JOIN SWMO's BIGGEST DAY OF THINKING AT THINK SUMMIT 2020

Biz 417's Think Summit 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

8 AM–4:30 PM | Springfield Art Museum

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 watch the programming playlist below.

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 Forward SGF

DEBBIE SHANTZ HART
with Forward SGF
Fast Forward to 2040

BRAD ERWIN with Forward SGF

BRAD ERWIN
with Forward SGF
Fast Forward to 2040

ASHLEY NORGARD with Forward SGF

ASHLEY NORGARD
with Forward SGF
Fast Forward to 2040

Daniel Ogunyemi with Forward SGF

DANIEL OGUNYEMI
with Forward SGF
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

Agenda

8:00 A.M. POWER BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING

Engage in thought-provoking conversations before the conference begins. Arrive early to fuel your mind with breakfast provided by Simply Delicious.

9:00 A.M. PROGRAMMING

The Cost of Being Exclusive
Featuring:
Ashley Quinn, The GLO Center
Wes Pratt, Missouri State University
Jasmine Bailey, Springfield Police Department
Moderated by: Catherine Bass Black, Odgers Berndtson

The Outdoor Experience Economy
Speaker: Danny Collins, 37 North Expeditions

The Land of Oz
Speaker: Chad Sitton, OzWater

10:20 A.M. BREAK

10:50 A.M. PROGRAMMING

Fast Forward to 2040
Featuring: 
Daniel Ogunyemi, Forward SGF
Brad Erwin, Forward SGF
• Debbie Shantz Hart, Forward SGF
Ashley Norgard, Forward SGF
Moderated by: Logan Aguirre, Biz 417

The New Union On The Block
Speakers: 
• Katie Kull, Springfield News-Leader
• Wes Johnson, Springfield News-Leader

Performance: Off Broadway with Kim Crosby
Featuring:
• Kim Crosby, Springfield Little Theatre
• Chyrel Miller, Springfield Little Theatre

12:00 P.M. LUNCH

Provided by Simply Delicious (options available)

12:30 P.M. PROGRAMMING

The #1 App Built in 417-land
Speaker: Trey George, A Color Story

Planet Hunting in Southwest Missouri
Speaker: Mike Reed, Missouri State University's Baker Observatory

Mind Your Meditation
Featuring:
Jayme Sweere, Stressed Out Humans

What's All The Hyperloop?
Interviewee: Elijah Haahr, Missouri House of Representatives
Interviewer: Gary Whitaker, Biz 417

2:05 P.M. BREAK

2:35 P.M. PROGRAMMING

"Make Something Where You Are" Live Podcast Recording
Interviewee: Tim O'Reilly, O’Reilly Hospitality Management
Interviewer:
Jeff Houghton, "Make Something Where You Are"

The Hotel That Changed SGF's Perspective
Speakers: John & Karen McQueary; Hotel Vandivort and Vantage

4:30 P.M. DRINK SUMMIT

Provided by Mother's Brewing Co. and Macadoodles


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

PLAYLIST: THINK SUMMIT 2019 TALKS


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.