2022 WMPF Conference

October 20, 2022
 | 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for our biannual policy conference! This event is an opportunity to discuss and learn perspectives on current education initiatives and potential legislation while networking with the Midwest’s top thought leaders. A plated breakfast will be provided.

Conference Schedule:
7:30 a.m.      Registration and Networking
8:00 a.m.      Welcome, John Kennedy and Jase Bolger
8:10 a.m.      Plated Breakfast
8:30 a.m.      WMPF’s Historic Wins for Competitiveness, Doug DeVos
8:36 a.m.      Site Selectors Top Ten Review
                       The business climate impact on attraction and retention
                     Christopher D. Lloyd, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
8:55 a.m.     Michigan’s Best and Worst of National Site Selection
                      What’s keeping Michigan from being a top ten state
                      Stan Veuger, Senior Fellow at AEI
9:30 a.m.      Reaction Panel, moderated by Doug DeVos
                       Matt Haworth, Haworth, Inc.
                       Randy Thelen, The Right Place
                       Chelsea Keeton, Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing
10:00 a.m.    Break
10:30 a.m.    The Importance of Proficient Education, Dick Haworth
10:35 a.m.    A Game Plan for K-12 Transformation in Michigan
                       Next steps for Education Transformation in MI  
                      Don Nielsen, American Center for Transforming Education
11:05 a.m.    Reaction Panel, moderated by Jase Bolger
                     Rep. Pam Hornberger
                     John Kennedy, Autocam Medical
                     Kelley Williams-Bolar, School of Choice Advocate
11:40 a.m.    Closing Remarks, Doug DeVos
12:00 p.m.    Event Concludes

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