2017 Akron Regional

2017 Impact Ohio Akron Conference

Thursday, October 26
8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Quaker Station at the University of Akron

In 2017, Impact Ohio will hold its first regional conferences. At the Impact Ohio 2017 Akron Conference, key government officials, business leaders, and community members will attend to learn more about issues important to the city.

At the conference, attendees will hear first-hand from government leaders, political analysts, pundits, and policy experts on issues that affect their community.

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8:00 AM - 8:30 AMRegistration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM - 8:45 AMConference Welcome
8:45 AM - 9:45 AMObservations from the Fourth Estate

Moderator

Panelists

  • Michael Douglas, Editorial Page Editor, Akron Beacon Journal
  • Ed Esposito, Vice President, Information Media for the Rubber City Radio Group, WAKR Radio Akron
  • Doug Livingston, Reporter, Akron Beacon Journal
  • M.L. Schultze, Digital Editor, Reporter/Producer, WKSU Public Radio, Kent
9:45 AM - 10:00 AMCoffee Break
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMOpiates: New Solutions for Attacking the Epidemic

Moderator

Panelists

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMEmerging Smart Cities & Opportunities for the Region

Moderator

  • TBA

Panelists

12:00 PM - 12:15 PMBreak
12:15 PM - 1:30 PMKeynote Luncheon: Political Insight

Moderator

  • Dr. John Green, Department Chair, The University of Akron Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

Panelists

  • David Pepper, Chairman, Ohio Democratic Party
  • TBA, Ohio Republican Party

Our Sponsors

The Success Group
Greater Akron Chamber
Akron Beacon Journal
University of Akron - Ray C. Bliss
Ohio Democratic Party
Ohio Republican Party
AT&T
First Energy