After the past two years, when all of us were caught up in, concentrating on, or simply surviving the pandemic, politics, and global pandemonium, we will spend the opening morning of the conference building a new TBED commons. With record levels of federal and state funding available for strategic investment right now, there is a tremendous opportunity to be savored or squandered. It will take a broad community effort to get this right. The TBED community, a TBED commons, focusing on the future, can do this.
SSTI’s annual conference provides an excellent place to start that effort. Past attendees and SSTI members know a unique community emerges during each of our annual conferences. Let’s capitalize on it. This year’s theme and the morning session is focusing on the future, recognizing and shaping how we move ahead, move up, move forward.
SSTI’s president, Dan Berglund, will share his perennially popular thoughts on arising issues and trends in TBED policy and practice coming out of the past two years, drawing on special expert guests and long-time friends along the way. Then, tapping the extraordinary talent in attendance and working with specially invited participants, we’ll explore fresh ideas, varying perspectives, find new partners, shore up solid facts, and share some laughs as we focus on the future we all want.
- 8:30 – 8:45 — Welcome
- 8:45 – 10:15 — Trends for the Future of TBED
- 10:15 – 10:45 — Networking Break
- 10:45 – 11:45 — A New TBED Commons: Group Discussions