June 27, 2024

Daily Detailed Agendas

7:45 – 9:00am

Room: Floridian Foyer

8:00 – 11:00am

Room: Flagler / Gilchrist

8:00 – 9:30am

Room: Floridian A

Even if you do not consider yourself to be a storyteller, the reality is you are. We cannot live through a single day without sharing stories and being influenced by them: stories motivate us, challenge us to think in new ways, and assist us to recognize the differences as well as similarities we have as human beings. Stories, of course, are also central in advancing your important work in Florida with a variety of stakeholders and constituents. This session will spark a shift in mindset about how this important currency of influence and engagement can be integrated strategically to benefit your work. Additionally, you will learn a process for creating effective stories to reach the many diverse stakeholders you wish to influence and engage.

John D. Trybus, PhD., Director, Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication, Georgetown University

8:00 – 9:30am

Room: Lake **Please note this is a location change from printed program**

8:00 – 9:30am

Room: Floridian C

Join members of the Florida Association of Counties Trust as they explore issues and challenges in County Risk Management. Panelists bring a lengthy and varied background in Risk and Human Resources Management. This is a great workshop for members from small and medium sized counties.

MODERATOR: Denise Vogelgesang, Insurance Manager, FACT

SPEAKER: Laura Dodd, Risk & Benefits Manager, St. Johns County

SPEAKER: Michelle Proctor, Risk Manager, Nassau County

SPEAKER: Shannon Jackson, Human Resources Manager, Walton County

Florida Association of County Attorneys Logo

8:30am – 5:00pm

Room: Bonnet Creek 10 & 11

8:30am – 5:00pm

Room: Citrus / Collier / Columbia

10:00 – 11:30am

Room: Floridian A

In this dynamic workshop, Dr. Christa Court and Christian Christensen will showcase the groundbreaking initiatives to revolutionize the UF/IFAS Extension program through strategic implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Business Intelligence (BI) systems. As the landscape of data and technology rapidly evolves, so must the methods employed by UF/IFAS

Extension to serve county partners effectively. We explore how UF/IFAS Extension is leveraging a $2.7 million investment to enhance and expand capabilities in delivering data-driven solutions. Using live demonstrations of AI and BI tools, participants will see firsthand how these technologies can be applied to real-world scenarios, providing practical knowledge to enhance county-level decision-making through a stronger partnership with UF/IFAS Extension.

SPEAKER: Dr. Christa Court, PhD, Assistant Professor, Food & Resource Economics Department, UF/IFAS

SPEAKER: Dr. Christian Christensen, PhD Administrative Head of the Hastings Agricultural Extension Center (HAEC) and Director for Extension Business Intelligence (BI), UF/IFAS

10:00 – 11:30am

Room: Floridian B

Welcome to the forefront of transportation evolution! The Advanced Air Mobility Workshop is a pioneering event designed to delve into the revolutionary realm of aerial transportation technologies. As we stand on the brink of a new era in mobility, this workshop aims to explore, discuss, and dissect the intricate landscape of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).

SPEAKER: Jared Rosenstein, Partner, Capitol City Consulting

SPEAKER: Rolando Tapanes, Head of Business Development, Ferrovial

SPEAKER: Matt Broffman, Head of Partnerships and Public Affairs, Americas, Lilium

SPEAKER: Kevin Thompson, Assistant Vice President, Planning, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orlando International Airport & Orlando Executive Airport

10:00 – 11:30am

Room: Floridian C

The effectiveness of GLP1s for weight loss has caused a major shift in weight management approaches with significant added costs for plan sponsors. However, GLP1s are only one component of a comprehensive weight management program. This session explores the existing state of scientific evidence supporting a multifaceted approach to weight loss. The information that is provided will empower employers to make sound benefit decisions promoting optimal, cost effective approaches to weight management for employees and their families.

SPEAKER: Dr. E. Lee Washington, MD, Senior Medical Director, Aetna

11:45am – 1:15pm

Room: Floridian D-I

Adrianne Haslet

Adrianne Haslet was a professional ballroom dancer when she survived the terrorist attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon where she lost her left leg. She quickly rose to meet her daily challenges with fierce determination and Boston Strong strength. A full time dancer at the peak of her career, she had to learn an entirely new way to navigate her daily life. In the wake of the terror, she has become a global inspiration. Appearing in her own CNN documentary, the cover of Sports Illustrated, People, and Time magazine. She has been featured on all major media outlets globally. Adrianne hopes her emotional honesty will serve as an example to others looking to overcome adversity in their own lives.

Senator Rick Scott

Senator Rick Scott will join us Thursday during lunch to speak about the rising priorities facing our country and Florida’s counties in the near future. Senator Scott has shown a commitment to Floridians which is exemplified through his relentless efforts to enhance our state's prosperity and quality of life. From championing robust economic initiatives to advancing critical infrastructure projects, his vision and leadership have driven substantial progress across Florida. His proactive approach in addressing key issues and advocating for the needs of our communities has set a high standard for public service. We deeply appreciate Senator Scott's unwavering devotion to serving the people of Florida with integrity and determination.