What's NEXT in 2020

"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 topics 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.

What's NEXT in 2020

9:00 am
Big Thinking: Programming Begins
Global Foreign Policy and Global Markets
2020 & Beyond.
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.
Values-Based Leadership
The New Philanthropy Movement: A CEO Roundtable.
David Rubenstein will moderate a discussion with Allan Golston (President, U.S. Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) 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.
Environmental Sustainability
Earth Day Turns 50: The Past, Present & Future.
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.
Author Showcase
To Stop A Warlord.
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.
Healthcare Innovation
Scientific Advances Enabling A Longer & Better Life.
Experts and innovators, including longevity guru S. Jay Olshansky (Professor, School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago), share new technologies, improvements and longevity wisdom for our bodies, minds and lifestyle.
Women's Leadership
Celebrating 100 years since the Nineteenth Amendment.
Susan Goldberg will review a special exhibit of the National Geographic WOMEN Image Collection followed by a frank panel discussion with female leaders who are blazing trails in various industries.
5:00 pm
Big Fun: An Intimate Reception
We'll celebrate our speakers and you, our guests, who helped make the day so inspiring with live entertainment, exquisite wines and delicious tastes of Naples.
8:00 pm
Programming Concludes
9:00 am
State of the Community Summit Begins
NaplesNEXT and the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) have co-curated a State of the Community Summit to discuss the current and future state of the landscape of child well-being in Collier County.
Panel Focus: Child Advocacy
Speaking for and protecting our community’s most vulnerable children has always been important not only in Collier County but in communities across the country. This panel discussion will cover topics such as foster care, the dependency system, as well as childhood hunger.
Panel Focus: Education
High-quality educational programming provides children the tools for academic and social success. The experts on this panel will dive into all aspects of education from early learning to high school graduation and preparing students to be future ready.
Panel Focus: Pediatric Healthcare
Essential medical and healthcare services are vital for children to grow and thrive. This panel will discuss the many facets of pediatric healthcare ranging from primary care to specialties including mental health and ophthalmology with regional and national experts.
12:00 pm
Programming Concludes