8 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Conference Welcome and Morning Address
Opening Keynote Address: Amy Liu
, Vice President at the Brookings Institute and Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program
Inclusive economies in a disruptive age
Amy Liu has worked closely with federal, regional, and local leaders across the United States to design and implement economic strategies that expand economic growth and opportunity. In her presentation, Liu will describe the challenges facing American cities and metros and the macro-level forces – including technological change, globalization, urbanization, and demographic change – that are reshaping them. She’ll then outline a vision for inclusive growth that responds to the demands of the changing economy and reflects emerging innovations by local leaders across the country.
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9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Fake News, Free Speech and Public Policy
During the 2016 Presidential election, the expression “fake news” was introduced to the public — creating a lasting political idiom. How does using this term affect free speech and journalism? Has its use changed public opinion of the mainstream media? Has public policy been affected? Journalists will address these and other pressing questions during a panel discussion.
, State Government Reporter, Cincinnati Enquirer
, former Editor and Associate Publisher, The Columbus Dispatch, former Representative, Ohio House District 17
, Editor, The Columbus Dispatch
, Chief Content Director – News and Public Affairs, Host of Columbus on the Record
, WOSU Public Media
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Break and Fuel Up Stations
We have added extra time into the morning break for lengthy networking and professional development. Grab a beverage and connect with a colleague or visit one of three Fuel Up stations.
Resume Review – Meet with an OSU career advisor or HR professional for a brief consultation of your LinkedIn profile or your resume.
Social Branding – Meet with an OSU HR professional or career advisor on the various social media platforms and best practices for positioning yourself on them.
Portrait Studio – Update your online photo with a professional portrait. Portraits will be available on the Glenn College Flickr site shortly after the conference.
10:45 – Noon, AM Breakout Sessions
Governance in the Fast Lane: Policy Implications of Smart Mobility
Self-driving cars, ride-sharing apps, technology driven car sharing and on-demand ride services — all have the potential to benefit society in measurable ways. These modern innovations provide mechanisms to reduce air pollution, decrease traffic congestion, improve safety, create jobs and connect communities. Policymakers can make these types of technologies available to their communities by supporting their adoption and establish governance structures that allow them to flourish. Join us for a discussion about the opportunities and challenges smart mobility presents for public administrators and their constituencies.
, Executive Director, Ohio Turnpike Commission
, Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
, Deputy Innovation Officer, City of Columbus
The Art of Working with and Serving on Boards
Organizations achieve operational success with well-trained and effective board members. During this session, seasoned professionals will speak about how to be an effective board member and the role the board plays in shaping strategic plans. A member of this discussion panel has been an Executive Director of many high-profile boards and will discuss his strategy of leveraging boards to drive the success of organizations.
, President, Outcomes Management Group
, Executive Director, Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
, Chief Executive Officer, Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio
, Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
How to Approach a Lawmaker as a Policymaker
This session will provide tips for engaging with legislators about policy needs. Our panelists will share best practices for presenting your position, common pitfalls to avoid, ways to build and maintain collaborative relationships and what to expect when working with legislators.
, Representative, Ohio House District 18
, Executive Director, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
, Senator, Ohio Senate District 16
, Assistant Vice President for State Relations, The Ohio State University, Government Relations