2017 Schedule

9:00:00 AMLerner HallDoors Open
Sponsorship PPT Loop on Screen + CORE Music
9:00 – 10:00 AMLerner HallRegistration, Coffee, Muffins & Swag Bags
Attendees Filter Into The Auditorium
CORE Provides Music - Include Black Eyed Peas
10:00 –10:02 AMLerner HallWelcome
1 #SC Intro Video
10:02 – 10:05 AMLerner HallChris McGarry Welcomes, Setup Format for the day
Thanks Sponsors & Partners
10:05 – 10:18 AMLerner Hall
CVC SIPA Dean's Challenge Winners Announcement
Video – 2 CVC SIPA Deans Challenge
Winners announced by Dean Merrit Janow
10:18 – 11:05 AMLerner Hall
Fostering Innovation in the NYC Life Science Ecosystem
Panel discussion with:
Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Co-founder, Tara & Epibone
Euen Robertson, EVP & COO, NYCEDC
John H. Cunningham, Senior Vice President–Regional Market Director of the New York City cluster at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc
Karen Heidelberger, Chief Partnership and Communications Officer, Deerfield Ventures
11:05 – 11:18 AMLerner HallCVC Engineering Tech Challenge Winners Announcement
Video – 3 CVC Tech Track
Winners announced by Dean Boyce
11:18 – 11:45 AMLerner Hall
Choices, Energy Policy, and Climate Change
Justice Betty to Inrtoduce Keynote speaker Professor Jeffery D. Sachs, Economics Professor, Senior UN Advisor, Columnist
11:45 – 12:15 PMLerner Hall
Climate Change: Fact, Fiction, Innovations, and Solutions
Panel discussion with:
Adam Sobel, Author, “Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy & Our Changing Climate”
Peter Kelemen, Dept. Chair, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Moderator – Kate Sheppard, Senior Reporter, Huffington Post
12:15 – 12:28 PMLerner Hall
CVC SEAS Global Tech Challenge Winners Announcement
Video – 4 CVC Global Tech
Winners announced by Dean Boyce
12:28 – 12:38 PMLerner HallComputational Propaganda
Mini Keynote with Mark Hansen, Columbia Journalism Professor, Director Brown Institute
12:38 – 1:25 PMLerner Hall
Media Innovations in the Post-Truth Era
Panel discussion with:
Moderator – Justin Hendrix, Executive Director of NYC Media Lab
Jacob Weisberg, Chairman of the Slate Group
Nancy Miller, Editor-in-Chief GOOD Magazine
1:25 – 1:27 PMLerner HallIntro to Founders' Fare
Brief Announcements
Soo-Jin Kim
1:27 – 2:40 PMLerner Hall
StartupColumbia Founders' Fare
20 Columbia Food Founders Demo Area North Lobby - Open to the public
Box Lunches in Lower North Lobby - Yellow Wristband Only
2:40 – 2:53 PMLerner Hall
CVC Undergraduate Challenge Award Announcement
Video – 5 CVC Undergraduate
Winners announced by Dean Valentini
2:53 – 3:00 PMLerner Hall
CORE Announcements
Video – 6 The Idea Strikes
Brief Announcements
Sara Sakowitz '18CC
Kevin Chu '19CC
3:00 –3:05 PMLerner Hall#CoachingColumbia Recognitions
Brief Announcements
Richard Witten
3:05 – 3:50 PMLerner Hall
Women in Entrepreneurship: Investment and Opportunity
Deborah Jackson, ’80BUS Co-founder, Plum Alley Investments
Katherine Ryder, Founder, CEO Maven
Shan-Lyn Ma, Founder Zola.com
Hayley Barna, Venture Partner, First Round Capital, Co-Founder at Birchbox
Alex Iskold, Managing Director, Techstars NYC
3:50 – 3:54 PMLerner Hall
CVC StartupColumbia Challenge Award Announcement
Video – 7 CVC StartUp Columbia Track
Winners announced by Zach Arrons
4:00 – 4:45 PMLerner Hallwill.i.am Keynote
Sree Sreenivasan