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Celebration 2012 Schedule of Events

Draft Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 18:

7:30 - 9:30 pm
EZRA Meet-Up for all participants (Click here for more information.)
Terrace Lounge, Statler Hotel

Thursday, April 19:

8 am
Registration Opens 
Lobby, Statler Hotel

8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cornell Venture Challenge Finalist Presentations
Annual Business  Plan Competition that includes a panel of venture capital judges followed by a healthcare investment thesis presentation. (Click here for more information.)
Sage Hall, Room B06

9 am – 11 am
Johnson School Business Roundtable: Engagement with Entrepreneurs of the Year, a moderated discussion featuring John Alexander (CEY 2012), Kevin McGovern (CEY 2007), Jeff Parker (CEY 2001), Robert Felton (CEY 1998), and Harvey Kinzelberg (CEY 1992)
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Ballroom, Statler Hotel

11 am - 12:30 pm
Networking and Engineering Student Project Team Showcase: From unmanned aircraft to concrete canoes, nano-satellites, sustainable homes, and new methods of water treatment Cornell’s Engineering students are breaking new ground as we speak.Meet the students who are changing lives and hear firsthand how they are doing it. Learn more about the student teams here.
Atrium, Duffield Hall

11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Tour of the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, hosted by Lou Walcer, Director
Meet at Celebration registration table in Statler Hotel Lobby

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Networking Lunch
Ballroom Foyer, Statler Hotel

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
CCTEC New Business and Emerging Technologies Showcase (Click here for more information.)
Ballroom, Statler Hotel

2:45 pm – 4 pm
Symposia Session 1: See panel descriptions here.
Conference Center, Statler Hotel
Panel 1: Environment and Sustainability: Creating a Business with Capital and Compliance in a Global Economy, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Amphitheater, Statler Hotel
Panel 2: Teaching the Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs, Center for Transformative Action and Cornell Hillel Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative
Yale/Princeton Room, Statler Hotel
Panel 3: Women Entrepreneurs, College of Human Ecology
Penn Room, Statler Hotel
Panel 4: Innovative Solutions to Today's Healthcare Needs, College of Engineering
Taylor Room

4:30 pm
Keynote Address by Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 John Alexander ’74, MBA ’76, Founder, CBORD Group, Inc.
Statler Auditorium
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

6 pm
Reception
Terrace Lounge, Statler Hotel

7 pm – 9 pm
Celebration Banquet
Ballroom, Statler Hotel

9 pm
Student Agencies, Inc./eLab, LLC After Glow Reception
Conference Room Foyer, Statler Hotel

Friday, April 20:

7 am - 8 am
Continental Breakfast
Ballroom Foyer, Statler Hotel

8 am - 9 am
CornellNYC Tech – Creating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs, College of Engineering
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Ballroom, Statler Hotel

8 am – 9:15 am
Networking Breakfast
Atrium, Sage Hall

9:15 am – 10:30 am
Symposia Session 2: See panel descriptions here
Sage Hall
Panel 1: Angel Investing – Heaven or Hell?, Johnson’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute
Room B1, Sage Hall
Panel 2: Entrepreneurial Innovation and Collaboration for New Biomedical Products, College of Human Ecology’s Sloan Program in Health Administration
Room B9, Sage Hall
Panel 3: Digital Enterprise: Tapping Technology to Gain the Competitive Advantage, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Faculty of Computing and Information Science
Room B6, Sage Hall
Panel 4: Can Renewable Energy Get Any Love? Regulatory and Market Challenges Facing Energy Start-ups, Johnson’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise
Room B10, Sage Hall
Panel 5: Corporate Entrepreneurship: It's Not Just About Starting a New Venture, School of Hotel Administration’s Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship **THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Networking Break
Atrium, Sage Hall

11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Symposia Session 3: See panel descriptions here.
Sage Hall
Panel 1: The Vital and Sometimes Confounding Role of the Techie, Johnson’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute
Room B1, Sage Hall
Panel 2: Healthcare and Hospitality, College of Human Ecology’s Sloan Program in Health Administration and School of Hotel Administration’s Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship
Room B9, Sage Hall
Panel 3: Eat Me, I’m Local! – Entrepreneurial Opportunities within the Local Food Movement, Johnson’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise
Room B10, Sage Hall
Panel 4: Failure: Necessary for Success? Cornell Entrepreneur Network, Cornell Silicon Valley and Cornell Wall Street
Room B6, Sage Hall

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Student-Alumni Networking: Connecting Students with Alumni, Cornell Career Services
Ballroom, Statler Hotel
This event will be a three-stage opportunity for alumni to share advice about and benefits of becoming an entrepreneur or working for small businesses: Beginning with speed networking, leading into limited open mic intros, and then plenty of time for mingling by career field areas. This event will allow alumni and students to find those who share similar interests, and may be potential employers/employees. Students are encouraged to bring questions about entrepreneurship and an open mind. Refreshments will be served. Learn more here.

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Symposia Session 4: See panel descriptions here.
Conference Center, Statler Hotel
Panel 1: Intersection of Opportunity: Business and the Life Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Penn Room, Statler Hotel
Panel 2: Managing Your Career: Lessons from Battle Tested Entrepreneurs, Student Agencies, Inc./eLab, LLC
Amphitheater, Statler Hotel
Panel 3: Social Entrepreneurship: Ideas Worth Spreading, from Students, Faculty and Alumni
Yale/Princeton Room, Statler Hotel

4:30 pm – 6 pm
“BIG Idea” Undergraduate Competition Finals (Click here for more information.)
Ballroom, Statler Hotel
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

6 pm – 7:15 pm
Networking Reception Hosted by E@C Student Advisory Board
Ballroom Foyer, Statler Hotel