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  Pre-Summit Opportunity - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

HandsOn Twin Cities invites you to a special day of learning and sharing best practices at their one-day Skills Based Summit on Tuesday, July 25. Representatives from corporations, universities, and expert consultants will offer workshops on topics including from intercultural competency, inclusion, brand management, marketing, social media, customer support excellence, finance, and working with corporations. 
Learn more and register directly through HandsOn Twin Cities

National Summit Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - The National Summit Begins!

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Affinity Group Meetings
11:00 am Registration Opens
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Journey Begins
A variety of voices from the field will launch the National Summit by summarizing what has brought us to this point.  The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2) will then use a “mind-opening” improv experience to generate exceptional communication with attendees.  Their out-of-the-box techniques will help us find new answers inside of it as we begin the 3-day journey to map our future.

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break (Snacks Provided)
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Breakout 1
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Breakout 2
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm St. Paul City Tour and Dinner Cruise (Optional: An Additional $85)

Thursday, July 27, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast (Included)
8:30 am - 10:00 am Breakout 3
10:15 am - 11:45 am Breakout 4
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (Included) and Visiting Exhibitors
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Laughter Leads to Insight
Leaders in volunteer engagement and National Summit attendees will share their insights which are then synthesized by the imaginative improv cast from the Theater of Public Policy (T2P2) into thought-provoking, humorous vignettes. The conversation begins by moving ideas from the floor to the stage, inspiring creative conversations that add to the map of our future. 
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Breakout 5
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Breakout 6
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Break
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Join us for a lively barbecue dinner (included) where you can network with other attendees in a fun, casual setting. 

Friday, July 28, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast (Included)
8:30 am - 10:00 am Breakout 7
10:15 am - 11:45 am Breakout 8
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (Included)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm The Map to Our Future
Recommendations from the open space and strategy sessions will be synthesized and shared with all National Summit attendees.  In addition, the creative culmination of the National Summit will be presented in a capstone performance by the improv cast. Their enlightening and entertaining summary of ideas, issues, and conversations from three days of listening will help bring focus to our map of the future and inspire us to action.

Continue the Conversation and Collaboration! 
For those who can and wish to stay after the closing session, discussion and planning teams will continue to meet so that the Summit truly moves our field forward. More details to be announced (and planned during the Summit itself). If your travel schedule permits, please consider joining in. And don’t worry if you can’t — communication will continue with Summit attendees as well as the larger field across the nation after the Summit to implement various strategies that have emerged as priorities.