2022 Boulder Economic Summit

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Name: 2022 Boulder Economic Summit
Date: November 14, 2022
Time: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM MST
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What: 2022 Boulder Economic Summit 
When: November 14th, 2022 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom,  1669 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO or Live Stream

The 2022 Boulder Economic Summit: Our Economy: Past, Present and Future
The signature annual event hosted by the Boulder Economic Council, this year's Economic Summit reflects on the history of our key industries, the current state of our economic resilience and our common challenges to ensure a strong and inclusive future economy.

Join us for the annual Summit convening over 350 business and other community leaders from across Boulder's industries and sectors.

7:30-8:30 AM - Registration and breakfast
8:30 AM - Program starts


Our Past: Reflections on the Origins of our Key Industries
Moderator: Scott Sternberg, Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council, Associate Vice President for Economic Vitality, Boulder Chamber
Russ Forester, SVP of Insights and Analytics, Hain Celestial
Trent Bush, Founder, Co-CEO, Co-Owner, Artilect Studio
Michael Gazarik, Ph.D, Vice President, Engineering, Ball Aerospace
Sarah Swanson, Executive Director, Friends of the National Center: NCAR
Scott Green, Former Site Director, Google Boulder

Our Present: Boulder's Economic Resilience
Speaker: Rich Wobbekind, Ph.D, Associate Dean, Business & Government Relations and Senior Economist CU Boulder
Moderator: Brad Bernthal, Silicon Flatirons - Interim Executive Director and Entrepreneurship Initiative Director, CU Boulder
Pyper Scharer, Senior Account Manager, Zayo Group
Greg Sebring, Site Director, KBI BioPharma
Calvin Pennamon, Director, Operational Exploitation Systems Operating Unit (OESOU), Space Systems, Northrop Grumman
Jaclyn Hester, Partner, Foundry Group

11:00 AM - Breakout Sessions: Our Future 
Moderator: Erin Jones, Executive Director, Workforce Boulder County
Colleen Simpson, Ph.D, President, Front Range Community College
Mandy Rasmussen, Senior Project Manager, Regional Office Manager, JVA, Inc.
Stephanie Gillan, Associate Dean of Administration and Finance, CU Boulder
Don Haddad, Ed.D, Superintendent, St. Vrain Valley School District
Moderator: Jonathan Singer, Senior Director of Policy Programs, Boulder Chamber
Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde, City Manager, City of Boulder
Amanda Mansfield, Executive Director, BTC and Senior Manager of Transportation, Boulder Chamber
Kelly Flenniken, Director of Community Relation, Xcel Energy
Cheryl Ligouri, CEO, Z2 Entertainment
Danica Powell, Founder and Owner, Trestle Strategy Group
Innovation Economy
Moderator: Doyle Albee, President and CEO, Comprise
Bryn Rees, Associate Vice Chancellor of Research & Innovation and Managing Director, Venture Partners, CU Boulder
Rob Gomeau, Director of Operations, Excelitas
David Zeigert, Operation Partner, Sunrise Strategic Partners
Geri Mitchell-Brown, Co-Owner / Senior Director of Employee Experience & Social Impact, Namaste Solar
Bing Chou, Managing Director, MojoTech


*The Chamber and Boulder Transportation Connections (BTC) encourage you to use sustainable transportation options to get to Chamber events! Learn more about transportation options in Boulder and how BTC can help employers encourage their employees to commute sustainably, on the BTC website or by emailing us at info@bouldertc.org. BTC promotes transportation choices that are efficient & sustainable and enhance the Boulder community as a great place to live, work, & play.*

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NOTE: The opinions and information provided by Chamber event speakers are strictly those of the speakers. The Boulder Chamber does not necessarily endorse their opinions and has not independently verified the information presented. 

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UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom, 1669 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO or Live Stream
Date/Time Information:
Monday, November 14, 2022; 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM  
Contact Information:
Boulder Chamber members - $65
Non-members - $95
Online streaming - $50
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