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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

9:00 am
Opening Keynote
On October 16, 2010, Chris Norton lost all feeling from his neck down after a tragic accident on the football field. He was told he would never move again. Chris' inspirational story of finding the power to stand in the face of adversity will awe and inspire us as we kick off the second annual NaplesNEXT.
9:30 am
Global Foreign Policy and Financial 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.
10:15 am
Break
10:30 am
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 in-depth discussions with Maye Musk (Model, Dietitian & Author) and Olasimbo Sojinrin (Nigeria Country Director, Solar Sister).
11:30 am
Healthcare Innovation
Scientific Advances Enabling A Longer & Better Life.
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).
12:45 pm
Lunch Break.
A one-hour break for lunch.
1:45 pm
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.
2:15 pm
Values-Based Leadership
The New Philanthropy Movement.
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.
3:00 pm
Break
3:45 pm
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 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.)
4:30 pm
Photography Showcase: View from Above
A former International Space Station commander, Col. Terry Virts will share his fascinating stories and breathtaking images from his combined seven months spent in space.
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.

The evening will also feature an exclusive Valslist performance with singer-songwriter Brendan James.
8:00 pm
Programming Concludes
8:00 am
Breakfast
8:30 am
State of the Community Summit: Early Learning and 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.

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)
9:15 am
State of the Community Summit: 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.

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)
9:45 am
State of the Community Summit: 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.

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)
10:20 am
Break
10:40 am
Keynote Address
A conversation with General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret.) and Samuel K. Skinner (former White House Chief of Staff).
11:20 am
What's NEXT in Golf
Jim Furyk: Unplugged.
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.
11:50 am
What's NEXT in Space Travel
Florida: The Gateway to Space.
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).
12:30 pm
Programming Concludes