Fall Forum 2019
The Haas Center Fall Forum is an event curated by the University of West Florida's Haas Center and the Division of Research and Strategic Innovation. Our goal is to bring together bright minds and host data-driven discussions with a remarkable audience of developers, business leaders, and senior UWF students. The Forum is an excellent way to connect with current and future leaders!
Agenda for Fall Forum on September 26, 2019:
|8:00 - 9:15 am ||Full Breakfast Buffet, Sponsored by Gulf Power
|8:30 - 9:15 am ||Fortifying Florida: Robust Community Growth and Leveraging Meaningful Data,
FL DEO Executive Director, Ken Lawson
|9:15 - 10:00 am ||Executive Briefings on Workforce and Talent Development
Dr. Michelle Horton, Assistant Vice President, Online Innovation
Division of Research and Strategic Innovation, UWF
Gary Wiesner, General Manager - GE Renewables, Pensacola
Jonathan Arneault, Director of IBM North America SaaS, Center of Excellence, and Go-To-Market Transformation
|10:00 - 10:15 am ||Networking Break
|10:00 - 11:00 am ||National Leadership Keynote: Advancing Manufacturing and Logistics to Diversify the Region's Economy
Tom Ridge, Chairman Ridge Global, first Department of Homeland Security Secretary, former Governor of Pennsylvania
|11:00 - 11:45 am ||Using Data to Understand Labor Markets
Cara Christopher, Marketing and Sales Director, Inc. (Emsi)
|11:45 - 1:00 pm ||Lunch Buffet, Sponsored by Santa Rosa EDO
|12:15 - 1:00 pm ||Hurricane Michael's Aftermath: How Leaders are Making Decisions to Improve Outcomes
Moderator - Sandy Sims, Gulf Power; Mike Myhre, FSBDC; Becca Hardin, Bay EDA; David Berlan, FSU
Fall Forum registration's normal rate is $150.
Census Business Builder Workshop is available for $25.
If you're interested in both events please note that they must be registered for separately. However, once you complete one registration and save your profile information, you are able to quickly and easily complete the registration of the second.
Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Santa Rosa Economic Development