Registration is underway for the 2013 ULI Spring Meeting, taking place May 15 to 17 in San Diego. Noted futurist Paul Saffo will kick off the meeting as part of a panel discussion on how to harness innovation for short- and long-term gain. Saffo is managing director of foresight at San Francisco–based Discern Analytics and teaches at Stanford University, where he is also a visiting scholar in the Stanford Media X research network.

Geoff Colvin, a longtime editor and columnist for Fortune magazine and anchor of Wall Street Week with Fortune on PBS, will explore the current state of the economy and what it means for real estate. Colvin is the author of the 2008 best-seller Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else.

J. Ronald Terwilliger, chairman emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential and chairman of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, will moderate a panel discussion of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s recently released recommendations for changes in federal housing policy and the impact these changes would have on the housing industry. Panelists will include the following: Ed Brady, president of Brady Homes, based in Bloomington, Indiana; Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and former mayor of San Antonio, Texas; and Nicolas P. Retsinas, director emeritus of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.

Former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is scheduled to close out Friday’s sessions, drawing on her two decades of experience in the Senate to provide insights into the value of innovative leadership during difficult times.

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