Events

2021 Summit Information

The 2020 Think Regional Summit was postponed until April 23, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio.  At that event, we expect that Leaders and citizens from 15 Counties in Southwest Ohio will gather at a site to be announced in early January, 2021, to discuss issues and new actions we could take in expanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in multiple areas of our community.

Specific areas where we will hear from leaders include: Business, Education and Health Care; Manufacturing, Non-Profits and Technology.  A Preliminary Agenda is provided below.  Registration and Ticket information will be announced in early January, 2021.  Please mark your 2021 calendars TODAY for the April 23, 2021 date!

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

You won't want to miss this event!  Continuing our focus on economic development and the growth of higher-paying, career-oriented jobs, we will be discussing activities and opportunities for building a stronger skilled and educated workforce in our region.  This is a key to attracting the investments that will lead to more economic growth and higher paying job opportunities across Southwest Ohio.

Key speakers will include best-selling author J.D. Vance of "Hillbilly Elegy" and co-author Phil DeVol of "Bridges Out of Poverty", both Ohio natives.  We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Bill Muse, President Emeritus of the National Issues Forum, part of the Kettering Foundation, will be helping us make further progress on each of our 6 key Issue Action Groups following the format of the National Issues Forum for "Deliberative Decision Making" on community issues. A reception and book signing will follow the conclusion of the event at 3pm.

Here's the link to reserve your spot today!  We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-think-regional-southwest-ohio-summit-tickets-31261776816