About Forum 2018 Conference

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NFBPA invites you to participate in four days of dynamic professional training, hear from thought-provoking keynote speakers, and share in creative idea-generating experiences. FORUM 2018 will offer over 30 sessions where conference attendees will learn from public sector experts and business leaders. There will be valuable networking opportunities and an informative Innovation Center to examine marketplace solutions.

FORUM 2018 professional development program has been designed to meet the learning needs of conference attendees at all levels to include emerging, evolving and experienced leaders in public service. Attendees’ learning experience will make them more valuable to their organizations. Hear first-hand about emerging trends and best practices.

The breadth and depth of subject matter covered at the conference provides quality programs for attendees whether you are a student pursuing a degree in public administration, an emerging leader, an evolving manager or an experienced executive.

FORUM 2018 will be anything but business as usual. We know you have limited time and limited dollars to spend attending a conference. So we have planned a conference certainly well worth the money and definitely well worth the time!












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OUR SPEAKERS

For four days, the nation’s leading public decision-makers and policy leaders will discuss toplevel trends, leading edge technologies, best practices and critical paths in sessions designed to help you navigate the complex issues facing local, county and state ministrators.

Event Schedules

Be Prepared to be Inspired, Amazed and Educated.

Time Session Venue
12:30 PM- 6:00 PM ELI FINAL PRESENTATION HILTON HOTEL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM FORUM REGISTRATION HILTON HOTEL
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Time Session Venue
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Bus departs at 6:30 AM FIRESTONE GOLF COURSE Akron, Ohio Bus departs at 9:30 AM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM MENTOR PRESENTATION - PART I HILTON HOTEL
9:00 AM • 6:00 PM FORUM REGISTRATION HILTON HOTEL
Bus departs at 8:30 AM PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR: LEGACY, HISTORY AND CULTURE: CLEVELAND'S HISTORIC TOUR   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM HILTON HOTEL
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM UNPACK TO IMPACT COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT HILTON HOTEL
Bus Departs at 11:30 AM PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR: CONNECTING THE LEGACY OF INDUSTRY & COMMUNITY TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH   12:00 PM - 3:30 PM HILTON HOTEL
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM MENTOR PRESENTATIONS - PART II HILTON HOTEL
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM NEW MEMBERS ORIENTATION (First Timers/Students) HILTON HOTEL
4:00 PM • 5:30 PM COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS MEETING HILTON HOTEL
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP AND RECEPTION HILTON HOTEL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM NCC RECEPTION (Invitation Only) -
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM FORUM MEMBERS MEET-UP Innovation Center
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Time Session Venue
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM MORNING WORKOUT SPONSORED BY CIGNA HILTON HOTEL
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM FINANCE AND BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING HILTON HOTEL
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM FORUM REGISTRATION HILTON HOTEL
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST HILTON HOTEL
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM NATIONAL CORPORATE COUNCIL MEETING (NCC) HILTON HOTEL
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM OPENING PLENARY HILTON HOTEL
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM UNPACK TO IMPACT COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT HILTON HOTEL
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM INNOVATION CENTER HILTON HOTEL
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM WORKSHOPS HILTON HOTEL
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CORPORATE LUNCHEON HILTON HOTEL
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM DESSERT IN INNOVATION CENTER -
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM WORKSHOPS HILTON HOTEL
2:45 PM· 4:00 PM POSTER CONTEST HILTON HOTEL
5:00 PM· 7:00 PM PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION (Invitation Only) HILTON HOTEL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM CLEVELAND HOST CHAPTER EVENT: ROCK, ROLL & FUNK (buses depart at 6:30 pm) ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
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Time Session Venue
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM MORNING WORKOUT SPONSORED BY CIGNA HILTON HOTEL
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM FORUM REGISTRATION HILTON HOTEL
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM HALL OF FAME BREAKFAST HILTON HOTEL
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM UNPACK TO IMPACT COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT HILTON HOTEL
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM INNOVATION CENTER HILTON HOTEL
10:15 AM· 11:30 AM WORKSHOPS HILTON HOTEL
11:30 AM· 1:00 PM EMERGING LEADERS CHAT CAFE HILTON HOTEL
11:30 AM· 12:45 PM FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY MALL B AND C LAKESIDE AVENUE
1:00 PM· 2:15 PM PUBLIC POLICY PLENARY HOSTED BY THE AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION HILTON HOTEL HILTON HOTEL
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM WORKSHOPS HILTON HOTEL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ALL CHAPTERS RECEPTION AND NETWORKING HILTON HOTEL
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM CLEVELAND NIGHT OUT WITH LAUGHS FEATURING KYM WHITLEY AND FRIENDS CLEVELAND PUBLIC AUDITORIUM MUSIC HALL
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Time Session Venue
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM FORUM REGISTRATION HILTON HOTEL
8:00 AM - 9:45 PM BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING HILTON HOTEL
I 0:00 AM - 12:00 PM ELECTED OFFICIALS ROUNDTABLE HILTON HOTEL
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM ELl MENTOR GRADUATION LUNCHEON HILTON HOTEL
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BUSINESS MEETING HILTON HOTEL
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ELl ALUMNI NETWORK HILTON HOTEL
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM MARKS OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA HILTON HOTEL
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM POST GALA EVENT HILTON HOTEL
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FORUM 2018 GOLF TOURNAMENT

Firestone Golf Course

Akron, OH


ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
6:30 AM • Buses Departs Hilton Cleveland Downtown

GOLF CLINIC
10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
9:30 AM • Buses Depart Hilton Cleveland Downtown for Clinic

Note: 3:30 pm • Return to Hilton Cleveland Downton

Travel Information

Cleveland, Ohio, a city diverse in people, arts & culture and thought.

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Forum 2018 takes place at the Cleveland Hilton Downtown Hotel. Located in the heart of Cleveland's vibrant downtown area and connected to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, there are many popular attractions, dining and entertainment just minutes away.

Travel

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is a public airport located 12 miles and a 15 minute drive to the Cleveland Hilton Downtown Hotel. It is the primary airport serving Northeast Ohio and is the largest and busiest airport in the state of Ohio.

Hotel

NFBPA has set aside a limited number of rooms at the hotel at a special conference rate. The special rate is available until Monday, March 26, 2018 or until the room block capacity has been reached. Attendees must register for FORUM 2018 before making hotel reservations.

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