re:public XVI 2017

Nov 5 - 7, 2017
Phoenix, AZ


Each year, the Center for Digital Government convenes a hand-selected group of visionaries, thought-leaders and doers of deeds. This is an opportunity for attendees to discuss the great opportunities available in this digital age, discard old mindsets and learn new ways to confront and overcome challenges. It is time for re:public XVI.

re:public brings together some of today’s finest leaders in public service around the great lessons of history and the great ideas of today – all with a view to creating a future worthy of our heritage and next generation. The group of leaders who attend this invitation-only event reflects a belief that the answer is in the room if the right people are in it.

re:public is the Center’s flagship leadership retreat. It is a nonpartisan event with the aim of kindling the best of public stewardship. Up next – re:public XVI! Don’t miss it!

Digital States Performance Institute (DSPI) and Digital Communities programs will immediately follow re:public XVI.

Compassion, Constraints and Creativity

re:public XVI, the Center for Digital Government’s annual leadership retreat, coincides with the 30th anniversary of Governing, the magazine of record in state and local government. To help celebrate its 30th birthday, we have crafted this year’s re:public around four of Governing’s Public Officials of the Year. Each brings unique authority to addressing the new dynamics in the act of governing – compassion, constraints and creativity. These are the things you face in the places you call home – the tension among them can also lead to making communities better places to live for the people who live there.

There is much to celebrate and much to learn from each other in this gathering of public servants who choose to lead.

Welcome to re:public XVI.

A message from our Keynote Speaker


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Arizona Biltmore

2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-6600

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Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: November 5-7, 2017

This is an invitation-only event. For more information or to request an invitation, please contact Lee Vang.  

Contact Information

For RSVP and general assistance contact:

Lee Vang
Center for Digital Government
Phone:  (916) 932-1407
E-mail:  lvang@centerdigitalgov.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Center for Digital Government
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  heather.earney@centerdigitalgov.com


Arizona Biltmore

2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-6600

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Room Reservations

  • Room rate: $299 per night, classic – plus resort fee of $12 per night.
  • Call 800.774.1500 and reference re:public XVI.
  • Online at https://aws.passkey.com/e/49015386. If you experience problems booking online, call the hotel directly for assistance.
  • Deadline for reservations: Friday, October 6, 2017 or until the room block sells out, whichever comes first.

Map and Directions


(subject to change without notice)

Self-parking: $12 per day


  • Nice resort wear for Sunday night reception and Monday night reception / dinner (ties or jackets not required for men).
  • Business casual attire for Monday and Tuesday meetings.
  • The Sunday welcome reception and Monday lunch and reception / dinner are planned for outdoors. Sweaters or jackets are recommended in case of chilly weather.