"These two days of Big Thinking. Big Fun. literally will be one of the most memorable events of my life.”
– 2019 NaplesNEXT Attendee
The initial programming and speakers currently scheduled to appear are listed below. A full schedule will be available soon.
New for 2020, the State of the Community Summit with the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) will take place on Tuesday, March 3. Distinguished members and elected leaders of Collier County, state and local representatives, and national experts will discuss their viewpoints on the current and future state of the landscape of child well-being. Our goal is to shine a spotlight on Naples and Collier County and give back to this engaged community.
Currently Scheduled 2020 Programming
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.
Business Roundtable recently re-defined the purpose of a corporation acknowledging that focusing on addressing issues for employees and communities results in long-term value for all. David Rubenstein will moderate a look inside the shift in priorities with Allan Golston (President, U.S. Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and Sarah Kauss (Founder & CEO, S’well).
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.