Think Tank Series Dates: July 19, August 17, September 14
Location: Virtual
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Envision Iowa is an initiative created by Business Publications Corp. to help Iowa thrive and grow. The initiative includes three interactive think tank events containing a keynote, a panel discussion and interactive virtual networking. The think tanks will focus on three key themes necessary for Iowa to advance and grow: People and culture, business opportunities, and infrastructure. In addition to ongoing coverage of the think tanks in Business Record and dsm Magazine, the initiative will culminate with a public in-person event in October that will bring together leaders from across the state.

Envision Iowa Annual In Person Event
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Hilton Garden Inn
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Register here

What do Iowa leaders think about the economic future of Iowa? 
Be among the first to hear new research that will help guide your decision making!

Join us for this dynamic in-person event on Oct. 5, where we will unveil the new BPC/Bâton Global Envision Iowa Statewide Leaders Economic Outlook Survey. 

Keynote speakers Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority, and Kavilash Chawla, partner at Bâton Global, will kick off a fast-paced program featuring a presentation of the research and a discussion with statewide leaders of the survey’s implications to Iowa’s future. 

What is the Envision Iowa Statewide Leaders Economic Outlook Survey? The Envision Iowa Statewide Leaders Economic Outlook Survey is a research collaboration between BPC and Bâton Global that will provide leaders and decision makers across Iowa with sentiment data on the aggregated outlook for the future of Iowa. Data will be used to generate a report to support you in making commercial, investment, and public policy decisions that positively impact Iowa’s long-term economic performance. You will be the first to see this important data!

Benefit from strategic connections and idea generation. The event will provide opportunities for strategic connections with industry and community leaders across the state as we explore the economic future of Iowa and what it means for you. 

Think Tank #1
People and Culture: Workforce, DEI, Quality of Life
July 19 | 11:30 to 1 p.m.
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Think Tank #2
Business Opportunities: Innovation and Public/Private Partnerships
August 17 | 11:30 to 1 p.m.
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Think Tank #3
Infrastructure: Childcare and Housing
September 14 | 11:30 to 1 p.m.