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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Monday”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Become a Leader, Not a Casualty in the Digital Age. How Will Blockchain Will Transform Your Business”][/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fsched.co%2FLh6C||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Monday, April 8
9:00 am – 10:00 am

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Blockchain in Healthcare Panel”]Blockchain is a great example of enabling a public-private partnership that seeks to merge interest of the federal government and commercial innovation all while increasing cohesion and efficiency. Blockchain is designed to be a principle-based regulation system that provides high safety standards, legal certainty, and a stable environment for transactions . It provides an immutable (unchanging), transparent record of the truth. The Panel of experts will be discussing the key solutions that Blockchain can bring to Healthcare and improving our wellness.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fideaweek2019.sched.com%2Fevent%2FKiBN||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Monday, April 8
10:15 am – 11:15 am

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”The Future of Cash in a Digital Economy”]In an age of Bitcoin, Apple Pay, Credit Cards, PayPal, Venmo, and countless digital payments, how does cash fit in and what is its future?

Join us for a history of cash – from its humble beginnings to its future in our society.

Today, retail, grocery, hospitality, and many other industries leverage back-office automation to stay competitive as e-commerce and peer-to-peer consistently disrupt more and more businesses. To survive, companies continue to adopt robotics and automation, which work to streamline the back office and, as a result, allocate more time toward customer-facing operations.

This same back-office automation is being applied to physical cash.

By leveraging cash recycling, cloud-based reconciliation, and other automation, cash can now be digitized. This contemporary management of cash lets operators save millions of dollars in legacy cash management costs while allowing customers to pay in cash, which remains a wildly popular form of payment despite its traditional nature. Like other automated back-office functions, automated cash management enables increased customer focus by shifting labor from the back office to the front of the organization.

Please join us as we explore the modern-day migration of cash into the digital realm and how physical cash is evolving to coexist with crypto-currency.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fideaweek2019.sched.com%2Fevent%2FLh7z||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Monday, April 8
10:15 am – 11:15 am

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Blockchain in Industry”]Enterprise blockchains requires special consideration. Smart contracts code the logic of a business process (including pricing, discounting, bundles, frequency of transactions, dependencies, etc.) directly into the transaction. If the blockchain is public, it would enable competitors to track business activities and understand the business processes used in its operations. To prevent the dissemination of intellectual property, enterprise blockchains should employ two important concepts not found in most public chains: permissioning and private transactions. Permissioned blockchains run on trusted nodes and only authorized users can take part in transactions.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Monday, April 8
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Blockchain 101: From Cypherpunks to Enterprise Crypto”]Blockchain is a transformative technology that is on the precipice of mass adoption- but very few truly understand exactly what it is, how it came to be, and why it’s valuable. Understand the nature of the relationship between cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based solutions, learn the basics of consensus mechanisms and different underlying protocols, and familiarize yourself with the key terms and players in the overall ecosystem.

This session is led by Jake Kuczeruk, Director of Partnerships at Dispatch (a next-gen protocol built for the management and analysis of data), and it’s previously been presented at Stanford University, Tulane University, KPMG, and directly as part of several enterprise corporate education initiatives.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Monday, April 8
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Century Center

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There is widespread belief that the Patent Office issues too many bad patents that impose significant harms on society. At first glance, the solution to the patent quality crisis seems straightforward: give patent examiners more time to review applications so they grant patents only to those inventions that deserve them. Yet the answer to the harms of invalid patents may not be that easy. It is possible that the Patent Office is, as Mark Lemley famously wrote, “rationally ignorant.” Because so few patents are economically significant, perhaps it makes sense to rely upon litigation to make detailed validity determinations in those rare cases rather than increase the expenses associated with conducting a more thorough review of all patent applications. This Article conducts a cost-benefit analysis, employing new and rich sources of data along with sophisticated empirical techniques to form novel, empirically driven estimates of the relationships that Lemley was forced, given the dearth of empirical evidence at his time, to assume in his own analysis. Armed with these new estimates, this Article demonstrates that the savings in future litigation and prosecution expenses associated with giving examiners additional time per application more than outweigh the costs of increasing examiner time allocations. Thus, we conclude the opposite of Lemley: society would be better off investing more resources in the Agency to improve patent quality than relying upon ex-post litigation to weed out invalid patents. Given its current level of resources, the Patent Office is not being “rationally ignorant” but, instead, irrationally ignorant. [/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Monday, April 8
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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Eck Hall of Law

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Patents in Practice Panel at ND Law School”]Just because something can be patented doesn’t mean it should be or that the invention will create value. In this panel, you will hear from four experts with practical patent experience: a patent prosecution attorney, in-house patent counsel, a patent valuation expert and a patent investor. Learn key techniques to successfully commercialize intellectual property, common pitfalls, and how to focus research towards a solid intellectual property position able to protect your market and defends against the claims of others.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Monday, April 8
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Notre Dame Law School

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Blockchain for Government: Socially Meaningful Use Cases and Non-Disruptive Innovation”]Blockchain applications in public sector include overseas e-voting, digital identity data, property rights and land registry, municipal bonds and taxes, public financing, cross border remittances and more. The exciting thing about blockchain is that most use cases have yet to be discovered!

Mass adoption of innovation requires discovering and proving use cases that matter in society. To serve society, frontier technologies and emerging industries must work collaboratively with governments. After all, governments exist in service of their people.

Disruptive innovation is a thing of the past; blockchain is about creating trust in multisector cross-border relationships, therefore, it must be friendly with policymakers and industry incumbents around the world. [/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Monday, April 8
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Century Center

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Monday, April 8
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Century Center

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Monday, April 8
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Practical Blockchain”]It is easy to get lost in the jargon, technology, trends and controversy surrounding blockchain. Add regulatory issues governing cryptocurrency and it is more than challenging to assess how any of it can have practical application. Join this panel discussion and interactive workshop to gain an understanding of these new tools as applied in the real world. Executives will present a case study example addressing the similarities and differences between blockchain and cryptocurrency as well as the Initial Coin Offerings and Security Token Offerings.

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Monday, April 8
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

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Century Center

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Monday, April 8
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Century Center

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Monday, April 8
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Century Center

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Tuesday, April 9
8:00 am – 9:00 am

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Century Center

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Tuesday, April 9
9:45 am – 10:45 am

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Corporate Innovation Panel”]Corporate Innovation is sometimes more theater than reality, resulting in bad investments and fired leadership teams. This panel will discuss various models, from classical intrapreneurship and joint venturing to the more cutting-edge Venture Builder and VC partnership models. Attendees can expect to hear case studies and lessons learned about what works and what hasn’t so they can figure out which models or partnerships work best in their environment. [/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Tuesday, April 9
9:45 am – 10:45 am

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”IOT in Action: Real World Innovations”]In this session, attendees will hear from AND experience the IOT products of three startup companies each in various stages of commercialization success. Each of the three startups will represent a different industry application: workplace safety, civic technology and healthcare. Product/solution demos will also be included.
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Tuesday, April 9
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Innovation in Manufacturing: Automation, Digitalization and Culture”]Join a moderated panel of innovation practitioners and manufacturing leaders from a wide variety of manufacturers as they discuss how innovation is reshaping their manufacturing operations.

The panel will explore how they identify unmet needs in their operations, what approach they use to ideate and deploy innovative solutions and how they established a culture to embrace innovation.

Who should attend: manufacturers that are just beginning or looking to accelerate innovation in their organization; investors desiring to learn about innovation and the processes most ripe for automation and investment; students and workforce participants interested in learning about how innovation is being deployed by our regional manufacturers. [/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Tuesday, April 9
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Century Center

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Tuesday, April 9
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Funding Innovations in Manufacturing”]A panel of experts will explore a variety of funding sources for innovation in your manufacturing operation, including bank loans, leasing, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital, TIF and IRF dollars, and Federal R&D funding such as SBIR|STTR awards, RIFs and CRADAs.

Who should attend: Manufacturing executives, investors, and entrepreneurs interested in funding innovation in existing manufacturing operations and new startups.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Tuesday, April 9
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”What Does AI Think of Us? “]Many people think of AI as a human-like being that’s learning about our world, but the AI we have today is much more like a bunch of simple-minded apps, each with a very narrow view of their task. An AI that recognizes faces has no concept of what the rest of a human body is like, and doesn’t know what dogs are, or lions. An AI that can beat a human champion at chess can’t carry on a conversation. They can, however, learn racial and gender bias from us.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Tuesday, April 9
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Reinventing and Retraining the Manufacturing Workforce”]Everyone has heard predictions about how advanced manufacturing technologies such as robotics, automation and AI will replace humans. However, these dystopian reports fail to appreciate that instead of eliminating human labor, the new technologies will transform human labor, requiring manufacturers to focus on retraining and reskilling their labor force for future work, especially as the influx of technology changes the very nature of the work humans need to do. Join a casual conversation with regional manufacturers and workforce training experts as they explore how regional manufacturers have radically improved the experience and average incomes of their employees through automation, and to delve into the workforce of the future and the training and development resources available in the region.

Who should attend: Manufacturing executives and HR professionals; students interested in technology and R&D; industry workforce participants; education and training professionals in technology, science and the trades.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Tuesday, April 9
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

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Century Center

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”The Spirituality of Manufacturing: How to Transform the Business of Making Things into a Soul-Satisfying Experience”]If we want a new generation (of all ages) to come to manufacturing, we need to show them that this activity is not just about shipping product, but also about becoming creators, craftspeople, artists, shapers of a better world, builders of new society that values collaborative effort, respects our individual creative potential and protects the natural environment.

Digitalization, automation, the convergence of design and manufacturing, computer integrated manufacturing, cradle-to-grave product life-cycle management, etc etc, all are trends compatible with our “higher calling.” In fact, without a sense of this calling, the current renaissance in manufacturing will not live up to its full transformational power.

Join Mark Albert, the highly respected editor emeritus of Modern Machine Shop Magazine as he delivers this message for shop owners, managers, shop floor personnel and everyone else in manufacturing organizations. [/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Tuesday, April 9
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Century Center

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Wednesday, April 10
9:00 am – 11:00 am

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The Lerner

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Wednesday, April 10
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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The Lerner

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Wednesday, April 10
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

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The Lerner

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Wednesday, April 10
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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The Lerner

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Wednesday, April 10
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

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The Lerner

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”The Intersection of Spirituality and Technology, a conversation with Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly”]What does the advance of technology mean for those who consider themselves spiritual? Are the two really at odds with each other as some contend? Can technology actually create solutions that advance the causes of the spiritual and vice versa? How can the two perspectives compliment and learn from each other? Join Kevin Kelly, the founding editor of WIRED magazine and an original thinker in the area of shaping the character and spiritual meaning of technology, as he addresses these questions and more. Jason Miller, lead pastor at South Bend City Church will act as moderator.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Wednesday, April 10
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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South Bend City Church

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Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends which are already in motion, says Kevin Kelly. The coming technology will indeed transform our work and our lives – but not for the worse. Kelly examines 12 big technological forces that will shape our future. In an expansive talk that looks out over the next 30 years, he both describes these deep trends – flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking and questioning – and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn and communicate with each other. Some of what is coming may seem scary, like cheap artificial intelligence, ubiquitous tracking or robots replacing humans. Other innovations seem more desirable, such as an on-demand economy and virtual reality in the home. Kelly shows how these diverse disruptions in our lives in the near future can be understood as inevitable results of a few long-term trends. By understanding the larger inevitable trends, it’s easier for us to arrange our day to day relationships with technology in a way that brings forth maximum benefits. Embracing the inevitable is the best way we can remain on top of the coming wave of changes.

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Thursday, April 11
9:00 am – 10:00 am

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Mendoza College of Business

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Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends which are already in motion, says Kevin Kelly. The coming technology will indeed transform our work and our lives – but not for the worse. Kelly examines 12 big technological forces that will shape our future. In an expansive talk that looks out over the next 30 years, he both describes these deep trends – flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking and questioning – and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn and communicate with each other. Some of what is coming may seem scary, like cheap artificial intelligence, ubiquitous tracking or robots replacing humans. Other innovations seem more desirable, such as an on-demand economy and virtual reality in the home. Kelly shows how these diverse disruptions in our lives in the near future can be understood as inevitable results of a few long-term trends. By understanding the larger inevitable trends, it’s easier for us to arrange our day to day relationships with technology in a way that brings forth maximum benefits. Embracing the inevitable is the best way we can remain on top of the coming wave of changes.

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Thursday, April 11
9:00 am – 10:00 am

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Mendoza College of Business

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Thursday, April 11
10:15 am – 11:15 am

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Mendoza College of Business

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Wellness Panel”]In this panel, attendees will hear from experts in the major areas considered to be part of the large ‘Wellness’ umbrella: health, nutrition, exercise, psychology and spiritual. Companies from startups to mega corporations are coming to understand that programs that encourage their employees to embrace wellness often become productive, healthy and happy employees.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Thursday, April 11
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Mendoza College of Business

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_toggle title=”Startup Investors Panel”]Hear from a panel of VCs who specialize in pre-seed and seed funding for startups. Learn what they look for in startups and entrepreneurs. [/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Thursday, April 11
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Mendoza College of Business

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In this fireside chat, attendees will learn how Paul approaches life and business, how he created a company worth almost $2 billion and why providing education to areas with great need, alleviating extreme poverty and eliminating homelessness are causes that he believes deeply in and that must be solved.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Thursday, April 11
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

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Mendoza College of Business

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Thursday, April 11
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Debartolo Performing Arts Center

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Since its launch in 2009, 16 million people have financially backed a project on Kickstarter, $4.1 billion has been pledged, and 158,116 projects have been successfully funded.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Add to Schedule” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Friday, April 12
10:40 pm – 12:00 pm

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Mendoza College of Business

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