Heartland Summit 2018

October 18-20, 2018
Bentonville, Arkansas

2018 Heartland Summit Recap Video
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 Edmonson
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
Cecilia 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 Simpon
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
Jospeh Thompson
Mass MOCA
Founding Director
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 Winnfeld
Project S.A.F.E.
Founder
PERFORMERS
Amasa Hines
Bonnie Bishop
Leon Bridges
Lil Buck and Jon Boogz
Kweku Collins
Common
Elise Davis
The Going Jessies
Jeff Houghton
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats
Smokey & the Mirror