2021 Itasca Summit

This October 19th and 20th, Itasca Economic Development Corporation is hosting a summit here in Itasca County. Our 2021 Summit will bring 120+ members of our community together to learn, brainstorm, and develop a strategy to ensure we are forward thinking in regard to the stability of Itasca County.

For two days, we will hear from diverse speakers inspiring our attendees to actively engage in our future. Participate, volunteer and provide insight to a future they can not only buy into but be proud of. While this event is invite-only for in-person attendance, we want to ensure that all members of our community have access to this event virtually. Please see full agenda, here. 

After reading through the agenda, if there are any presentations that interest you and you'd like to watch live, please follow the Zoom Links below. Reminder! Due to our ever-evolving climate, things are likely to change. Please be mindful of these possible adjustments and have the willingness to watch regardless of a change in time or speaker. We know that you will thoroughly enjoy ALL presentations that this event has to offer! 

 

Keynote Speakers

 

Keynote Speaker - Nick Tasler

  • Tuesday, October 19th, from 9:00 - 10:00 am

Dream Big, Start Now - One Decision at a Time - (Passcode: keynote1)

Join Keynote 1

 

Keynote Lunch Presentations - Day 1

  • Tuesday, October 19th, from 12:30 - 1:15 pm 

Boswell Energy Center: Planning for Tomorrow (Passcode: keynote2&3)

 

  • Tuesday, October 19th, from 1:15 - 2:00 pm

Huber Engineered Woods: Why Northeast MN? (Passcode:keynote2&3)

Join Here - Keynote 2 & 3

 

Keynote Dinner Presentations

  • Tuesday, October 19th, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm 

Anishaninabe World View: Native American Story Telling (Passcode: dinnerkey)

 

  • Tuesday, October 19th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Briding the Gap: Economic Prosperity in Rural Minnesota (Passcode: dinnerkey)

Join Here - Dinner Keynote

 

Keynote Speaker - Katie Boone

  • Wednesday, October 20th, from 9:00 - 10:00 am

Transformative Innovation: Shifting from Problem to Potential (Passcode: amkey)

Join Here - AM Keynote Day 2

 

Keynote Speaker- Chuck Marohn

  • Wednesday, October 20th, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Strong Towns: A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity (Passcode: pmkey)

Join Here - PM Keynote Day 2

 

Economic Development

Session 1 -

  • Tuesday, October 19th from 10:15 - 11:15 am

Itasca SWOT: Where do we go from here? - (Passcode: edsession1)

Join Here - ED Session 1

 

Session 2 -

  • Tuesday, October 19th from 11:15 - 12:15 pm 

The Irresponsible Pursuit of Paradise - (Passcode: edsession2)

Join Here - ED Session 2

 

Session 3 -

  • Tuesday, October 19th from 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Business Development: Navigating the Resource Roadmap - (Passcode: edsession3)

Join Here - ED Session 3

 

Session 4 - 

  • Wednesday, October 20th from 10:15 - 11:15 am 

Itasca's Carrot: Assets to Rural Attraction - (Passcode: edsession4)

Join Here - ED Session 4

 

Session 5 -

  • Wednesday, October 20th from 11:15 - 12:15 pm 

Itasca Tourism: Beyond Walleyes & Ruby Slippers - (Passcode: edsession5)

Join Here - ED Session 5

 

Community Development 

 

Session 1 -

  • Tuesday, October 19th from 10:15 - 11:15 am

Dynamics of the Rural Housing Crisis - (Passcode: cdsession1)

Join Here - CD Session 1

 

Session 2 -

  • Tuesday, October 19th from 11:15 - 12:15 pm 

Gearing Up! "Granny" to "Gnarly:" Rural Minnesota Mountain Biking - (Passcode: cdsession2)

Join Here - CD Session 2

 

Session 3 -

  • Tuesday, October 19th from 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Bring a Hotdish: The New Recipe for a Welcoming Community - (Passcode: cdsession3)

Join Here - CD Session 3

 

Session 4 - 

  • Wednesday, October 20th from 10:15 - 11:15 am 

Community Development: Navigating the Resources Roadmap - (Passcode: cdsession4)

Join Here - CD Session 4

 

Session 5 -

  • Wednesday, October 20th from 11:15 - 12:15 pm 

Engaged Leadership: Create an Environment that Leads to Success - (Passcode: cdsession5)

Join Here - CD Session 5

 

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Workforce

 

Session 1 -

  • Tuesday, October 19th from 10:15 - 11:15 am

Workforce the Next 10 Years & How to Thrive - (Passcode: iew1)

Join Here - IEW Session 1

 

Session 2 -

  • Tuesday, October 19th from 11:15 - 12:15 pm 

Workforce Development: Navigating the Resource Roadmap - (Passcode: iew2)

Join Here - IEW Session 2

 

Session 3 -

  • Tuesday, October 19th from 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Innovation Acceleration - (Passcode: iew3)

Join Here - IEW Session 3

 

Session 4 -

  • Wednesday, October 20th from 10:15 - 11:15 am 

Flipping the Script - (Passcode: iew4)

Join Here - IEW Session 4

 

Session 5 -

  • Wednesday, October 20th from 11:15 - 12:15 pm 

Innovate 218: Itasca, Sweat, Equity - (Passcode: iew5)

Join Here - IEW Session 5

 

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