We have you scheduled to be with us at the event on campus from Tuesday, August 2 at 1 pm through Wednesday, August 3 at noon. 

We have you down as renting a car for your time with us.

The Biola campus is located at:
13800 Biola Ave
La Miranda, CA 90639

Enter at the Main Entrance off La Mirada Blvd (Google Maps link here) to University Boulevard. Stop at the Security Checkpoint right inside the gate and ask for instructions to Parking Structure S (which is located on your right side, about 0.5 miles down University Drive). 

Once you park at Structure S, follow signs to Crowell Hall (which is located North, via a street named Chase Way). 

Lodging is proximate to the Biola campus, and we have booked a room for you checking in Tuesday and checking out Wednesday; you and Carter are booked with a double bed room. 

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

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 

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


Jon Hart   jon@praxislabs.org       612.382.0609// Speaking Details, Content, Pre-Event Logistics
Dylan Thomas   dylan@praxislabs.org    717.669.5920 // Academy Week Logistics
Jeff Wojicki academy@praxislabs.org 574.360.2835 // Academy Week Logistics 

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. 

You can view the full week's event schedule here. You are more than welcome to join for any of the sessions or breakouts prior to your Breakout session at 4:00pm. 


4:00 - 4:45 PM
Breakout III // Students Pre-Register

  • Media, Arts, & Entrepreneurship with Allison Trowbridge & Jon Hart // TE, 111

  • Your First Hire(s): Founders, Org Culture, & Equity with Kurt Keilhacker & Evan Loomis // TE, P07

  • Ambition, Startups, & Life Management with Evan Baehr & Peter Greer // TE, P08

  • How to Form and Retain High-Level Mentoring Relationships with Jena Lee Nardella & Anthony Flynn // TE, 109

  • Countercultural Entrepreneurship with Dave Blanchard & Bob Caldwell, Jr. // Talbot East, 108

  • Developing a Voice: Impact through Speaking & Writing with Scott Kauffmann & Jon Tyson // TE, 107


Breakouts will have between 10-30 students who pre-registered for the specific session you're leading. They are meant to be a deep-dive conversation between the mentors involved. Co-mentors will spend the first 15-25 minutes sharing their best stories, ideas, and frameworks on the topic. If you know specifics about your co-mentors background, a conversational tone where you're sharing the stage and bouncing ideas back & forth / interviewing one another is a great way to lead out.

After that, please open it up to student Q&A for the last 15-20 minutes. The sessions are 45-minutes, and there is a lot of ground to cover in that time, but we do want you to lead out with some content first before changing over to Q&A. 

A short description of the session and mentors expertise on the topic is below each -- this is what students read before registering for the session.

SESSION FRAMING // Countercultural Entrepreneurship
With Dave Blanchard and Bob Caldwell, Jr. 

Perhaps your vision of what it means to be a “Christian entrepreneur” was shaped by a venture you were excited to find out is led by a fellow believer, or the opposite: it made you cringe. In this session, we’ll discuss how the gospel offers a transformative vision for a different kind of entrepreneurship: one that acts as a winsome witness to the culture. We will examine how the ancient and theological virtues act as a powerful and accessible framework for a strong organizational culture in a pluralistic culture. 

Dave Blanchard -- founder & CEO of Praxis and former principal designer at IDEO -- will share insights he’s gained by working with over 100 Christ-following entrepreneurs doing some of the most cutting edge work around the globe. He will also share frameworks and practical ways to think about this complex topic. 

Bob Caldwell, Jr. -- President of Grace Management Group and board member at both the Greenleaf and Bridgewater Foundations -- will share the story of a scaled business that lives out these principles through a for-profit structure. He is passionate about seeing young people pursue entrepreneurship in a way that can solve major problems and be transformative for communities. 

:30 - 6:30 PM
Dinner Available // Cafe Biola

8:00 PM
Concert: An Evening With The Brilliance // Crowell Auditorium


Breakfast // On your own at hotel restaurant or Starbucks

8:15 AM
Meet in Lobby for Transportation to Biola
Jena Nardella & Dave Blanchard driving speakers who need a ride

9:00 AM
Morning Worship with The Brilliance // Talbot East Plaza (outdoor) 

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Roundtables // Talbot East

Three, 45-minute sessions (9:20, 10:15, 11:10) where 5-12 students engage with a mentor in a roundtable, open Q&A format covering a variety of topics. Students will register for roundtables after hearing from each mentor on Tuesday; each mentor will have a table where they host the session, and there will be no need to prepare specific materials. 

Your time with us will conclude at noon on Wednesday. Thank you for your participation!