2020 Schedule
Available Soon

"These two days of Big Thinking. Big Fun. literally will be one of the most memorable events of my life.”

– 2019 NaplesNEXT Attendee

NaplesNEXT 2020 will feature a full day of programming on Monday, March 2 capped off with a festive reception on the Sunset Veranda at the Naples Grande. The second day will feature the State of the Community Summit in partnership with NCEF and conclude just before lunch. A full schedule highlighting the content sessions and topics will be available soon. Please see below for an overview of the 2019 programming.

2019 Overview

3:00 pm
Opening Keynote
Cedric King, U.S. Army Master Sergeant (Ret.)
3:30 pm
Female Trailblazers
Shelley Zalis, Elaine Wynn, Julia Landauer and Susan Goldberg
4:30 pm
Design With Purpose: Trends In Architecture And Design From Here And Abroad
Jett Thompson, Massimiliano Locatelli, Martin Horner, Shea Soucie
5:15 pm
Access To Justice
Jonathan Lippman, Jorge Labarga, Maureen O’Connor and Nathan Hecht
6:15 pm
Opening Night Celebration: James Beard Foundation Presents Wine & Cocktail Tastings
- Napa to Naples Wine Tasting with Jon McDaniel
- St. Patrick's Day specialty cocktails with Tiffanie Barriere
- The Boogie Kings featuring Bob Baldori and Bob Seeley
8:30 am
Building A Championship Sports Culture
Christine Brennan and Sam Kennedy
9:30 am
Love Your Enemies
Arthur Brooks
10:00 am
Civil Discourse In A Polarized Society
Julie Glenn, Dr. Samuel Richards and Dr. Laurie Mulvay
11:15 am
The Future Of Philanthropy
David Rubenstein, Elaine Wynn, Eileen Connolly-Keesler and Kurt Summers
12:30 pm
Bracket Genius Lunch
Tim Brando and David Moulton
1:30 pm
Global Security: Combating Cyber Threats
John Brennan, Natasha Bertrand and Alyssa Miller
2:20 pm
Water & The Environment: Red Tides, Plastics And Your Role
Susan Goldberg, Eric Eikenberg, Rob Moher and Tony Chvala
3:30 pm
Photography Showcase
Featuring Mac Stone
4:00 pm
Washington Insiders: Inside The Most Powerful Office In The World
Sam Skinner, Reince Priebus and Denis McDonough
5:00 pm
Improving Food Sustainability
Featuring Kris Moon and James Beard Chefs
5:30 pm
James Beard Foundation Party With Special Dinner
9:00 am
The Inside Deal: Buying A Professional Sports Team
Christine Brennan, Rob Tilliss and Steve Horowitz
10:00 am
Building The Cities Of Tomorrow
Susan Goldberg, Alain Kornhauser, Ellen Dunham-Jones and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
11:15 am
Victory Over Cancer
Susan Braun, Dr. William Nelson, Dr. Kim Blackwell, Dr. Robert Gatenby and Dr. Warren Kibbe
12:30 pm
Teeing It Up With Peter Jacobsen
1:30 pm
Closing Keynote
Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009)