MONDAY, JULY 31

3:00PM // PLENARY I SPEAKER REHERSHALS

4:00-7:00PM PLENARY I – REDEMPTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Crowell Auditorium

Welcome & Praxis Vision
Jon Hart

A Theology of Work & Entrepreneurship
Katherine Leary Alsdorf

Culture Making: Reading & Responding
Andy Crouch

Alternative Imagination
Dave Blanchard

Talkback and Q&A
Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Andy Crouch, Dave Blanchard

7:00PM
Dinner & Reception for Speakers & Partner Schools

Talbot East - Conference Room 114

TUESDAY AUGUST 1

BREAKFAST OPTIONS
- Given the varying morning routines for those staying at the Sheraton, we've opted to let you choose your own breakfast options that are available in the hotel lobby (sit-down or quick-serve). Keep your receipts and submit for reimbursement after the event.

8:00AM // TRANSPORTATION FROM SHERATON TO BIOLA
For those needing a ride, please meet in the lobby by 8:00AM; Scott Kauffmann, Dave Blanchard, and/or Josh Kwan will be driving speakers to campus.

For those arriving on your own, please arrive on campus by 8:20AM and come to the Crowell Auditorium for rehearsal. 

8:20AM // PLENARY II SPEAKER REHERSHALS

9:00AM-12:15PM  PLENARY II: THEOLOGY, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Crowell Auditorium

Worship, led by The Brilliance

Section I // Theology: Vocation & Motives

Implication & Responsibility // Talk, 15 minutes
Steven Garber

Lessons From an Ambitious Plan to Change the World // Talk, 15 minutes
Jena Lee Nardella

Reflection on Motives & Calling

Section II // Culture: Reading & Responding

Cultural I.Q. // Talk, 15 minutes
David Bailey

Love: The Alpha & Omega of Startups // Talk, 15 minutes
Jessica Kim

A Conversation on Race, Gender, and the Social Fabric of Society // Panel, 15 minutes
Jessica Kim, Christy Vines & Anthony Flynn

Section III // Entrepreneurship: Moving from Insight to Building

Design Thinking: Empathy & Rapid Prototyping // Talk, 15 minutes
Jessica Munro

Co-Founders & Building Your Team // Conversation, 15 minutes
Kurt Keilhacker and Dave Blanchard

Fundraising & Building Relationships // Conversation, 15 minutes
Josh Kwan and Jessica Kim

12:15-1:15PM
Lunch
Cafe Biola

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS // 

Context is shared below the sessions that you are taking part in. Please use this as a guide to prepare some initial thoughts, frameworks, and stories. We encourage mentors to co-facilitate and plan to share 15-20 minutes of total content before opening it up for 20-25 minutes of student Q&A. 

View the full breakout schedule for each hour here. If you are unscheduled for one of the sessions, feel free to take a break, or attend one of the other sessions. 

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM BREAKOUT I  

VENTURE FORMATION: STARTING FROM SCRATCH
Anthony Flynn, Jessica Kim // TE, 107 

DESIGN THINKING: CREATING SOMETHING PEOPLE WANT  
Jessica Munro // TE, P08 

LOVING A BROKEN WORLD: PERSISTENCE IN VOCATION
Jena Lee Nardella, Steve Garber // TE, 108 

DEVELOPING A VOICE: IMPACT THROUGH SPEAKING & WRITING
Scott Kauffmann, David Bailey // TE, 113 

STORYTELLING FOR IMPACT & CRAFTING YOUR PITCH
Jon Hart // TE, 109 

VENTURE CAPITAL & VENTURE PHILANTHROPY: CAREERS, TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Josh Kwan, Tom Blaisdell // TE, P07 

SILICON VALLEY, TECHNOLOGY, THE GOSPEL & THE FUTURE OF CULTURE
Kurt Keilhacker, Dave Blanchard // TE, 111

3:00 PM - 3:45PM BREAKOUT II  

RAISING CAPITAL FOR YOUR IDEA
Kurt Keilhacker, Jessica Kim, Tom Blaisdell // TE, P08 

DEVELOPING HIGH-LEVEL MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS
Anthony Flynn, Dave Blanchard // TE, 107 

CALLING & PASSIONS: FINDING YOUR CHERISHED TOPIC
Scott Kauffmann, Jon Hart, Steve Garber // TE, 108 

WORKING INTERNATIONALLY: IMPLICATIONS, TRENDS, AND POSTURES
Jena Lee Nardella, Christy Vines // TE, P07

IMPACT MODEL & THEORY OF CHANGE: MISSION DRIVEN VENTURES THAT SCALE
Josh Kwan // TE, 107 

MAKING THE LEAP IN A SERVICE OR FREELANCE BUSINESS
David Bailey, Jessica Munro // TE, 111

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM BREAKOUT III

THE IMAGINATION OF THE ENTREPRENEUR: WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM
Dave Blanchard, Steve Garber // TE, P08 

DIVERSITY AND DESIGNING CULTURAL I.Q. INTO YOUR VENTURE
David Bailey, Anthony Flynn, Josh Kwan // TE, 111 

A CONVERSATION FOR WOMEN IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITH WOMEN LEADING THE WAY
Christy Vines, Jena Lee Nardella, Jessica Kim, Jessica Munro // TE, 107 

AMBITION, STARTUPS, & LIFE MANAGEMENT
Kurt Keilhacker, Scott Kauffmann // TE, P07

STORYTELLING FOR IMPACT & CRAFTING YOUR PITCH
Jon Hart // TE, 108 

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

7:30 PM
Wednesday morning Roundtable Registration Open for Academy Class (register online)

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 2

BREAKFAST OPTIONS
- Given the varying morning routines for those staying at the Sheraton, we've opted to let you choose your own breakfast options that are available in the hotel lobby (sit-down or quick-serve). Keep your receipts and submit for reimbursement after the event.

8:00AM // TRANSPORTATION FROM SHERATON TO BIOLA
For those needing a ride, please meet in the lobby by 8:00AM; Scott Kauffmann, Dave Blanchard, and/or Josh Kwan will be driving speakers to campus.

For those arriving on your own, please arrive on campus by 8:40AM at Talbot East, Andrews Banquet Room. 

7:30-8:30AM
Breakfast Available
Cafe Biola

9:00AM
Morning Worship
Talbot East - Plaza Level, Outdoor Courtyard

9:15AM-12:00PM ROUNDTABLES
Talbot East, Andrews Banquet room & Plaza Level Classrooms

ROUNDTABLE 1: 40-minutes
ROUNDTABLE 2: 40-minutes
ROUNDTABLE 3: 40-minutes


For each roundtable session, you will connect with a rotating group of 6-14 students and answer their questions across the whole of life. You do not need to prepare specific content for these sessions, rather just be yourself and be prepared to answer their questions and give advice by sharing your knowledge though stories, anecdotes, and critical decisions you've made as a leader. 

12:00-1:15PM
Lunch Available
Cafe Biola

1:30-6:00PM
Plenary III – The Startup Journey
Crowell Auditorium

SECTION I // EMERGING FOUNDERS VENTURE TRACK PITCHES

Pee Wee Packs // Hannah Vaccaro
APFYT // Josh Payne
Wahi Ride // Diego De La Hoz
Fathering.Me // Justin Stimpson
Thoughtfull // Nathan Otey
Illuminate International // Jordan Perkins
Restoration Apparel Co. // Michael Mitchell
Gomae // Kenton Jarvie

SECTION II // PRAXIS FELLOW PITCHES & SPOT INTERVIEWS

Goalbook // Daniel Yoo
Gifted // Anthony Flynn
Saving Innocence // Kim Biddle
Human Trafficking Institute // Victor Boutros
Rey Swimwear // Jessica Rey
FreeTextbooks // Jonathan Robinson
May Designs // Micah May
Tegu // Will Haughey
Liberty in North Korea // Hannah Song
The Congregation // Joel Newton 

6:00-8:00PM
SPEAKER DINNER // Praxis Fellows, Core Team, & Emerging Founders
Offsite - we will meet right after the Plenary to drive to dinner together - after dinner you will have the option of coming back to campus to see the private concert, or going back to the hotel

8:00-10:00PM
Private Concert – An Evening with Propaganda, The Brilliance, & Friends
Crowell Auditorium

THURSDAY AUGUST 3

BREAKFAST OPTIONS
- Given the varying morning routines for those staying at the Sheraton, we've opted to let you choose your own breakfast options that are available in the hotel lobby (sit-down or quick-serve). Keep your receipts and submit for reimbursement after the event.

8:00AM // TRANSPORTATION FROM SHERATON TO BIOLA
For those needing a ride, please meet in the lobby by 8:00AM; there will be a shuttle van providing rides to campus from the hotel. 

For those arriving on your own, please arrive on campus by 8:40AM at Talbot East, Andrews Banquet Room. 

9:00AM
Morning Worship
Talbot East Courtyard

9:15AM-12:00PM ROUNDTABLES
Talbot East, Andrews Banquet room & Plaza Level Classrooms

ROUNDTABLE 1: 40-minutes
ROUNDTABLE 2: 40-minutes
ROUNDTABLE 3: 40-minutes


For each roundtable session, you will connect with a rotating group of 6-14 students and answer their questions across the whole of life. You do not need to prepare specific content for these sessions, rather just be yourself and be prepared to answer their questions and give advice by sharing your knowledge though stories, anecdotes, and critical decisions you've made as a leader. 

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
Sycamore Lawn

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

FRIDAY AUGUST 4

BREAKFAST OPTIONS
- Given the varying morning routines for those staying at the Sheraton, we've opted to let you choose your own breakfast options that are available in the hotel lobby (sit-down or quick-serve). Keep your receipts and submit for reimbursement after the event.

8:00AM // TRANSPORTATION FROM SHERATON TO BIOLA
For those needing a ride, please meet in the lobby by 8:00AM; Scott Kauffmann, Dave Blanchard, and/or Josh Kwan will be driving speakers to campus.

For those arriving on your own, please arrive on campus by 8:15AM at Crowell Auditorium.

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
Checkout & Lunch
Sigma Hall

1:00PM
Departures
Buses return to LAX for those staying on campus
Speaker transportation will be arranged separately and is shared in your custom schedule page