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Engines of Innovation: How Cities and Metros Are Leading America’s Economic Revival

New Leaders Council and The Progressive Policy Institute Conference

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) and New Leaders Council are hosting Engines of Innovation: How Cities and Metros Are Leading America’s Economic Revival on Friday, October 19 in New Orleans. Up for discussion in this conference: economic innovation and jobs.

The weekend will kick off on the evening of Thursday, October 18 with a reception and remarks by PPI President Will Marshall and NLC Chairman Chris Kelly. The conversation continues at The Civic Center with panelists from 9am-3pm. Three roundtable discussions, including one Mayor’s Roundtable, cover topics relevant to those in New Orleans, just as much as those of us outside The Big Easy ranging from The Metropolitan Revolution to Preparing Young Americans for the Jobs of Tomorrow.

Join Tim Williamson, CEO Idea Village, New Orleans; Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa; Cedric B. Glover, Mayor of Shreveport; Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia; S.C.. Bret Perkins, Comcast; and many more for this very important conversation.

See the agenda below.

Friday, Oct. 18
Chicory’s Orleans Room
610 S. Peters St.
6 p.m.
Welcoming Reception
Remarks: Will Marshall, President, Progressive Policy InstituteChris Kelly, NLC Chairman
Alison Mehr, NLC Louisiana Chapter Director
Saturday, Oct. 19
The Civic Theatre
510 O’keefe Ave.
8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
9 a.m. Welcome
Remarks: Will Marshall, President, Progressive Policy Institute
Chris Kelly, NLC Chairman
9:15 a.m.-10 a.m. The Metropolitan Revolution: How Local Networks Are Driving Economic and Political Change in America
Amy Liu, Brookings Michael Mandel, PPI
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Forging New Partnerships for Innovation and Jobs
Moderator: Chris Tyson, LSU Law School
Discussants: Rod Miller, New Orleans Business Alliance (Invited)
Tim Williamson, CEO Idea Village, New Orleans
Aaron Miscenich, New Orleans BioInnovation Center
Rep. Walt Leger III, Louisiana House of Representatives
11:30 a.m. Keynote Address: Building the Knowledge Economy in New Orleans
Remarks: Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans
12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Mayors Roundtable: How Local Leaders are Tackling the Problems Washington Can’t Solve
Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, Fl.
Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, S.C.
Cedric B. Glover, Mayor of Shreveport, La.
Lisa A. Wong, Mayor of Fitchburg, Mass.
1:45 p.m.-3 p.m. High-Skill Workers for a High-Growth Economy
Moderator: Caroline Fayard, Fayard Law Firm
Discussants: Patrick Dobard, New Orleans Recovery School District (Invited)
Glen Armantrout, CEO Café Reconcile (Invited)
Bret Perkins, Comcast
James Moustafellos, Urban Apps & Maps Studios, Temple University
Atlanta - Augusta - Austin - Boston - Broward - Capital District NY - Chicago - Cincinnati - Cleveland - Connecticut - Dallas - Denver - Des Moines
Detroit - Houston - Kentucky - Los Angeles - Louisiana - Madison - Maine - Maryland - Miami - Montana - Nashville - New Hampshre - New Jersey - New York City
North Carolina - Oakland - Omaha - Orlando - Palm Beach - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh - Rhode Island - Sacramento - San Antonio - San Francisco - Silicon Valley

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