Baton Rouge Agenda

November 10-12

Baton Rouge Hilton Capitol Center

201 Lafayette St.        (225) 344-5866

Thursday November 10th

6:00/15 pm        Hotel Lobby – Pick up name tags & carpool to reception:

Old Jimmie Davis House      1331 Lakeridge Dr.

(see directions in advance email)

Hosts/Sponsors: LOGA and Entergy

6:30-8:30           Opening Reception with area Alumni and CABL Members

Friday November 11th
Dress: casual

Baton Rouge Hilton Capitol Center      

7:45 am            Breakfast in the Heidelberg (10th Floor)

8:45                  Packet/Agenda review

 9:00                  Welcome/Regional Overview

  • Adam Knapp, President/CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber (‘07 Alum)

9:30                  The Louisiana Economy

  • Stephen Barnes, Director, Kathleen Blanco Public Policy Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Associate Professor of Research, Department of Economics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Member, Revenue Estimating Conference

10:30                Break

10:45                Walk to Old State Capitol (Across the Street)

11:00                Innovation & Leadership from the Nonprofit Sector

  • John Spain, Executive Vice President, Baton Rouge Area Foundation (‘05 Alum)

12:15                Lunch – Group Discussion

1:00                  Water and Natural Resources: Innovation and the Economic Potential for Louisiana

  • Beaux Jones, Chief of Staff and General Counsel, Water Institute of the Gulf

 2:00                  Smart Growth and Community Revitalization           

  • Kevin Blanchard, Executive Director, Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority

3:00                  Load Bus for Celtic Media Center

3:30pm             State of the Film and Digital Media Industry

  • Chris Stelly, Executive Director, Louisiana Entertainment
  • Brook O’Neil, Sales and Marketing Manager, Celtic Media Studios

5:00/15             Return to hotel

6:15 pm            Take bus or meet up at Mansur’s on the Boulevard   

                        Casual social attire, dressy jeans, khakis, long sleeves but coats or ties not necessary

6:30 Social; Dinner @ 7:00        (Bus will return to hotel at 900 PM.)

Saturday May 18th  

Dress: Casual

7:45 am            Heidelberg (10th Floor)

 Breakfast until 8:45 am

8:45                  Head to offices of LABI (walk or drive) – 500 Main St.

 9:15                  Talking Crime and Solutions

  • Chief Murphy Paul, Baton Rouge Police
  • Pearlina Thomas, Assistant Orleans Parish Sheriff Office
  • Clay Young, Baton Rouge Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Board President
  • Andrea Simmons, Glen Oaks High School

10:30                Break

10:45                Group Discussion

11:30                Door Prizes

11:45                Adjourn – Have a wonderful Holiday Season. See you January 19-21 in Monroe!

Thanks to our Capital Area Sponsors!

Contineud Thanks to our Statewide Sponsors!

Wurtele Foundation

Coughlin-Saunders Foundation