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2015 Annual Convention

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Speaker handouts

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Small But Mighty | Handout
Speaker:
Annette Medlin, IOM, Consultant and Facilitator

Changing Priorities: Quality of Place in Crisis and Reality | Handout
Speakers:
J. Mac Holladay, CCE, PCED, LM, HLM, CEO, Market Street Services; Michael Huber, President and CEO, Indy Chamber; John Seymour, President and CEO, Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

The Changing Face of America | Handout
Speaker:
William H. Frey, Ph.D., Demographer and Sr. Fellow, Brookings Institution

Membership Growth Top 10 | Handout
Speaker:
Shari Pash, Owner, Strategic Solutions for Growth

Preparing for the Worst | Handout 1, Handout 2
Speakers:
Adam Legge, President CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce; Tonya Sprenkle, Vice President, Joplin (Mo.) Area Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Programs that Attract YPs | Handout 1, Handout 2
Speaker:
Richard Winstch, Director, Leadership & Community Development, Greater Richmond Chamber

Business Leaders Upskilling Frontline Workers | Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3
Speakers:
Martha Rush-Mueller, Director of Public/Non-Profit Partnerships, College for America; Bridget Netter, Director of Business Education Partnerships, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Reaching Goal 2025 | Handout
Speakers:
2015-16 Lumina Education Attainment Award Winners

Transforming High Schools: Ford Next Generation Learning Communities | Handout
Speakers:
Cheryl Carrier, Executive Director, Ford Next Generation Learning; Richard Delano, National Team, Ford Next Generation Learning


Thursday, Aug. 13

A Strategic Planning Blueprint that Works | Handout
Speaker:
Alysia A. Cook, PCED, IOM, Principal, Opportunity Strategies I.I.C

Political and Social Dysfunction: Good for Chambers? | Handout
Speaker:
David C. Adkisson, CCE, President and CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Think Like a Journalist | Handout(6MB)
Speaker:
 Michelle West, President, Chamber Speak

Chambers as Key Players in Workforce Systems | Handout
Moderator:
Sarah Miller, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Speakers:
 Amy Anderson, Director for Education, Workforce, and Federal Issues, Association of Washington Business; Nancy Eisenbrandt, CCE, COO & Chief Workforce Development Office, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; Alma Salazar Vice President, Education & Workforce Development, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

The Art of Story-Selling | Handout
Speaker:
CeCe Clark, Entrepreneur and Author

Inclusion Beyond Race | Handout 1Handout 2 
Speakers:
Sonya Hughes, Vice President of Inclusion, Grand Rapids Area Chamber; Katie Taylor, Director of Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Kim Dahlsten, IOM, VP of Membership, Manhattan (Kan.) Chamber of Commerce

Chambers as Key Players in Workforce Systems | Handout 1, Handout 2
Speakers:
Amy Anderson, Director for Education, Workforce, and Federal Issues, Association of Washington Business; Nancy Eisenbrandt, CCE, COO & Chief Workforce Development Office, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; Alma Salazar Vice President, Education & Workforce Development, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

Education Outcomes: From Collaboration to Collective Impact | Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3
Speakers:
Ian Fletcher, Vice President of Education & Workforce Development, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce; Waymond Jackson, Vice President Education & Workforce Development, Birmingham Business Alliance; Carrie Shapton Senior Manager, LA Compact, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

THINK TANK: Leveraging Data to Drive a Talent Agenda | Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3
Speakers:
Brian Bosworth, President, FutureWorks; Tina Wirth, Senior Director of Workforce Development, JAX Chamber

Closing the Achievement Gap: Strategies from the Field | Handout
Speakers:
Andrew Davis, Legislative Director, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce; Richard Dayoub, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce; Greg Laposa, Project Manager, St. Louis Regional Chamber

Strength in Public Policy Coalitions | Handout
Speakers:
 Taylor Landin, Vice President, Public Policy, Greater Houston Partnership; David May, CCE, President and CEO, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce


Friday, August 14

Don't Live your Life, Lead It! | Handout
Speaker:
CeCe Clark, Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Author

Closing the Achievement Gap: Strategies from the Field | Handout
Speakers:
Andrew Davis, Legislative Director, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce; Richard Dayoub, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce; Greg Laposa, Project Manager, St. Louis Regional Chamber

International Imperative | Handout 1, Handout 2
Speakers:
Georges Fischer, Director - International Networks and Partnerships, Greater Paris Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman, World Chambers Network; Birgit Matthiesen, Director, Canada-U.S. Cross Border Business Affairs, Arent Fox LLP

OFFICIAL CORPORATE SPONSORS
Accrisoft is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE American Express is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Aventura World by Central Holidays West is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Benfits Trust is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Citslinc is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Insperity is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Market Street Services is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives United Networks of America is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE The U.S. Chamber is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE
SILVER SPONSORS
Avalanche Consulting sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives CardConnect sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Compass Media sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives EventBank sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives POWER 10 sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Next Generation Consulting and Rebecca Ryan sponsor ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Resource Development Group sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
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