Iowa Ideas 2021
Conference Schedule

9 Tracks Representing Key Topics in Iowa

One of the greatest values identified by past conference attendees is the variety of topics and issues represented throughout, encouraging attendees to build a personalized experience based on unique Iowa interests. Iowa Ideas has identified nine key areas (“tracks”) for the 2021 program.


Conference Schedule • October 14 - 15, 2021

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Time Community Development Education Energy and Environment Health Care Human and Social Services Infrastructure Policy Workforce
Thursday Schedule
8:30AM
David Gould
9:15AM
Outdated Systems in Housing (DEI Session)
Lower College Enrollments
Iowa's Water Supply with Ag Runoff Strategies
Assessing Public Health
The Impact of the Pandemic on Iowa Youth
Iowa's Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure
Bills and Individual Rights (DEI Session)
Help Wanted: Job Market vs Demand
10:30AM
A Fresh Look at Community
Controversial Topics in Education (DEI Session)
Carbon Sequestration/Future of Ethanol and RFS
In Home Caregiver Accountability
Beyond Extremes for Youth Services
Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure
Voting and Redistricting
Protecting Workers
11:30AM
12:30PM
1:15PM
2:00PM
New Life in a Tired Space
The Future of Higher Education
Open
Keeping Rural Care Centers Financially Viable
Going Without: Relief, Recovery and Access to Information (DEI Session)
A Focus on Cargo
Changes in Criminal Justice Procedures (DEI Session)
Apprenticeships
3:10PM
A City by City Role in the Broadband Gap
Charter Schools
Building the Grid
Vaccine Acceptance (DEI Session)
From Foster to Adoption: Perspectives
Open
Why is Compromise so Hard to Find? (DEI Session)
Rural Survival in Workforce
4:20PM
New Horizons for Iowa Tourism
Issues in Achievement (DEI Session)
Energy Storage and the Rise of Solar
Rethinking Long-Term Care Facilities
Mental Health Centers and Resources (DEI Session)
Open
Modernizing the Legislative Process
Workforce Issues in Upskilling and Seasonal Employment (DEI Session)
Friday Schedule
8:30AM
Thomas Abt with special guests Rachel Rockwell, Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman, and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller
9:45AM
The Outlook on Rural Iowa
Future Training for Teachers
Environmental Justice in Iowa (DEI Session)
Maternal Health Disparities (DEI Session)
Violence in the Home
Open
Child Care (DEI Session)
Learn by Doing: Career Exploration
11:00AM
Peggy Whitson
12:15PM
The Big Idea: Shop Iowa
Open
Open
The Big Idea: The Future of Health Care
The Big Idea: Ally, Advocate, Activist (DEI Session)
Open
Open
The Big Idea: Assessments in Action, DEI in the Workplace (DEI Session)
The Big Idea: Business to Business roundtable led by and for people of color (DEI Session)

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