Outlooks is the signature "must see" annual business event in Southern Arizona. It is the business intelligence event of the year and it is where you will see all of the executive business decision makers from Southern Arizona.
This year, Outlooks will feature three expert speakers and a panel discussion.
T. BOONE PICKENS
"At Outlooks I'll tell you what we can do to win back our energy independence."
Energy production, energy availability and energy choices are becoming more and more important. They impact every aspect of our society from transportation to food costs, the environment and politics. Energy expert T. Boone Pickens, founder and CEO of BP Capitaland author of the book, The First Billion is the Hardest, will share his insights about what we can do to conserve, adapt and prosper as energy economics and energy alternatives change. Pickens is on a crusade to reduce our country's crippling addiction to OPEC oil. CNBC has dubbed Pickens the "oracle of oil" for his uncanny knack of predicting oil price movements.
DR. CATHY MINCBERG
"I have worked at the forefront of education reform for many years. I'll share my experiences and perspectives with you at Outlooks."
What is the key to solving the education crisis in the United States? Is it more money? More teachers? More school choice? Changing the current culture of education?
Education expert Dr. Cathy Mincberg is the president and chief executive officer of the Center for Reform of School Systems. She has worked at the forefront of public education reform both as a long-term school board member in the Houston Independent School District, community college trustee and as a high-level administrator in two urban districts.
Dr. Mincberg served four years as the chief operations officer for Portland (Oregon) Public Schools, where she led a massive reconfiguration of the district’s schools designed to improve student achievement and deal with budget constraints. She also completed four years as chief business officer of the Houston ISD, transforming the business operations of the country’s seventh largest school system into a high-performing operation.
GOV. PARRIS GLENDENING
"Smart Growth strategies are all about looking around the corner into the future and making the changes we'll need then today. I look forward to seeing you at Outlooks."
What is the best way for a community to grow when its residents want different lifestyles and different choices? What can Southern Arizona do to strike a balance between development and the environment? How do finite resources and generational differences play into the mix?
Find out what communities of the future will look like and how they will grow when former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening, now the president of Smart Growth America's Leadership Institute and the Governors' Institute on Community Design, shares "smart growth" research with you at Outlooks. Gov. Glendening has spoken before business groups, public planning groups and developers to highlight the factors that go into urban and regional planning. Smart growth is planned growth that considers all important factors such as land use, transit and sustainability policies to create an urban mosaic that lives cleaner, lives closer to work and lowers its overall energy requirements.
JAMES BECKMANN KATIE MAHONEY JEFF STELNIK
Healthcare is an issue you will be dealing with for years to come. Get the information you need. Get grounded. Get on top of your choices before it's too late.
Healthcare continues to be a lightning rod topic despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Who is responsible for funding healthcare? Individuals? Employers? The federal government? State government? How will the tug-of-war between states and the federal government be resolved? Will physicians continue to practice as they always have if their compensation is reduced for Medicare patients?
At Outlooks 2013, a panel of experts will share their unique perspectives on healthcare issues in a provocative panel presentation and Q & A session. Learn about what your business needs to know to deal with healthcare issues and how these complicated issues are likely to be resolved.
Healthcare experts on the Outlooks panel include:
President and CEO, Carondelet Health Network
Executive Director-Health Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
SVP of Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Thursday, March 21
Casino del Sol Resort and Conference Center
5655 W. Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85757
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Tour exhibit area, enjoy walking lunch (included with ticket price)
1:00 - 2:40 p.m. Outlooks program, Part I
2:40 - 3:05 p.m. Intermission
3:05 - 5:05 p.m. Outlooks program, Part II
5:05 - 6:00 p.m. Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres (included with ticket price)
For information about exhibiting at Outlooks, contact Jason Cook at (520) 792-2250, ext. 137 or firstname.lastname@example.org. - EXHIBIT BOOTHS SOLD OUT!
o $69 for Tucson Metro Chamber members
o $99 for non-members
o If form of payment is other than credit card or if registering after March 15, call Jason Cook at (520) 792-2250, ext. 137 or come to the Tucson Metro Chamber offices at 465 W. St. Mary's Rd. Tucson 85701