Save the Date: MAS Summit for New York City

March 29, 2018

MAS is delighted to announce that the 2018 Summit for New York City will be held on Tuesday, October 9, at St. Bartholomew’s Church (325 Park Avenue at 50th Street).

More information on this year’s speakers and program will follow in the coming months, with early bird ticket sales beginning in June. In the meantime, please contact summit@mas.org with any questions you may have, and read on for a recap of last year’s event.

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    2017 MAS Summit for New York City Program
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In the words of our President Elizabeth Goldstein, MAS has learned one thing for sure over the course of 125 years of thinking about New York: Every great idea starts with a great question.

The 2017 MAS Summit for New York City took us on a day-long journey in search of the breakthrough ideas we need to build our best possible future together. From the challenges of climate change to the pressure of increased density, we approached some of our City’s most intractable problems with humility, optimism, ambition, and rigor.

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    Networking reception following the 2017 Summit at The Morgan Library & Museum.
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  • Chuck Schumer and Cory Booker on stage at the Summit
    United States Senators Chuck Schumer and Cory Booker discussing critical infrastructure needs at the 2015 Summit.
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  • Poet Alyssa Saunders on stage at the Summit
    Spoken word poet Alyssa Saunders performing at the 2015 Summit.
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    Guests were invited to share their thoughts on the state of our city's public assets at the 2016 Summit.
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  • Attendees views exhibits at the Summit
    A series of thought-provoking projects featured at the 2017 Summit as part of our Innovation Exhibition.
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  • Carol Coletta and Alicia Glen on stage at Summit
    Carol Coletta, then-Vice President of Knight Foundation, and NYC Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen discussing ways to promote equitable, inclusive cities at the 2015 Summit.
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  • Battery Dance Company performing at the 2012 Summit
    Battery Dance Company performing at the 2012 Summit.
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  • Darren Walker speaking at the 2013 Summit
    Darren Walker, President of Ford Foundation, speaking at the 2013 Summit.
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    The Summit offers opportunities to mix and mingle with like-minded urbanists.
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  • Janette Sadik-Khan speaking at the 2013 Summit
    Former Commissioner of the NYC Department of Transportation Janette Sadik-Khan speaking at the 2013 Summit.
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  • Michael Kimmelman, Daniel A. Zarrilli, and Gita Nandan on stage at Summit
    New York Times Architecture Critic Michael Kimmelman moderates a discussion with Chief Resilience Officer Daniel A. Zarrilli and Gita Nandan, a leader in community resilience planning, at the 2017 Summit.
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  • Poet Jared Green performs on stage at the Summit
    Spoken word poet Jared Green at the 2015 Summit.
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  • Musicians perform on stage at the Summit
    Musicians performing an excerpt from the musical "A Marvelous Order", inspired by legendary urban activist Jane Jacobs, at the 2015 Summit.
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    Debriefing over drinks at the 2015 Summit.
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