2008 Partnership for America’s Economic Success Conference

Date: July 10, 2008

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW

Washington, DC 20062


View the press release for more information about this event.

Please join the Partnership for America's Economic Success for our fourth national conference. We will release new data on the economic returns of proven investments in young children and showcase business leadership in making children an economic priority.

Due to the high response in registration for this event, the registration and waiting list are now closed.

There is no reserved block of hotel rooms for this event, but a list of convenient hotels is available upon request. Please email info@partnershipforsuccess.org for information. We urge participants to make reservations as early as possible, as Washington, DC hotels fill up quickly in the summer.


Below is a list of confirmed speakers. Additional speakers will be added to the list as they are confirmed.

The Honorable Sherrod Brown, United States Senator (D-OH)

Peter G. Peterson, Senior Chairman and Co-founder, The Blackstone Group and Founder and Chairman, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Rebecca Rimel, President and CEO, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Arthur Rothkopf, Senior Vice President, United States Chamber of Commerce

Robert Dugger, Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation

J.B. Pritzker, Managing Partner, The Pritzker Group and President, Pritzker Family Foundation

Thomas McDevitt, President and Publisher, The Washington Times

Steven E. Leahy, President and CEO, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Author, "...And His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man"

Robert D. Powers, President, The Eufaula Agency, Inc. and Chairman, Education and Workforce Development Committee, Business Council of Alabama

Dana Connors, President, Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Dave Curry, President, Kiwanis International

Elliot Regenstein, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough and Former Director of Education Reform for Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich

David Lawrence, Jr., President, Early Childhood Initiative Foundation and Former Publisher, Miami Herald

Steven W. Lynn, Vice President, UniSource Energy Corporation and Tucson Electric Power Company

Lawrence McAndrews, President and CEO, National Association of Children's Hospitals

Rob Grunewald, Associate Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., MD, FAAP, Co-editor, The Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, American Academy of Pediatrics

Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Director, Fiscal Policy, New America Foundation

Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP, Executive Director, Docs For Tots

Greg Duncan, Edwina S. Tarry Professor, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Colleen Chapman, Vice President, Spitfire Strategies

Laura Lee Simon, Chair Emerita, Connecticut Commission on Children and Past Chair and Trustee Emerita, Connecticut Public Broadcasting

Geoffrey Nagle, Director, Institute for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Tulane University School of Medicine

Jesse Leinfelder, Director, Quality Counts, The Children's Trust

Liana Humphrey, Senior Program Manager, Corporation for Enterprise Development

Elaine Zimmerman, Executive Director, Connecticut Commission on Children

Workshop Sessions

The conference will also feature workshops to help local business leaders and advocates learn how to partner to advance the message that children's healthy development is essential to the nation's fiscal future. Workshop topics include:

Working with local affiliates of national business organizations

Effective communication strategies to use the economic message

Supporting governors to use the economic data to champion investments in children

Collaborating with the health care industry

Innovative financing methods to fund early childhood programs

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