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 2016, over 90% of attendees who attended the 2016 New North Summit reported the valuable networking opportunities was a significant reason for attending the summit.
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.