Iowa Ideas
Conference Schedule 2022

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 2022 program.


Conference Schedule • October 13 - 14, 2022

Confirmed panelists will continue to be added to this schedule.

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Time Arts & Culture Community Development Education Energy & Environment Health Care Human & Social Services Policy Workforce
Thursday Schedule
8:30AM
Opening Keynote Speaker: Simon Estes
9:15AM
DEI: Making the arts accessible to all
Aging Infrastructure in Smaller Communities
Access to Mental Health Resources
Carbon Dioxide Pipelines: Do they have a public benefit?
Worker Shortages in Health Care
Iowa and 988
Local Control
The Evolution of Incentives
10:20AM
Long-term sustainability and funding streams
Child Care in the Public & Private Sector
Open
Myths vs. Reality on Solar Energy
DEI: Tracking Iowa's Health Care Disparities
DEI: Availability of beds for those in crisis
DEI: Human Rights - A Look at Women's Health
Apprenticeships
11:30AM
1:15PM
Featured Speakers: Director Durham, Director Townsend
2:10PM
Bringing the arts and business communities closer together
Promoting Iowa in 2022
DEI: Cultural Proficiency & Inclusivity
Electronic Vehicles and Local Utility Grids
Prescription Drug Prices
The next phase of Iowa's Managed Care Organizations: A conversation with Director Kelly Garcia
Name, Image and Likeness Laws for Student Athletes
DEI: Hiring Process and Onboarding
3:15PM
The role of arts and culture in community place making
An Update on Broadband
Factors of Enrollment in Liberal Arts Colleges
Siting Decisions for Animal Feeding Operations, Solar, & Wind
The Future of Telehealth
Suicide Ideation among adults and younger
The Links of Domestic Abuse and Homicide
DEI: Challenges in Business Ownership
4:20PM
Rebuilding the Arts Audience
Leading in Iowa
DEI: A Look at Classroom Structures
Iowa and the Mississippi River
Iowa's Weight Gain
Nonprofit response to inflation
Keeping Balance in the Judiciary
Licensing Requirements
Friday Schedule
8:30AM
9:05AM
Featured Keynote Speaker: Michele Shelton
10:10AM
Preserving the Arts in Public Education
An Emphasis On Outdoor Recreation
DEI: Changing Demographics in Students
Bitcoin Mines & Data Centers: How large energy users affect Iowa's power grid.
The Surge of STI's in Iowa
DEI: Immigrant and refugee long-term success in Iowa
School Choice
The Push for Automation
11:15AM
Unlocking Successful Public Art Programs
DEI: Barriers to Home Ownership
Practical Coding & Tech in the Classroom
Extreme Weather on agriculture, infrastructure, and people
Oral Health
The Rise of Substance Abuse
Protecting our elders: Iowa's new Elder Abuse law
DEI: Building the foundation for employer DEI strategies
12:20PM
Closing Keynote Speakers: Clarissa Chun and Dan Gable

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