Regional Leadership Conference



RLC newYear two of this groundbreaking conference and destination event promises significant impacts to attendees as keynotes and panels introduce innovative ideas and inspire change, and interactive breakout sessions motivate action.

Occasions for networking and discussion provide ample opportunities for interaction with other attendees, according to 2013 conference guests who made incredible connections statewide. Exceptional speakers, participants who are statewide thought leaders, and a terrific location with multiple events for the family to enjoy make this a destination event not to miss.

“The World of 3.0:  What our communities need for their future”

Technology Connect Leaders

In a world that has become more connected than ever before, where regular transformational change is the norm and not the exception, and as individuals and organizations are bombarded with information, how do we navigate these new realities? How do we successfully integrate and utilize the value propositions of the incredibly diverse workforce of boomers through digital natives?

How do we prepare today’s students to move into this rapidly changing future and to manage to traverse this course ourselves? How do we bring the best of research and design together to innovate and capture market share? How do we evolve culturally from the “old rules” that worked in yesterday’s world to discovering and implementing the new rules for today?

Don’t miss your opportunity to register for what will be a sold out event.

Eventbrite - Economic Leadership Summit 2014

Join thought leaders across business, technology, education and investment sectors and economic development professionals for a transformational experience along the beautiful Bradenton Riverwalk and delve into “The World of 3.0: What our communities need for their future.”

Thursday, April 10 & Friday April 11

Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton FL
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What does 3.0 mean to you, your organization, your business, your life? How do you process the mass quantities of information being pushed in your direction? What changes do you need to make to be more effective? What are the driving factors in the marketplace and how do we stay relevant as organizations and business owners? What changes need to happen in your organization to continue to be effective?

Looking for insight and potential solutions to these questions and more? Looking for ways to make an impact in your company and community?

Agenda and session details: Thursday April 10 and Friday April 11

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Jeff Borden : VP of Instruction & Academic Strategy at Pearson

Jeff Borden is a professional speaker, educator, consultant, and comedian who has presented to audiences around the globe. An expert on learning, eLearning, and communication, his informative presentations are always filled with humor, illustrations, and practical strategies!

Ed Morrison : Purdue Center for Regional Development - Economic Policy Advisor : developing network-based strategy models

Ed Morrison has been developing new, network-based models for economic and workforce development displaying significant ROI. These approaches called “Strategic Doing” emphasize the strategic value of focused collaboration and open innovation in today’s global economy.

Jim Stikeleather : Executive Strategist / Chief Innovation Officer at Dell; Reader; Thinker; Author; Doer; pusher of envelopes.

Jim Stikeleather is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur – growing a startup to $48M in revenues in 4 years (#36 in Inc 500), as well as starting, managing, growing then integrating or selling subsidiaries of a Fortune 300 company’s venture group. Holds two patents for distributed content and delivery, authored 2 business books and contributor to 4 more. A regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and Management Innovation eXchange blogs.

Early Adopter Tickets Available February 22: $399

Regular Ticket Price March 15: $499

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Economic Leadership Summit is brought to you by the Tampa Bay Partnership and Spark Growth.

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