Winter Institute - Innovative Economics

  • Atwood Memorial Center

    Atwood Memorial Center
  • 912 Regency Plaza

    912 Regency Plaza

2017: Ideas and Innovation

Feb. 23 at 912 Regency Plaza, St. Cloud

Feb. 24 in Atwood Memorial Center, St. Cloud State

7-10 a.m.

Innovation Tour/Breakfast - at Electrolux in St. Cloud organized by Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association 
(ticket required)  Register online

CMMA logo

Thursday's events are at 912 Regency Plaza, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Parking available in the Paramount Parking Ramp or in the St. Mary's Lot South of First Street South

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Intersectional Luncheon: Deirdre McCloskey
"Adventures of a New Transwoman, 1995 - 2017"
(ticket required - $25 or $18 for students)

4-5 p.m.

Welcome Reception (cash bar)
Sponsor displays

5-6:15 p.m. Economic Outlook: Nimantha Manamperi, Luke Greiner and King Banaian
6:15-7:15 p.m. Featured Speaker: Corey Tollefson
"How to Grow a Business from an Idea to 900 employees in 18 Months"
7:15-10 p.m.

Networking Reception
Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
(ticket required - $25 or $18 for students)

Friday's events are at Atwood Memorial Center, St. Cloud State

Parking available in the 4th Ave. Parking Ramp

8-8:15 a.m.

Teacher Workshop Check-in/Welcome

8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Teacher Workshop: "Fundamentals of Environmental Economics & Entrepreneurship"

8:30 a.m.

Winter Institute Registration

9-9:50 a.m.

Concurrent sessions

Colin O’Reilly, University of Wisconsin Stout
“Rocks to Rock Candy: Why Money and Inflation Matter”
Voyageurs, Atwood Memorial Center

Richard MacDonald, St. Cloud State University
"Regional Consortium on Cybersecurity and Workforce Development”
Atwood Theater, Atwood Memorial Center

Matthew Vorell, St. Cloud State University
"Creating Innovation Through Communication"
Alumni, Atwood Memorial Center

10-11:20 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Deirdre McCloskey, Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall, St. Cloud State University
"Liberal Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Make Us Rich"

11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

Teresa Bohnen and Gail Ivers - Panel Presentation, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
"Innovation in Action"
(ticket required for lunch - $25 or $18 for students.  No fee if attending program only.)

1-1:50 p.m. Concurrent sessions

Deirdre McCloskey
"Tests of Statistical Significance are Virtually Meaningless"*
*some statistics knowledge required
Atwood Theater, Atwood Memorial Center

Aaron Moore and Erin Perry Borron, DAYTA Marketing
"Innovation: A Branding Guide"
Glacier, Atwood Memorial Center

John Blaska, Everspring Health
"Personalized Healthcare: A Path to Accessible Affordable Primary Care"
Alumni, Atwood Memorial Center

2-2:50 p.m.

Concurrent sessions

John Rasmussen and Josh Bauer, Sauk Rapids-Rice High School-DECA Chapter
"DECA Market Research Projects"
Voyageurs, Atwood Memorial Center

Andrew Dahlberg, Members of SCSU Entrepreneurship Club
"SCSU Shark Tank"
Glacier, Atwood Memorial Center

Sonja Gidlow, Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, and Brian Hart, Sandler Training
"The Economic Impact of Recent Innovations in Greater St. Cloud"
Alumni, Atwood Memorial Center

4-7 p.m.

Winter Institute Farewell Reception
Red Carpet Martini Lounge
(cash bar)