Session One: July 23rd

Conference Charge and Purpose |  
Governor Jay Inslee
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Keynote  | Brad Smith, President | Microsoft
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Panel Discussion
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Phyllis Campbell, Chairman | JPMorgan Chase & Co. Pacific Northwest Region
Denis Hayes, President and CEO | The Bullitt Foundation
Michelle Merriweather, President and CEO | Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Moderated by Enrique Cerna
Break Out into Working Groups

How we live – This working group will consider how the COVID-19 experience will affect how we and our families live and flourish.

Where are the jobs – This working group will consider how the COVID-19 experience may affect or alter employment across the Pacific Northwest.

How we work – This working group will consider working practices and conditions.

How we get around – This working group may consider all forms and facets of transportation.

How we build – This working group may consider all facets of our built environment including infrastructure, urban form, smaller cities and rural communities.

How we create community – This working group will consider the social community impacts of the COVID-19 experience.

How we ensure Pacific Northwest’s place in the world – This working group will consider the impacts of the COVID-19 experience to how the Pacific Northwest relates to other regions across the globe.

 Session Close and Next Steps

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Intervening Weeks

Conference organizers and facilitators will meet to pull together feedback from working group and survey responses from participants.

A draft blueprint will be circulated for participants’ response and feedback.

Session Two: August

The Time is Now: A Conversation with De’Sean Quinn and Isha Sangani

Plenary Session: Synthesis of Work Group and Survey Responses
– Top Ten Findings of Blueprint
Moderated by Gene Duvernoy

Panel Discussion: Learning and Leading Through a Public Emergency
Governor Dan Evans
Governor Christine Gregoire
Governor Gary Locke
Moderated by University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce

Closing Blessing

President Fawn Sharp | President, Quinault Indian Nation and President, National Congress of American Indians