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!

June 27, 2017 Work Session Info

The next Issue Action Group Work Session will be held on Tuesday, June 27 from 9am to 12pm.  We will be hosted by the National Issues Forum Institute Leadership team, including President-Emeritus Bill Muse, at the Kettering Foundation campus, located at 200 Commons Road, Dayton, OH. 

Our Agenda will be to discuss short term actions that we could take to facilitate the implementation of key recommendations from the 2017 Summit to Improve Skilled Workforce Development Outcomes.  That summary can be accessed at the link here.  In addition, we will review actions on the other Issue Action Groups identified in previous Summits.  Finally, we will preview our objectives and focus for the 2018 Summit, which will!  be providing the Transportation and Energy Infrastructure we need to support greater economic growth and improved quality of life in our region.

The work session is open to all concerned with these issues in Southwest Ohio.  Please RSVP by June 22 so we can provide a headcount to our hosts, to Shelly Abrams at  We hope to see you there!