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Governor's Conference

on Economic Development

The Governor’s Conference on Economic Development will take place on September 3-5, 2014 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. We look forward to seeing you there!


The keynote speaker for the 2014 Governor’s Conference will be Thomas L. Friedman. Mr. Friedman is an internationally renowned reporter, as well as the author of six bestselling books. He is the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the National Press Club’s lifetime achievement award.


  • The Hawthorn Foundation Golf Outing at the Oaks
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Plenary sessions that will provide valuable insights from renown speakers, including our keynote speaker, Thomas L. Friedman, as well as Jon Roberts.
  • The Annual Governor's Awards Luncheon (Thursday, Sept. 4)
  • An expansive exhibit area
  • An exciting reception Thursday evening on the Lake Deck. Boat cruises are available on the Tropic Island (Be sure to indicate during registration whether you are interested in taking the cruise. Seating is limited. Registration opens May 1.)

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