June 2019 Speakers


8:30 a.m.


Around the World in 70 Minutes

9:10 – 10:20 a.m.

  • Charles Hernick
    Director of Policy and Advocacy, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum
  • Gabe Chan
    Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Gerhard Joksh
    City Council member and 2nd deputy mayor, City of Muenster, Germany
  • Jan Bauer
    Consul, Government & Prosperity, UK Government Office - Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Jens Ole Hansen
    Business Development Director, District Energy, Ramboll, Denmark
  • Paula Sunde
    Minnesota Agriculture/Energy Outreach Director, U.S. Senator Tina Smith Office
  • Sabine Engel
    Program Director of International Partnerships

State Case Study Panel

10:35 – 11:45 a.m.


12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

The Theater of Public Policy
The Theater of Public Policy is Minnesota’s favorite, most-successful, and coincidentally only civics-inspired improv theater company. Each week T2P2 (as it’s known) interviews big thinkers and newsmakers, then the cast of improvisers bring all the issues and ideas discussed to life through entirely unscripted comedy theater. The Star Tribune called the show “What would happen if C-SPAN were suddenly swarmed by the cast of SNL."

Corporate Leadership

1:15 – 2:05 p.m.

City Leadership

2:10 – 3:00 p.m.

Minnesota Legislators

3:35 – 4:10 p.m.