ARRIVALS & CHECK IN

  • For those arriving Monday who asked to take a Shuttle from LAX -> Biola in your on-boarding survey:
  • For those arriving on your own Monday and staying on campus:
    • check in anytime between 1:00 - 3:00pm to get your room key and event materials
    • check in is at Sigma Hall
    • if you need to park, let them know at check-in and they will give you a pass and instructions
       
  • For those who are not staying on campus, arriving on Monday:
    • check in and receive your event book and name badge outside of Crowell Hall between 3:00-3:50pm before the opening Plenary
    • park in Structure S for free -- just avoid any/all spots that are marked as Reserved
       
  • For those arriving on a day other than Monday:
    • park in Structure S for free -- just avoid any/all spots that are marked as Reserved 
    • please look through the below schedule and plan to join us at whatever session that is taking place when you get to campus
    • when you arrive, ask for a Host Team member and they can help getting you situated as well as get your book and name badge 

HOST TEAM LEADS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

We have a host team in place to serve you and the Academy class. Feel free to reach out through one of these contact methods: 

  • Shuttle Changes, General Questions or Information: Academy@praxislabs.org

  • Urgent Needs On-Site at Academy, contact a host-team leader: Meghan Easley: 724.961.9530  |   Dylan Thomas: 717.669.5920

 

MONDAY, JULY 31


4:00 - 7:00 PM    
Plenary I: Redemptive Entrepreneurship
Crowell Auditorium -- located in Crowell Hall (note this is not the same as the Crowell School of Business) 

  • Jon Hart: A Vision for the Entrepreneurial Generation
  • Katherine Leary Alsdorf: A Theology of Work & Entrepreneurship
  • Andy Crouch: Culture Making 
  • Dave Blanchard: An Alternative Imagination
  • Panel on Redemptive Entrepreneurship 

7:00 PM
Partner & Special Guest Dinner // Talbot East, Room 114


TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

7:30 - 8:30 AM      
Breakfast Open for those staying on campus // Cafe Biola

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Plenary II: Redeeming our Why, What, and How // Crowell Auditorium

  • The Brilliance: Worship

Section 1: Theology: Vocation, Motives & Ambition

  • Steve Garber: Implication & Responsibility 
  • Jena Lee Nardella: Lessons From an Ambition Plan to Change the World

Reflection Break, feat The Brilliance

    Section 2: Culture: Reading & Responding

    • David Bailey: Cultural I.Q.
    • Jessica Kim: Love: The Alpha & Omega of Startups 
    • A conversation on Race, Gender, & the Social Fabric with Jessica Kim, Christy Vines & Anthony Flynn

    Section 3: Entrepreneurship: Moving From Insight to Building

    • Jessica Munro Design Thinking: Empathy & Rapid Prototyping
    • Kurt Keilhacker & Dave Blanchard: Co-Founders and Building Your Team
    • Josh Kwan & Jessica Kim: Fundraising & Building Relationships

    12:15 - 1:15 PM     
    Lunch available // Cafe Biola

    1:45 - 5:30 PM
    Breakouts // Talbot East (Rooms throughout TE building, noted next to session as "TE, XX")

    *View the full Breakout Schedule here and choose which sessions you'd like to attend on-site. If one of the sessions is full when you arrive, we kindly ask participants to choose another session. 

    2:00 - 2:45 PM
    Breakout I // Choose on-site

    3:00 - 3:45 PM
    Breakout II // Choose on-site

    4:00 - 4:45 PM
    Breakout III // Choose on-site

    5:30 - 7:00 PM
    Outdoor Communal Dinner available // Sycamore Lawn

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

    7:30 - 8:30 AM      
    Breakfast available // Cafe Biola

    9:00 AM
    Worship with The Brilliance // Talbot East Outdoor Plaza
    *Optional - see note below about the schedule for the rest of the morning

    9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Open Time
    Students will be engaged in Roundtables, where they have an opportunity for personal engagement with the previous day's speakers and with curated groups of their peers based on an interest in a sector or geographical region. This is one of the aspects of the Academy Class experience that we have decided to make exclusive to the young leaders in the Academy class to keep each of the sessions at its intended size of 12 or smaller, and the nature and goals of these sessions -- thus Partners & Guests will not be participating.

    We encourage you to take this time off to do other work, relax, or connect with other visiting faculty. 

    12:00 - 1:15 PM
    Lunch available // Cafe Biola

    1:30 - 6:00 PM
    Plenary III: Startup Stories with Praxis Fellows // Crowell Auditorium

    6:00-7:00PM     
    Dinner // Cafe Biola

    8:00PM
    Private Concert: The Brilliance & Friends
    Crowell Auditorium
     

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

    Morning Practices (on own)

    7:30 - 8:30 AM      
    Breakfast available // Cafe Biola

    9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Open Time
    Students will be engaged in Roundtables, where they have an opportunity for personal engagement with the previous day's speakers and with curated groups of their peers based on an interest in a sector or geographical region. This is one of the aspects of the Academy Class experience that we have decided to make exclusive to the young leaders in the Academy class to keep each of the sessions at its intended size of 12 or smaller, and the nature and goals of these sessions -- thus Partners & Guests will not be participating.

    We encourage you to take this time off to do other work, relax, or connect with other visiting faculty. 

    12:00 - 1:15 PM
    Lunch Available* (general) 
    Cafe Biola

    *2017 PARTNER & AFFILIATE SCHOOLS MEETING in Talbot East 114 (Lunch Provided) 

    2:00 - 5:00 PM
    Design Your Life Workshop with Dave Evans // Talbot East, Andrews Banquet Hall (Optional) 

    5:30 - 7:00 PM
    Outdoor BBQ Dinner
    Sycamore Lawn

    7:00 - 10:00 PM
    Student Idea Pitch Night
     

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

    7:30 - 8:30 AM      
    Breakfast Open // Cafe Biola

    9:00 - 11:45 AM
    Plenary IV: A Living Manifesto for the Academy Class of 2017 // Crowell Auditorium

    • Allison Trowbridge: Identity, Meaning, & Social Impact as a Way of Life
    • Peter Greer: The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good
    • Jon Tyson: A Creative Minority 
    • Dave Evans: Grace Re-Framed: A Call to Action
    • Jon Hart: Closing & Commissioning 

    // EVENT CONCLUDES

    12:00 PM
    Checkout & Lunch (for those staying on campus, we will need you to check out of your rooms after the Plenary) 

    1:00 PM
    Bus Departures for LAX. 
    Shuttle Assignments can be viewed here. Please verify this information is correct, and email Academy@praxislabs.org if it needs updating. 
    Note, we plan to have everyone at Terminals by 3:30pm. We are doing everything in our power to make this an efficient process, but between L.A. traffic on a Friday afternoon, getting ~50 people's luggage loaded, and unloaded at multiple terminal stops at LAX, plus security lines -- we recommended departures no earlier than 5:00pm if you had planned to take Praxis shuttles.

    As always, you are more than welcome to arrange a more direct and efficient transportation option to LAX (it will save you time but cost you money :)). If you are scheduled on a Praxis Shuttle, but decide NOT to take it, please email Academy@praxislabs.org 

     

    Thanks again for being with us! 

     

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