The Alliance for Innovation, in partnership with Arizona State University and the International City/County Management Association, is inspiring innovation to advance communities. It is a network of local governments, universities and partners who are committed to accelerating the adoption of emerging practices in the profession. As the premier resource for emerging practices in local government, the Alliance is building cultures of innovation and connecting thought leaders in the profession.
BIG Ideas is an invitation-only event that gathers progressive leaders to explore critical issues impacting the future of communities. The event was born out of a vision of the Alliance for Innovation Board of Directors to be at the forefront of facilitating broad-based dialogue so we may learn from others as we face the issues. While there are opportunities to “showcase” your community, ultimately, hosting BIG Ideas is about assuming the responsibility of creating an experience for attendees in providing a platform for the kind of challenging and provocative environment that is envisioned. It is an opportunity to bring Alliance for Innovation members and other big thinkers from around the country together for an inspiring and insightful weekend.