2016 KESC

Kauffman Emerging Scholars Conference Agenda

February 25-27, 2016
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4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Conference Hotels: AC Hotel Kansas City Westport

560 W. 48th Place, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza
901 W. 48th Place, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

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 Thursday, February 25, 2016

 3:30 p.m. Shuttle from the AC Westport to the Hotel Sorella
 4:00 p.m. "Talk to Kauffman" mini sessions (Hotel Sorella McCoy Ballroom)

 5:45 p.m. 

Shuttle from the AC Westport to the Hotel Sorella

 6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and dinner (Hotel Sorella Nicholas Ballroom)
 8:45 p.m. Shuttle to AC Westport

 Friday, February 26, 2016

 7:20 a.m.

First shuttles leaves the AC Westport and Hotel Sorella for the Kauffman Foundation

 7:40 a.m.

Second shuttles leaves the AC Westport and Hotel Sorella for the Kauffman Foundation

 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet and Welcome (Town Square)
Welcome and Introductions, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
     Wendy Guilles, president and CEO (@DubGkc)
     Dane Stangler, vice president, Research & Policy (@danestangler)

 9:00 a.m.  

Concurrent Session 1: Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Human Capital (Troost Room)
Concurrent Session 2: Entrepreneurial Management and Strategy (Kansas City Room)
     Format: six to seven presentations of eight minutes each, followed by roundtable discussion

 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

 11:15 a.m.

Lunch Buffet (Town Square)

 11:45 p.m.

Keynote Presentation (Town Square)
"A random(ized) walk down the entrepreneurship education avenue"
Yael V. Hochberg, 2016 Kauffman Prize Medal recipient (@yaelhochberg)
     Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship
     Ralph S. O'Connor Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship
     Head of Entrepreneurship Initiative
     Rice University

 12:45 p.m. Group Photo (Town Square)
 1:00 p.m. Concurrent Session 3: Demographics in Entrepreneurship (Troost Room)
Concurrent Session 4: Entrepreneurial Finance (Kansas City Room)
     Format: six to seven presentations of eight minutes each, followed by roundtable discussion

 2:45 p.m.

Break

 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session 5: Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge-Transfer (Troost Room)
Concurrent Session 6: Regional Dynamics and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (Kansas City Room)
     Format: six to seven presentations of eight minutes each, followed by roundtable discussion

 5:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception (Town Square)

 6:00 p.m.

Dinner featuring "A Taste of Kansas City BBQ" (Town Square)

 7:30 p.m.

First shuttle back to the AC Westport and Hotel Sorella

 7:45 p.m.

Second shuttle back to the AC Westport and Hotel Sorella

 Saturday, February 27, 2016

 7:20 a.m.

First shuttles leaves the AC Westport and Hotel Sorella for the Kauffman Foundation

 7:40 a.m.

Second shuttles leaves the AC Westport and Hotel Sorella for the Kauffman Foundation

 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (Town Square)

 8:15 a.m. Emerging Scholars and State of the Field Update
Alex Krause, Kauffman Foundation (@AlexKrause)

 8:45 a.m.

Concurrent Session 7: Industry Studies (Troost Room)
Concurrent Session 8: The Rise of Programmatic Research in Entrepreneurship (Kansas City Room)
     Format: six to seven presentations of eight minutes each, followed by roundtable discussion

 10:15 a.m.

Break

 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session 9: Entrepreneurship and Public Policy (Troost Room)
Concurrent Session 10: The Importance of Networks in Entrepreneurship (Kansas City Room)
     Format: six to seven presentations of eight minutes each, followed by roundtable discussion

 Noon

Boxed lunch and shuttles from the Kauffman Foundation to the airport


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