Annually, New North, Inc. hosts a regional summit event to bring together the business, education and community leaders from around the region and state to connect with network contacts, share economic development updates and more. Each year, the New North Summit draws nearly 700 attendees. In a recent poll in 2014, nearly 90% of attendees who have attended one or more New North Summits in the past 5 years report being satisfied or extremely satisfied with networking opportunities at the event each year.
New North has hosted an annual New North Summit each year since its inception. Each year, New North’s creative team works to develop a theme for the event that connects to relevant business and economic themes of the current year. Keynote speakers help connect the theme to real life applications and best practices. Scroll through the timeline below for a review of the past 10+ years of Summit events, with details on past themes and Keynote speakers.