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Lax Conference a big draw


David Gelber ’63 delivers the keynote lecture at Lax Conference on Entrepreneurship.

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends came together on March 18 for the 13th annual Jonathan R. Lax ’71 Conference on Entrepreneurship. Keynote speaker David Gelber ’63 (in photo at right) described his own recent transition from veteran news producer to entrepreneur, as co-founder of Roaring Fork Films and co-creator and co-managing director of Years of Living Dangerously, a multiplatform, multimedia project that will highlight the disastrous effects of climate change.

Panelists Brian Heaney ’83, Robert Lamb P’12, John Mercer ’65, Davia Temin ’74, Menno van Wyk ’67 (below, center), and Phil Weiser ’90 discussed topics including converting an idea into a business, finding the support you need, the qualities needed to be successful, and the landscape for startup businesses in the current economy.

For more on this year’s conference, go to Lax Conference Was Inspiring.


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