Save the Date! Governor's 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit Coming This Spring

Governor's Future Ready Iowa Summit

Mark your calendar for the Governor's 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit to be held on April 3, 2018, at the Iowa Events Center.

This one-day event brings together leaders from business and industry, education, nonprofits, elected officials, students and others to amplify the public conversation about transforming education and the workforce, with a focus on expanding work-based learning and computer science instruction.

The Summit features an remarkable agenda of inspiring and distinguished speakers, including: Brandon Busteed, Gallup's executive director of education and workforce development; Mary Andringa, chair of the board of Vermeer Corporation; Nicole Smith, chief economist at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce; Jemar Lee, a College Community School District senior and co-founder of EdRevision; Olivia Carrasco, a Mechanical Engineering student at Iowa State University; Hadi Partovi, CEO of; a panel of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds; and Jeff Weld, senior policy advisor for STEM education at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The agenda also features a showcase of interactive work-based learning exhibits, table talks, networking opportunities and breakout sessions.

Registration for the Governor’s 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit opens February 1, 2018. To register, visit

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