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  • The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa 2 Grasslawn Ave Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928 United States (map)

Courageous Conversations
on America’s Future

Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa


Thursday, May 14, 2015

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.    Welcome to The Forum
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.    What In the World Is Going On?
Dr. Barry Asmus, Senior Economist, National Center for Policy
Analysis, author of Crossroads: The Great American Experiment and the newly released book, Poverty of Nations

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.    Polarization:  How Washington Works 
Chuck Todd, Moderator of Meet the Press

4:30 p.m.    Can Washington Work Across the Aisle?
Chuck Todd, Moderator
Open discussion with panel of U.S. Senators

6:00 p.m.    Cocktail Reception    

6:30 p.m.    Evening Dinner 
The Courage to Do - featuring an inspirational story of a person who has made a difference in our world


Friday, May 15, 2015

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.    Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.    American Exceptionalism:  What Made Us Great?
Nigel Bowles, Director, Rothemere American Institute at Oxford

10:00 a.m.    Present Shock:  When Everything Happens Now
Douglas Rushkoff, Best-selling author, Present Shock
Amber Case, Founder of Geoloqi and author of A Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology    

11:30 a.m.    Lunch

12:45 p.m.    Rhythms of History: Our Changing World
Neil Howe, Economist and Generational Expert, author of The Fourth Turnings

1:30 p.m.    The Next Generations – What Have We Done to Ourselves?
Cam Marston, Author of Generational Insights        

2:15 p.m.    Dispelling Myths about the Next Generation
Panel discussion moderated by Andrea Hershatter, 
Senior Associate Dean, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Neil Howe, Baby Boomer
Cam Marston, Generational X    

4:30 p.m.    Chat Room – informal roundtable discussions with The Forum’s distinguished speakers and authors

6:00 p.m.    Evening Reception – Port Royal Clubhouse    


Saturday, May 16, 2015

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.    Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.    The Future of Healthcare
Dr. Ian Morrison, author and internationally known healthcare Forecaster

10:00 a.m.    The Future of Learning 
Jim Wagner, President,  Emory University    

11:30 a.m.   Make the Impossible Possible
Bill Strickland  Author and President & CEO, Manchester Bidwell     

12:30 p.m.    Closing


Schedule is Subject to Change


Chuck Todd

NBC News Political Director and Moderator and Managing Editor of “Meet the Press”

Chuck Todd is NBC News Political Director and the moderator and managing editor of “Meet the Press,” the flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and longest-running broadcast in television history.  

Prior to taking the helm of “Meet the Press” in September 2014, Todd served as NBC News Chief White House Correspondent (2008-2014) as well as host of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” (2010-2014)  Todd has held the role of Political Director since March 2007, leading all aspects of the news division’s political coverage and analysis across every platform.  He is also the editor of "First Read," NBC’s must-read guide to political news and trends in and around Washington, D.C. 

In 2009, Todd co-authored the definitive election result analysis book for the 2008 presidential campaign, titled, "How Barack Obama Won," published by Vintage. His second book, “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House” was released in November 2014 .  


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