Heartland Summit 2018

October 18-20, 2018 | BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS

Eye on the Heartland

Economics. Innovation. Inspiration.

With an eye on issues impacting the Heartland, Summit attendees participated in interactive discussions on topics ranging from the arts to investment, and so much more.

Presenters

Byron Auguste

Opportunity@Work
CEO and Co-founder

Ross Baird

Village Capital Group
President

Luis Benitez

Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry - State of Colorado
Director

Howard W. Buffett

Columbia University
Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Steve Case

Revolution
Chairman and CEO

Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Co-Founder

Carol Coletta

The Kresge Foundation
Senior Fellow

Lisa Conn

Facebook
Community Partnerships

Devita Davison

FoodLab Detroit
Executive Director

Ross DeVol

Heartland Forward
President and CEO

Jessica Droste Yagan

Impact Engine
Managing Partner

Jeff Edmondson

Ballmer Group
Managing Director

Meka Egwuekwe

Code Crew
Executive Director

Louise Epstein

Walton Family Foundation
Director of University Partnerships

James & Deborah Fallows

Authors of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America

Tim Ferriss

Best-selling Author and Host of “The Tim Ferriss Show” Podcast

Richard Florida

Urbanist and Author of "Rise of the Creative Class"
Heartland Forward Senior Fellow

Jennifer Garner

Save The Children
Ambassador

Newsha Ghaeli

BioBot
Co-Founder

Wendy Guillies

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
President and CEO

Christine Gulbranson

University of California
SVP, Chief Innovation Officer

Alex Holland

McClure Engineering Co.
Lead Community Planner

Sly James

Mayor of Kansas City, MO

Emily Larson

Mayor of Duluth, MN

Robert Lynch

Americans for the Arts
President and CEO

Zach Mannheimer

McClure Engineering Co.
Principal Community Planner

Tom Mastrobuoni

Tyson Ventures
Chief Financial Officer

Christina McFarland

National League of Cities
Research Director

Kathleen McLaughlin

Chief Sustainability Officer of Walmart Inc. and President of the Walmart Foundation

Doug McMillon

Walmart, Inc.
President and CEO

Ceclilia Munoz

New America
Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives

Mark Muro

Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program

Kyle Peterson

Walton Family Foundation
Executive Director

Sankar Santosh

Dynamo VC
Co-Founder & Director

Jim Shelton

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Senior Adviser

Mark Shriver

Save the Children
SVP

William Simpson

DisposeRX
President

Shamina Singh

Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
President and CEO

Anne-Marie Slaughter

New America
President and CEO

Megan Smith

shift7
Founder

Siobhan Spain

Mainframe Studios
Executive Director

Joseph Steinmetz

University of Arkansas
Chancellor

Jerry Stritzke

REI
CEO

Michelle Sullivan

Caterpillar Foundation
CEO

Joy Sun

Groups Recover Together
Co-Founder and COO

Chuck Templeton

S2G Ventures
Managing Director

Joseph Thompson

Mass MOCA
Founding Director

J.D. Vance

Author of Hillbilly Elegy
Rise of the Rest Seed Fund
Managing Partner

Tom Vilsack

Former United States Secretary of Agriculture

Alice Walton

Walton Family Foundation
Board Member

Lukas Walton

Walton Family Foundation
Board Member

Olivia Walton

Heartland Summit
Co-Founder

Steuart Walton

Heartland Summit
Co-Founder

Tom Walton

Heartland Summit
Co-Founder

Hank Webber

Washington University
Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration

Mary Winnefeld

Project S.A.F.E.
Founder

Sandy Winnefeld

Project S.A.F.E.
Founder

Performers

Amasa Hines

Bonnie Bishop

Leon Bridges

Lil Buck & Jon Boogz

Kweku Collins

COMMON

Elise Davis

The Going Jessies

Jeff Houghton

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats

Smokey & The Mirror