A2Y Regional Chamber Event: IMPACT 2016
Resources from IMPACT 2016
- Slides from Scott Menzel's Keynote Presentation
IMPACT 2016 will see an exciting change to a great event. This year the experience will be even better through a more interactive ?unconference? format. Our agenda will hone in on the issues Chamber members have asked to learn more about. Instead of just listening to speakers, the unconference format will provide attendees the chance to delve into one of three topics per session, allowing them to give real input and share their ideas. Using community facilitators, we will engage each other and try and develop potential community consensus and solutions regarding:
- Regional Transit Authority Answers - What should our community do with the upcoming Regional Transit Authority millage (Nov. 2016) and how should the RTA work with existing transit systems?
- Talent Once Again - In a perpetual struggle to attract and retain talented people, we will discuss if it is either time to look for new and better ways to do it, or recognize we have the talent we need.
- Government and Political Reform - Term limits and gerrymandered districts have produced a new reality in Lansing, and the DC political process appears to be broken. We will discuss how best the business community should approach the current state and federal legislative processes and what reforms we should call for to make them more effective in the future.
- Defining our Washtenaw Business Metrics - Drawing on input from attendees, we?ll look at what the best metrics of a healthy Washtenaw County business eco-system are, and how we best track them.
- Tech Sector Engagement - We will have a dialogue about how the broader business community can better connect to Washtenaw County's Tech Sector, a growing and prosperous sector that doesn't follow traditional business norms.
- 2016 Equity Update and Action - Building on the strength of IMPACT 2015 topics, hear what the Chamber has done over the last year, find out where we are at in meeting these challenges in Washtenaw County, and share your ideas on what is needed.
Unable to attend the whole day? Join us for Headline Lunch for just $40 for members and $55 for non-members from 11:30am-1:00pm
To cap our day, Scott Menzel, Ph.D., Superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, will give a keynote address at Headline Lunch:
?A Time to Act: Why getting public education right in eastern Washtenaw County is critical for our kids, our community, and our economy.?
Dr. Menzel will discuss the challenges and decisions before us as we look at what is next for public education on the east side of Washtenaw County, and why we must make the right decisions on this vital issue, not just for our children, but for our business community.