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New Leaders Council

Florida & Southern Region Conversation




Please join us on August 21 and 22 at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando in Orlando, FL, for a conversation covering topics such as cutting edge technology, state and local power and leadership, and developmentas our membership engages local and nationwide panelists.

We invite all of our chapters from the southeast and across Florida to this conversation.

New Leaders Council has secured a room block at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. We will have a limited amount of rooms available, but if you would like to make your own reservation, call (407) 503-1000 and mention New Leaders Council for the special rate. Rooms are limited.  


Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
5601 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 503-1000




Friday, August 21st

Location: Universal Studios Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: NLC Welcome Reception – Hosted by Special Guest

Location: Bar American


Saturday, August 22nd

Location: Universal Studios Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

8:30am – 9:30 am: Breakfast & Registration

9:30 am – 9:40 am: Welcome by NLC Chairman Chris Kelly

9:40 am – 10:00 am: Keynote: Shawn Seipler, CEO, Clean the World

First B-Corporation in Florida

10:05 am – 10:25 am: State of NLC by NLC Executive Director Mark Riddle

10:30 am – 11:15 am: Environment & Energy Sustainability

Ken La Roe, CEO, First Green Bank – Chris Castro, City Energy Project, City of

Orlando – Susie Glicman, Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

11:15 am – 12pm: The Innovation Economy

Jillian Irvin, Public Policy Director, Airbnb - Cesar Fernandez, Director, Uber Florida

Jason Altmire, Former US Congressman & Senior Vice President of Public Policy,

Florida Blue - Matthew Brossman, Director of Innovation, City of Orlando

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: NLC4: Engaging our Community

Celeste Palma, 2014 Alumni, Audubon Florida – Andrew Korge, NLC National Board

- Bryan Wilson, 2014 Alumni, Become.City - Terance Lenoir, 2014 Alumni, - Brian

Willis, 2014 Alumni, Sarah Elbadri, 2014 Alumni, Juice

1:45 pm – 2:00pm: United States Senator Bill Nelson

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Building Progressive Infrastructure

Jeff Wright, Florida Education Ass. – Gary Farmer, Florida Justice Ass. – Monica Russo – SEIU - Bill Nelson, US Senator

 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: NLC in Action (Breakout Groups)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Universal Studios Tour – Amazing Spider Man & Harry Potter

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Dinner & Capstone Presentations: Keynote: John Morgan




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New Leaders Council is a 501 (c) (3) public charity dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders and to providing those leaders with the tools they need to succeed. NLC does not engage in political or legislative activities of any kind, does not support or oppose any candidate for public office, and serves only as an educational leadership training ground.

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