Program Schedule for IDEALAB: People Power

IDEALAB is a day-long event discussing the importance of funding talent-led initiatives for community and economic development presented by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, People’s Liberty, Issue Media Group and Soapbox Cincinnati.
  • Where: Panel Presentations + lunch at the Rhinegeist Event Center and three afternoon tour stops throughout Cincinnati, plus a networking event at The Transept
  • When: Thursday, December 8, 2016
  • Time: 9am-7pm

Program Agenda

Wednesday, 12/7/16

Panelists and out-of-town guests Cincinnati arrival and check-in

Thursday, 12/8/16

Guest parking Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine. All-day pass provided to take streetcar to Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
8:30am Doors open, coffee/tea service, Rhinegeist Event Center
9:00am Welcome, Patrice Watson, Soapbox, Cincinnati, OH
9:04am IDEALAB: People Power concept, Brian Boyle, Issue Media Group, Detroit, MI
9:08am-12:15pm IDEALAB Panel Presentations

Moderator: Claire Nelson – UIX/Knight Foundation, Urban Consulate program Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia
Foundation Foundation Representative Talent Initiative
Talent Representative
Panel #1 Kresge Foundation, Detroit, MI George C. Jacobsen Ponyride, Detroit Phillip Cooley
Panel #2 Headwaters Foundation for Justice, Minneapolis, MN David Nicholson Headwaters Foundation for Justice’s inaugural Giving Project Kalia Vang
Panel #3 New Belgium Family Foundation, Ft. Collins, CO Lucy Cantwell Re:Vision, Denver Eric Kornaki
Panel #4 Haile/U.S.Bank Foundation, Cincinnati, OH Megan Trischler CoSign, Cincinnati Jason Snell
12:15pm Box Lunch at Rhinegeist Event Center
Keynote Speaker:
Eric Avner, Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation | People’s Liberty, Cincinnati, OH
Evolution between foundation and funders direct to people-led initiatives
1:00pm Board buses and depart for Challenge Tour Stops
1:15-5:00 pm IDEALAB Challenge Tours (3 stops)
The afternoon consists of a tour of Cincinnati for a first-hand look at people-based projects with an emphasis on catalytic impact and “before and after” discussion. Each guest will be able to visit three locations. Each IDEALAB Challenge Tour Stop will feature a 25-minute presentation followed by Q&A.
  • Tour Stop #1: Local Food Innovation District
Location: People’s Liberty overlooking Findlay Market,
Presenter: Joe Hansbauer, President and CEO, Findlay Market
Content: Food innovation district strategy and plans, Findlay Kitchen
  • Tour Stop #2: Creative Placemaking
Location: Center for Great Neighborhoods, Hellman Creative Center, Covington, KY
Presenters: Sarah Allan, Program Director, Tom DiBello, Executive Director; Rachel Hastings Program Director Community Development from The Center for Great Neighborhoods  
Content: Creative Placemaking in a Place Matters Community with tour Hellman Creative Center
  • Tour Stop #3: Education
Location: Mayerson Academy
Presenters: Christina Williams Harding, Cincinnati Children’s James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence;
Melissa McCoy, Director of Collaborative Continuous Improvement for the StrivePartnership: Cheryl Broadnax, Director, Cincinnati Public Schools Head Start
Content: ImpactU - a school district, hospital and collective impact backbone present Quality Improvement capability building
5:15pm–7:15 pm IDEALAB Happy Hour
Busses will drop IDEALAB attendees off at The Transept to unwind from a busy day with appetizers and drinks, including special cocktail The Bright Idea. 
The Transept, Assembly, 1205 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Friday, 12/9/16

All IDEALAB attendees are invited to meet the team at People’s Liberty for a continental breakfast open house and discussion