12:00 – 1:45 p.m. Performance Hall
Glenn College Alumni Awards
We will recognize the 2018 recipients of the Glenn College Alumni Awards.
- The Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement honors alumni whose work and contributions have been recognized as outstanding in their fields.
- The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni, 35 years old and younger, who have demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career or civic involvement or both.
- The Outstanding Alumni Service Award recognizes exemplary leadership and service to the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, its faculty, students, staff and alumni or programs.
Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
, Retired, Supreme Court of Ohio
1:45 – 2 p.m. Break
2 – 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Session 4: Great Hall Meeting Room 1
Crisis Communications 101 for Managers
Crisis communication plans are critical in executing appropriate responses and preparing organizations to manage a crisis. Communication is key with internal and external stakeholders and possibly engaging multiple organizations from many jurisdictions and levels of government. How will you and your organization respond to a crisis? What does it take to build a solid crisis communications plan? What creative approaches are leaders using to enhance communication plans to manage their organization’s reputational risk?
- Bob Armstrong, Director of Emergency Management, The Ohio State University
- Katie Halberg, Director of Social Media, Wright State University
- Alicia Shoults, Marketing and Public Relations Director, Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
- Megan Shroy, President, Approach Marketing
, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Office of Mayor Andrew J. Ginther
Session 5: Great Hall Meeting Room 3
Rebuilding the American Dream: Middle Class Jobs, Incomes and Stability
This session will shed light on the state of the American middle class and highlight the factors that have led to the erosion of the American dream of middle class stability and the opportunity for upward mobility. What strategies and policies can be pursued to stabilize and grow the American middle class for future generations?
- Salman Ahmed, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for Peace
- Bill Shkurti, Distinguished Adjunct Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
, Senior Research Fellow, Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University
Session 6: Great Hall Meeting Room 2
Hyperloop – High Speed or High Hope?
High-speed, cost-effective intercity freight and passenger service would be a great asset for Ohio. Hyperloop touts faster, more frequent freight shipments and easier, more efficient consumer travel at greater speeds than air travel between four Midwest states, with Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Columbus hubs. Critics, though, feel it circumvents key funding to other public wants such as healthcare or entertainment. Is it worth it?
, Deputy Innovation Officer, City of Columbus
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Bank Conference Theater
A WOSU Public Media podcast, Snollygoster takes an in-depth look at politics in Ohio. Each week the hosts dig into the top political stories in Columbus and across Ohio and also explore national stories that impact the state by talking with politicians, reporters and other news-makers. (In case you're wondering, a "snollygoster" is a shrewd and unprincipled politician.) Listen to Snollygoster on the WOSU Public Media mobile app, in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.
- Mike Thompson, Chief Content Director, News and Public Affairs, WOSU Public Media
- Steve Brown, News Morning Anchor and Managing Editor, WOSU Public Media