Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who launched his presidential campaign on Thursday, is scheduled to give the keynote address at a dinner that will cap an all-day Innovation and Leadership Conference at Drake University on Friday, Nov. 17.
Iowa leaders in business, government and health care will share their views on Iowa’s future during the conference, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Drake’s Olmsted Center, 29th Street and University Avenue.
The conference, presented by the Drake University Center for Professional Studies, is designed for economic development professionals, elected and administrative leaders, business leaders impacted by public policy, students of public policy and administrators of public and nonprofit organizations.
There will be various sessions featuring panel discussions on a wide array of topics, including the impact of the Nov. 7 election on Iowa’s future leadership. That panel will include Mike Glover, political reporter for Associated Press, and O. Kay Henderson, news director of Radio Iowa. Other panels will explore topics such as health care innovation, the role of government in economic development, renewable energy, Iowa’s future workforce and innovations in community development and education.
The cost for the conference is $40 per person and $30 per student for those who register before Tuesday, Nov. 14. The cost will increase to $50 per person and $40 per student after that. The registration fee covers access to all sessions, breakfast snack, lunch and dinner. For more information or to register, visit www.cbpa.drake.edu/cps or call 515-271-2592.