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Biz 417's Think Summit 2020

Save the Date for Think Summit

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021


Tickets available October 28, 2020

Join the best local visionaries, creators, leaders and founders for a day of thought-provoking presentations, networking and interactive participation designed to move our region forward. Biz 417's Think Summit presented by People Centric Consulting Group is a dynamic experience that breaks away from your typical business conference: live entertainment, charismatic speakers, food, co-working and a happy hour to end the day. See photos from last year here or read about the major takeaways here.

Surprises, goosebumps and inspiration guaranteed. It’s time to experience Think Summit yourself. 

2020 Speaker Lineup

Tim O'Reilly with O’Reilly Hospitality Management

TIM O'REILLY
with O’Reilly Hospitality Management
"Make Something where you Are": Live Podcast Recording

JEFF HOUGHTON with Make Something Where You Are

JEFF HOUGHTON
with "Make Something Where You Are"
"Make Something where you Are": Live Podcast Recording

John McQueary

JOHN MCQUEARY
 with Hotel Vandivort 
and Vantage
The Hotel that Changed SGF's Perspective

Karen McQueary

KAREN MCQUEARY
with Hotel Vandivort 
and Vantage
The Hotel that Changed SGF's Perspective

Chad Sitton with Oz Water

CHAD SITTON
with OzWater
The Land of Oz

TREY GEORGE with A Color Story

TREY GEORGE
with A Color Story
The #1 App Built in 417-land

DANNY COLLINS with 37 North Expeditions

DANNY COLLINS
with 37 North Expeditions
The Outdoor Experience Economy

MIKE REED with Baker Observatory

MIKE REED
with Missouri State University's Baker Observatory
Planet Hunting in Southwest Missouri

Elijah Haahr with Missouri House of Representatives

ELIJAH HAAHR
with Missouri House of Representatives
What's All the Hyperloop?

Kim Crosby with Springfield Little Theatre

KIM CROSBY
with Springfield Little Theatre
Off Broadway with Kim Crosby

DEBBIE SHANTZ HART with Housing Plus LLC

DEBBIE SHANTZ HART
with Housing Plus LLC
Fast Forward to 2040

BRAD ERWIN with Paragon Architecture

BRAD ERWIN
with Paragon Architecture
Fast Forward to 2040

ASHLEY NORGARD with Kutak Rock

ASHLEY NORGARD
with Kutak Rock
Fast Forward to 2040

Daniel Ogunyemi with CASA of Southwest Missouri

DANIEL OGUNYEMI
with CASA of Southwest Missouri
Fast Forward to 2040

Ashley Quinn with The GLO Center

ASHLEY QUINN
with The GLO Center
The Cost of Being Exclusive

Wes Pratt with Missouri State University

WES PRATT
with Missouri State University
The Cost of Being Exclusive

Catherine Bass Black with Odgers Berndtson

CATHERINE BASS BLACK
with Odgers Berndtson
The Cost of Being Exclusive

Jasmine Bailey with Springfield Police Department

JASMINE BAILEY
with Springfield Police Department
The Cost of Being Exclusive

Wes Johnson with Springfield News Leader

WES JOHNSON
with Springfield News Leader
The New Union On The Block

KATIE KULL
with Springfield News Leader
The New Union On The Block

Jayme Sweere with Stressed Out Humans

JAYME SWEERE
with Stressed Out Humans
Mind Your Meditation




Highlights

CONVERSATIONS
Exchange insights, enhance your leadership skills and share challenges in the interactive lounges between talks. The doors open at 8 a.m., so arrive early to fuel your mind for an impactful day. 

PROGRAMMING
Experience thought-provoking moments designed to push your career forward, and explore the big ideas that are propelling southwest Missouri's future. All speaker sessions take place in the Think Tank.

COWORKING
Think Summit is taking over the Springfield Art Museum for the day and is setup as a mixed-use space for attendees to check email, take a conference call and to be part of the action. Come and go as you please and experience both work and networking for an interactive day. 

DRINK SUMMIT
Complete the day by rubbing elbows with speakers and fellow attendees over drinks. Let the inspiration and ideas discussed throughout the day soak in while the conversation flows.

PLAYLIST: THINK SUMMIT 2020 TALKS

2020 Sponsors

People Centric Consulting Group City of Springfield Efactory Grooms Office Environments Jmark Gigabit Fiber Solutions From Mediacom Business Mother's Brewing Co Paragon Architecture Simply Delicious Catering Southwest Audio-Visual Volt Credit Union