Cellist and Grammy-winner Yo-Yo Ma will demonstrate how the arts are transforming 35 of the nation’s highest needs, chronically failing schools, from rural Native American reservations to the urban core. Yo-Yo is an artist for Turnaround Arts, a signature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, that uses the arts to impact often-ignored elements of reform: student engagement and motivation, and school climate.
Neil Newhouse and Geoffrey Garin
Neil Newhouse and Geoffrey Garin are two of the most respected political pollsters in the nation. Newhouse’s Public Opinion Strategies is considered the leading Republican polling firm, and Hart Associates, of which Garin is president, is the pollster for NBC and the Wall Street Journal. Their different political stripes make for a lively discussion on what Americans think about their country, which party is likely to win in the upcoming election, and what that will mean for the nation.
Senator Amy Klobuchar
In 2006, Amy Klobuchar became the first woman elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. A former prosecutor, she has sponsored major legislation to combat sex trafficking modeled on Minnesota’s Safe Harbor laws to protect the thousands of U.S. children sold for sex and give prosecutors tools to crack down on perpetrators.
Roger Moe was majority leader in the Minnesota Senate for 22 years, and knows first-hand the contributions staff made in helping him advance from the Senate’s second-youngest elected member to its longest serving leader. Hear his take on those qualities that make staff essential to the effective running our most important institution.
Sari de la Motte
Sari de la Motte is a communications expert who has coached Fortune 500 executives, trial attorneys and others on how to boost their influence and enhance their leadership with silent signals. Learn from her how to be a rock star communicator and increase your charisma by communicating authentically.