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Pre-Summit Event 

Viewing of award winning documentary

Raising Bertie

Thursday, October 13th |  UNC Student Union Great Hall  |  7:00 PM

 

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Friday, October 14th, 2016  |    UNC Student Union Auditorium   |   8:00 am – 3:30 pm    

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Speakers

 

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Tom Butler

Butler Farms

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Morris Clarke

Winston-Salem State University

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Maurice Ferrell

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Greg Gaskins

Deputy Treasurer for North Carolina

Jason Gray

North Carolina Rural Center

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Steve Kalland

NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Bill Kearney

 Bill Kearney & Company Consulting

Matt Koci

NC State University

John Loyack

 Global Business Services, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Matthew Meyer

NC Community Colleges

Dr. Patricia Mitchell

North Carolina Department of Commerce

Garrie Moore

Conetoe Family Life Center

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Brian O’Hara

Strata Solar

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Jerry Pedley

Mertek Solutions

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Mikki Sager

The Conservation Fund

Jeff Sural

Department of Information and Technology

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Dan St. Louis

Manufacturing Solutions Center

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Valee Taylor

Taylor Fish Farm

Curtis Wynn

Roanoke Electric Cooperative

 

TimeAgenda
8:00 Doors Open: Coffee and bagels in auditorium lobby
8:30Welcome Remarks
9:05Morning Keynote: Speaker Greg Gaskins, Deputy Treasurer for North Carolina
9:55Break
10:10Panel Discussion: Renewable Energy as a tool for Rural Development
Moderator: Brian O'Hara, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Strata Solar
Bill Kearney, Associate Minister/ Owner of Bill Kearney & Company Consulting
Tom Butler, Owner, Butler Farms
Steve Kalland, Executive Director, NC Clean Energy Technology Center
11:00Break
11:15Panel Discussion: High Speed Broadband
Moderator: Maurice Ferrell, UNC School of Government
Jason Gray, Senior Research Partner at the NC Rural Center
Jeffrey Sural, North Carolina Department of Information Technology, Acting General Counsel. Director, Broadband Infrastructure Office
Curis Wynn, President & CEO, Roanoke Electric Cooperative and Subsidiaries
John Loyack, Vice President, Global Business Services, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
12:05Break for Lunch: Box lunches offered for purchase
12:20Lunch: Keynote Speaker Dr. Patricia Mitchell, Assistant Secretary for Rural Development, Rural Economic Development, North Carolina Department of Commerce
1:10Break
1:15Panel Discussion: Advanced Manufacturing
Moderator: Morris Clarke, Associate Professor of Biochemistry Department of Biological Sciences Winston-Salem State University
Matthew Meyer, Associate Vice President for STEM Innovations, NC Community Colleges
Matt Koci, Professor, NC State University
Dan St. Louis, Director The Manufacturing Solutions Center at CVCC
Jerry Pedley, President, Mertek Solutions
2:10Break
2:25Panel Discussion: Reversing Food Deserts and Creating Economic
Opportunities
Moderator: Bill Kearney, Associate Minister/ Owner of Bill Kearney & Company Consulting
Valee Taylor, Taylor Fish Farm
Mikki Sager, Vice President,Resourceful Communities Director, The Conservation Fund
Dr. Garrie Moore, Conetoe Family Life
3:10The Conetoe Story
Dr. Garrie Moore, Conetoe Family Life Center