Event Schedule

Friday, April 25th, 2014


Folkman Auditorium

300 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115


8:30 – 9:00


Continental Breakfast Served


9:00 – 9:05

Opening Remarks


9:05 – 10:35

Session I:

Jeff McCormick, Venture Capitalist, Saturn Partners

STEM jobs, not just for MIT grads


Jerry Kane, Associate Professor and Social Media Expert, Boston College

How Social Media Will Really Change the World…and You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet


John Stimpson, Filmmaker, Writer, and Director

A Single up the Middle…Making Money in Independent Film


Drew Dudley, Leadership Educator

Everyday Leadership – a TED.com selection


10:35 – 10:50



10:50 – 12:20

Session II:

Jimmy Zankel, Director, Big Apple Circus

Bringing the Joy, Wonder & Awe of the Circus into the Community


Lauren Payne, Executive Director, Friendship Home

Building a Home with a Heart


Brené Brown, Storyteller/Researcher

The Power of Vulnerability – a TED.com selection


12:20 – 1:00



1:00 – 2:30

Session III

Elaine Meyer, Nurse and Clinical Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

On Being Present, Not Perfect


Hugh Herr, Bionics Designer

The New Bionics That Let Us Run, Climb and Dance – a TED.com selection


Len Zon, Director of Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital

The Hope and Promise of Stem Cells


2:30 – 2:45



2:45 – 4:15

Session III:

Bert Jacobs, CEO and co-founder Life is Good

Do What You Like, Like What You Do


Len Rubenstein, Photographer

What do Carlos Slim and a Special Olympian Have in Common?


Rick Varieur, Leadership Mentor, LeadNow Inc.

Happiness is Difficult


4:15 – 4:20

Closing Remarks


4:30 – 6:00