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Leaders from a variety of fields throughout the state will convene Monday to envision the future during a summit organized by the North Dakota University System.

The event, "Envision 2030," will touch on topics ranging from energy to liberal arts as they pertain to higher education.

"This summit will allow higher education's many stakeholders to share their perspectives and hear others' thoughts on our goals for the future," Chancellor Mark Hagerott said in a press release. "I think we will be able to build off what we learn that day to continue shaping education in our state, for today's students and for tomorrow's."

The all-day event will take place at the Capitol, and it will be live-streamed for the public to view at www.ndus.edu/board/live-stream.

The summit begins at 8:30 a.m. with an introduction from State Board of Higher Education Chair Kathy Neset, followed by a keynote from Gov. Jack Dalrymple. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will offer remarks at 9:15 a.m., then Hagerott will speak at 9:30 a.m. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-Grand Forks, will discuss "Higher Ed and the Legislature: Building Relationships to Benefit Students" at 10:30 a.m.

A panel on North Dakota demographics will convene at 10:45 a.m., followed by an 11:45 a.m. working lunch on "Charting the Course for Attainment in 2030."

Breakout sessions at 1:15 p.m. include agriculture, energy, health care, manufacturing, technology, the whole student, tomorrow's student, diversity and liberal arts/humanities. A report on the breakout sessions will take place at 3:30 p.m., followed by a wrapup and discussion of next steps at 4:15 p.m.

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(Reach Amy R. Sisk at 701-250-8267 or amy.sisk@bismarcktribune.com.)

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