Metro Cities Council CEO Roundtable in Indianapolis

Date: February 23 - 25, 2020 Contact: Will BurnsPhone: 7039983571Email:

The next ACCE Metro Cities Council CEO Roundtable meeting will be held February 23-25 in Indianapolis. Special thanks to Michael Huber and the Indy Chamber team for hosting. 

The meeting will focus on innovative education and workforce initiatives that are moving the needle. The program will feature national experts from Strada Education Network, the Lumina Foundation and others to help Metro CEOs gain a greater understanding of how different regions are addressing skills gaps and workforce needs. Guest speakers include:

Carol D’Amico, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President, National Engagement and Philanthropy
Strada Education Network
Carol D’Amico is a higher education reformer with decades of experience designing and implementing strategies to help students make the leap from higher education to the world of work. In her role with Strada, D’Amico plays a key role in developing national and state-based philanthropic initiatives involving the higher education, business, and workforce development sectors. Prior to Strada, D’Amico served in the U.S. Department of Education as assistant secretary for adult and vocational education from 2001–2003. More


Chauncy Lennon, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Future of Learning and Work
Lumina Foundation
Workforce expert and New York-based leader in corporate philanthropy, Chauncy Lennon joined Lumina Foundation in this newly created role in 2018. Lennon came to Lumina after nearly five years as a managing director and head of workforce strategy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he drove the firm’s $350 million investment in philanthropic initiatives. He previously led large portfolios of work at Ford Foundation related to economic advancement and workforce development. More


What: ACCE Metro Cities Council CEO Round Table Meeting

Who: This meeting is open only to Metro Cities Council CEOs

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse 

When: February 23-25, 2020

Registration Fee: $395 | Register online here

Hotel: We have a room block at the Hyatt Place Indianapolis / Downtown, a brand-new hotel across the street from the Bakers Life Fieldhouse. $119 per night. Book online here.  

Pacers Game: You are invited to attend the February 25 Indiana Pacers game as the Indy Chamber's guests. The game is Tuesday, February 25 at 7 pm and the Pacers play the Charlotte Hornets. If you would like to attend, let me know so we can get a headcount. The hotel has also offered to extend our group rate until February 26 for those going to the game. 

More details coming soon.

Sunday, February 23
6 p.m. Arrival Night Dinner
Union 50, 620 N. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Monday, February 24
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome & Intros
9:15 a.m. ACCE President's Report
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Opportunity Economies
Learn how the Indy Chamber’s work with the Brookings Institution led to new economic development strategies that prioritize improved economic mobility, broader access to opportunity and inclusive growth.
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Skills Alignment
Hear from the Strada Education Network about its insights and innovative solutions to improve the college-to-career connection, including specific insights for your region from the Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Survey.
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. CEO Roundtable Discussions
4:30 p.m. Return to Hotel
6:00 p.m. Group dinner - meet in the lobby. Short walk to the restaurant

Tuesday, February 25
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Future of Work
Gain insights on the Lumina Foundation about the future of work and postsecondary education. Learn more about how communities, companies and educators are rethinking the learn-to-work ecosystem and what chambers can do to help prepare the next generation of workers.
10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. CEO Roundtable Discussions
12 p.m. Adjourn 
7 p.m. Optional Pacers Game



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