A Critical Conversation with World Savvy: Midwest Region

A Critical Conversation with World Savvy: Midwest Region image

Join World Savvy and Minnesota youth for an intergenerational conversation!

Date: May 16, 2024
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Gen Z is our most incredible generation yet, with tenacity, creativity, and the potential to change the world. And yet too often our young people are talked about as the challenge or the burden is placed on them to adapt to antiquated structures. What do we need to understand about who this next generation of young people are? And how do we cultivate an education system that will support them to perform at their highest level? 

Join World Savvy and youth from across our region for an intergenerational conversation, “Understanding & Amplifying the Power and Talent of Young People.” Keynote speaker, bestselling author, and generational thought leader Mark C. Perna will kick off the event as together, we find out what makes this generation of young people so unique and how to tap into their intelligence and potential as we face a complex future together.

This event is part of World Savvy’s ‘Critical Conversation’ series featuring thought leaders speaking on various topics that impact education and the heart of our work.

About the Keynote Speaker: Mark C. Perna

Mark C Perna

Author, speaker, and CEO Mark C. Perna shares his experience as a performance consultant for education and workforce development across North America. For over 25 years, Mark has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today’s young people. Mark’s best practices have helped parents, schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations across North America to connect more effectively with younger generations.

Mark has published numerous articles in national publications and frequently interviews on radio shows, television, and podcasts. His award-winning bestseller book, Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations, was written to help educators, employers, and parents understand and inspire millennials and Z generations. To share this message, Mark has spoken at Harvard University and delivers more than 70 keynote speeches annually at national and statewide events.

Event Details


May 16, 2024


8:15 - 10:45 a.m.