Clinton Global Initiative releases details on participants in Denver meetings
DENVER — Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are set to host three days of meetings here next month that will draw some of the biggest names in business, politics and media to the Mile High City.
Clinton Global Initiative America will focus on discussions of specific, measurable plans to address some of the country’s most pressing challenges: economic justice, improving educational outcomes and transforming struggling communities.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will join U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Council on Foreign Relations Co-chairman Robert Rubin are among the political heavyweights set to participate in three days of discussions.
Darren Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation, and Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, will join around 1,000 conference attendees from the worlds of business, government and philanthropy.
Zappos’ Tony Hsieh, Chipotle’s Monty Moran and Siemens’ Eric Spiegel are among the CEOs of large corporations who will attend.
David Gregory, the moderator of NBC’s Meet The Press, and Willow Bay of Bloomberg TV will moderate some of the discussions.
Chelsea Clinton will kick off the conference on June 22 with a day of action, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and Project C.U.R.E., leading hundreds of volunteers in service projects throughout Denver.
At last year’s meeting in Chicago, participants announced 74 new Commitments to Action.
Since CGI America’s launch in 2011, participants have made over 300 commitments valued at more than $15 billion when fully funded and implemented. Commitments created at previous meetings range from projects that increase loans for small and women-owned businesses, to campaigns that connect veterans with 21st-century jobs, to solutions that increase the resilience and energy efficiency of storm-battered communities.
Two Denver attorneys, Steve Farber and Steve Bachar, are co-chairing the event.
Hillary Clinton, who is still considering a presidential bid in 2016, will also be in Denver next week for a speech at Broomfield’s 1st Bank Center.