Event Details


Join Biz 417 for the first-ever Think Summit presented by People Centric Consulting Group.
It’s time to reimagine 417-land. Join the most dynamic thought-leaders for a day of Q&As, keynotes, panels and interviews designed to create a compelling future for our region. The Springfield Art Museum's auditorium is transformed into the high-energy People Centric Think Tank. Get your tickets as we pack 15 talks from 417-land’s biggest thinkers into one dynamic day.

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Event Schedule

7:30 a.m.
POWER BREAKFAST Arrive early and fuel your mind for back-to-back talks. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for the early birds who want a head start on shaking hands and sharing ideas with fellow attendees.

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The auditorium is transformed into the high-energy People Centric Think Tank. Reserve your seat as we pack 15 talks from 417-land’s biggest thinkers into one dynamic day. Grooms Office Environments sets the stage with innovative spaces.

4:30-5:30 p.m.
The day’s not complete until you’ve had a chance to mingle with the city’s biggest minds and grow an action plan with others from the ideas discussed during the forums of the day... over drinks, of course. Immediately following Think Summit.

Event Speakers

Creating a Connective City of the Future: How 417-land is changing the game
Greg Burris & Errin Kemper

Uber-Positive: How ride-sharing is transforming our city
Andy Hung & Alex Eaton

Can Convoy of Hope Save the World: Creating a sustainability for global impact
Jeff Nene

The Economic Impact of Bass Pro's Conservation Mission: The Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium
Bob Ziehmer

Solar Powered Highways: The new frontier to Route 66
Laurel McKean

Stop the Noise: Wellness through music and stories
Patrick Mureithi

How One Woman Brought Hope to a Forgotten Neighborhood: An inspirational story driving incredible opportunity
Amy Blansit

The Public Revolution: How new concepts will shape our kid's future
Dr. Jungmann, Dr. Kleinsmith & Dr. Medlin

Fit in 4-Minutes a Day: The fast lane to healthy living
Siphiwe Baleka

Here Comes Gen Z: The millennial bubble is over-How to adjust your marketing
Kay Logdson & Locke Hilderbrand

My Kid Brother's Band: Growing up with a Beatle
Louise Harrison

Inside a Movement: 7 Billion Ones
Randy Bacon

The Internet of Everything: A mind blowing glimpse into a more convenient, connected life
Tom Blair

God, Inclusion and the Law: Can we disagree and still get to heaven?
Phillip Wright with Moderator - Spencer Harris

Lessons From Our Past that Could Shape Our Future: Don't let history repeat itself, start a conversation
John Sellars

Turn your dream into your vocation
Michelle & Jeff Hougton

Event Sponsors

Missouri State University College of Business
Grooms Office Environments
Atlas Security
Essential Strategies
OTC Center for Workforce Development

Host: Springfield Art Museum

*Event will not be canceled or rescheduled due to weather. No refunds available.

Venue Information

Springfield Art Museum
1111 East Brookside Drive
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 837-5700

Organizer Information

Biz 417

2111 S. Eastgate Ave.
Springfield MO, MO 65809

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