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‘Building a Stronger Nevada’ Shares Nevada’s New Economic Realities

By ThisIsReno


Early Bird Registration Ends This Month

The 2nd Annual Building a Stronger Nevada Economic Development Conference will explore the ideas, programs and products that are defining the new Nevada economy from Sept. 20-22, 2016 at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Joe Crowley Student Union.

The Building a Stronger Nevada conference will provide opportunities to hear from a broad cross-section of professionals who will share what is happening in a dynamic, changing Nevada economy. Why you should attend:

  • Building a Stronger Nevada is the only business development and networking conference of its kind.
  • It is the largest event ever co-hosted by our two universities.
  • Gathers experts who will reveal Nevada’s new emerging economy that is quickly entering the world-stage.
  • Multi-track format that has something for every aspect of business, industry and community leadership.

Tracks for the conference, Wed., Sept. 21 and Thurs., Sept. 22 include

  • Agribusiness
  • Business/Entrepreneurship
  • Economic Development/Vitality
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation/Infrastructure
  • Workforce Development

Four keynote speakers are scheduled to present at the conference:

  • Diarmuid O’Connell – Vice President of Business Development at Tesla Energy Nevada.
  • Robert Lang – Co Author of Megapolitan America – Professor of sociology and the director of Brookings Mountain West at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas on economic development, and metropolitan policy
  • Dr. Sam Cordes, Purdue University who focuses on regional economic development and rural community development.
  • Brett Kelsey – Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for the Americas for Intel Security on implement technology strategies in government and the private sector.

The $125 cost before June 30 includes opening sessions with keynote speakers, institutes, tours and educational sessions, Exhibit Hall Reception, parking and luncheons for both days. A one-day conference pass is $100.

For further information, including registration details, log on to www.wndd.org.