2017 Speakers

Morning Speakers: Brandon Palanker / Geoffrey Ferrell / Leslie Oberholtzer

The morning session will focus on “Form Based Code” and the impact it is having across the nation as well as locally as cities across Iowa begin to adopt the new codes.

Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Chris Kuehl

Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national and international organizations including the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, National Association of Credit Management, Chemical Coaters Association International and the Industrial Heating Equipment Association. He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies – Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Kansas.

Keynote Speaker: Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner – who started his career as a jazz guitarist – has been the founder and CEO of four tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is also a deeply experienced business leader, venture capitalist, top-rated keynote speaker, and author of two New York Times bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar. For more, visit JoshLinkner.com.