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Seattle Conference: Innovating to Create the Future

April 20, 2018: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Seattle presents its inaugural half-day conference dedicated to the intersection of economic, social and political factors shaping our world today. 


Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave
Seattle, WA


Early Bird Rates (by 3/31):

  • $60 - Booth Alumni & Student Attendees
  • $80 - General Public
  • $750 - Table of 10 Attendees 

Regular Rates (4/1 and after):

  • $75- Booth Alumni & Student Attendees
  • $95 - General Public
  • $850 - Table of 10 Attendees


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Welcome and Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Fireside Chat with Bill Hilf, CEO of Vulcan and Sean Lobo '09 of Vulcan Capital

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM: Panel 1 Future of the Workforce

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM: Coffee Break

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM: Panel 2 Future of Food

3:00 PM - 3:55 PM: Panel 3 Building Biotech

3:55 PM - 4:00 PM: Closing

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Networking


Register Online
Deadline: 4/18/2018


Amy Fulford, '00

Event Details

We will kick off the event with a fireside chat with Bill Hilf, CEO of Vulcan followed by three panels to address how companies are innovating in response to shifting social, political, and economic dynamics.

Seattle-based Vulcan Inc. is the engine behind philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen's network of organizations and initiatives. Empowered by Paul's vision to make a positive difference in the world, Vulcan works to be catalysts for change. Vulcan shares a commitment to improving our planet through catalytic philanthropy, inspirational experiences, and scientific and technological breakthroughs.

Future of the Workforce

  • Kate Cochran, CEO of Upaya Social Ventures
  • Rebecca Lovell, Director of Economic Development at City of Seattle
  • Kory Avaiusini, Founder and CEO of WideNet Consulting Group

Future of Food

  • Seth Acker '08, Finance Manager at Microsoft, moderator
  • Ken Hunt, CEO of Phytelligence
  • Dan Brenner '05, Global Leader of Amazon Pantry
  • Joe Heitzeberg, Co-founder and CEO of Crowd Cow

Building Biotech

  • Scott Myers '94, CEO of Cascadian Therapeutics, moderator
  • Hans Bishop, President and CEO of Juno Therapeutics
  • Bob Azelby, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer of Juno Therapeutics
  • Todd Simpson, CFO of Seattle Genetics
  • Eric Dobmeier, CEO of Silverback Therapeutics
  • Steven Gillis, Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners 

Additional speakers and panelists to be confirmed. 


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