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Updated February 14, 2017

8:00 am                Registration Opens
8:45 am                Welcome
                                Governor Doug Burgum
                                Jay Schuler, ND Department of Commerce Commissioner

9:15 am              How Demographics Drive the Economy
  Dr. David Flynn, University of North Dakota

In this decade, North Dakota is experiencing significant demographic and economic changes. Dr. Flynn will give an understanding of how these dynamics interact, the opportunities and challenges they create and the key to success as we move forward in building dynamic communities of tomorrow.

10:15 am             Break

10:30 am             Concurrent Sessions

  • Changes in North Dakota's Population - Kevin Iverson, North Dakota Census Office
  • The Well-Being of North Dakota's Youngest Generation - Karen Olson, North Dakota KIDS COUNT
  • Population Projections and Housing Needs in North Dakota - Nancy Hodur, PhD, Center for Social Research Director at North Dakota State University
  • Improving North Dakota's Health - Kelly Nagel, Tracy Miller and Karen Ehrens, North Dakota Department of Health and Healthy ND
11:15 am             Concurrent Sessions
  • Statistics of Employment - Stuart Wahl, Job Service North Dakota
  • Opportunities and Challenges for North Dakota's Women - Ina Cernusca, ND Compass
  • Innovations in Accessing Data - Kim Davis, Census Bureau
  • Rural and Urban Health Data - Mandi-Leigh Peterson, UND Center for Rural Health

12:00 pm              Lunch

1:00 pm               Data and Strategy
  Dr. Terry Dwelle, Pediatrician and Retired North Dakota State Health Officer

Dr. Dwelle will educate attendees on the basic concepts of health data collection and use as it relates to the business community. Attendees will learn how data can be used to develop wellness initiatives in employees that translates into productivity and profitability along with a few real life examples.

2:00 pm                Break

2:15 pm                Concurrent Sessions

  • Census 2020, Mark Hellfritz & Kim Davis, U.S. Census Bureau
  • TBD - TBD
  • Regional Philanthropy: A Demographic Overview and Lessons of High Impact Giving - Dr. Jeremy Jackson, North Dakota State University & Scott Holden, Impact Foundation
  • Emerging Issues in North Dakota and the Role of the Epidemiologist - Grace Njau, Mary Woinarowiez and Devaiah Muccatira, North Dakota Department of Health

3:00 pm                Roundtable Discussions
                               Three 20-minute discussions held in one hour.

4:00 pm                Closing Remarks


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