The 2017 GSDC transportation Summit 

April 11

7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Grand Ballroom, Kelly Inn, St. Cloud


What does the future hold for transportation?

Join us as we hear from transportation industry leaders and internationally known futurist Glen Heimstra This is a half day event convening business leaders, elected and appointed officials, and transportation enthusiasts. We will be challenged to think beyond the present and create a prioritized plan of action to achieve our preferred future.



7:30 AM      Registration, event sponsor exhibits and light breakfast

 8:00 AM    Welcome

                      Mini-Keynote Presentations

                      Dan Boivin, Metropolitan Airports Commission Chair

                      John Hauslauden, Minnesota Trucking Association President

                    Mark Wegner, MN Regional Railroads Assoc. President

 9:00 AM    Legislative Opportunities
                            -Federal: Congressman Emmer’s Chief of Staff, David Fitzsimmons
                           -State: Representatives Jeff Howe and Jim Knoblach
                           -Northstar Commuter Rail Demonstration Pilot: Lt. Gov. Tina Smith

10:00 AM  Break: Event sponsor exhibits and refreshments

10:15 AM   Keynote by Glen Hiemstra, internationally recognized futurist

11:15 AM     Business Leader Engagement
                   "A Call to Action: Determining Our Preferred Future and Outcome"

12:00 PM   Closing Remarks

**Boxed lunches will be available beginning at noon for those attending the St. Cloud Mayor's State of the City Address. Summit concluding remarks will be shared electronically with all attendees after the event. 

12:15 PM    Light lunch & casual conversation

1:00 PM   Summit Concludes


Registration is Open!  

Our thanks to these event sponsors:

Keynote Speaker: Futurist Glen Heimstra  info at

Keynote Speaker:

Futurist Glen Heimstra

 info at

Please contact Leslie Dingmann with questions:  or 320-252-5247