Iowa Ideas
Conference Schedule 2024

10 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 2024 program.




Conference Schedule • October 10 - 11, 2024

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Time Arts & Culture Economic and Community Development Energy & Environment Health Care Higher Education Human & Social Services K12 Education Bonus Sessions
Thursday Schedule
9:30AM
Opening Keynote
10:35AM
Collaboration: Is this the new normal?
Addressing the needs of homeless populations
Biggest bang for the environmental buck
Addressing Iowa's long-term care challenges
NCAA Reforms on paying athletes
Building a structure for behavioral health care
Attendance and classroom Behavior
11:40AM
Public Art: Trending vs. Staple
Putting out the (authentic) welcome mat
Debate over public land in Iowa
Protecting Iowa's health care workers
Changing perception of higher education
Food Insecurity
School Safety
12:45PM
The Arts in period or polarization
Walking the budget tightrope
EJ in Iowa
Cancer in Iowa
FAFSA changes
Policy- Creative pivots when restricted by policy
School Infrastructure
1:50PM
Curious Iowa: Thursday
2:55PM
Iowa's peculiar attractions
Making Age Diverse Communities
Green your home and yard
Equitable treatment in health care/Health care for immigrants
Enrollment
Mass Shootings: Reaction vs. Action
Charter School
4:00PM
Risk vs. Reward/Marketing
The future of public transit
Utility Costs Explained
Bolstering Iowa's maternal Health system
on Iowa's college campuses
Caring for an adult in mental health crisis
Recruiting and attracting educators to Iowa
5:05PM
Thursday Afternoon Keynote
Friday Schedule
9:30AM
Friday Morning Keynote
10:40AM
Regional arts councils and community
New life in old buildings
Climate Change: Are we future ready?
Creative Solutions may answer need for direct care workers
Shortening the stay
Income and access to housing
Measuring effectiveness of special education and individual education plans/ Area Education Agencies
The power of good trouble
11:45AM
Curious Iowa: Friday
Value of Local News
12:50PM
Youth Engagement With Art
Collaborative Economic Development
Protecting Iowans from lead pipes
Solving the health care worker shortage
Higher Education After COVID-19
Opioid Settlement Iowa
Literacy and Reading
Righting the wrongs in the world of civil rights
2:00PM
Friday Afternoon Keynote

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