February 28 | Cedar Rapids
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.