2017 KESC

Kauffman Entrepreneurship Scholars Conference
Draft Agenda - September 21, 2017

Preliminary and subject to change

 

October 5-7, 2017
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4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Conference Hotel: InterContinental Kansas City

401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

 

 Thursday, October 5, 2017

 6:00 p.m.-
 8:30 p.m.

 Conference Welcome – informal buffet dinner and drinks – drop in when you can (InterContinental Hotel Rooftop Bar)

 Friday, October 6, 2017

 8:00 a.m.  First shuttles leave the InterContinental Hotel for the Kauffman Foundation 
 8:15 a.m.  Final shuttles leave the InterContinental Hotel for the Kauffman Foundation 

 8:30 a.m.

 Breakfast Buffet and Welcome (Town Square)
Welcome and Introductions, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
      Victor Hwang, vice president, Entrepreneurship (@rainforestbook)

 9:00 a.m.  

 Fireside Chat: "What can researchers and practitioners learn from each other?" (Town Square)
      Format: 45 minutes of chat followed by 15 minutes of discussion.
           Victor Hwang, vice president, Entrepreneurship (@rainforestbook)
           Aaron Chatterji, associate professor, Duke University
           Ramana Nanda, professor, Harvard Business School

 10:00 a.m.

 Break

 10:15 a.m.  Plenary Session: The Big Picture: Entrepreneurship Trends and Importance (Town Square)
      Format:  Four ten-minute presentations. Each presentation will be followed by five minutes of Q&A. 
 
 11:15 a.m.

 Plenary Session: Zero Barriers Plenary Session Ignite Presentations (Town Square)
      Format: Nine five-minute Ignite presentations (auto-timed with twenty slides) on a barrier to entrepreneurship.

 12:30 p.m.

 Lunch Buffet (Town Square)
 1:30 p.m.  Concurrent Research Sessions 1
      Format:  Three concurrent sessions of four twelve-minute presentations on a similar topic. Each presentation will be followed by ten minutes of high-level discussion and Q&A. 

      Concurrent Session 1A: Ecosystems (Troost Room)
      Concurrent Session 1B: Founder and Firm Dynamics (Paseo Room)
      Concurrent Session 1C: Demographics (Brush Creek Room)

 3:00 p.m.

 Break

 3:30 p.m.

 Concurrent Research Sessions 2
      Format:  Three concurrent sessions of four twelve-minute presentations on a similar topic. Each presentation will be followed by ten minutes of high-level discussion and Q&A. 

      Concurrent Session 2A: Ecosystems (Troost Room)
      Concurrent Session 2B: Founder and Firm Dynamics (Paseo Room)
      Concurrent Session 2C: Demographics (Brush Creek Room)

 5:00 p.m.  Break
 5:15 p.m.  Group Photo (Town Square)
 5:30 pm.  Shuttles to Tom's Town Distilling Co.

 5:45 p.m.

 Drinks and Dinner featuring “A Taste of Kansas City BBQ”
      Tom’s Town Distilling Co., 1701 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108

 7:45 p.m.

 Shuttles from Tom’s Town to InterContinental Hotel (last shuttle 8:00 p.m.)

 Saturday, October 7, 2017

 8:00 a.m.   First shuttles leave the InterContinental Hotel for the Kauffman Foundation (check out and bring luggage to the Foundation)
 8:15 a.m.  First shuttles leave the InterContinental Hotel for the Kauffman Foundation (check out and bring luggage to the Foundation)

 8:30 a.m.

 Breakfast Buffet (Town Square)

 9:00 a.m.  Choice of Action Session – OR – Early Career Peer Support Session

 Action Session
(Town Square)
      
Format: Facilitated discussion about practical implications, questions, and/or future directions that came out of the sessions

      o What's an interesting thing you learned in a session?
      o What’s an important future direction for research from a session? 
      o How could Kauffman help?
      o What are practical implications for entrepreneurs and their supporters?

      Now what we do with these great findings. Publications? Social media? Policymakers? Accelerator Session? Where do we go from here? 

 Early Career Peer Support Session (Troost Room)
      
Format:  Professors in their first, second, or third year will form two smaller groups to meet and exchange ideas and receive feedback and support from peers.
 10:00 a.m.  Break 
 10:30 a.m.  Continue with Action Session – OR – Early Career Peer Support Session (same locations and format)

 11:30 a.m.

 Boxed lunch and shuttles from the Kauffman Foundation to the airport