Leadership Summit

FEB. 10, 2021  |  11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The irrigation industry was not immune to the challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Fortunately, through strong leadership throughout our industry, our industry remains viable and essential. During the Irrigation Association’s Leadership Summit, we will discuss insights to help current business executives build skills for success in leading projects, teams and organizations. We will also identify the common traps that many business leaders fall into, and learn how to build positive, lasting change in your company — all through the lens of irrigation. This opportunity is open to both seasoned and future leaders of our industry.

By Jan. 22  |  Member $99  |  Nonmember $129
After Jan. 22  |  Member $119  |  Nonmember $149

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Conference Schedule

Conference times are Eastern Time zone. Times and schedule are subject to change.

11:00 a.m.
Welcome & Keynote Speaker

11:30 a.m.
CEO Roundtable – Leadership & Resilience
Greg Hunter, Hunter Industries Inc.
Doug York, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply

This panel of CEOs will discuss leadership strategies that have worked for them, their employees and their businesses.

12:15 p.m.
Cutting Through the Noise: Communication Strategies
David Almacy, Founder, FarPost Media (former White House Internet and E-communications Director for George W. Bush)
Johanna Maska, host of Pod is a Woman and CEO of the Global Situation Room communications firm (former Director of White House Press Advance for Barack Obama)

Irrigation companies each have a good story to tell. What is the best way to get your stories to your customers? How can you build your business through sound communication? This session will focus on the best strategies to build your business through sound communication.

1:00 p.m. | Break

1:15 p.m.
Leadership in the Irrigation Industry
Kurtis Kammerer, Senior Director, SolutionView
Hear from your peers in the irrigation industry on what leadership means to them and how it is an essential component to their personal and professional growth.

Technology & the Future of Global Business
Tim Day, Principal, Calfee Strategic Solutions (former Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center)
Julie Bushell, President, Paige Wireless

While irrigation continues to innovate, global technology development is moving at a rapid pace. From AI to automated vehicles to IoT, the irrigation industry needs to be prepared for what is on the horizon. This panel of experts will talk about global technology development and what we can expect in the future.

2:45 p.m.
Strategies for Success in a Post-Pandemic World
Joel Lipsitch, VP, Product Management and Marketing, Sound Agriculture
This panel will discuss topics such as employee engagement, work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. They will also address any questions from the attendees relating to success strategies for leaders in these and other areas.

Are you interested in being a presenter or have a presenter to suggest? Contact us.

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