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The "Next Generation" Economy:
Areas of Dynamic and Innovative Growth
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Conference Agenda
Speaker Biographies

7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast

  • Connect with colleagues
  • Find bill co-authors
  • Explore internet resource displays: "The Legislature online: Helping you work more efficiently and effectively every day"

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.    Welcome
Tom Sullivan, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Minnesota

Program Overview and Introduction of Speakers
Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Minnesota House of Representatives

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.    The Fundamentals: How Minnesota Measures Up

The Fundamentals: How Minnesota Measures Up, Steven Cochrane, Moody's Economy
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Presented to the Minnesota Legislature, Katie Bell and Jim Harter, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.    Creating and strengthening the knowledge economy in Minnesota

Supporting and strengthening the knowledge economy, Stu Rosenfeld, Principal and Founder, Regional Technology Strategies

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.     Break

  • Connect with colleagues
  • Find bill co-authors
  • Explore "The Legislature Online" internet resource displays

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.    New energy technologies and the green economy
The U.S. Green Economy Scorecard, Doug Henton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Collaborative Economics
Presentations by Sue Urahn, Managing Director, Pew Center on the States and by Dan Berglund, President and CEO, State Science and Technology Institute

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Making hard-headed decisions that pay off
Building Accountability Into Economic Development Programs, Barb Hinton, Legislative Post Auditor, State of Kansas
Making Hard-Headed Decisions Pay Off, Dale Wahlstrom, CEO, BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.     Luncheon Panel
  • Connect and interact with legislative colleagues
  • Hear from Minnesota business leaders on the topic of collaboration

Innovative collaboration with Minnesota’s business and nonprofit communities: A conversation with organization leaders on state-wide opportunities
Mary Brainerd, President and CEO, HealthPartners
Hubert Joly, President and CEO, Carlson Companies
Laurie Brown, Founder, President, and CEO, Restore Products
Ken Powell, CEO, General Mills

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.     Break
  • Connect with colleagues
  • Find bill co-authors
  • Final opportunity: "The Legislature Online" internet resource displays

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. AND 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.     Implementing the vision: Connecting conference themes to our work in interactive breakout sessions with colleagues

Connecting the knowledge economy to education, Stu Rosenfeld, President, Regional Technology Strategies and Duane Benson, Executive Director, Minnesota Early Learning Foundation

Connecting the "next generation economy" to rural communities, Dan Berglund, President and CEO, State Science and Technology Institute and Brad Finstad, Center for Rural Policy and Development

Connecting to health and wellness, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for nation, state, and communities

Connecting new economic development to financial institutions, Peter Bianco, Lifescience Business Development, Halleland Health Consulting and Ron Feldman, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Connecting innovation to business and commerce, Kate Rubin, President, Minnesota High Tech Association

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.     The Minnesota Perspective
The Minnesota Perspective, Tom Gillaspy, Minnesota State Demographer and Tom Stinson, Minnesota State Economist

4:30 - 4:45 p.m.    Reflections and Lessons from House and Senate Leadership

Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Marty Seifert, House Minority Leader
Larry Pogemiller, Senate Majority Leader
David Senjem, Senate Minority Leader

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.    Reception

Rep. Kathy Tingelstad (651) 296-5369 or (763) 421-2000
Sen. Kathy Saltzman (651) 296-4166 or
Kate Cimino (Humphrey Institute) (612) 625-8330 or
Sponsored by
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota | Medtronic Foundation | Minneapolis Foundation | Bush Foundation | Blandin Foundation | McKnight Foundation