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2017 Summer Conference

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E. Main Street
Norfolk, Virginia  23510

July 19-20, 2017

Creating Opportunities through Regional Collaboration

Photos ---> Slideshow via Flickr

Letter from Senator Mark Warner

Speaker Bios



Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Conference Opening/Welcome/Lunch

Keynote Speaker --John F. Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority


Session II: Perspectives on Broadband in the Commonwealth

Wayne Strickland, Executive Director, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany RC

Toni Stubbs, Vice President of Technology & Engineering, Cox Communications


Session III: The Future of Transportation: Autonomous Vehicles
John Martin, CEO and Managing Partner, The Southeastern Institute of Research, Inc. (SIR)
SIR's Autonomous Vehicle Report
SIR's VTrans2040 Autonomous Vehicle Report
Commonwealth Transportation Board's Resolution for Testing Connected Vehicles


Thursday, July 20, 2017
Session IV: Public Health: Dealing with the Opioid Epidemic in Virginia
Tim Coyne, Public Defender, City of Winchester

Session V: Federal & State Perspectives
Joe McKinney, President, National Association of Development Organizations

Session VI: Lightning Round Show & Tell -- Innovations in PDCs/RCs

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