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12th Annual Leadership North Carolina Forum

Leadership North Carolina

Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

12th Annual Leadership North Carolina Forum

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General Registration 3d 34m $125.00 $0.00

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The LNC Forum is Leadership North Carolina’s flagship event for leaders from across North Carolina. Often referred to as “LNC in one day,” the LNC Forum provides an update for LNC alumni and a sample of the LNC experience for leaders interested in the program. Hosted annually, the Forum educates leaders about the most critical issues facing the state, creating a more informed group of stakeholders committed to North Carolina’s future.

This year's theme is "Why NC?"

  • What are the places and values that attract people to live and work in North Carolina?  
  • Why are parts of our state thriving, while others are struggling?
  • How have some of NC's oldest companies stood the test of time?
  • How do we attract and retain engaged leaders to achieve success in NC? 

We need to continue to define the idea of leadership in NC and how we can engage with one another to solve the challenges of the day.   We will go beyond identifying the challenges to work towards solutions.  Please join us for these important conversations.


  • Barbara Ashford Director of Natural Gas Community Relations - Piedmont Natural Gas 
  • Sabrina Bengel - Managing Partner - The Birthplace of Pepsi
  • Dan Gerlach - President - Golden LEAF Foundation
  • Vivian Howard - Chef, Television Host, Cookbook Author
  • Van Nolintha - Co-Founder - Bida Manda and Brewery Bhavana
  • Steve Pearson - Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs - IBM, LNC Class XVIII
  • Marirose Steigerwald - Director of Operations - North Carolina Community Foundation, LNC Class XXI

Featured Content 

  • Why NC?  Setting the Stage
  • Why NC?  A Rural and Urban Perspective on Hospitality
  • Why NC?  An Economic Snapshot: NC's Opportunities and Challenges
  • Why NC?  How Our History Stands the Test of Time

Forum Sponsors: 

  • Piedmont Natural Gas
  • Fidelity Investments
  • NC Electric Cooperatives
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Duke Energy
  • The Employers Association
  • SAS

Is the LNC Forum open to the public?

Yes! The LNC Forum is open to everyone.

How can I connect with other guests prior to and after the Forum?

You can participate in conversations on Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #LNCForum

Can I register more than one guest?

You can register more than one guest but each guest must have unique contact information.

Where do I park?

Parking is available in nearby parking decks.

Do I need to bring my ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring your ticket to enter the event. There will be a registration table outside the meeting space for check-in.

Have questions about 12th Annual Leadership North Carolina Forum? Contact Leadership North Carolina

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Market Hall
214 East Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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