2020 Virtual Future of Florida Forum & Annual Meeting

Tallahassee, FL

20 Oct 2020

22 Oct 2020

2020 Virtual Future of Florida Forum & Annual Meeting

Relaunch & Reimagine Florida’s Future
Stronger Together, Reuniting Business For Good

This year has been unlike any other in our history and while COVID-19 may have slightly diverted the course, our mission remains focused on securing Florida’s future. It is more important than ever. Join the Florida Chamber Foundation for 9 hours of content over the span of three days! The Forum will feature engaging presentations, unique networking opportunities, and insight from the leading voices in Florida and across the nation.

Tuesday, Oct. 20 – Thursday, Oct. 22
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Each Day


But you can still purchase the Digital Pass for $399 and receive all content
2 weeks after the event. 

Only Registration Option after October 15:

Digital Pass Only – $399

Here is Our Mission Crew of Speakers…

Day 1 – Tuesday, Oct. 20 

Speaker Presentation
Todd Powell, VP for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser; Chair, Florida Chamber FoundationOfficial Welcome and Opening Remarks
U.S. Senator Marco RubioSenator Marco Rubio Provides an Update from D.C.
Governor Ron DeSantisAn Important Florida Update from Governor DeSantis
Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of CommerceThe Road to Florida's Recovery and Florida's Future
Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Florida Chamber FoundationFlorida's Economic Outlook & Overview
Patrick "Pat" Geraghty, President & CEO, Florida BlueThe Employer's Guide to Getting Back to Business Safely
Emmett Reed, Executive Director, Florida Health Care AssociationHow Florida is Protecting its Most Vulnerable Citizens during COVID-19
Ashley Moody, Florida Attorney GeneralSecuring the Future of Florida's Senior Community
Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human ServicesWhere We Go From Here: A Federal COVID-19 Update

Lori Reilly, COO, PhRMA

Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, Former Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Pfizer

Cathy Mayfield, Founder, Lawson Mayfield Memorial Foundation

Richard Nettles, M.D., Vice President, Medical Affairs, Janssen Infectious Diseases, Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Developing a Vaccine: Coming Together to Fight COVID-19
Larry Kudlow, Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic CouncilEconomic Outlook: A View from D.C.
Mike Massimino aka "Astro Mike", Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University; Former NASA AstronautShelter in Space: NASA's Approach to Lack of Human Contact, Isolation and Safety
Presented by the Florida Chamber Safety Council
Beth Kigel, Vice President/Director of Smart and Connected Solutions, HNTB Corporation; Chair, Autonomous FloridaFlorida: The Autonomous Capital of the World
Presented by Autonomous Florida
Doug Wheeler, President & CEO, Florida Ports Council The Future of Florida Ports: Delivering Your World
Ananth Prasad, President, Florida Transportation Builders AssociationRoadways of the Future
Presented by the Infrastructure Coalition
Brian LaPointe, Ph.D.,Research Professor, Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteQuality & Quantity: A Chat on Securing Florida's Water Future
Barbara Humpton, President & CEO, Siemens USAHow to Build a More Resilient and Inclusive Future
John Kaliski, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

Emir Pineda, Manager, Aviation & Trade Logistics, Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Trade + Logistics 2030
Presented by the Florida Trade & Logistics Institute

Day 2 – Wednesday, Oct. 21 

Speaker Presentation
Todd Powell, VP for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser; Chair, Florida Chamber FoundationWelcome Day Two
Brittany Birken, Ph.D., Principal Adviser, Community and Economic Development Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Equity Gaps x 10: Understanding the Ten Root Causes of Poverty
Presented by the Florida Prosperity Initiative
Deborah Galloway, Regional President, HumanaPromising Practice: Humana's Bold Goal
Pastor Miles McPherson, Founder, Rock Church, San Diego; Former NFL PlayerThe Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation
Presented by the Florida Prosperity Initiative
Commissioner Richard Corcoran, Florida Department of EducationFlorida's Education System: The Path to Florida's Future
The Honorable Vance Aloupis, CEO, The Children's Movement; Florida House of Representatives, District 115 The Business Case for Early Learning
Presented by The Business Alliance for Early Learning
Jason Roth, Regional Manager, TECO Peoples GasBook Smart: A Three-Pronged Approach to Student Success
Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Florida Chamber FoundationBridging the Gap: Florida Gap Map Demo
Presented by the Florida Prosperity Initiative and The Business Alliance for Early Learning
First Lady Casey DeSantisAn Important Discussion on Mental Health with Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis
Dan Brouillette, U.S. Secretary of EnergyThe Future of Supercomputing and AI: POV from the President's Cabinet
University of FloridaPreparing Florida’s Workforce for the AI Economy

Moderator: Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida

Tony Carvajal, President & CEO, The Able Trust

Greg Haile, J.D., President, Broward College

Keith Hoskins, Sr. Vice President, Navy Federal Credit Union; Retired, U.S. Navy Captain

Tapping Into Florida's Hidden Talent: Building An Inclusive Workforce

Moderator: Dane Eagle, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Scott Henderson, Vice President, Test & Flight Operations, Blue Origin

Nathan O'Konek, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Redwire

Build, Launch, and Prosper: The Future of Space Starts in Florida
Dana Young, CEO, VISIT FLORIDA#LoveFL: The Future of Florida Tourism

Day 3 – Thursday, Oct. 22 

Speaker Presentation
Todd Powell, VP for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser; Chair, Florida Chamber FoundationWelcome Day Three
Charley Caulkins, Partner, Fisher Philips; Chair, Florida Chamber of CommerceAnnual Meeting
Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of CommerceAnnual Meeting
Jimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer, FloridaThe Future of Florida's Budget
Carolyn Johnson, Director, Business, Economic Development & Innovation Policy, Florida Chamber of CommerceBottom 5 to Top 12: Fixing Florida’s Legal Climate by 2030

Nicole Gislason, Executive Director, Haas Center, University of West Florida

Cheryl Kirby, Ph.D., Interim CEO, Florida SBDC Network

Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation

The COVID Effect: The Pandemic's Impact on Florida Small Businesses
Chas Bailes, Chairman & CEO, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits; Chair, Florida Chamber Policy CouncilCOVID Liability Protections: A Call to Action for the Business Community
Nikki Fried, Commissioner, Florida Department of AgricultureReimagining Florida's Agriculture Industry and Rural Economic Development
Jamal Sowell, Florida Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO, Enterprise Florida Inc. The Future of Florida Business Growth and Expansion: An Industry Diversification Talk
Eric Silagy, President & CEO, Florida Power & Light CompanyFPL: Innovating and Disrupting Ourselves to Deliver America's Best Energy Value
Syd Kitson, Chairman & CEO, Kitson & PartnersBuilding for 2030: Sustainable Communities of the Future
Kevin Carr, CEO, FloridaMakes The MakeMore Movement
Florida Chamber Political Team PanelDecision 2020: Road to the White House
The Honorable Wilton Simpson, Florida Senate, District 10; Senate President Designate

The Honorable Chris Sprowls, Florida House of Representatives, District 65; House Speaker Designate

The Way Forward: Looking Toward Legislative Session 2021
Jordan Zimmerman, Founder & Chairman, Zimmerman AdvertisingBuilding The Brand of Florida