Annual Higher Education & Research Leadership Summit

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The Annual Higher Education and Research Leadership Summit is the opportunity for the Presidents and Institutions that are members of the Monterey County Business Council’s Higher Education and Research Competitive Cluster to showcase their upcoming collaborations and projects as well as highlight the economic impact of Education and Research in the Monterey Bay region with the public release of an economic impact report.  Accordingly, attendees can expect insights from, and the opportunity to network with, leading officials from Cal State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), University of California Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula College, Hartnell College, Monterey College of Law, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Defense Language Institute, Naval Postgraduate School, and others.

HigherEdWordPressCome learn about important research projects and collaborations, such as an update on the Bright Futures Cradle-to-Career initiative in which regional partners are working together to ensure that every child is prepared for school, succeeds in and out of the classroom, completes a post-high school credential and enters a promising career.   Attend and discover how you can help this crucial effort for our community.  View a video about Bright Futures HERE.

“As an educator, I have found the Annual Higher Education & Research Summit to be an incredibly valuable event that has become a fixture on my calendar. It brings together the regional business, government and educational thought leaders that are working to transform our region and who understand the critical role education plays in creating more vibrant, sustainable communities.”

John Reid – Strategic Management Consultant, Chartwell School



Thank you to our Event Sponsors

Our Platinum Sponsors

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Our Gold Sponsors

Scudder Roofing

City of Gonzales/Gonzales Unified School District


Our Silver Sponsors

Harnell College

Mann Packing Co




Thank you to our media sponsor KRML.



Monterey County


Special thanks to the County of Monterey for its ongoing support of the Monterey County Business Council’s efforts for economic development and education.



Please contact Monterey County Business Council (MCBC) Executive Director Brian Turlington at or 831.216.3020 for information regarding the Summit and sponsorship opportunities.   Sponsors will be publicly acknowledged at our event through promotional announcements, fliers and social media, as well as a prominent note in our program. We offer three levels of sponsorship:
(i) Platinum Sponsors in the amount of $5,000, each of whom will receive recognition in all applicable media. including video, audio and print; listing on our event program; recognition at the event; recognition in all marketing publications; company brand/logo on the MCBC website; recognition in Friday Facts; and ten (10) tickets and preferred seating;
(ii) Gold Sponsors for $2500, who will receive listing on our event program; recognition at the event; recognition in Friday Facts; ten (10) tickets and preferred seating;
(iii) Silver Sponsors for $1000, who will receive listing on our event program; recognition at the event and ten (10) tickets.

Breakfast will be provided to all attendees.

October 27, 2016
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Ferrante's Bayview Room, Monterey Marriott