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Former President Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative holds its 2012 conference in Chicago on Thursday and Friday, bringing together government, business, civic and other leaders from many walks of life.

Clinton delivers opening remarks at 10 a.m. CST at a session titled "The State of Our Union: Opportunities and Challenges to Economic Recovery." J.B Pritzker, managing partner, The Pritzker Group will also speak.

Clinton has been in some hot water with the President Obama team over remarks he made about the "spectacular" success of Mitt Romney's Bain Capital and Bush tax cuts. POLITIO has a story on this HERE.

Click below for the list of speakers for the conference which will be webcast live HERE.

7:30 AM - 8:30 PM

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Special Convening
Girls & Women in America

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Special Convening
The Rural Economy

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks
The State of Our Union: Opportunities and Challenges to Economic Recovery
Remarks By:
President Bill Clinton
Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States
J.B. Pritzker
Managing Partner, The Pritzker Group
Fareed Zakaria
Host, CNN - GPS

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Opening Plenary Session
Jumpstart Nation: Getting America Back To Work
Dynamic Duo Moderator:
Fareed Zakaria
Host, CNN - GPS
Dynamic Duo:
Rahm Emanuel
Mayor, City of Chicago
Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers
President Bill Clinton
Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States
Ellen Alberding
President, The Joyce Foundation
Steve Cahillane
President and CEO, Coca-Cola Refreshments, The Coca-Cola Company
Darlene Miller
President and CEO, Permac Industries
Hilda L. Solis
Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
Robert G. Wilmers
Chairman and CEO, M&T Bank Corporation

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Working Group Session #1

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Plenary Session
Place-Based Innovation: Creating Centers of Prosperity
Dynamic Duo Moderator:
Matthew Bishop
American Business Editor and Bureau Chief, The Economist
Dynamic Duo:
Larry Harlan
Executive Director, ExxonMobil Foundation; Citizenship and Community Investment Manager, ExxonMobil
Bill Haslam
Governor, State of Tennessee
Maria Bartiromo
Anchor, CNBC
John Sibley Butler
The Herb Kelleher Chair and J. Marion West Chair of Management and Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin
Ann Miura-Ko
Managing Partner, FLOODGATE
Jerry Sanders
Mayor, City of San Diego
Christine Shapard
Executive Director, Colorado Cleantech Industry Association

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Special Convening
Championing Veterans

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Special Convening
Investing in American Infrastructure

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Social Reception
Grown in America
Lula Cafe
Jason Hammel
La Sirena Clandestina
John Manion
Longman & Eagle
Jared Wentworth
Graham Elliot
Graham Elliot
Publican Quality Meats
Paul Kahan
Carrie Nahabedian
North Pond Restaurant
Bruce Sherman
Cafe Spiaggia
Tony Mantuano and Sarah Grueneberg
Takashi and Slurping Turtle
Takashi Yagihashi

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Plenary Session
Sustainable Finance
Dynamic Duo Moderator:
Gina Harman
President and CEO, ACCION
Dynamic Duo:
Stanley Litow
President, IBM International Foundation; Vice President Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM Corporation
Karen Mills
Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Laura D'Andrea Tyson
S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Donna Gambrell
Director, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Lisa Hall
President and CEO, Calvert Foundation
Ted Howard
Executive Director, The Democracy Collaborative
Jim Koch
Chairman, The Boston Beer Company, Inc.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Working Group Session #2

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Plenary Session
Pathways to Opportunity
Dynamic Duo Moderator:
Stephanie Neely
Treasurer, City of Chicago
Dynamic Duo:
Michael Nutter
Mayor, City of Philadelphia
Peter G. Peterson
Chairman, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Chelsea Clinton
Board Member, Clinton Global Initiative and William J. Clinton Foundation
John Hope Bryant
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc.
Kyle McCollom
Founder, Triple Thread Apparel
Ai-jen Poo
Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Jerry Sue Thornton
President, Cuyahoga Community College
Joan Walker
Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations, Allstate Insurance Company

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Working Group Session #3

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing Plenary Session
What's Next?: Towards a More Perfect Union
Dynamic Duo Moderator:
John D. Podesta
Chair and Counselor, Center for America Progress
Dynamic Duo:
Shaun Donovan
Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Mitch J. Landrieu
Mayor, City of New Orleans
President Bill Clinton
Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States
Regina E. Dugan
Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology and Projects, Motorola Mobility
Duncan Niederauer
Director and CEO, NYSE Euronext, Inc.
Kasim Reed
Mayor, City of Atlanta
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist and Director, Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History
Mark Vachon
Vice President, Ecomagination, General Electric


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