Thought Leaders

Paula Gold-Williams

President & CEO
CPS Energy

Erik Walsh

City Manager
San Antonio

Brian Dillard

Chief Innovation Officer
City of San Antonio

Bianca Wylie

Senior Fellow
Centre for International Governance Innovation
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City of the Future

Technology has enabled cities and people to be more connected than ever, but that doesn’t mean cities of the future are based around the tech. The engineers, developers, regulators, utilities, leaders, and stakeholders making these futures possible should design cities around the human element. City of the Future will explore preserving the ecology of cities while furthering technological and systemic solutions that improve the lives of citizens. The world’s experts and leaders will bring together different perspectives and ideas over 2 days in San Antonio, TX to create modern solutions for modern cities.

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Hilton Palacio Del Rio


  • Set on the banks of the River Walk in downtown San Antonio
  • Room balconies with River Walk or downtown city views
  • 5 onsite restaurants and bars – Coffee Cupboard, Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, River’s Edge Café, Tex’s Sports Bar and Rincon Alegre Lobby Bar
  • Fitness center, outdoor pool and 27,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
  • Near UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Alamo and San Antonio Missions
  • Historical hotel using modular construction, built in record time for Hemisfair ’68 Worlds Fair
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Venue Villita | Assembly Hall


Located on the southern bank of the famed San Antonio River Walk, La Villita now occupies one artsy square block in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The Artisan village is listed on the U.S. government’s National Register of Historic Places, featuring architectural styles that range from adobe structures, to early Victorian and Texas vernacular limestone buildings. Today, La Villita is a treasured Artisan and Entrepreneur district with over 25 shops and galleries that showcase local handmade goods and home to over 200 events a year.

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Parking will be available at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 502 E. Nueva Street San Antonio, TX 78205. 
Additional parking will be available at 508 S. St Mary’s St. at the corner of Nueva Street and S. St. Mary’s Street. Parking in this lot will be $15 for the day.
We highly encourage all attendees to utilize public transportation, rideshare, and carpool as alternative options. 

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