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


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Outdated Systems in Housing
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
Help Wanted: Job Market vs Demand
10:30AM
A Fresh Look at Community
Controversial Topics in Education
Carbon Sequestration/Future of Ethanol and RFS
In Home Caregiver Accountability
Beyond Extremes for Youth Services
Safeguarding Critical Infrastrcuture.
Voting and Redistricting
Protecting Workers
11:30AM
12:05PM
12:40PM
1:15PM
2:00PM
New Life in a Tired Space
The Future of Higher Education
Water Quality in Other States
Keeping Rural Care Centers Financially Viable
Going Without- Relief and Recovery and Access to Information
A Focus on Cargo
Changes in Criminal Justice Procedures
Apprenticeships
3:10PM
A City by City Role in the Broadband Gap
Charter Schools
Building the Grid
Vaccination Access and Vaccine Research
From Foster to Adoption- A Parent Perspective
TBD
Why is Compromise so Hard to Find?
Rural Survival in Workforce
4:20PM
New Horizons for Iowa Tourism
Achievement Lost
Energy Storage, Rise of Solar
Rethinking Long-Term Care Facilities
Mental Health Ceners and Resources
TBD
Modernizing the Legislative Process
Upskilling, Seasonal Highs and Lows
Friday Schedule
8:30AM
TBD
9:45AM
The Outlook on Rural Iowa
Future Training for Teachers
Environmental Justice in Iowa
Maternal Health Disparities
Violence in the Home
Open
Child Care
Learn by Doing- Career Exploration
11:00AM
Peggy Whitson
12:15PM
Idea Build: Shop Iowa
OPEN
Idea Build: Derecho Recovery
Idea Build: Health Care Worker Challenges
Open
Open
Idea Build: The Future of Health Care
DEI-Assessments in Action, DEI in the Workplace
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