Greetings and welcome to the Columbia Gorge Education and Industry Summit at the Ft. Dalles Readiness and Workforce Innovations Center, located at 402 East Scenic Drive in The Dalles.

Parking is in the lot at the conference center. Overflow parking is available on the west side of the round-a-bout in the CGCC lot. The conference center is on the east side of the same round-a-bout. Please enter the building at ground level and stop by the registration tables for your conference packet.

A networking breakfast will be available beginning at 7:30 am. The program begins at 8:30 am.

For those of you coming in the night before Jeff Nicol has graciously offered you to join him at the Gorge Innoventure UnBirthday Party and Ribbon Cutting. Jeff is also available for a look around town including suggested dinner spots.

Thanks for your participation and I look forward to seeing you on Friday.

April 18, 2014

Time Event
7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:45 am Keynote address
Dr. Emile “Mel” Netzhammer, Chancellor,
Washington State University Vancouver

Dr. Edward J. Ray, President,
Oregon State University

9:45 am - 10:15 am Networking Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am Panel: Industry and Economic Development
11:30 am - 12:30 am Lunch
Demonstration: The Gorge Quadcopters Team
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Panel: Education and Workforce Training
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Networking Break
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm Synergy Session: Work groups rotate through facilitated focus areas
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Synergy Session: Work groups identify top 3 take away actions
3:45 pm - 4 pm Synergy Session: Work groups report out
4 pm - 4:15 pm Wrap Up/Next Steps/Conference Evaluation
4:30 pm After-hours social - "Breaking Down the Silos"
Sunshine Mill Winery
901 E. Second St, The Dalles, OR 97058