • Mauricio Rodas
    Mauricio Rodas Mayor City of Quito
  • Steve Rotheram
    Steve Rotheram Metro Mayor LCR
  • Scott Schwaitzberg*
    Scott Schwaitzberg* Solution Lead, City Voices McKinsey & Company
  • Alison Stewart
    Alison Stewart Contributing Editor AtlanticLIVE
  • Elizabeth Streb
    Elizabeth Streb Performance Artist and Choreographer
  • Laurent Thomas
    Laurent Thomas Business development Director Exsens
  • Anthony Townsend
    Anthony Townsend Principal Consultant Bits and Atoms
  • Michael Tubbs
    Michael Tubbs Mayor City of Stockton
  • Molly Turner
    Molly Turner Professor
  • Aik van Eemeren
    Aik van Eemeren Chief Technology Officer Gemeente Amsterdam
  • Stephan Vincent
    Stephan Vincent Director La 27e Région
  • Thomas Vonier
    Thomas Vonier President American Institute of Architects
  • Stephanie Wade
    Stephanie Wade Innovation Teams - Senior Program Manager Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Severine Wernert
    Severine Wernert Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King, Security Union European Commission
  • Graeme Wood
    Graeme Wood National Correspondent The Atlantic
  • Marilyn Wrenn
    Marilyn Wrenn Chief Operating Officer Coalfield Development Corporation
  • Amalia Zepou
    Amalia Zepou Vice Mayor Municipality of Athens

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