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    November 18, 2009

    Democracy 2.0 Summit: The ROI of Gen Y

    This week I am joining us 150 Millennials in Chicago and thousands more on the Web will gather to discuss, debate and act on timely topics and ideas on civic engagement and public policy at the Democracy 2.0 Award Summit Exploring the Millennial Generation’s ROI. BusinessBoomer will provide live and interactive webcasts from Tuesday, November 17th to Friday, November 20th.

    Live webcast and webcast schedule are below:



    7:00 PM: Interviews at the Welcome Reception - The Hard Rock Café Chicago
    Meet some of the participants and organizers as BusinessBoomer host Arabella Santiago finds out why they’re there and what civic engagement means to them.
    DAY 1: NOV 18TH
    9:00 AM: Summit Introduction - Maya Enista, CEO of, to talk about the week’s events and set the stage for Millennials to discuss solutions on a local, state and federal level.
    9:15 AM: Welcome Keynote - David Walker, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, “The Economic Reality for the Millennial Generation.” (Webcast viewers are invited to participate during the Q & A session.)

    9:50 AM: Keynote Speaker - Tamara Draut, DEMOS

    10:40 AM: Introductions at the tables and conversation on “Which topic is most urgent and why?”
    11:15 AM: Short Table Report Outs
    12:00 PM: David Hiller, President of the McCormick Foundation introduces David Smith and Shawn Healy and the IL Civic Health Index.
    Webcast Break

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Dinner (with keynote conversation by Diane Ty, AARP) and Group Reports

    DAY 2: NOV 19TH
    10:30 AM: Next Steps conversation on priorities from Day 1
    11:00 AM: Introduction of Award Summit Process and Expert Sessions
    12:00 PM: Lunch off-site
    1:00 – 2:00 PM: Millennials in Philanthropy (Rusty Stahl, Executive Director of EPIP and John Sirek, Program Officer of The McCormick Foundation)
    2:00 – 5:00 PM: Expert sessions – competing teams and participants engage in rounds of expert advice on their proposals.

    DAY 3: NOV 20TH
    9:00 AM: Breakfast conversation with Bill Hoagland, and Introduction of celebrity judges.
    9:30 AM: Grant Summit Final Round Begins
    12:00 PM: Closing Lunch and Winners Announced, Closing remarks: Michael Peterson
    1:30 PM: Event Close

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