What does Florida’s future look like after COVID-19? Join our subscriber-only discussion

The novel coronavirus pandemic struck a blow to nearly every aspect of civic and business life.

As more of daily life moves from shelter at home to functioning at a safe social distance, what should we expect from healthcare, hospitality, higher education and general business?

Join our stellar panel of Florida’s Influencers, along with noted futurist Amy Webb, as we look around the corner to our changed and changing post-pandemic world.

Moderated by Miami Herald Editorial Page Editor Nancy Ancrum, this hour-long conversation at noon Friday, June 12, will be exclusive to subscribers of the Miami Herald and Bradenton Herald. We’ll accept questions in advance via text at 305-735-1915 (Don’t forget to include your full name).

Please RSVP now to reserve your spot.

Here’s a look at our panelists:

Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist, a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and Founder of the Future Today Institute. Webb is a recipient of the Thinkers50 RADAR Award for her groundbreaking work in strategic foresight and the bestselling author of “The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream,” which explains how to forecast emerging technology.

Elaine Black is president of the Liberty City Trust, which is focused on improving the quality of life for residents through housing and jobs. She has been an advocate for community and economic development since the early 1970s in Philadelphia, where she helped create the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) because banks were not investing in urban neighborhoods.

Alex Jimenez-Ness is founder and executive chairman of Welwaze Medical, a company that leverages science and technology to create medical devices, including a non-invasion device used for the early detection of breast cancer.

Joanne Li, Ph.D., is dean, professor of finance and Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair at the Florida International University College of Business, leading programs in executive education, global learning and small-business development.

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