Who are 3.0 Leaders?

Research shows that in the next decade, the growth of human knowledge will go from doubling every 12 months today to doubling every 12 hours. How do we, as a society, adapt to change like that? The world is changing and so are the operating rules. In fact, systems are more expansive, connected and global than ever and the pace of change is accelerating. Although a few may profess to know what the new rules are, no one person, organization or entity has all the answers. 3.0 leaders understand the power of collaboration, and how to leverage their networks. They are not only life-long learners, but examine day by day what is still relevant and what is not. They are not afraid of the new and seek ideas that produce disruptive and game changing innovations. Doors open at 8 am each morning with refreshments available, Welcome Pavilion, opportunities for networking with early risers, and business center are available. 4/8 5pm -7pm Community reception, 4/9 5pm – 7pm Networking Reception 4/10 Post conference community excursions.

Wednesday, April 8 Education ∙ Investment

Where is the money, Who is getting investment and Why? From education to diversification, let’s talk bottom line. In today’s fast-paced world, connectivity and access to information make “rapid” anything possible, yet some things take time to happen. Money can act as a time machine for growing companies, so access to capital is an important subject. Accelerating change in the world and new workforce demands make the establishment of a strong foundation for lifetime learning critical, preparing students to participate actively in our community with 21st century workforce skills key, and transitioning skills to an aging and active population vital.

  • 9:15 – 9:30: Opening – Setting the Stage
  • 9:30 – 10:20: Connecting the Dots to Capital Moderator: Penny Parks David Chitester, Peter Righi, Kevin Burgoyne
  • 10:20 – 10:50: The Bottom Line on Gender Diversification – Nothing but the Facts Facilitator: Ginny Orenstein Guest: Esther Dassanou
  • 10:50 – 11:05: Break
  • 11:05 – 11:45: The Changing Face of Philanthropy Discussion: John Annis and Juan Casimiro
  • 11:45 – 1:00: Networking Lunch and Welcome Mayor Poston, City of Bradenton
  • 1:00 – 1:30: Emergent Thinking – It’s All Connected Keynote: Kunal Jain
  • 1:30 – 2:30: Bridging the Divides – Digital, Gender and Funding
  • 3 Breakouts
  • 2:30 – 2:45: Reporting Back from Sessions
  • 2:45 – 3:15: Break
  • 3:15 – 4:30: A Revolution in Education Moderator: Sara Hand Doug Wagner, Liz Nilsen, John Gamba, Andi Watson (And a few surprises)
  • 4:30 – 5:00: What did we Learn – Really? Facilitator
  • 5:00 – 7:00: Community Reception Key words: investment, entrepreneur –  social and civic entrepreneur, debt, equity, collaboration, syndication, non-profit, metrics, ROI, micro-philanthropy, collaborations, sustainability, technology teaching, learning, relevance, bridging the divide: gender and digital 

Thursday, April 9

Technology ∙ Change ∙ Leadership :: How do we Together develop new protocols to Navigate a transition from the outdated legacy systems of the world? Globally, collaborative leaders are effectively harnessing technology to transform economic development – what can we learn from them? How do we best navigate change? How does the speed of change affect leadership? What does the new face of leadership look like? What role does technology play? Where is innovation happening? What are the driving factors in the marketplace and how do we stay relevant as organizations and business owners?

  • 9:15 – 9:20           Opening
  • 9:20 – 9:45          The Challenge of Change Keynote – Jim Stikeleather
  • 9:45 – 10:45        The Power of Collaboration in Meeting BIG Challenges  Moderator: Sara Hand Liz Nilsen, Janyce Fadden, Rena Cotsones
  • 10:45 – 11:00      Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00      Ethics in the Connected World Moderator: Stan Schultes Mike Potts, Brad Patrick, Rich Arter, Allen Weiss
  • 12:00 – 1:00        Lunch and Networking
  • 1:00 – 1:20        The BIG Picture of Entrepreneurship – Transforming Cultures and Lives Globally Keynote – Peter Righi
  • 1:20 – 2:00           Closing the Gap – A Continuum of Service for Business Growth Discussion: Tom O’Neal, Matt Falls
  • 2:00 – 2:40          Empowering Innovation to Prosperity – Entrepreneurship Education Moderator: Kevin Moore Discussion: Surya Raghu, Daniel James Scott, Juan Casimiro
  • 2:40 – 3:00          Break
  • 3:00 – 3:40           The Re-making of America – Advanced Manufacturing Moderator: Betsy Benac Rich Arter, Bryan Kamm, Dave Herbert, Ginny Orenstein
  • 4:00 – 5:00           Food is the New Sexy – and the Food Innovation Launch Announcement: Gail Gillian-Bain, Don Hall, Kunal Jain, Noreen
  • 5:00 – 7:00           Networking Reception

Friday, April 10 ∙ New Cultures of Work

What do we know and what are we learning about how people learn and work in today’s world, and what does that mean? What’s changing in the way we work, how we live, and what we do with our downtime? How do collaborative styles of work affect the way business is being done? How does the movement toward an “independent economy” affect how we live and work? As food networks become more important each day as the global demand increases and the nutritive value of typical crop production decreases, how do we find solutions? What are the factors driving corporate change – employee demands for flexibility, technology enablement of virtual offices and services, growing interest in partnerships and joint ventures.

  • 9:15 – 9:30       Opening – Where are We?
  • 9:30 – 10:00    Love Where You Live Keynote – Peter Kageyama
  • 10:00 – 10:40  Going Global Together – Expanding Market Presence Through Collaboration Moderator: Sara Hand Karl LaPan, Gail Gillian-Bain
  • 10:40 – 11:00   Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30    Think Big and Don’t Accept the No’s Keynote – Ernest Andrade
  • 11:30 – 1:15       Lunch, Q & A, Table Discussions and Feedback
  • 1:15 – 1:30        Break
  • 1:30 – 2:00      Making Places – Transforming and Innovative Districts Michael Goldstein, Dave Gustafson, Ernest Andrade, Don Hall, Diana Shoemaker
  • 2:00 – 2:20      Live, Work, Play and Prosper Introduction: Jeff Borden
  • 2:20 – 3:00      Welcome Back Speakers and Panelists Moderator: Sara Hand
  • 3:00                   Conference Closes Tours available of community successes Keywords: live-work-play, innovative districts, place-making, brown fields, eco-responsibility, civic engagement, millennials, co-work, recreation, life quality, longevity, food networks, vertical gardening, collaboration, life-long learning.

Informational messages bombard you daily

Global Knowledge will double every hours

Attention Span Decreases to Seconds

Connected Devices per Person Globally 2015

All new Net Jobs Created by Companies under Years old

Who was ever prepared for this?