At the request of Wharton Club of DC president, Alan Schlaifer, we are offering reduced pricing for the upcoming summit
We are having a major conference that may be of interest to your members, or indeed to anyone who needs to innovate to survive in the global economy. Last year's Innovation Summit featured 130+ speakers during the 2 days with 40+ sessions, 400 attendees, and many networking opportunities during breaks and at our Embassy and other reception.
This year's Summit is expected to have even more interaction and better results.
These are comments from two of our fellow alums about last year's Summit and are typical of the enthusiasm attendees expressed last year:
"The 2014 Wharton DC Innovation Summit was the best conference I've attended in 30 years. Most conferences we attend have only marginal interest, maybe one speaker or a specific track – the Wharton DC Innovation Summit had compelling content in every track. From the master class on building and leading a creative organization, to angel investor groups, to keynote speakers, to specific company briefings, all were well prepared and interesting! And connections to others dedicated to others dedicated to more creative and effective innovation and entrepreneurship were superb."
- Terence Winsky, Wharton MBA "Congratulations on organizing such a successful event! The innovation conference was outstanding. A colleague who attended was thrilled with the whole Summit and made valuable contacts."
- Irene Tata, W'88, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise
It offers big savings to Penn & Wharton Club of Michigan members: the same rates as ours - 200/person off the public rates. Those rates, through next Saturday, 2/28, are in their Early Bird phase: 297/person, which includes all sessions, breaks, meals and receptions for 2 days. We also have special rates at the Washington Hilton for those coming from outside the DC area. Then they rise 50/person in March. Compared to other events we've checked, these rates offer excellent value.
This is a brief summary:
2nd Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit: Connect, Create, Transform.
April 28-29, 2015 at FHI 360 in DC. Meet top innovation thought leaders from industry & government, including fellow entrepreneurs, funders, mentors, and outstanding Wharton. Penn and other professors – ready to engage you and raise your odds of hitting your target, or finally testing that new product idea. In new workshops, startup veterans will guide you thru market-tested planning and execution steps, boosting your “success quotient” as you push your idea ahead. Special rates for Wharton Clubs members. Learn more: WhartonDCInnovation.com. (for right now, can also cite WhartonDC..com)
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me on my 301#.
Thanks for considering this request. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Alan N. Schlaifer, President
Wharton Club of Washington, DC
Chairman, 2015 Wharton DC Innovation Summit
April 28-29, 2015 at FHI 360 in DC
7533 Bradley Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817-1450
Summit app: Wharton DC (in iOS and Android)