BE A PART OF WHAT'S NEXT
The schedule, including programming topics and speakers, is listed below,.
New for 2020, the State of the Community Summit, presented in partnership with the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), will take place the morning of Tuesday, March 3.
What's NEXT in 2020
An unplugged discussion with David Rubenstein (Co-Founder & Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group) and Nick Schifrin (Foreign Affairs & Defense Correspondent, PBS Newshour) about the factors (i.e. trade wars with China, Brexit) influencing market valuations, consumer sentiment and financial stability.
Susan Goldberg will review a special exhibit of the National Geographic WOMEN Image Collection followed by in-depth discussions with Maye Musk (Model, Dietitian & Author) and Olasimbo Sojinrin (Nigeria Country Director, Solar Sister).
Hear about new technologies, improvements and longevity wisdom for our minds, bodies and lifestyles from experts including S. Jay Olshansky (Professor, School of Public Health, U. of Illinois at Chicago), Dr. Malu Tansey (Director, Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, U. of Florida) and Dr. Nir Barzilai (Director, Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine).
An intimate discussion with author Shannon Sedgwick Davis (CEO, Bridgeway Foundation) who helped mastermind an unconventional collaboration between private, public, military and humanitarian organizations to pilot a new way of trying to stop mass atrocities.
David Rubenstein will moderate a discussion with Allan Golston (President, U.S. Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Nona Evans (Executive Director, Whole Cities Foundation & Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Foods Market) and Sarah Kauss (Founder & CEO, S’well) about how values-based leaders from private, public and non-profit sectors must come together to solve our biggest challenges.
Susan Goldberg (Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic) takes us behind the scenes of the progress we have made protecting our environment and the work still left to do alongside Dr. Greg Tolley (Executive Director, The Water School, FGCU), Ilissa Ocko (Senior Climate Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund) and Solomon Goldstein-Rose (Author, Climate Change Researcher and former Massachusetts State Rep.)
The evening will also feature an exclusive Valslist performance with singer-songwriter Brendan James.
Moderator: Elisa Villanueva Beard (CEO, Teach for America)
Panelists: Susan Block (CEO, Early Learning Coalition of SWFL), Dr. Kamela Patton (Superintendent, Collier County Public School System) & Dr. Phil Poekert (Director, Lastinger Center for Learning, University of Florida)
Moderator: Thomas Felke, Ph.D. (Chair of the Department of Social Work, FGCU)
Panelists: Christine Greider (Retired 20th Judicial Circuit Judge, Unified Family Court), Richard LeBer (President & CEO, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida) & Sheriff Kevin Rambosk (Collier County Sheriff’s Office)
Moderator: Dr. Thomas Shanley (President & CEO, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago)
Panelists: Dr. Eduardo Alfonso (Director, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute), Scott Burgess (CEO, David Lawrence Center) & Armando Llechu (CAO, Golisano Children's Hospital)
From equipment technology, fitness, and driving distance to the upcoming Olympics, 2020 Ryder Cup, and the future of professional golf, this session delivers an inside look at the sport’s biggest story lines with PGA TOUR player Jim Furyk.
Brendan Byrne (NPR Space Reporter and Radio Host) will lead a candid discussion about the future of human exploration in space and Florida's role in inspiring the next generation of scientists and astronauts with Janet Petro (Deputy Director, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center), Mark Bontrager (Vice President, Spaceport Operations, Space Florida) and Tim Ellis (Co-Founder and CEO, Relativity).