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Get the Schedule for "Head of the Class:" A Discussion on Nevada's Future

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On Wednesday March 19, 2014, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is hosting a half-day symposium with national and regional economic and higher education experts. The focus of the event will be to explain the UNLV Tier 1 Research and Innovation Initiative and highlight economic and business benefits to the region. The event will consist of a program as follows:

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Eggs & Issues featuring U.S. Congressman John Kline (MN-2), Chairman of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee

Congressman Kline will delve into the issues that affect our nation's schools and workplaces, as well as the future workforce needs of our national and how local business communities can engage in the process.

Click here to register for Eggs & Issues.

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Conversations: University Research, Regional Economic Development and the UNLV Mission to Achieve Tier 1 Research Designation

  • 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - "The Essential Role of Research Universities in Regional Economic Development" Moderated by John Valery White, UNLV Executive Vice President and Provost, and featuring panelists Dr. Robert Lang, Brookings Mountain West; Keith Walton, VP for Strategic Industry Collaborations, Arizona State University; Thomas O'Neal, AVP for Research Commercialization, Central Florida University
  • 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. - "The Impact for Southern Nevada Business of UNLV as a Tier 1 Research University" Moderated by Marcus Conklin, Strategies 360, and featuring panelists Dr. Stephen Brown, Center for Business and Economic Research, UNLV; Dr. Alan Schlottman, Department of Economics, UNLV; John Restrepo, RCG Economics

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Business Power Luncheon featuring Don Snyder, Acting President, UNLV: "The Business Plan for Building a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University to Enhance Nevada's Future"

President Snyder will outline UNLV's comprehensive, data-driven strategy for achieving Carnegie Tier 1 status, and what it means for the entire Las Vegas community.

Click here to register for the panels and luncheon.