Inventing America’s Next Economy: A CEO Forum in the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – May 4-5, 2011

Draft – All times other than start and finish are subject to change

* = invited but not yet confirmed

May 4th (At Capacity)

5:30 pm

Charter Member and Major Donor Welcome Reception

Sponsored and Hosted by Bob Crowe and Nelson Mullins LLP

Location: Nelson, Mullins 101 Constitution Avenue NW # 176

 

6:30 pm

PBLN Summit Welcome Reception and Registration

Location: Charlie Palmer Restaurant

101 Constitution Avenue, NW

Welcome

Thomas D. Dretler, President and CEO, Eduventures, Inc. and President, PBLN

Andrew Tarsy, PBLN Executive Director

Brief Remarks: Senator Al Franken (D-MN)

Introduction of Senator Franken: Rosa Scarcelli, CEO, Stanford Management (Portland, ME)

 

7:30 – 9:30 pm

Dinner and Opening Program

Location: Charlie Palmer Restaurant

101 Constitution Avenue NW

Program: Values-Driven Business Leadership: A CEO Conversation

Diane Hessan, CEO, Communispace (moderator)

Joshua Boger, Founder and Former CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Co-Chair, PBLN

Ron Shaich, Founder, former CEO and Chairman of Panera Bread Company

Special Guest: Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

 

May 5th

9:00 -10:15

Briefings and Small Group Meetings to Prep for Office Visits

Location: Nelson, Mullins 101 Constitution Ave NW # 176

Speakers:

Andrew Tarsy, PBLN Executive Director

Bob Crowe, Nelson, Mullins LLP

Cheryl Cronin, Cronin Leonard LLP

Rachel Heller, PBLN Director of Public Policy

 

10:15 – 12:00

Small Group Office Visits

Locations: Throughout Capitol Hill and Washington, DC

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)

Senator Scott Brown (R-MA)

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA)

Congressman Michael Capuano* (D-MA)

Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO)

Cass Sunstein*, White House Office of Management and Budget

Anthony Miller, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

 

12:00-12:45

Lunch

Participants are on your own on Capitol Hill for lunch

 

1:00

Summit Plenary Session

Location: Russell Senate Caucus Room

1:00-1:30

Opening Remarks

Thomas D. Dretler, President and CEO, Eduventures, Inc. and President, PBLN

Debriefing the Morning Meetings

Facilitator: Andrea Silbert, CEO Eos Foundation

 

1:30-2:45

Plenary Session 1

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Will Drive the Next Economy

Will Marshall, President, Progressive Policy Institute

Mike Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute; President, South Mountain Economics; Senior Fellow, Wharton’s Mack Center for Technological Innovation; and Chief Economist, Business Week

Introduction: Kip Hollister, President and CEO, Hollister

 

2:45 – 3:00

Coffee/Networking Break

 

3:00 – 3:30

Remarks by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)

Introduction: David Belluck, Managing Director, Riverside Partners and Co-Chair, PBLN

 

3:30 – 3:45

Coffee/Networking Break

 

3:45 – 4:15

Conversation with Austan Goolsbee*, Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisors

 

4:15 – 4:30

Summit Closing Remarks

Andrew Tarsy, Executive Director, PBLN

Chris Pinney, Senior Vice President, PBLN

 

4:45 – 6:30

Summit Closing Reception

Location: Russell Senate Caucus Room

Remarks by Senator John Kerry (D-MA)

Introduction: Marcy Reed, President, National Grid of Massachusetts

Invited Guests include PBLN friends, Members of Congress and Senior Staff