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One Minnesota 2015 Legislative Policy Conference

One Minnesota 2015

January 7, 2015

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis 55455

Conference is closed to the public.


Members are encouraged to take the Green Line LRT (West Bank station). Complimentary Metro Transit LRT passes will be available to members through the Speaker's Office and Senate Majority Leader's office.

Parking validation will be available for the U of M 19th Ave and 21st Ave ramps.


8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast and time to connect with colleagues

8:30 a.m. Welcome overview
Speaker Kurt Daudt

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Our changing state: Economy, budget, and demographics
Moderated by Speaker Kurt Daudt

Susan Brower, State Demographer Presentation
Laura Kalambokidis, State Economist Presentation

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. A focus on Greater Minnesota
Moderated by Senator Tom Bakk


9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Greater Minnesota economy and vitality
Brigid Tuck, Senior Economic Impact Analyst, U of M Extension Presentation
Laura Kalambokidis, State Economist Presentation

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Regional workforce development in Greater Minnesota
Anne Kilzer, Director, Minnesota Workforce Council Association Presentation

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Minnesota transportation dialogue
Moderated by Senator David Hann

Transportation Presentation
Richard Davis, CEO, USBancorp; outgoing Chair, Itasca Project
Timothy Welsh, Founding Board Member, Itasca Project
Jill Larson, Deputy Executive Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
Bentley Graves, Director, Health & Transportation Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Meet and connect with your fellow members
We invite you to sit with new colleagues you may not know.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lessons from past legislative leaders
Moderated by Minority Leader Paul Thissen

Roger Moe, former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader
Steve Sviggum, former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives

2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Closing
House and Senate Leadership