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.

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. 

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


Listen to the keynotes and Q&As on a special podcast series.


Compassion, Constraints and Creativity

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense.”
   -  Sir Winston Churchill


re:public XVI, the Center for Digital Government’s annual leadership retreat, takes a step back from the day-to-day pressures of doing the public’s business to focus on what Churchill called “honour and good sense” in his day – or what we might call common sense in ours. It is a common sense that finds expression in the work being done in communities across the country, with compassion, within constraints and fueled by creativity.

This year’s retreat draws on the lived experiences of public leaders who championed compassion in redressing issues of race and equity, who embrace constraints in desperate financial times to give communities a sustainable future and who bring a decidedly entrepreneurial creativity to solving problems for people in greatest need of help – in this and subsequent generations.

In a gathering of public servants who choose to lead, we are inspired by them – and you.

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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2018 Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

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


Phoenix, AZ


Arizona Biltmore

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

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