Impact Ohio will hold a regional conference April 23 in Akron with government, community and business leaders discussing policy and politics.

The event, set for 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Quaker Station at University of Akron, will feature talks by Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose also will speak on his priorities and participate in a panel discussion on civility.

"We expect to have an engaging dialogue on a variety of topics, and we look forward to having Akron-area business and community leaders gather at the conference to network and gain new insight into policy issues facing the community," Impact Ohio CEO Jennifer Flatter said in a prepared statement.

The panel discussions will focus on economic development, civility and childhood initiatives: "Effective Economic Development and Elevating the Regional Economy," "Creating a Culture of Civility in a Divided Society" and "Improving Childhood Experiences to Improve Communities."

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, state Rep. Emilia Sykes, D-Akron, Sen. Vernon Sykes, D-Akron, and University of Akron interim President John Green are among the panelists.

The conference is a partnership of The Success Group, Greater Akron Chamber, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com and University of Akron. The event is co-sponsored by the Ohio Democratic and Republican parties.

Tickets are $80. For more details or to register, go to: https://impactohio.org/akron2019/.