Wednesday, March 10, 2021

UIS to host a COVID-19 webinar on “Getting our Lives Back: The Opportunities that Lie Ahead”

The University of Illinois Springfield Innovation Hub and UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership will host a free public COVID-19 webinar titled “Getting our Lives Back: The Opportunities that Lie Ahead” at Noon Friday, March 12 via Zoom.

As the vaccine roll-out accelerates, panelists will discuss what life post-pandemic could look like and opportunities that will impact how we live, work and interact with others. Panelists will discuss emerging innovations, business models and social paradigms that could make our lives more productive. The webinar will also look at new government incentives to help businesses and the workforce successfully adapt to the new economy.  

Panelists for the discussion include Kenneth Kriz, UIS distinguished professor of public administration; Anna Palmer, general partner at Flybridge and co-founder of XFactor Ventures; and Ericka Perkins, assistant state director for the Illinois Small Business Development Center Network. The discussion will be moderated by Bruce Sommer, UIS director of economic development and innovation.

In order to attend the event, please register online at The Zoom link can be found on the registration page. 

For more information, contact Bruce Sommer at 217-899-3186 or Past UIS webinars can be found online at

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