The registration page for the 2017 Think Regional Summit is now open!

You will not want to miss this event!  Continuing our focus on supporting collaborative actions to support economic growth and an increase in higher-paying, career-oriented jobs, we will focus this year on activities and insights around building a stronger skilled and educated workforce across our region.  This is a key activity to attracting the investments that lead to greater economic growth and higher-paying career job opportunities in Southwest Ohio.

Our key speakers will be J.D. Vance, best-selling author of "Hillbilly Elegy", and Phil DeVol, co-author of "Bridges Out of Poverty", both Ohio natives.  We are also pleased to have Dr. Bill Muse, President Emeritus of the National Issues Forum, a part of the Kettering Foundation, who will help lead our discussion of the 6 key Issue Action Groups using the format of the "Deliberative Decision Making" process that the National Issues Forum uses to facilitate decision making on community issues.

There will be a reception and book signing with the authors following our event at 3pm.

Reserve your spot today at our EventBrite registration page at We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!

On Line Registration for the 2016 Summit Has Ended!

Check out the results of our 2016 Conference in the Events area of the website and the key Issues and Actions we are working to pursue on this website, using the Issue Action Updates link at the top of the page.

Be part of helping us make more progress in 2016 on key issues.  The work highlighted at each annual summit continues all year, in quarterly Issue Action Group working sessions.  Contact us about joining us on June 10, 2016 and contributing to the first IAG working session at the Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center at their Dayton Campus.  We'll advance action steps on the 6 Key Issues driving the growth of the economy, higher-paying jobs and the quality of life across our region in the morning, starting at 9am.  Then we'll have a hands-on simulation and flight demonstration of UAS vehicles ... Unmanned Aeronautical Systems or Drones ... before completing our meeting at 12pm.

Contact Shelly Abrams at to confirm your attendance and reserve a spot.