Agenda

Agenda subject to change. 

DAY 1: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012

11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
Bus pickup at Hotel Bethlehem (side of hotel)
Bus pickup at Sands Casino Resort (outside main lobby)
12:00 p.m. Registration and Light Lunch
1:00 p.m. Welcome
Alice P. Gast, President, Lehigh University
John E. McGlade, Chairman, President and CEO, Air Products
Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness 
1:15 p.m. Presentation: "MAKE: An American Manufacturing Movement"
Jack McDougle, Senior Vice President, Council on Competitiveness
1:30 p.m. Presentation: "Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century"
Amy Kaslow, Senior Fellow, Council on Competitiveness
1:45 p.m. Presentation: "Talent Development and Global Market Competitiveness"
Vincent A. Forlenza, Chairman, CEO and President, BD
2:00 p.m. Presentation: "Commitment-Based Management"
Vibhuti Jha, President, The Human Potential Project
2:15 p.m. Presentation: "Big Beacon Manifesto: A Movement to Transform Engineering (and K-20?) Education"
Dave Goldberg, President and Founder, Big Beacon and Jerry S. Dobrovolny Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2:30 p.m.

Dialogue: New Possibilities - Skills for 21st Century Innovation
Vincent A. Forlenza, Chairman, CEO and President, BD
Vibhuti Jha, President, The Human Potential Project
Dave Goldberg, President and Founder, Big Beacon and Jerry S. Dobrovolny Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Moderator: Amy Kaslow, Senior Fellow, Council on Competitiveness

3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. Deep Dive: Creating the Next Generation of Skilled Talent
4:45 p.m. Case Study: Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
Todd A. Watkins, Director, with Lehigh students
6:00 p.m. Networking Reception at SteelStacks, Arts and Cultural Campus, Site of Bethlehem Steel Plant
6:30 p.m. Dinner at SteelStacks, Arts and Cultural Campus, Site of Bethlehem Steel Plant
Welcome by Jeff Parks, President and Chief Quest Officer, ArtsQuest
Welcoming Remarks by Don Cunningham, CEO, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
Keynote Address by John E. McGlade, Chairman, President and CEO, Air Products

Approx.
8:15 p.m.

Bus back to Hotel Bethlehem and Sands Resort Hotel
Please note that transportation back to Zoellner Arts Center will not be provided.

Day 2: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012

7:15 a.m and 7:30 a.m. Bus from Hotel Bethlehem
Bus from Sands Resort Hotel
7:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Welcome, Overview, and Introduction
Alice P. Gast, President, Lehigh University
8:30 a.m. Presentation: "Talent, Technology, Turbulence and Transformation: Competitiveness Realities in the 21st Century"
Chad Evans, Senior Vice President, Council on Competitiveness
8:45 a.m. Keynote: "Innovation Underpinnings of National Security: A Perspective on Talent Acquisition and Development from a National Laboratory"
Paul J. Hommert, President and Laboratories Director, Sandia National Laboratories
9:15 a.m. Presentation: "Talent-Driven Innovation"
Craig A. Giffi, Vice Chairman, U.S. Leader, Consumer and Industrial Products, Deloitte LLP
9:30 a.m. Presentation: "Emerging Business Models and Collaboration"
Jeffrey J. Wilcox, Corporate Vice President of Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corporation
9:45 a.m. Presentation: "Cutting Edge Innovation and the Global Talent War"
James Phillips, Chairman and CEO, NanoMech Corp.
10:00 a.m. Dialogue: What's Next?
Paul J. Hommert, President and Laboratories Director, Sandia National Laboratories
Craig A. Giffi, Vice Chairman, U.S. Leader, Consumer and Industrial Products, Deloitte LLP
Jeffrey J. Wilcox, Corporate Vice President of Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corporation
James Phillips, Chairman and CEO, NanoMech Corp.
Moderator: Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness
10:45 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. Presentation: "The Entrepreneurial Imperative"
William Bohnett, President, Whitecap Investments LLC
11:10 a.m. Presentation: "Crossing the Bridge from School to Start-up"
Tim Marks, President, Ecotech Marine
11:20 a.m. Presentation: "On the Front Lines of Workforce Development"
Terri Kaufman, Executive Director, South Central PA Workforce Investment Board
11:30 a.m. Presentation: "Working with Industry to Meet Technical Skill Challenges"
Carol Puryear, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Instruction and Special Projects, Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro
11:40 a.m. Dialogue: Creating the Future Innovation Skills Pipeline
William Bohnett, President, Whitecap Investments LLC
Tim Marks, President, Ecotech Marine
Terri Kaufman, Executive Director, South Central PA Workforce Investment Board
Carol Puryear, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Instruction and Special Projects, Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro
Moderator: Joseph M. Pietrantonio, Vice President, Environmental Health, Safety and Quality, and Corporate Chief Engineer, Air Products
12:30p.m. Keynote Lunch
The Honorable Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Alice P. Gast, President, Lehigh University
John E. McGlade, Chairman, President and CEO, Air Products
1:45 p.m. Adjourn