We have you scheduled to be with us at the event on campus Tuesday, August 2 from 9am through 7 pm.

We have you arriving at 12:48 pm on Monday, August 1 via flight AA 597. We have you down as doing some other meetings in the area on Monday, and arriving on your own to the hotel Monday evening. Your time with us starts on Tuesday morning at 9am on Biola's campus. 

The Biola campus is located at:

13800 Biola Ave
La Miranda, CA 90639

Our main sessions will be in Crowell Hall - Auditorium, and breakouts are in Talbot East. A full schedule with locations is listed below. 

Lodging is proximate to the Biola campus, and we have booked a room for you checking in Monday and checking out Tuesday. 

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

We have your slides for your keynote. Thanks for sending them in on time! 


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 

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

We have you down as participating in the following sessions.


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

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Plenary II: Theology, Culture & Entrepreneurship // Crowell Auditorium at Crowell Hall

  • The Brilliance: Worship

Section 1, Theology: Vocation, Motives, & Ambition

  • Phoebe Miles: A Theology of Sweat: Entrepreneurship & Hard Work
  • Allison Trowbridge: 22: Lessons on Vocation & Calling
  • Peter Greer: The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good (15 minutes)

Reflection Break, feat The Brilliance

Section 2, Culture: Responding to Societal Issues

  • Nnena Ukuku, Anthony Flynn & David Gungor: Race and the Social Fabric 
  • Allen & Ayaka Lu: Entrepreneurship and the Economic Gap

Section 3, Entrepreneurship: Moving from Insight to Building

  • Dave Blanchard: Design Thinking: Empathy and Rapid Prototyping
  • Kurt Keilhacker: Co-Founders: Finding Great Partners
  • Evan Baehr & Evan Loomis: Fundraising: Building Relationships

2:00 - 2:45 PM -- TALKBACKS

  • Fundraising & Building Relationships with Evan Baehr & Evan Loomis // TE, PO8

  • Vocation, Motives & Ambition with Phoebe Miles, Allison Trowbridge & Kurt Keilhacker // TE, PO7

  • Entrepreneurship & Culture's Most Significant Challenges with Anthony Flynn, Nnena Ukuku, Allen Lu & Ayaka Lu // TE, 1O7

  • Knowing & Loving the World with Jena Lee Nardella & Scott Kauffmann // TE, 108

  • Spiritual Danger of Doing Good with Peter Greer, moderated by Paul Park // Talbot East, 111


Talkbacks give students an opportunity to meet with a main stage speaker and discuss a topic they spoke about more deeply. Students will choose talkbacks on-site after hearing the speakers in the AM Plenary. 

For these, we ask that the Moderator open up the time by welcoming students and introducing themselves (if they haven't already been on a main stage session). From there, they will ask students what questions they have and convene a conversation with the speaker on the topic. 

Speakers should be prepared to share additional insights, ideas, and stories on the topic that did not fit in to the main stage presentation. We invite speakers to share their best stories -- including the hard ones. Where you're able to share the off-the-record, more vulnerable stories, we encourage you to do so, as the students glean much from those types of conversations. 

3:00 - 3:45 PM -- BREAKOUTS
Breakout I // Students Pre-Register 

  • Venture Formation: Starting from Scratch with Evan Loomis, Nnena Ukuku & Anthony Flynn // TE, P08

  • Storytelling for Impact with Allison Trowbridge & Jon Hart // TE, 109

  • The $3M Pivot: Design Thinking Case Study from Outbox to Able with Dave Blanchard & Evan Baehr // TE, 111

  • Working Internationally with Jena Lee Nardella & Paul Park // TE, 107

  • Career Discernment with Kurt Keilhacker and Peter Greer // Talbot East, 108

  • Entrepreneurship & The Church with Scott Kauffmann & Jon Tyson // TE, P07


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. If you want to read further about your co-mentor, view our 2016 Faculty here.

SESSION FRAMING // Career Discernment: Charting a Path Toward a High-Impact Career
With Kurt Keilhacker & Peter Greer

Part of the challenge for entrepreneurially-minded people is determining the career path toward starting a venture. For current founders: the ability to discern how much of life -- personally, emotionally, and financially -- to pour into your venture. For potential entrepreneurs: which path to take to become an expert in a given area and build relationships that will increase your chances of success when you decide to launch your first venture. This session explores these question in relation to your skills, interests, commitments, and calling.

Kurt Keilhacker -- founder of Elementum Ventures and Managing Director of TechFund Capital -- will bring over 20 years of experience working alongside top entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and beyond. He has also mentored hundreds of college students as they journey toward their highest calling in life.

Peter Greer -- CEO of HOPE International and author of The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good -- has reaped the benefits of Kurt’s mentorship in this area, beginning a relationship over ten-years ago when Peter was at the Harvard Kennedy School and deciding which direction to take in his own career. Peter has now mentored hundreds of young professionals in this area, and written numerous books on entrepreneurship, mission, and venture formation. 

4:00 - 4:45 PM -- BREAKOUT II

  • Media, Arts, & Entrepreneurship with Allison Trowbridge & Jon Hart // TE, 114

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

  • Ambition, Startups, & Life Management with Evan Baehr & Peter Greer // Talbot East, 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. // TE, 115

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

SESSION FRAMING // Ambition & Managing Life’s Priorities
With Evan Baehr & Peter Greer

Great entrepreneurs are notoriously ambitious, but as Christians -- striving for virtues like kindness, humility, and gentleness -- what are we to do with ambition? How do we prioritize between our visions of how the world might be better with our venture, and walk the tight-rope between family, civic, church, and communal responsibilities? Should Christians have more, less, or just different ambition? 

Evan Baehr is the co-founder of Able and travels the country speaking on behalf of the company as well as hosting workshops on “Get Backed” -- a book he co-wrote about fundraising for startups. 

Peter Greer has led HOPE International through a major expansion to be a $10m+ organization in over 30 countries -- all while writing multiple books, speaking around the country, and raising kids with his wife Laurel. 

Collectively, we’ll debate how to foster a healthy, affirmative sense of ambition while also naming the idolatrous forms of this—including a bit of self-assessment to detect symptoms of self-deception. 



We have your time with us concluding after your final roundtable around 5pm. You're free after that. 

We have you down as taking an Uber to LAX for your flight later that evening.