She’ll be in Chicago for summit June 6-8

    As one of only 50 recipients in the tri-state region (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations) of a Bush Foundation Scholarship, Amanda Lien, Crookston Chamber & Visitors Bureau director, will be joining more than 1,200 global leaders in Chicago for the upcoming Social Innovation Summit June 6-8.

    This invitation only-conference connects and inspires the world’s most potent leaders and thinkers and offers a unique framework to discuss challenges and build lasting partnerships that maximize social impact.

     Lien will be joining top Fortune 500 corporate executives, government leaders, heads of corporate social responsibility, foundation presidents, venture capitalists and social entrepreneurs to discuss opportunities for leveraging technology and innovation to affect social change. This year’s agenda features: Jackie Parker, president of General Motors Foundation; Richard Edelman, president & ECO of Edelman; Heather Hiles, deputy director of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Michael Strautmanis, VP Civic Engagement of the Obama Foundation; Carly Fiorina, businesswoman and former presidential candidate; Cecilia Conrad, managing director of the MacArthur Foundation; and, Van Jones, president of Dream Corps, to name a few.

     The Bush Foundation “invests in great ideas and the people who power them” and believes in the power of events to inspire, equip and connect people to think bigger and think differently about what is possible in our communities. They offer scholarships for individuals from our region to attend national events and conferences.