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Big Goal Collaborative Education Summit

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EASST)

Big Goal Collaborative Education Summit

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• Keynote Speaker from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

• Update on cradle-to-career programs

• Opportunity for breakout discussion sessions

• Focus on post-secondary education


The Big Goal Education Summit will be an opportunity for regional business, education, and community leaders to provide input and align education efforts with the needs of employers in the region.


Tuesday, Oct. 18

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast and registration

8 a.m. to noon – Presentations and discussions

Noon – Lunch


Sweetwater Sound

5501 U.S. Hwy 30 W. Fort Wayne, IN 46818


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The theme of the Big Goal Summit this year is “Think Regionally, Act Locally.”

At the Summit, we will hear a presentation on "Thriving Communities, Thriving State" from IUPUI to frame the discussion around the following topics:

  • access to post-secondary opportunities,
  • completion of those programs, and
  • retention of talent.

The Big Goal is one of seven priorities identified by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s Vision 2020 regional initiative. It aims to increase the percentage of Northeast Indiana residents with high-quality degrees or credentials to 60 percent by 2025. To become a global competitor and transform our economy, Northeast Indiana must work together to reach the Big Goal.

Have questions? Want to learn more? Contact Domini Martin Urban, associate director of Regional Initiatives at the Regional Partnership.  

Have questions about Big Goal Collaborative Education Summit? Contact Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

When & Where

5501 U.S. 30
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EASST)

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Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to build a globally competitive economy in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership with the mission to build, market and sell Northeast Indiana to increase business investment. In 2010, the Partnership launched Vision 2020 to bring the region together around five key areas for economic growth: 21st Century Talent, Competitive Business Climate, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Quality of Life. The Partnership supports 11 member counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties. For more information, visit


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