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One Minnesota 2015 Legislative Policy Conference

One Minnesota Legislative Conference
January 4, 2017

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

Conference is closed to the public.

Validated parking is available at the U of M 19th or 21st Avenue ramp. Green line LRT (to West Bank station) is encouraged.


Schedule subject to change


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

8:30 a.m. Welcome and overview

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Budget and economic outlook

Laura Kalambokidis, State Economist

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Health care reform: New directions in Washington and Minnesota challenges
Joel Ario, Director, Manatt Health
Steve Gottwalt, Executive Director, Minnesota Rural Health Association
Brett Graham, Chief Strategy Officer, Leavitt Partners
Charlie Mandile, Executive Director, Health Finders Collaborative
Moderated by Prof. Larry Jacobs

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m The opportunities and challenges facing Minnesota business
Teresa Bohnen, President, St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President and CEO, Minnesota High Tech Association
Vicki Stute, President, Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Jonathan Weinhagen, President and CEO, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

11:45 a.m. - 12:40 a.m. Lunch
Meet and connect with your fellow members
Introduction of afternoon workshop

12:40 - 4:30 p.m. "Building Trust Through Civil Discourse" workshop
The afternoon will be dedicated to an interactive, legislator-led workshop, offered through Next Generation, a program of the National Institute for Civil Discourse. This workshop has been co-facilitated by a Republican and Democrat legislator in thirteen states over the past three years. The main mission of the workshop is to provide legislators with an opportunity to explore the benefits of improving the level of civil discourse in their state’s legislature and to build a culture where discourse and collaboration typify public policy development.

4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Closing
House and Senate Leadership

Conference sponsors:

The McKnight Foundation Blandin Foundation

Workshop sponsor:

CSC Midwest

Workshop provided by:

nxt generation The University of Arizona National institute for Civil Discourse

Questions? Contact Myra or Kate at the Humphrey School, cspg@umn.edu or 612-625-5340.