Schedule

Friday, March 31st & Saturday, April 1st, 2017

 FRIDAY

Pick One Session Per Time Slot

(timeslots are the  gray box  )

5:30pm

Private Mixer & Opening Ceremony @ Cartel Coffee (210 E Broadway)

Beer, wine, and light appetizers AND the renowned ignite520 Downtown Scavenger Hunt Begins!

Opening Thoughts

Ron Garan
NASA Astronaut
USAF (retired)

 SATURDAY

9:00am

Saturday Kickoff @ Connect Coworking (33 S 5th Ave)

Coffee with Community Catalysts

with Community Leaders
FREE COFFEE AND PASTRIES

igniteYoga

with Danielle Schiess
ZEN | BYOM

11:00am

SESSION 1 @ CITY Center for Collaborative Learning

“From Influence to Impact”

Steve Farley
Arizona State Senator, District 9

“How to Tell Your Story & Not Suck”

Tony Ford
CEO/Owner at Sparc Interactive
Director of Venture Development, Startup Tucson

“Sense of Space in Tucson”

Debi Chess Mabie
Executive Director, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona

12:00pm

Exclusive Downtown Lunch Session @ MiAn Sushi

PANEL
“A Conversation on the Future of Downtown”

At lunch, you’ll dine at the newest downtown restaurant, MiAn and participate in “A Conversation on the Future of Downtown” between Downtown leaders Rio Nuevo and Downtown Tucson Partnership with the new AC Marriott and other projects slated for development as your backdrop.

PANELIST

Fletcher McCusker
Chairman, Rio Nuevo

PANELIST

David Mitchell
Director of Economic Development, Downtown Tucson Partnership

2:00pm

SESSION 2 @ CITY Center for Collaborative Learning

“Managing Millennial Finances”

TCI Foundation
Laura Walton, AFC;
Dave Hamra, CFP, CDFA;
Cole McClarren, CFP, EA;
Alicia Klein, CFP, EA

“Life is Relative: A Culture Walk”

Diane Perry
President, Tucson Folk Festival Diversity Consultant and Trainer

“Exercise Your Brand”

Stephanie Bermudez
Program Manager, Young Entrepreneurs Academy

“Improv In Marketing/Career Development”

Tucson Improv Movement

3:00pm

Coffee Break!

3:30pm

SESSION 3 @ CITY Center for Collaborative Learning

“Creativity in Space Science & Education”

Dante Lauretta
Professor, Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-REx

PANEL
“The Future is Female”
MODERATOR

Jenna Doucett Rutschman 
Owner, Left of West Lab
Host, The Get It Girl Show

PANELIST

Lucy Howell
Business Lending Specialist, THCC

PANELIST

Leila Lopez
Musician and Local Badass

 

PANELIST

Victor Mercado
Director of the Women’s Business Center, YWCA

4:30pm

SESSION 4 @ CITY Center for Collaborative Learning

“Finding the Courage to Change”

Dr. Mauricio Varela
Assistant Professor of Economics, Eller College of Management

PANEL
“How To Plug Into The Education Conversation”
MODERATOR

Special Guest

PANELIST

Sean Bowie
Arizona State Senator, District 18

PANELIST

Katie Rogerson
COO, Tucson Values Teachers

PANELIST

Eve Rifkin
Director of College Access at CITY Center for Collaborative Learning

PANELIST

Heather Von Fange
Edgemakers, Inc

6:00pm

Party for Grownups @ Children’s Museum Tucson

The day concludes with our “Party for Grownups” at the Children’s Museum, an exclusive experience you wont want to miss!

  • Food, beer and wine!
  • Special alcohol tasting!
  • Photo Booth
  • Beads of Courage Community DO