Entrepreneurs, investors and policy-makers will meet in Chicago on March 11-12 for Forbes Media’s second Reinventing America Summit.
The two-day invitation-only event, at JW Marriott Chicago, will focus on heartland innovation and regional economic growth. The inaugural event took place last March in Chicago.
Scheduled speakers include Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and AOL co-founder Steve Case. Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, also is scheduled to speak.
“Chicago serves as an economic resource for the Midwest and we are pleased that Forbes will once again bring its Reinventing America Summit to the city for this critical discussion about innovation and the economy,” Emanuel said in a statement.
Caralynn Nowinski, executive director of research collaborative UI Labs, and Howard Tullman, CEO of tech hub 1871, will share tips for recruiting and retaining the best technology talent. Forbes also plans to demo a 3D printed dress.
Partner sponsors include GE Ventures, Horatio Alger, JobsOhio and TechNexus. 1871 is a participation partner.