EVENT SCHEDULE & SPEAKING OUTLINE

Below you will find everything you need to know about your time with us during the 2017 Praxis Academy. If you find information that needs to be updated or have questions, please let us know by replying all to your speaker email. 

I. LOGISTICS

EVENT LOCATION
Biola University
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639

We will primarily be in Crowell Auditorium (Plenary Sessions) and Talbot East (Breakouts, Roundtables).
For those who need to park, please use Parking Structure S

When you arrive on campus, please contact Meghan Easley: 724.961.9530 or Dylan Thomas: 717.669.5920

LODGING
Lodging is proximate to the Biola campus, and we have booked a room for you during the nights you are scheduled to be at Academy. Your room is pre-paid, simply check in using your name at the front desk.

Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
12725 Center Court Drive South
Cerritos, CA 90703

TRANSPORTATION
You will find all information on transportation between LAX & the hotel and the hotel & Biola University on the speaker transport page.

Please review this to ensure we have the correct information for your ground transportation needs. If you have changes or questions, please email: lori@praxislabs.org 

REIMBURSEMENTS
We are happy to pay all travel related expenses; we simply need receipts for them in order to comply with strict IRS regulations. Please submit receipts to jon@praxislabs.org by August 16 and include the mailing address you'd like a check sent to.

PRAXIS CONTACT LIST
Jon Hart: jon@praxislabs.org | 612.382.0609 // Contact for: Pre-Event Questions & Speaker Content
Dylan Thomas: dylan@praxislabs.org | 717.669.5920 // Contact for: On-Site Logistics
Meghan Easley: meghan@praxislabs.org | 724.961.9530 // Contact for: On-Site Logistics

FILMING
We will be filming the event, and request your permission to do so for your talk; if you haven't sent your signed waiver in yet, please send to lori@praxislabs.org.

DRESS
Given that talks will be filmed, we suggest a nice & smart-casual dress.

II. SPEAKING/MENTORING INFORMATION

SLIDES & AV
We kindly ask for slides and any specific presentation needs by Thursday July 27.
We ask that slides are in 16:9 widescreen format and "saved as" / exported to a PDF file at the highest resolution in order to preserve font and images. 

REHEARSAL & GREEN ROOM
For Plenaries, please meet in Crowell Auditorium 45-minutes prior to the start of the session for rehearsal, sound & slide check. This is critical to ensure there are not technical issues during your stage time.

For Breakouts & Roundtables: plan to arrive 10-minutes ahead of the session starts so we can start on time. There will be host team members around to help you with timing. 

III. YOUR EVENT SCHEDULE

View the full week's event schedule here and meet the mentors here. Please note the below schedule only includes the times we have you down as having specific mentorship/speaking responsibilities. You're more than welcome to attend before or stay after your official mentoring times. 

THURSDAY AUGUST 3

12:00-1:15PM
Lunch
Cafe Biola

2:00-5:00PM
Workshop: 
Designing Your Life
Talbot East - Andrews Banquet Room
Dave Evans
Stanford Lecturer & Co-Author, Designing Your Life

5:30PM
Outdoor BBQ Dinner (optional) 
Sycamore Lawn

7:30PM
Student Idea Pitch Night (optional) 
Giumarra Courtyard next to the Library

FRIDAY AUGUST 4

6:45AM // Check-out and depart Sheraton for campus

7:00AM // EMERGING FOUNDERS BREAKFAST w/Dave Evans
Crowell Hall - Outdoor Patio

8:20AM // FRIDAY MORNING SPEAKER REHEARSAL
Crowell Auditorium

9:00-12:00PM PLENARY IV: A MANIFESTO FOR THE ACADEMY CLASS
Crowell Auditorium

Identity, Meaning, & Social Impact As a Way Of Life
Allison Trowbridge

The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good
Peter Greer

A Creative Minority
Jon Tyson

Grace Re-Framed: A Call to Action
Dave Evans


Closing & Commissioning
Jon Hart 

12:00PM
Lunch (optional; Chick-fil-A to-go lunches available) 
Sigma Hall

 

// DEPARTURE 

We have your time with us concluding at noon on Friday after the closing plenary session. You are welcome to grab a lunch to-go at Sigma Hall or leave for the airport in your rental car.