The city of the future acts as an interdisciplinary knowledge-sharing machine, a space for locals and visitors to connect and co-create diverse global communities. Because of this, destinations and planners are rethinking what meetings can be and are working more intentionally to attract conferences to their cities.

Today, we’re announcing Skift Cities, along with our launch partner, Visit San Antonio, to explore subjects that will encourage destinations to rethink the ways they design, develop, and position themselves for visitors.

In turn, our secondary aim is to inspire meeting planners to think beyond the convention center and create new, imaginative ways to encourage delegates to interact and collaborate with local experts within host cities.

Our vision: to create a forward-thinking community of destinations, planners, creatives, and local leaders who believe in the value of meetings and cross-sector collaboration.

On the Skift Cities platform, you’ll find a collection of trend reports and destination-focused articles aligned with this thinking. You’ll also find our first destination spotlight on San Antonio, Texas, created by the SkiftX Studio in partnership with Visit San Antonio. The latest story in this collection illustrates how collaboration between public and private sectors have become key to attracting high-tech companies and events to the city.

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Skift Cities is in its early stages and will evolve through new content and collaborations in 2019. Have an idea or want to work with us? Send an email to mh@skift.com.