IT Education and Workforce Summit
Bridging the gap between IT, Education, and the Digital Economy
Thursday, March 4, 2021
This FREE, virtual event is limited to the first 100 registered participants.
The IT Summit will be a high energy collaboration of educators from K-12, NIACC, and area businesses. The goal of the day will be to discuss and identify action items to strengthen and grow the Information Technology Ecosystem in North Iowa.
1:00 – 2:20pm: Panel Discussion: Why Iowa, Why Not North Iowa?
With multiple initiatives beginning to take hold in North Iowa around IT Education and the digital economy, how might we work together as Communities, Schools and Businesses to better build and scale a robust IT Education ecosystem and create a thriving digital economy?
- Tony Brownlee, President, Kingland
- Samantha Dahlby, Director of K-12 Education, NewBoCo
- Ben Milne, Founder, Dwolla
- Mike Trasatti, CEO, DealerBuilt
- Moderated by: Brian Blodgett, CEO Next Generation Technologies & Tim Putnam, Director, NIACC Pappajohn Center
2:20 – 2:30pm: Break
2:30 – 4:00pm: Let’s hear from you!
This Collaborative Brainstorm Session will help us pull together the conversations from the panel discussion in determining the what and the how we move IT initiatives forward in North Iowa.
Lead by Karie Terhark, Facilitator, HueLife
Register here or call 641-422-4358