The Summit's agenda is focused on the need to build an effective national business leader coalition quickly to make early childhood investment an integral part of rebuilding our economy to achieve workforce competitiveness and fiscal sustainability.
This year's keynote speakers include:
Previous speakers have included three governors, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, major CEOs, and a Nobel-Prize winning economist. Last year, we ratified the Telluride Principles that call for public and private spending decisions to be based on return on investment, and heard state business leaders discuss their exciting work to make children an economic priority.
Rob Bradham, Senior Vice President of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, described the impact of the Summit on his colleagues:
"For the past two years our organization has escorted business leaders from our area to the Telluride Summit. The experience has helped them reach a higher level of commitment to early childhood... Exposure to national experts and other high level decision makers has inspired them to explore new ways to support the issue. It has allowed us the opportunity to groom sophisticated, high-level champions in our region."
For more information on the Summit or to view the 2009 please visit www.PartnershipforSuccess.org.
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General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Founding Co-Chairman