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Future Building Summit

Wednesday, October 6 at NACCE's Annual Conference

How Community College Entrepreneurship Creates Equity and Prosperity

In this summit, NACCE will convene innovative thinkers and doers from higher education and philanthropy with public officials and policy makers to chart a unified course of economic recovery and equity. The Summit will conclude the NACCE 2021 Annual Conference that convenes innovative thinkers nationally. We will use facilitated ideation and design thinking strategies to chart a new course of economic recovery and equity by leveraging the assets at community colleges. 

Virtual and in-person registration for the Future Building Summit is available through our NACCE 2021 registration form. Tickets are available on a donation basis rather than at a fixed cost. Our recommended donation is $100, though we are grateful for your best gift, whether that's $5 or $5,000. All proceeds will support the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund at NACCE, which fuels main street entrepreneurship by providing pathways to education, mentorship, and funding support in local communities. If you are registered to attend the Annual Conference, the Future Building Summit is included in your ticket. 

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The purpose of the Future Building Summit

  • Share big ideas from leaders and entrepreneurs to co-create more pathways to equity and prosperity.

  • Hear from everyday entrepreneurs who received seed funding, mentoring, and instruction at community colleges to start and grow Main Street businesses.

  • Convene leaders from all sectors to build bridges to the future together through community colleges and minority serving institutions.

  • Leverage NACCE assets – survey data, national publications, podcast interviews and a culture of trust and sharing –to reimagine an accelerated recovery.

Future Building Summit Agenda

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

IMPACT ED: How Community College Entrepreneurship Creates Equity & Prosperity

Pre-summit survey results of challenges and opportunities and brief highlights on each topic from NACCE’s renown podcast guests with listeners in 380 U.S. cities and 29 countries and growing


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CT

Lunch & Keynote: Future Building through Ecosystems

Ecosystem Building: Leveraging Existing Assets, Being Inclusive & Amplifying Impact through Entrepreneurship


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Panel Discussions  | Ideating Solutions & Connecting Existing Resources

Funders & Industry Panels: From Assets to Action

Elected Office Panel: The Opportunity for Transformation

Policy Solutions Panel: Designing for Success with Live Ideation

Future Building Summit Speakers

Carlene M. Cassidy
Carlene M. Cassidy
Chief Executive Officer Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation, Inc. (667)458-7991
Beth Colosimo
Beth Colosimo
Exec. Dir. Bus. Development & Goldman Sachs 10KSB Salt Lake Community College (801)957-5259
Gene Coulson
Gene Coulson
Executive Director | EntreEd NACCE Supporters (304)344-8578
Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Dr. Rebecca Corbin
President & CEO NACCE
Mary Churchill
Mary Churchill
Academic. Author. Innovator. Mary L. Churchill Consulting
Kaitlin Davis
Kaitlin Davis
Manager, Social Innovation, CSR Verizon Innovative Learning
Tom Downs
Tom Downs
Principal Downs Government Affairs (202)403-2302
Philip Gaskin
Philip Gaskin
Vice President, Entrepreneurship Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Andy Gold
Andy Gold
Assistant Professor, Business Administration Hillsborough Community College (813)259-6062
Dr. Eugene Giovannini
Dr. Eugene Giovannini
Chancellor Tarrant County College District (TCCD)
Devotera Hill
Devotera Hill
Small Business Owner | 2 Left Feet
Judith R. Hogan
Judith R. Hogan
Dean of Business, Legal Studies & Public Services Middlesex Community College (MCC) (781)280-3816
Deb Hoover
Deb Hoover
President and CEO Burton D. Morgan Foundation (330)655-1630
Renee Johnson
Renee Johnson
Senior Advisor Public Private Strategies (847)693-8769
Beth Kerly
Beth Kerly
Associate Professor, Business Administration Hillsborough Community College (813)253-7216
Colin Lacy
Colin Lacy
Vice President of Community Partnerships Citizen Schools
Lisa MacDougall
Lisa MacDougall
Principal, Philanthropy and Social Impact BDT & Company, LLC
Elaine Marshall
Elaine Marshall
Secretary of State, North Carolina
Erica Lock Munsky
Erica Lock Munsky
Vice President Blackstone Foundation
Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore
CoFounder of The Growth Engine Innovation Agency NACCE Supporters
Dr. Sharon Pierce
Dr. Sharon Pierce
President Minneapolis Community & Technical College (443)518-4807
John Rainone
John Rainone
CFRE President Dabney S Lancaster Community College (540)863-2827
James Roberson
James Roberson
Representative, North Carolina General Assembly (919)335-1020
Thom Ruhe
Thom Ruhe
President & CEO | NC IDEA Foundation NACCE Supporters (919)323-3053
Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders
Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders
Head of Diverse Segments, Private Bank Business Bank of America
Dr. Stephanie Santoso
Dr. Stephanie Santoso
Director of Strategic Initiatives Citizen Schools
Steven Schulz
Steven Schulz
President North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC)
Andy Stoll
Andy Stoll
Senior Program Officer Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (319)855-0895
Phil Weilerstein
Phil Weilerstein
President & CEO VentureWell (413)587-2172
Chip Weismiller
Chip Weismiller
Entrepreneurship Task Force Norwalk Community College
Stuart Weismiller
Stuart Weismiller
Foundation President Norwalk Community College (203)354-7062
Betty Young
Betty Young
President Hocking College (740)753-7004
David Zasada
David Zasada
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Intuit