Baton Rouge Agenda

May 16, 17, 18

Baton Rouge Hilton Capitol Center

201 Lafayette St.        (225) 344-5866

Thursday May 16th

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 May 17th
Dress: casual

Baton Rouge Hilton Capitol Center      

7:45 am            Breakfast in the Governor’s Room

8:45                 Packet/Agenda review

9:00                 The Louisiana Economy

  • Dr. Loren Scott, Economist; Professor Emeritus – LSU

10:45                Load bus and head to the Water Campus (1100 River Rd. South)

11:00                Innovation & Leadership from the Nonprofit Sector

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

12:15                Lunch

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

  • Justin Ehrenwerth, President & CEO, Water Institute of the Gulf

2:00                  Load Bus for LSU Center for River Studies

2:15                  Presentation and Tour of Modeling Center

  • Rudy Simoneaux, Engineering Manager, Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority
  • Tour: Joseph McClatchy, LSU Center for River Studies

3:15                  Load Bus for Celtic Media Studios

3:30                  State of the Film and Digital Media Industry

  • Chris Stelly, Executive Director, Louisiana Entertainment
  • Aaron Bayham, Director, Celtic Media Studios

 4:45                              Return to hotel

7:00            Carpool or meet up

LSU Tiger Stadium (Lawton Room)  

                        Tailgating sponsored by: Hancock Whitney Bank

Saturday May 18th  

Dress: Casual

7:45 am            Breakfast in the Governor’s Room

 Sign up for door prizes!

 9:00                  Smart Growth and Community Revitalization

  • Kurt Weigle, President & CEO, Downtown Development District (New Orleans), (’14 Alum)
  • Kevin Blanchard, Southern Lifestyle Development

10:00                BREAK

10:15                RESET Louisiana’s Future: An Election Initiative

  • Barry Erwin, President, CABL

11:15/30                  Door prizes & adjourn.    See you in the Big Easy July 11-13th


Thanks to our Capital Area Sponsors!

Contineud Thanks to our Statewide Sponsors!

Wurtele Foundation

Coughlin-Saunders Foundation

Peltier Foundation