Initial 2020
Programming Announced

"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

9:00 am
Monday Programming Begins.
What’s NEXT in 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.
What’s NEXT in Corporate Philanthropy.
The New Corporate Philanthropy: A CEO Roundtable.
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).
What’s NEXT in 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.
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
Monday Programming Concludes.
9:00 am
Tuesday Programming Begins.
State of the Community Summit with NCEF: What’s NEXT in 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.
State of the Community Summit with NCEF: What’s NEXT in 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.
State of the Community Summit with NCEF: What’s NEXT in 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
Tuesday Programming Concludes.