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Biz 417's Think Summit 2019

This wasn't your typical business conference. With thought-provoking presentations, inspirational stories and interactive participation, attendees left feeling empowered and inspired to keep moving the needle forward in the Springfield community.

Each ticket included admission into the event, breakfast, lunch, happy hour and subscription to Biz 417.
Missed the event? Get a glimpse of what it looked like here, and watch or rewatch each of the talks from the day here.

Speakers

MARY KROMREY with Ozark Greenways, Inc.

MARY KROMREY
with Ozark Greenways, Inc.

IM ROSENBURY with BRP Architecture

TIM ROSENBURY
with BRP Architecture

ROBIN ROBESON with Guaranty Bank

ROBIN ROBESON
with Guaranty Bank

STEVE STEPP  with National Audio Company

STEVE STEPP
with National Audio Company

CRAIG WESCOTT  with The Track Family Fun Parks

CRAIG WESCOTT
with The Track Family Fun Parks

AMBER ABERNATHY, PH.D.  with Missouri State University

AMBER ABERNATHY, PH.D.
with Missouri State University

GOVERNOR MIKE PARSON, Missouri Governor

GOVERNOR MIKE PARSON,
Missouri Governor

SPENCER HARRIS  with Mostly Serious

SPENCER HARRIS
with Mostly Serious

STEVE EDWARDS  with CoxHealth

STEVE EDWARDS
with CoxHealth

DR. KYLE JOHN with Mercy

DR. KYLE JOHN
with Mercy

ELIJAH HAAHR with Missouri House of Representatives

REPRESENTATIVE ELIJAH HAAHR
Speaker of the House

CRYSTAL QUADE with Missouri House of Representatives

REPRESENTATIVE CRYSTAL QUADE
Minority Caucus Leader

MATTHEW SIMPSON with the City of Springfield

MATTHEW SIMPSON
with City of Springfield

CHARLIE ROSENBURY with Self Interactive

CHARLIE ROSENBURY
with Self Interactive

JIM ANDERSON with CoxHealth

JIM ANDERSON
with CoxHealth

RACHEL ANDERSON  with The eFactory

RACHEL ANDERSON
with efactory

Sponsors

People Centric Consulting Group City of Springfield Grooms Office Environments Gigabit Fiber Solutions From Mediacom Business Paper Wise Paragon Architecture Southwest Audio-Visual

Partners

Simply Delicious Catering Springfield Art Museum Mother's Brewing Company


Highlights

CONVERSATIONS
Exchange insights, enhance your leadership skills and share challenges in the interactive lounges between talks. The doors open at 7:30 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.

Agenda

Take the day to connect with local visionaries, ignite new ideas and walk away feeling challenged to revolutionize the way you think and do business.
7:30 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.


8:30 A.M. PROGRAMMING

The City of Our Future
Featuring:
• Mary Kromrey, Executive Director, Ozark Greenways
• Ryan Mooney, Senior Vice President Economic Development, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
• Tim Rosenbury, Architect & Managing Partner, BRP Architects
Facilitated by: Robin Robeson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Guaranty Bank

Rewind: Why the Sound of Music is in the Past
Speaker: Steve Stepp, National Audio Company, President

A Wheel Big Deal: The Roller Coaster Ride of Rounding out Branson's Skyline
Speaker: Craig Wescott, CEO/Co-Owner, The Track Family Fun Parks


9:50 A.M. BREAK


10:20 A.M. PROGRAMMING

Learning Your Stress: A Live Biofeedback Demo
Speaker: Amber Abernathy, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Missouri State University

Smart Move: Get Inside Dana Ford's Head
Speakers: Dana Ford, Men's Basketball Head Coach, Missouri State University and Clif Smart, President, Missouri State University


11:25 A.M. LUNCH


12:05 P.M. PROGRAMMING

Up in Smoke: Weeding Through Missouri's New Medical Marijuana Law
Speakers: Dee Wampler, Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise and Gary Whitaker, Publisher, 417 Magazine

Walk This Way: The Springfield Greene County African American Heritage Trail
Speaker: Wes Pratt, Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer, Missouri State University

Governor Mike Parson
Interviewed by Logan Aguirre, President & Associate Publisher, 417 Magazine and Biz 417

Can Game Night Save Humanity?
Speaker: Spencer Harris, Director of Operations, Mostly Serious


1:30 P.M. BREAK


2 P.M. PROGRAMMING

Our Mental Health Crisis: A View From the Front Lines
Featuring:
• C.J. Davis, President and CEO, Burrell Behavioral Health
• Steve Edwards, President and CEO, CoxHealth
• Dr. Kyle John, Child Psychiatrist, Mercy

Facilitated by: Katie Towns, Assistant Director, Springfield-Greene County Health Department

The Leadership Drain
Speaker: Don Harkey, CEO, People Centric Consulting Group

Forces Under 40
Featuring:
• Speaker of the House, Representative Elijah Haahr
• Minority Caucus Leader, Representative Crystal Quade
• Matthew Simpson, Springfield City Councilman

Facilitated by: Emily Denniston, Vice President, Public Affairs, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Facebook Hack: How I Reverse Engineered My Way Into 1,000,000 Inboxes
Speaker: Charlie Rosenbury, President, Self Interactive

Is Bronze Better? Why SGF is Really #1
Speakers: Jim Anderson, Community and Public Affairs, System Administration, CoxHealth and Rachel Anderson, Director, efactory


4:15 P.M. DRINK SUMMIT

Music by Mile Zero

CONVERSATION HAPPENS HERE

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