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Wharton DC Innovation Summit

  • 04/29/2014
  • 8:00 AM
  • 04/30/2014
  • 5:00 PM
  • FHI 360 Headquarters (Globe Conference Center) 1825 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20009
ALUMNI - If you're an innovator or support a team of innovators, what would it mean for you to hear (and meet) ...

-Over 100 key speakers, keynotes from Wharton professors and entrepreneurs in health, IT, more...
-Or if you could pick 40 conference sessions on Funding and VCs, Innovation Accelerators...
-Or choose more topical sessions on Healthcare, HIT, Urban Innovation and DC Region Resources...
-Plus learn from international innovation success stories, and network with hundreds of colleagues?

You can -- now. JOIN the WHARTON DC INNOVATION SUMMIT (April 29-30). Enjoy Early Bird Rates and you'll save 200/person ...

SPECIAL ALUMNI REGISTRATION is HERE -- discounted rates expire soon.
CONFERENCE TIMING: DAY 1 - Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 8:00am; DAY 2 - April 30th.

The Wharton School Club of DC, supported by leading business and alumni groups (including the Cornell Club and the Princeton Club of Washington), hosts its 2014 Wharton DC Innovation Summit.

SITE and TIMING: April 29-30, 2014, at the modern FHI 360 Conference Center (Dupont Circle area).  This Summit convenes investors, innovators in industry and government, key policy makers, leading entrepreneurs, academic leaders and others helping the region empower private and public innovation -- and those bolstering US business and job growth here and abroad.

Learn from a wealth of expert keynotes and featured speakers, among them:

OPENING KEY
NOTES and MASTER CLASS by Wharton School Professors --

--George Day, Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, offers Summit participants his special take on Innovation Prowess: Leadership Strategies for Accelerating Growth.

--Jerry Wind, Director, SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management, Academic Director, The Wharton Fellows Program offers a Unique Master Class: Developing and Leading a Creative Organization.

FEATURED SPEAKERS throughout the 2-DAY SUMMIT

S. A. Ibrahim Reed Hundt Michael Chasen

--S. A. Ibrahim, Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) CEO
--Reed Hundt, CEO, Coalition for Green Capital + former FCC Chairman
--Dr. Partho P. Sengupta, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Director, Cardiac Ultrasound Research and Core Lab
--Closing keynotes by Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Jeff Geschwind, Johns Hopkins & CEO, PreScience Labs; Susan Dentzer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
--Michael Chasen, Founder & former CEO, Blackboard; Founder & CEO, Social Radar

With 40 sessions to choose from, you'll hear + meet 100+ speakers, all leaders in public and private sectors. And you'll enjoy 2 receptions, numerous networking breakouts plus interactive sessions that help you connect and communicate with fellow attendees during the conference and beyond.

CLICK HERE to glance at the SCHEDULE and the SESSION synopses. NOTE: There is strong early interest, and we expect to reach capacity (450) early.

REGISTER NOW and reserve a spot -- while space remains available)! Alumni may enjoy the DISCOUNTED PARTNER RATE at THE PAGE IMMEDIATELY BELOW.
ALUMNI - REGISTER HERE -- Take advantage of the (Alumni) partner DISCOUNTED RATE.

The Summit goal: To identify and address the factors driving a vibrant culture of innovation -- throughout the US and across its industries.  How do innovators, investors, business and government leaders use regional, national (even global) resources to accelerate and sustain innovation and growth?

Register and join -- to learn from the many regional and national success stories.

The conference takes advantage of the Washington region's unique resources that help innovators connect to many national and global markets.  How can these resources enable innovators to improve the odds of turning a brilliant idea into a sustainable business?

The SUMMIT ADDRESSES these Key Questions:
--Innovation: Which factors generate a culture of innovation? How do we measure results?
--Hurdles: What prevents promising businesses from reaching their goals?
--Leadership: How can regional/national leaders do to sustain business innovation – in the workforce, education, finance, physical and cultural environment?
--Global Trends: How does rapid growth of cities create opportunities for innovative solutions?

With multiple daily tracks, you get opportunities to hear the answers -- as you join many daily sessions and workshops reflecting a range of broad and specialized topics.

REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot -- while space remains available)!!!

ALUMNI SIGN UP HERE for DISCOUNTED RATES -- and bring your colleagues.

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