Ideas at the edges

Imagine Solutions: A nationally recognized Thought Leader Conference & 3 deep-dive Seminars driven by a profound respect for learning

An experience that awes and inspires. Events that compel you to think and think again. Speakers and presentations that leave you wanting more because the ideas and endorphins racing through your brain are sending you a message: what you’ve just learned is important and exhilarating.

Ideas at the edges—breakthroughs, cutting-edge concepts—still fuzzy in most minds—will be brought into sharp focus by some of the most visionary thinkers in the world at the Imagine Solutions Conference in February and three Imagine Solutions Seminars: November, January & March.

Conference

In Person Thought Leader Conference
March 7, 2022

A Whitewater World
Facing a radically different contingent – yet hard to anticipate.

We will present 20+ brilliant speakers addressing 10 immensely important topics. Join us on March 7, 2022 to hear major thought leaders in science, medicine, education, cyberwarfare, innovation, the arts, history, exploration, and more.

Big Ideas ….Big Issues ….. Big Insights.

Seminars

China Seminar
January 25, 2022
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
G&L Theater on the Campus of Community School of Naples

Hardening Competition and Deep Interdependence
Ryan Haas, The Brookings Institution’s top expert on China, will provide insight and knowledge linking together a number of critical strategies active in China today that will impact the United States – both positively and negatively.

Ryan Hass

Top Expert on China

Ticket Pricing

$70 per person

Event Details

What You Need to Know About China
Hardening Competition and Deep Interdependence. Ryan Haas, The Brookings Institution’s top expert on China, will provide insight and knowledge linking together a number of critical strategies active in China today that will impact the United States – both positively and negatively. Haas’s in-depth understanding of China’s history through their actions today will frame their intent, strategies, influence, and why we need to be aware and concerned.

  • Friend or Foe?
  • Partner or Competitor?
  • Law Abiding or Lawless?
  • Military Strategies and Actions Political Strategies and World Influence Their Key Issues
  • Key Long Term Initiatives

You will gain understanding of the strategies and influence of how China’s top leadership directs their economic, military, political, U.S. relationships, world influence, science and technology developments, approach to copyright and patent law, human condition, climate, and more.

Ryan Hass

Our speaker, Ryan Hass, is a senior fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, where he holds a joint appointment to the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He is also the Interim Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies. Hass focuses his research and analysis on enhancing policy development on the pressing political, economic, and security challenges facing the United States in East Asia.

From 2013 to 2017, Hass served as the director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia at the National Security Council (NSC) staff. He joined President Obama’s state visit delegations in Beijing and Washington respectively in 2014 and 2015, and the president’s delegation to Hangzhou, China, for the G-20 in 2016, and to Lima, Peru, for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meetings in 2016. Prior to joining NSC, Hass served as
a Foreign Service Officer in U.S. Embassy Beijing. Hass also served in Embassy Seoul and Embassy Ulaanbaatar, and domestically in the State Department Offices of Taiwan Coordination and Korean Affairs.

Ryan Haas graduated from the University of Washington and attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies prior to joining the State Department.

Ryan Haas is the author of STRONGER – Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence, published by Yale University Press in April 2021.