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Week 4: October 27-29

Tuesday, October 27

9:00 am     Welcome

9:30 am
Connecting Residents to Essential Services: Solutions for Local Communities by Deb Socia, President and CEO, The Enterprise Center, Chattanooga, TN

10:35     Open Space Idea Generation
What do YOU want to learn more about and discuss? Bring your ideas and generate new ideas in small groups – the discussions will take place Wednesday.

11:45         Wrap-Up

12:00 pm  Adjourn


Wednesday, October 28

9:00 am     Welcome

9:20     Open Space Discussions I

9:50     Report Back to Group

10:05   Open Space Discussions II

10:35   Report Back to Group

10:45        Intentionally Left Blank
One goal of the conference is to learn how to best use the tools, to experiment, to be responsive to what tactics work best and what topics are of top concern. Based on feedback given throughout the conference, evaluation from attendees, and experiential lessons, we will create content for this time slot after the conference begins.

11:45        Wrap-Up

12:00 pm  Adjourn

4:30 – 6:00 pm
Closing Reception
details to be announced


Thursday, October 29

9:00 am     Welcome

9:15 am
How I Think About the Importance of Communities in the 21st Century by Thomas L. Friedman, Author, Reporter, Columnist, New York Times

10:30     2020 MN County Broadband Reports: Measured Progress, Accelerated Need, by Ann Treacy, Treacy Information Services

11:00         Learning Cohort Breakouts and Feedback

11:30         Closing Words

12:00 pm   Adjourn


Annual Conference 2020
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