We have an exciting agenda with a phenomenal line-up of speakers. Along with the various addresses by community leaders throughout the day, we also have the following breakout sessions planned with today’s workforce in mind. Click on the module name to see additional details.


Saturday 4 Aug 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast

No workshops in this session.

9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction

No workshops in this session.

9:30 am - 10:30 am Relationship Building

Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Success Factor

Dawn CookGeorgia State University

In this engaging session, you will learn the hard core truth about emotional intelligence, how it dramatically impacts the bottom line and why it’s becoming the most sought after skill by executives and entrepreneurs. Plus, you will increase your own emotional intelligence as a result of attending!

Dawn Cook is an Executive Coach who has worked with leaders and teams to improve their core competencies, optimize their cost of doing business, and achieve successful results. Her clients include Coca-Cola, Fox Sports, Southern Company, AFLAC, and more. She believes improved human capital leads to better emotional intelligence (EQ), exceptional leadership, and optimal business performance. Mrs. Cook is also an author, having written Developing Human Performance with her colleagues at 6 Seconds.
Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am
450 max

10:30 am - 11:00 am Break

No workshops in this session.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Leadership Speaker Panel

Leadership Panel

Aziz Hashim & Amin MarediaGeorgia State University

Leadership panel discussion with Aziz Hashim & Amin Maredia.

Aziz Hashim is the Founder and General Partner of NRD Capital, the first business fund both sponsored and managed by a multi-unit franchisee. Mr. Hashim was named one of the “50 most powerful leaders” in the foodservice industry by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2014.         Amin Maredia is the CEO of Sprouts Farmers Market. He has executive experience in financial, operational, and strategic departments with Global Fortune 100 and private companies in retail, energy, manufacturing, and financial services.
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
450 max

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Derreck KayongoGeorgia State University

Civic engagement workshop with Dereek Kayongo.

Derreck is the founder of the Global Soap Project, which recycles used hotel soap and redistributes it to impoverished populations around the world. In creating this global humanitarian initiative, he demonstrated that a simple, yet novel idea has the power to transform the lives of millions. A Top Ten CNN Hero in 2011, his passion for helping others and commitment to innovative thinking previously earned him the role of CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Most recently Derreck has joined the board of trustees for Helen Keller International, an organization committed to improving the sight of vulnerable populations around the world. From Ugandan refugee to successful entrepreneur and renowned human rights activist, Derreck inspires audiences to dream big as he shares his vision for harnessing the power of observation to identify issues and solve challenges in any community or organization.
450 max

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch / Networking

No workshops in this session.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Breakout Session #1

No workshops in this session.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Breakout Session #2

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Breakout Session #3

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8:30 pm - 11:30 pm The Diamond Ball

No workshops in this session.

Sunday 5 Aug 2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast

No workshops in this session.

10:00 am - 10:15 am Call To Order

No workshops in this session.

10:15 am - 11:00 am Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat

Rudy KarsanGeorgia State University

Fireside chat with Rudy Karsan.

Rudy Karsan is the Managing Director of Karlani Capital, a VC firm that specializes in growing tech companies that improve quality of life. Mr. Karsan is passionate about job creation and meaningful work for all in the name of a better future for humanity. He believes enriching experiences lead to happiness more than material possessions do.
Sun 10:15 am - 11:00 am
450 max

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Pitch Competition

No workshops in this session.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch / Pitch Results

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1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Closing Ceremonies

No workshops in this session.