Keynote Speaker

Gino Borges, PhD, is a Partner and Director of Impact at OpenPath Investments. The OpenPath team transforms ordinary apartment complexes into thriving communities via their Urban Village program.
Gino speaks and teaches about impact investing, multi-family real estate, community, wealth, and stewardship. He’s given talks at the Impact Hub SF, Gratitude Railroad Network, executive MBA programs, art salons, and TEDx University of Nevada. His gift is in creating space for people to discover their own guiding light within, and encouraging the sharing of wisdom from each of us on the path.
Gino’s path led him from a California dairy farm to earning a Ph.D. in Communications from Purdue University, from Nevada desert quests to family ranch stewardship. And now from old school real estate investing to impact investing.


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9:00 am


10:00 am

Opening Session and Keynote Speaker – Chris Thornberg, PhD, Beacon Economics –  Transforming Tahoe through the Economy

11:15 am

Breakout Topics –

Housing in Resort Communities – George Ruther, Town of Vail and Meea Kang, Related California

Innovative Economy – Mike Kazmierski – EDAWN (Economic Development Association of Western Nevada) and Chris Thornberg, Beacon Economics

Workforce and Education – Hayley Mears – Monterey Bay Economic Partnership and Manny Lamarre, NV Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation

12:30 pm

Lunch – Keynote Speaker, George Ruther, Town of Vail, Colorado Housing Director – Transforming Tahoe through Housing
(A full buffet lunch and light refreshments and beverages are included with your ticket.)

1:45 pm

Breakout Topics –

Housing in Lake Tahoe – Seana Doherty, Mountain Housing Council and Wendy Sullivan, Housing Tahoe Partnership

Innovative Economy – Devin Middlebrook, Mountains Work and Steve Ardagh and Lynda Ronaldson, Eagle Protect

Workforce and Education – Frank Gerdeman, ADVANCE and Denise Castle, JOIN, Inc.

3:00 pm

Closing Session – Dr. Alan Walker, President, Sierra Nevada College, Jeff DeFranco, President of Lake Tahoe Community College and Mike Kazmierski, EDAWN – Transforming Tahoe through Education, Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development

4:00 pm

A full buffet lunch and light refreshments and beverages are included with your ticket.

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