EVENT SCHEDULE & SPEAKING OUTLINE

TRAVEL CONFIRMATION
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. 

TRANSPORTATION
We have you down as arriving on your own to the events on campus and staying at home overnight. 

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 Talbot East for your sessions.

DRESS
We suggest a smart-casual dress for the event.

SPEAKING: SLIDES & AV
We kindly ask for slides and any specific presentation needs by Tuesday July 26.

Slides should be in 16:9 widescreen in PDF format at the highest resolution. Note slides can be saved as a PDF from PowerPoint or Keynote, which preserves font and image integrity. Please send any decks to Lori: lori@praxislabs.org 

We greatly appreciate your help in reducing the chances of on-site issues by sending any presentation materials or needs by 7/26.

PRAXIS CONTACT LIST

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 

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. 

SCHEDULE
You can view the full week's event schedule here

We have you down as participating in the following sessions.

TUESDAY AUGUST 2

2:00 - 2:45 PM -- TALKBACKS
Breakout I: Talkbacks from Plenary I & II // Students Choose On-Site

  • 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
     

TALKBACK SESSION PREP NOTES

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
Breakout II // 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, 108

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

  • Career Discernment with Kurt Keilhacker and Peter Greer // TE, 111

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

PREP NOTES // BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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 // Working Internationally: Trends, Opportunities, & Challenges
With Jena Lee Nardella & Paul Park

Many young people have a heart and ambition to go ‘to the nations’ and do work internationally. Whether in business or not-for-profits, the challenge of starting a venture or working internationally is filled with well-documented obstacles. So what does a young professional do? What questions should they be asking, and what are steps one can take to determine the why, what, where, and how of going international? 

Jena Lee Nardella -- founder of Blood: Water Mission and Nonprofit Accelerator Lead at Praxis -- will share her journey of starting, and scaling an international NGO from the ripe young age of 22. She has experienced it all: from cultural barriers, to choosing who will do the work at how, to managing teams remotely and having to make difficult family and life decisions as a result of the rigorous travel schedule. 

Paul Park -- Executive Director of First Fruit -- has a passion for International work backed by years of experience, having worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs around the globe. He authors a white paper on global trends and will share about what is happening in the space today and the best opportunities to get involved. 

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

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

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3

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 involvement!