Conference Schedule


The full program pdf is now available (click the program cover graphic below)

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Program Schedule 7-31

Keynote Opening Conference Speaker

JJ Birden, Former NFL Wide Receiver now America’s #1 Opportunity Trainer

JJ will present on “How to Lead and Perform at the Highest Level.” He is author of the book “When Opportunity Knocks 8 Surefire Ways to Take Advantage”‘ and is a popular motivational speaker. He not only motivates, but also moves listeners to action by offering sensible and successful ways to perform at the highest level. He’s passionate about helping others seize their opportunities in life. He incorporates the perfect balance of a refreshing presentation mixed with real life experiences of a husband, father, entrepreneur, bestselling author and professional athlete. In any given presentation, he could be sharing lessons from experiences through being bussed outside his neighborhood to segregated schools in an upper-class suburb area, unexpectedly adding his sister’s five children to their family, the doubts that circulated as a small man (5’10 and 157 pounds) entering a big man’s game (the NFL) or perhaps lessons he learned from the greatest quarterback to play the game: Joe Montana.
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New This Year!

Join us on Friday morning and still head home before noon!
You won’t want to miss this one-on-one time (specific attendees to be announced) to hear about organizational changes, roles and responsibilities, challenges, what they look for when selecting firms and upcoming projects.

Highlights include:
  • A panel discussion on what economic development leaders are doing to boost the State’s economy and generate revenue.
  • One on one time with owners (statewide) and their project managers/decision makers.
  • Special door prizes (hotel stay, $500 cash, etc.) raffled off to attendees present during the Friday morning session.
  • Snacks, drinks and take home food for your drive home.