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      September 26, 2019

      Thursday   8:30 AM

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      2019 Fall Policy Symposium

      OpenSky 2019 Fall Policy Symposium  Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. -- Nebraska Innovation Campus Please join us for OpenSky’s 2019 Fall Policy Symposium on Thursday, September 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Nebraska Innovation Campus at 2021 Transformation Drive in Lincoln. Registration is $30 and includes lunch but is free for OpenSky donors, elected officials, legislative staff and members of the media.  Symposium Schedule 8:30  a.m. – Welcome and introductions with OpenSky Executive Director Renee Fry 9:15 a.m. – “Nebraska's Increasing Urbanization”  Dr. Josie Gatti Schafer, director and senior research associate at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Center for Public Affairs Research 10 a.m. – Break 10:15 a.m. – Panel discussion – "What Nebraska’s Changing Demographics Mean on the Ground"  Andrew Ambriz, executive director of the Custer County Economic Development Corporation Sen. Curt Friesen, farmer and member of the Revenue Committee Dr. Tawana Grover, superintendent of Grand Island Public Schools Stephen Osberg, director of transportation development for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Dr. Eleanor Rogan, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health at the UNMC College of Public Health Sen. Matt Williams (Panel moderator) 11 a.m. – Break 11:15 a.m. – “Investing for Nebraska’s Future: Rebalancing Our Economic Development Portfolio”  Dr. Ken Poole, chief executive officer of the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness  12:15 p.m. – Lunch 12:45 p.m. – Panel discussion – “Moving Nebraska Forward” Jason Barelman, director of career services at Wayne State College Dr. Cathy Lang, state director of the Nebraska Business Development Center at the University of Nebraska Omaha Dave Rippe, owner of Queen City Development Company and former director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development Carmen Tapio, president and CEO of North End Teleservices Dr. Ken Poole  Sen. Kate Bolz (panel moderator) 1:45 p.m. – Program adjourns 2 p.m. – Panel Discussion – “What I Wish I Would Have Known As A Candidate”  Sen. John Arch, Legislative District 14 Sen. Wendy DeBoer, Legislative District 10 Sen. Myron Dorn, Legislative District 30 Sen. Justin Wayne, Legislative District 13 Sen. Campbell (Panel moderator) More about the symposium Where can I park? Plenty of free parking is available in a lot (Lot A) just north of the Conference Center. If you choose to park on the street outside of innovation campus, please be aware that that is metered parking that must be paid for using a special application on your cellular phone. (See a parking map for Nebraska Innovation Campus.)  Is my registration refundable or transferrable? Your registration is non-refundable, but it is transferable. Contact OpenSky Operations Manager Toni Roberts at or 402-438-0382 if you would like to transfer your registration to another person or if you have other questions about your registration.  Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event? No, just check in at the registration desk when you arrive at the symposium.  Whom should I contact if I have questions about the event? Please contact Contact OpenSky Operations Manager Toni Roberts at or 402-438-0382 if you have questions or need more information about the symposium. 

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