2021 Summit Information

The 2021 Think Regional Summit will be a VIRTUAL event on April 23, 2021, due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio.  At our event, we expect that Leaders and citizens from 15 Counties in Southwest Ohio will join us on line to discuss existing programs in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and their value to multiple areas of our community.

The Event Agenda is provided below.  The Event Fee is $20.  Registration and Fee payment can be made at

Please Register TODAY and join us on line on April 23, 2021, from 8:30am to 12:30pm.  We look forward to seeing you!


8:30 am Welcome Comments

 Joe Hinson, MC Think Regional and President & CEO, West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance

Michele Abrams, Chairman Think Regional

The Think Regional Summit will include key community leaders to discuss current Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs that are underway in Southwest Ohio.  We will conclude with an overview of BRAVER ANGELS tools for Civil Discourse to reach mutual understanding among people with diverse beliefs.  A short video of the Better Angels approach is at

 Key Note Speaker       

 Wendy Waters-Connell, Executive Director, YWCA, Hamilton, Ohio                                                                           

 The Mission of the YWCA is Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women. The YWCA today employs a bottoms-up, grassroots   structure that reaffirms the mission of working aggressively for women and people of color. 

 Other Speakers Include:  

  • Emiko Moore, Community Conversations-Bridging Stories and MLK Community                                       Coalition of Lebanon
  • Noha Eyada, Mason CommUNITY and Mason City Schools Diversity Council
  • Doug Bolton, CEO, Cincinnati Cares

Closing Session

 Braver Angels Overview: Civil Discourse Among Diverse Groups                                                                                      -- David Lapp, Co-Founder; Kouhyar Mostashfi, Board of Directors, Southwest Ohio Chapter