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2017 Spring Meeting

Monday, May 8 - Tuesday, May 9

The Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane

Successes, challenges and changes for business will be discussed in Spokane at our annual Spring Meeting. Hear from industry experts and business professionals to give you — the employer new perspectives & detailed information on what will impact business in 2017.

For sponsorship opportunities & details contact 

Kelli Schueler at 360.943.1600

To make a reservation with The Historic Davenport please call 1.866.238.4218

Agenda (as of 4.11.17)

Monday, May 8

10:30 a.m.
Registration Opens Hall of Doges
11:30 a.m.
Lunch Grand Pennington
12:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks
Grand Pennington
12:30 p.m.
Lunch Keynote
Grand Pennington
  Joe Sprague, SVP, External Relations, Alaska Airlines
1:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m.
Climate Panel - Innovation & Sustainability
Grand Pennington
  Mary Catherine McAleer, Government Affairs Director, AWB, Moderator
  Scott Endres, VP, Flat Rolled Products, Kaiser Aluminum
  Cathy Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association
  Heather Rosentrater, VP, Energy Delivery, Avista Corporation
2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.
University Medical Education
Grand Pennington
  Christine Johnson Ph.D., Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane, Moderator
  Suzanne M. Allen, M.D., M.P.H., Vice Dean for Academic, Rural & Regional Affairs, University of Washington School of Medicine  
  John Tomkowiak, M.D., M.O.L., Founding Dean, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
4:00 p.m.
4:10 p.m.
Federal Healthcare Report
Grand Pennington
  Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute
5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Adjourn
5:30 p.m.
Member Reception
6:15 p.m.
Grand Pennington
6:45 p.m.
Leadership Washington Graduation
Grand Pennington
7:15 p.m.
It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear
Grand Pennington
  Dr. Frank Luntz, Luntz Global
8:30 p.m.
Dessert Reception
Hall of Doges

 Tuesday, May 9

7:00 a.m.
Hall of Doges
7:30 a.m.
Board Meeting
Grand Pennington
11:30 a.m.

Take a look at last year's photo gallery or watch the video below:

2016 Spring Meeting Highlights from Association of WA Business on Vimeo.


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