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February 28 | Cedar Rapids

K-12 Education
Regionalism & Workforce

We’ll kick off our tour of symposiums with a stop at the Hotel at Kirkwood. Cedar Rapids is the home to many innovative experiments in K-12 education, and Kirkwood Community College is a powerhouse for regional efforts – join us to learn together.

March 7 | Iowa City

Health Care
Higher Education

At the home of the University of Iowa, we’ll explore two of the topics that put Iowa City on the map: health care and higher education. Join us for interactive and thought-provoking discussions with the people who are shaping these industries in Iowa.

March 28 | Cedar Falls

Agriculture
Higher Education

The Cedar Valley is home to John Deere, the University of Northern Iowa and a bustling innovation community – creating the perfect backdrop for forward-looking discussions on agriculture and higher education.

April 11 | Sioux City

Agriculture
Energy & Environment

How do the needs of agriculture, energy and environment overlap? Join us in Sioux City for a lively series of conversations. We’ll visit the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center as we take Iowa Ideas on the road to Western Iowa.

April 25 & 26 | Des Moines

Regionalism & Workforce
Health Care
Transportation
K-12 Education

Our stop in Iowa’s capitol city will explore four topics that are crucial to the future of Iowa – and that are sure to show up on the legislative agenda. Two topics will be discussed each day, bringing in-depth conversations and new perspectives.

May 9 | Council Bluffs

Energy & Environment
Transportation

Where the river and railroads cross paths, Council Bluffs is a transportation hub of the Midwest – and a natural place to dig into the industry’s future. We’ll also discuss issues surrounding energy and the environment on this Western Iowa stop.

May 23 | Davenport

Regionalism & Workforce
Transportation

With multiple communities across two states, the Quad Cities will be our backdrop for discussions on transportation, regionalism and workforce issues. Join us at the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University for a thought-provoking day.

June 6 | Cedar Rapids

Energy & Environment

With the second-largest metropolitan area in Iowa located here, energy consumption and the impact on the environment is a core issue for Cedar Rapidians and all of Eastern Iowa.

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