Check-in & Continental Breakfast
The Future of Work
Speaker: Margaret Beier, associate professor of industrial and organizational psychology
Red Texas, Purple Texas or Blue Texas: The Future of Texas Politics
Speaker: Mark Jones, professor of political science and Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies
11:10 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Concurrent Morning Lectures: Choose 1
Erupting Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Landsliding in Hawaii: The 2018 Crisis and Beyond at Kilauea Volcano
Speaker: Julia Morgan, professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences
Board Service Fundamentals: Where the Future of Philanthropy Begins
Speaker: Leslie Wang, associate director for the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
The Ethics and Economics of Paralegal Use in the 21st Century Law Firm
Speakers: Lori Swann '85 and Clay Crawford, instructors in Rice's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies' Paralegal Certificate Program
*This session is approved for a CLE Ethics credit.
Bringing History to Life: Poetry's Relationship to the Iconic Past
Speaker: Joseph Campana, Alan Dugald McKillop professor of English
Navigating the Waters of the 2018 Tax Law
Speaker: Scott Lumpkin, Philanthropic Advisor and former vice chancellor of advancement at the University of Denver
Lunch & Learn: "Inspired or Depressing? Crafting Public Policy in Texas Today and Beyond"
Keynote Speaker: Ed Emmett '71, professor in the practice, former Harris County Judge, former member of the Texas House of Representatives, and former Commissioner at the Interstate Commerce Commission
Concurrent Afternoon Experiences: Choose 1
Human Evolution in the 21st Century and Beyond
Speaker: Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor of biosciences
Introduction to Mindfulness: Informing your Future Practice
Speaker: Elizabeth Slator, associate director of programs at the Gibbs Recreation Center
The Great American Songbook
Speaker: Arthur Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory, with pianist Brian Connelly and soprano Susan Lorette Dunn
The Intersection of Architecture and Computers: Future Trends Built on Overturning Classical Roots
Speaker: William Cannady, professor of architecture and civil and environmental engineering
Afternoon Plenary: Creativity Up Close: An Inside Look into How Ideas Evolve
Keynote speaker: Anthony Brandt, professor and chair of composition and theory, with student performances by Samuel Park (violin), Evie Chen (violin), Erica Schwartz (viola) and Katherine Audas (cello)
Closing Networking Dessert and Wine Reception, powered by Sallyportal
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Check-in & continental breakfast available
9:10 - 9:15 a.m.: Welcome Remarks
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.: Economics, Climate and Flooding Resilience: The Future of Houston
Speaker: Jim Blackburn, professor in the practice of environmental law, Department of Civil and Environmental
>>Jim Blackburn's presentation
11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.: Concurrent Morning Lectures: Choose 1
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Learn: When Culture Kills: Well-Being and the Cultural Ideology of Honor
Keynote Speaker: Ryan Brown, Managing director for measurement, Doerr Institute for New Leaders
>>Ryan Brown's presentation
1:50 - 3:00 p.m.: Concurrent Afternoon Experiences: Choose 1
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Afternoon Plenary: Trails and Tribulations of Entrepreneurship
Keynote speakers: Craig Ceccanti '08, co-founder and CEO of Pinot's Palette and Bo Bothe '05, president and CEO of BrandExtract
>>Craig Ceccanti '08 and Bo Bothe '05 presentation
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Closing Showcase & Networking Reception
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.: Check-in & continental breakfast available
9:20 - 9:40 a.m.: Dr. John B. Boles '65, William P. Hobby Professor of History, will give a welcome address about how the teaching and learning landscape has evolved from his time as a Rice student to now serving as a professor.
9:45 - 10:15 a.m: Dr. Robert F. Curl, University Professor Emeritus, Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus, Professor of Chemistry Emertius, will give a keynote presentation about automation in the 21st century. Dr. Curl shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 with Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley for their discovery of the carbon cage compounds.
>>Dr. Curl's presentation
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.: Dr. Genevera Allen '06, assistant professor of statistics and recipient of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 in Science and Health Care, will give a keynote presentation about the field of data science and how it enables medical discoveries.
>>Dr. Allen's presentation
11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions (choose one of the following)
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and Learn — While enjoying a buffet lunch, the Honorable Annise Parker '78, Rice professor in the practice, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Neighborhood Centers, Inc. and former mayor of Houston, will deliver a keynote address titled "Why Cities Matter" where she will discuss the role of the new city-state in driving culture, paradiplomacy and the world economy.
1:50 - 3:00 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions (choose one of the following)
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.: Brock Wagner '87, the founder and owner of Saint Arnold Brewing, and Scott Birdwell '75, the owner of DeFalco's Home Wine & Beer Spirits, will lead an afternoon keynote session about the science and business behind beer making and breweries. During the lively session, a variety of complimentary Saint Arnold beer will be available to enjoy for those 21 and above.
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.: Moody Center for the Arts Showcase — Enjoy exploring the Moody Center for the Arts' exhibits in action and learning from gallery guides in the Struth Exhibition and the Tilt Brush Gallery. Complimentary wine, beer, and food will be available on the Anderson-Clarke Center patio adjacent to the Moody Center for the Arts.