Lax Conference Event Schedule

9 a.m.

Registration and Ideas Stall

Registration and Ideas Stall, continental breakfast provided in Lang Performing Arts Center (LPAC)


10 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Joseph Turner '73


10:30 a.m.

Swat Tank 

Swat Tank Poster Session – A showcase of all student business plans submitted for the Swat Tank competition


12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Ideas Stall, continued


1:30 p.m. & 2:20 p.m.

Discussion Groups

“Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Exploring the World of Technology through the Eyes of an Entrepreneur”

“Bringing Swarthmore Values to the Entrepreneurial Experience”

“The Business of Art, The Art of Business”

“Social Impact Ventures: What Constitutes a Successful Start-up?”

“Current Models for Life Sciences Start-ups”


3:15 p.m.

Swat Talks

“Games for Good: Entrepreneurs and Gaming’s Double Bottom Line”

“When is a Nudge Enough? Using Behavioral Economics to Understand and Influence Decision Making”

“Will Someone’s Life be Better Because You Were Here? Setting a ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goal’ (BHAG) and Using It to Work Toward Success”


4:15 p.m.

Closing Reception and Ideas Stall, continued