Engagements

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • New Buffalo, MI – Nov 19-20, 2014
  • Mason County, MI – Nov 21, 2014
  • Keep America Beautiful, Washington DC – Jan 27, 2015
  • Las Vegas – Jan 28-29, 2015
  • Sandy Springs, GA – Feb 5, 2015
  • Downtown Grand Rapids – Feb 12, 2015
  • Palo Alto, CA – Feb 19-20, 2015
  • Sedona, AZ – March 19-20, 2015

Past Speaking & Workshop Engagements

  • Arbor Day Foundation, Charlotte, NC – Nov 5, 2014
  • Indiana University East – Oct 21-22, 2014
  • Akron, OH – Oct 17, 2014
  • League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Madison, WI – Oct 15, 2014
  • Waunekee, WI – Oct 14, 2014
  • Ohio CDC Association, Dayton, OH – Oct 9, 2014
  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Muskegon, MI – Oct 3, 2014
  • Maine Municipal Association, Augusta, ME – Oct 1, 2014
  • North Dakota League of Cities, Minot, ND – Sept 26, 2014
  • Edmonton, Canada – Sept 24, 2014
  • Raleigh, NC – Sept 20, 2014
  • ICMA, Charlotte, NC – Sept 16, 2014
  • Florida International University – Sept 11, 2014
  • Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Sept 9-10, 2014
  • Westfield, IN – August 18, 2014
  • Mason County, MI – August 6, 2014
  • Tour of Australia: Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Perth & Melbourne – July 16-22, 2014
  • Georgia Municipal League, Savannah, GA – June 23, 2014
  • League of Minnesota Cities, St. Cloud, MN – June 19, 2014
  • Wyoming Municipal League, Casper, WY – June 13, 2014
  • Brighton, CO – June 10-11, 2014
  • Naples Area Board of Realtors, Naples, FL – June 6, 2014
  • Leadership Gainesville, Gainesville, FL – May 20, 2014
  • Young Leaders Symposium, Quad Cities, IA – May 1, 2014
  • EMERGE Summit, Sacramento, CA – March 21, 2014
  • Leadership Lincoln, Lincoln NE – March 5, 2014
  • Midtown Alliance, Atlanta, GA – Feb 26, 2014
  • Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Feb 21, 2014
  • City of West Palm Beach, Florida – Feb 20, 2014
  • City of Brighton & Brighton Urban Renewal, Brighton, CO  - Feb 11-12, 2014
  • Connect Florida, Tampa, FL – Dec 7, 2013
  • University Circle, Inc., Cleveland, OH – Nov 21, 2013
  • St. Petersburg Historical Preservation, St. Pete, FL – Nov 19, 2013
  • Downtown Madison, Inc. Annual Meeting, Madison, WI – Nov 13, 2013
  • National Association of Realtors, San Francisco, CA – Nov 9, 2013
  • For the Love of Mount Pleasant, MI – Nov 8, 2013
  • For the Love of Garland, TX – Oct 26, 2013
  • Progress in Real Estate Conference, Lakeland, FL – Oct 24, 2013
  • Tour of California – Salinas, Gonzales & Monterey – Oct 13-19, 2013
  • Texas Municipal League Annual Conference, Austin, TX – Oct 10, 2013
  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, Indianapolis, IN – Oct 7, 2013
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Annual Conference, Oct 2-4, 2013
  • America In Bloom Annual Conference, Orlando, FL – Sept 20, 2013
  • Downtown Colorado, Inc, Annual Meeting, Grand Junction, CO – Sept 12, 2013
  • Indiana Municipal Power Agency Community Summit, Carmel, IN – Aug 14, 2013
  • Municipal Association of South Carolina Annual Conference – July 18, 2013
  • Downtown Salt Lake City Alliance Annual Meeting – July 16, 2013
  • United Church of Christ General Synod, Long Beach, CA – July 2, 2013
  • Leadership Florida Annual Conference, Orlando, FL – June 28, 2013
  • Tennessee Municipal League Annual Conference, Memphis, TN – June 23, 2013
  • For the Love of Tauranga, New Zealand – June 18, 2013
  • Totems & Totara, Whangarei, New Zealand – June 13, 2013
  • Northland Youth Summit, Whangarei, New Zealand – June 12, 2013
  • For the Love of Creve Coeur, MO – June 1, 2013
  • For the Love of Joplin, MO – May 30, 2013
  • Neighborhoods USA Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN – May 24, 2013
  • Florida City & County Managers Association – May 23, 2013
  • Michigan Municipal League, Mackinaw City – May 17, 2013
  • For the Love of Merrill, WI – May 9, 2013
  • Missouri City Managers Association – May 2, 2013
  • Downtown Boise Annual Meeting – April 30, 2013
  • Mt. Pleasant, MI – April 25, 2013
  • Not Your Average Speaker Series, Tampa, FL – March 27, 2013
  • For the Love of Montgomery, AL – March 19, 2013
  • Michigan Municipal League, Kalamazoo, MI – March 13, 2013
  • For the Love of Goleta, CA – March 7, 2013
  • For the Love of San Luis Obispo, CA – March 5, 2013
  • Rocky Mountain West Urban Leadership Symposium, Denver, CO – Feb 27, 2013
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Columbus, IN – February 26, 2013
  • Texas Municipal League, Austin Texas – February 2, 2013
  • For the Love of Clearwater – Clearwater, FL – January 30, 2013
  • For the Love of Tallahassee – Tallahassee, FL – January 24, 2013
  • Downtown Clearwater, FL – January 23, 2013
  • Michigan Municipal League, Ann Arbor, MI – January 18, 2013
  • Montgomery Alabama Chamber of Commerce – Dec. 11, 2012
  • Equality Florida – Equality Means Business – November 29, 2012
  • SmartCity Expo World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – November 13-15, 2012
  • Artscape, Toronto, Ontario – November 9, 2012
  • University of Waterloo Planning Alumni of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario – November 8, 2012
  • Young Leaders of NE Indiana, Ft. Wayne, IN – November 2, 2012
  • Michigan Downtown Association, Petoskey, MI – November 1, 2012
  • For the Love of Cedar Rapids – October 29-31, 2012
  • Florida Redevelopment Association, Hollywood, FL – October 24, 2012
  • Knight Creative Communities Institute, Tallahassee, FL – October 22, 2012
  • Municipal Management Assoc. of Northern California – October 18, 2012
  • 2012 International Conference on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Creative City, Taiwan – Oct 13- 15, 2012
  • Chicago Ideas Week, Chicago, IL – October 9, 2012
  • Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago, IL – October 8, 2012
  • Anchorage Community Land Trust, Anchorage, AK – October 5-6, 2012
  • New York Conference of Mayors, Syracuse, NY – October 1, 2012
  • Edmonton Economic Development Corp, Edmonton, Canada – Sept 28, 2012
  • Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, Edmonton, Canada – Sept 27, 2012
  • Leadership Akron, Hudson, OH – Sept 25, 2012
  • OKI Planning Conference, Columbus, OH – Sept 20, 2012
  • Missouri Municipal League, Sept 18, 2012
  • League of California Cities, Sept 6, 2012
  • Florida League of Cities, August 25, 2012
  • Kalamazoo Community Foundation, August 21-22, 2012
  • Florida Neighborhoods Conference- July 12-13, 2012
  • Municipal Association of South Carolina Annual Conference, June 29-30, 2012
  • Downtown Fort Worth, Inc., June 14, 2012
  • Community Foundation for Muskegon County Annual Meeting, June 27, 2012
  • Subway Development Corporation, Hot Springs, AK, June 22, 2012
  • Vinoy Business Alliance, St. Petersburg, FL , June 15, 2012
  • Downtown Fort Worth, Inc., June 14, 2012
  • Love Week – Muskegon, Michigan, June 4-8, 2012
  • City of Whangarei, New Zealand – Town Council, May 14, 2012
  • Totems & Totara Creative Symposium – Wharangei, New Zealand- May 12-13, 2012
  • TEDx Front Range - May 10, 2012
  • Indianapolis Young Professionals Summit – May 4, 2012
  • International Downtown Association, Orlando, FL – April 20, 2012
  • Creative Economy Summit, Franklin, Co., MA – March 23-24, 2012
  • ULI Tampa Bay – March 21, 2012
  • Omaha Young Professionals Summit - February 29, 2012
  • Anchorage Economic Development Corporation – February 22-23, 2012
  • St. Petersburg Neighborhood Summit – February 18, 2012
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Assc. – February 9, 2012
  • League of California Cities – February 2, 2012
  • City of Grande Prairie, Alberta – Jan 12-13, 2012
  • Miami Foundation – December 8, 2011
  • TEDx Iowa City – November 11, 2011
  • TEDx Poynter Institute – October 28, 2011
  • Valdosta Chamber of Commerce – October 13, 2011
  • South Dakota Municipal League Annual Conference – October 6, 2011
  • ULI Orlando – October 5, 2011
  • Why I Love Orlando – October 4, 2011
  • IEDC Annual Conference – Sept 19, 20011
  • Arts Council of Indianapolis – September 1, 2011
  • International Economic Development Council webinar – August 30, 2011
  • Knight Foundation, Akron, Ohio – August 23, 2011
  • Regional Arts Council, St. Louis – August 11, 2011
  • Leadership Florida – August 9, 2011
  • City of Oldsmar – July 15, 2011
  • City of Orlando – July 14, 2011
  • Suncoast League of Cities Annual Conference – June 4, 2011
  • Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce – June 7, 2011
  • City of Edmonton, Alberta – June 21, 2011
  • Lansing, Michigan – June 27, 2011
  • Muskegon, Michigan – June 29 & 30th, 2011
  • USF St. Petersburg – Bayside Business Forum – April 13, 2011
  • Forum on Land and the Built Environment: The Next City  - Harvard University Graduate School of Design, April 15-16, 2011
  • Tampa Downtown Partnership – Downtown Briefing, April 20, 2011
  • TEDx Tampa Bay – April 22, 2011
  • For the Love of St. Petersburg – community workshop – April 23, 2011
  • Rust Belt to Artist Belt III – Detroit, MI – April 6-7, 2011
  • American Planning Association – March, 2011
  • Seminole, Florida Chamber of Commerce – 2011
  • USF St. Petersburg Sustainable Entrepreneurship – 2011
  • Michigan Municipal League Annual Conference – 2010
  • Creative Cities Summit – 2010
  • Hillsborough County Planning Commission – 2010
  • Kentucky Association of Economic Developers – 2010
  • City of McPherson, Kansas – 2010
  • League of Kansas Municipalities – 2009
  • Creative City & the Global Economy – Valladolid, Spain 2009
  • Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit – 2009
  • Creative Places + Spaces – Toronto, Canada 2009
  • National Services Week – Trinidad & Tobago 2009
  • FUEL Milwaukee – 2009
  • Creative Cities Summit – 2008
  • Florida Redevelopment Association – 2008
  • Sarasota International Design Summit – 2008
  • Michigan Municipal League Forum – 2008
  • Savannah Critical Issues Forum – 2007
  • Michigan State Housing and Development Authority – 2007
  • Great Towns Conference – York, UK 2006
  • World Culture Open – Kigali, Rwanda 2006