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National Youth Summit in Chicago Starts Today



Watch a Live Webcast of the PGPF Youth Summit

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 On Tuesday, November 18th through Thursday, November 20th, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation will convene today's most prominent millennial voices — thought leaders from the generation between ages 18 and 34 — for a National Youth Summit in Chicago, IL.


Join PGPF's President and CEO Dave Walker and more than 150 Millennials by tuning into a live webcast of the Summit — starting with Dave's welcome keynote speech on November 18th at 9:15 a.m.

The three day Youth Summit, entitled Democracy 2.0: Exploring the Millennial Generation's ROI, standing for "return on investment," will focus on (1) exploring the barriers preventing today's younger generation from achieving financial health and (2) developing the action plans necessary to begin setting an agenda for youth-led economic reform in the United States.

Watch the live webcast starting Wednesday, November 18.

The Millennial generation faces giant hurdles in putting its economic future on a sustainable path. Join us for this Summit dedicated to finding answers to this crisis




9:00 AM: Summit Introduction - Maya Enista, CEO of, to talk about the week's events and set the stage for Millennials to discuss solutions on a local, state and federal level.

9:15 AM: Welcome Keynote - David Walker, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, "The Economic Reality for the Millennial Generation." (Webcast viewers are invited to participate during the Q & A session.)

9:50 AM: Keynote Speaker - Tamara Draut, DEMOS

10:40 AM: Introductions at the tables and conversation on "Which topic is most urgent and why?"

11:15 AM: Short Table Report Outs

12:00 PM: David Hiller, President of the McCormick Foundation introduces David Smith and Shawn Healy and the IL Civic Health Index.

Webcast Break

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Dinner (with keynote conversation by Diane Ty, AARP) and Group Reports


10:30 AM: Next Steps conversation on priorities from Day 1

11:00 AM: Introduction of Award Summit Process and Expert Sessions

12:00 PM: Lunch off-site

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Millennials in Philanthropy (Rusty Stahl, Executive Director of EPIP and John Sirek, Program Officer of The McCormick Foundation)

2:00 - 5:00 PM: Expert sessions - competing teams and participants engage in rounds of expert advice on their proposals.


9:00 AM: Breakfast conversation with Bill Hoagland, and Introduction of celebrity judges.

9:30 AM: Grant Summit Final Round Begins

12:00 PM: Closing Lunch and Winners Announced, Closing remarks: Michael Peterson

1:30 PM: Event Close



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