Mindshare Midwest


The 2019 Mindshare Midwest

Innovating the Food Chain of the Future:

Celebrating the Life and Vision of Dr. Norman Borlaug


April 25-26,2019;
Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel, Peoria, Illinois

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About the Event


Mindshare Midwest brings together world-class business minds from various industries to share ideas and advance real leadership. The focus of the discussion shifts from year to year, similar to the ever-changing and fast-paced business climate you face today.

In 2019, we will be focusing on “Innovating the Food Chain of the Future: Celebrating the Life and Vision of Dr. Norman Borlaug.

We will look at the following Challenges: How do we feed 10 billion people? How do we reduce waste across the Food Chain? How do we feed the global population for the next 100 years?

To do this we must look beyond geopolitical boundaries, competitive mindsets, functional silos, short-term considerations, and operational business priorities

You’ll come away energized, inspired and ready to make an impact.

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Challenges

How do we feed 10 billion people?
How do we reduce waste across the Food Chain?
How do we feed the population for the next 100 years?

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Days

Thursday, April 25, 2019 &
Friday, April 26, 2019

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Mission

Innovating the Food Chain of the Future

Schedule


April 25, 2019 Technical Innovation Forum 9am – 8:00pm
09:00am – 10:00am
Registration for Mindshare Midwest
10:00am – 10:30am
Technical Keynote
10:30am – 12:00pm
Open Collaboration
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Lunch & Keynote/Panel
01:00pm – 02:30pm
Open Collaboration
03:00pm – 04:00pm
Panel
04:00pm – 04:30pm
Session Summary
05:30pm – 08:00pm
Networking Reception
April 26, 2019 Leadership Collaboration Forum 9am – 9:30pm
07:00am – 7:30am
Registration for Mindshare Midwest
07:30am – 9:00am
CEO Council Breakfast & Executive Forum
9:15am – 10:30am
Keynote Session
10:30am – 12:00pm
Open Collaboration
12:00pm – 01:00pm
Lunch & Keynote
01:00pm – 02:30pm
Open Collaboration
02:30pm – 03:30pm
Call to Action
05:30pm – 06:15pm
Passage to India’s Executive Reception
06:15pm – 09:30pm
Passage to India, Evening Gala, Dinner & “Banyan Tree Award Presentation to Norman Borlaugh

*Schedule is subject to change.

Speakers


  • Dr. Kimberlee K. Kidwell

    Dean of the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

    Dr. Robert A. Easter

    President Emeritus of the University of Illinois & Current Chair of Farm Illinois

  • Dr. Peter Fandel

    Professor of Agricultural & Industrial Technologies, Illinois Central College

    Rob Dongoski

    Partner, EY Agribusiness Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

  • Laura Frerichs

    Director of University of Illinois Research Park & Director of Economic Development, University of Illinois

    Dr. Lisa Ainsworth

    Global Change and Photosynthesis Unit, USDA, Urbana, IL.

  • Dr. Alex Rooney

    Research Leader, Crop Bioprotection Unit, USDA-NCAUR

    Steve Sinn

    Founder/Owner of Lacuna Technologies, LLC

Pricing


Tickets for Mindshare Midwest are free, and CPE credits are available.  You can register individual or multiple participants at the same time.

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Our Sponsors


Individuals and companies can sponsor at the following levels. All sponsorships include tickets to and recognition at both the Mindshare Midwest and the April 26th evening program, Passage to India. Passage to India is a premier event promoting awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in our community and celebrating the rich traditions of Asian-Indian cultures. All sponsors will be recognized in printed programs for both events, on the big screens during dinner, and as a President’s Council Donor in the Easterseals Annual Report.

Thank you to each of our current sponsors.

    • $50,000

    • Transformational

      • Unlimited Participation in Mindshare Midwest and Passage to India
    • Sponsor
    • $25,000

    • Innovation

      • Unlimited Participation in Mindshare Midwest and Passage to India
    • Sponsor
    • $10,000

    • Synergy

      • Unlimited Participation in Mindshare Midwest and Passage to India
    • Sponsor
    • $5,000

    • Collaboration

      • 5 Reservations for CEO Council Breakfast & Executive Forum
        Table of 10 for Passage to India
    • Sponsor
    • $2,500

    • Inspiration

      • 2 Reservations for CEO Council Breakfast & Executive Forum
        Table of 10 for Passage to India
    • Sponsor
    • $1,000

    • Aspiring

      • 2 Reservations for CEO Council Breakfast & Executive Forum
    • Sponsor

Transformation Sponsor

  • CGN

Innovation Sponsor

Synergy Sponsor

Collaboration Sponsor

Inspiration Sponsor

Aspiring Leader Sponsor

Cabinet Members


Co-Chairs

  • Representative Darrin LaHood, 18th Congressional District

  • Representative Raja Krishnamoorthy, 8th Congressional District

Preliminary Cabinet [Proposed]

    • Tom Bluth, Caterpillar

    • Rob Dongoski, Ernst & Young

    • Jeff Griffin, PACC & CEO Council

    • Seshadri Guha, TADA & CGN Global

    • Betty Kelly, Caterpillar

    • Matt Kurth, Morton Community Bank

    • Kamlesh Macwan, OSF

    • Prasad Parupalli, Caterpillar

    • Steve Patton, Ernst & Young

    • Sam Pitroda, The Pitroda Group LLC

    • John Pyatt, 17th Congressional District of Illinois

    • Mark Schauerte, 8th Congressional District of Illinois

    • Vaibhav Shah, Caterpillar

    • Brad Stotler, 18th Congressional District of Illinois

    • Steve Thompson, Easterseals

    • Dan Wendl, Trane Corporation

    • Todd Ward, USDA Peoria IL

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Contact


Address

Peoria Center
507 E. Armstrong Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603