2018 Seminar Agenda

World Affairs Seminar has gone mobile!

In an effort to modernize, INNOVATE, and eliminate paper resources, we have shifted from a paper manual to an all-digital version, called GuidebookGuidebook is a mobile app for events like ours, that allow attendees to follow along with the event on the smartphone or other mobile device. Student delegates of the 2018 seminar are invited to download the full Guidebook

DELEGATES are invited to download this at no cost within the Guidebook app, so that you may access it throughout your week (once it is downloaded, consistent access to data is NOT required). A password/passphrase is required. These will be provided to delegates upon arrival at the seminar. If you need a paper copy, please let our staff know!

GUESTS, PARENTS, & ROTARIANS are invited to visit the our website for updates on the schedule & other information about the seminar (see the agenda below). If you need or desire access to the Guidebook, please contact our staff.

Neal Patel

Keynote Speaker

Principal Product Manager, Amazon Company (Seattle)

Chuck Quirmbach

Keynote Speaker

Reporter, Wisconsin Public Radio

Will Allen

Keynote Speaker

Founder, Growing Power (Milwaukee)

Alex Runner

Keynote Speaker

Director of Thought Leadership & Executive Communications, Johnson Controls

Dr. Jon Riehl

Keynote Speaker

Transportation Systems Engineer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Jon Walz

Keynote Speaker

President, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Pete Prodehl

Keynote Speaker

Director of Interactive Media, Brinn Labs,

Michael Barber

Keynote Speaker

President & CEO Molecular Imaging and Computed Tomography, General Electric (GE) Healthcare

Maddy Power

Keynote Speaker

Producer & Visual Journalist

Michael Swedish

Keynote Speaker

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

Saturday, June 23, 2018

12:30PM – 5:00PM Delegate Check-In (See Arrival Information)
Residence Halls (Kilgour Hall, North Bergstrom Hall, South Bergstrom Hall)

Drop-In Activities 1:00PM – 5:00PM:
  • Drop-In Robotics Sessions
    Sessions Starting at 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM
    Main Green
  • Ice-Breakers & Games
    Main Green
  • Innovation Scavenger Hunt
    Various Locations
  • Embedded Journalism Sign-Up
    WAS Office
  • Sunday Religious Service Sign-Up
    WAS Office

5:15PM – 6:15PM Dinner
Main Dining Hall, Campus Center


6:30PM – 7:00PM Opening Flag Ceremony & Welcome
Shattuck Auditorium
Introduction to World Affairs Seminar – The Week in PRE-View
Welcome Video from Rotary International President-Elect Barry Rassin
Rules, Expectations, and Safety Information


7:00PM – 8:00PM Keynote #1: Innovation at Amazon
Shattuck Auditorium
Neal Patel


8:00PM – 9:00PM Icebreakers in Small Groups
Main Green


9:00PM – 10:15PM Open Recreation
Various Locations


10:30PM Curfew & Roll Call; Floor Meetings
Residence Halls (Kilgour Hall, North Bergstrom Hall, South Bergstrom Hall)

Sunday, June 24, 2018

7:45AM – 10:15AM Breakfast
Main Dining Room


7:45AM – 10:15AM OPTIONAL Religious Services
Various Locations


10:30AM – 12:30PM Diplomacy Workshop
Shattuck Auditorium, See Small Group Schedule


12:45PM – 1:45PM Lunch
Main Dining Hall


2:00PM – 2:45PM Small Group Session
See Small Group Schedule


3:00PM – 4:15PM Keynote #2: Innovation & the Environment
Shattuck Auditorium
Chuck Quirmbach


4:30PM – 5:00PM Small Group Session
See Small Group Schedule


5:00PM – 6:15PM Dinner
Main Dining Hall


6:30PM – 7:15PM Keynote #3: Future of Farming & Food
Shattuck Auditorium
Will Allen


7:30PM – 10:15PM Open Recreation
Various Locations


10:30PM Curfew & Roll Call; Floor Meetings
Residence Halls

Monday, June 25, 2018

7:45AM – 8:45AM Breakfast
Main Dining Room


8:45AM – 9:15PM Small Group Check-In
See Small Group Schedules


9:30AM – 10:30AM Keynote #4: Intelligent Buildings
Shattuck Auditorium
Alex Runner


10:45AM – 12:00PM Breakout Session #1
Various Locations

  • Tim McCollow: “Innovation and City Government” – Hastad Hall 145
  • Dr. Christine Cheng: “Women, Innovation, and Technology” – Shattuck Recital Hall
  • Derek Urben: “Cryptocurrency and the Future of Money” – Shattuck Auditorium
  • Dr. Susan Lloyd: “Funding Social Change” – Main 206
  • Aneri Pradhan: “Innovation and Alternative Energy in the Developing World” – Bergstrom 102 (Skyping in from Uganda)
  • Tyra Eiland, Darci Malone and Camille Speca: “Innovation and Recreation: The new Milwaukee Bucks Arena” – Main B11
  • Erik Wolbach: “Innovation and Underwater Robotics” – Van Male Field House (Pool)
    Note: Delegates will not be entering the water – no swimsuit required. Lifeguard will be present.
  • Paul Kjelland and Moriah Iverson: “Innovation and Public Health” – Main 311

12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
Main Dining Room


1:15PM – 3:15PM Small Group Session
See Small Group Schedules


3:30PM – 4:45PM Keynote #5: The Self-Driving Car
Shattuck Auditorium
Dr. Jon Riehl


5:00PM – 6:15PM Dinner
Main Dining Room


6:30PM – 8:00PM Keynote #6
Shattuck Auditorium
TBD


8:00PM – 10:15PM Open Recreation
Various Locations


10:30PM Curfew & Roll Call; Floor Meetings
Residence Halls

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

7:45AM – 8:45AM Breakfast
Main Dining Room


8:45AM – 9:15PM Small Group Check-In
See Small Group Schedules


9:30AM – 10:30AM Keynote #7: Trends and Challenges in STEM Education
Shattuck Auditorium
Dr. Jon Walz


10:45AM – 12:00PM Breakout Session #2
Various Locations

  • Dr. Michael Schlappi: “Innovation, Biology, and Farming” – Main B11
  • Shelly McClone-Carriere: “Innovation and Economy: The Cooperative Model” – Main 206
  • Reggie Jackson: “Innovation and the Museum: The Black Holocaust Museum” – Hastad Hall 145
  • Fidel Verdin: “Hip Hop, Education, and Innovation” – Recital Hall
  • Bridgette Binczak: “Innovation and Education: Addressing Mass Incarceration” – Bergstrom 102
  • Alex Tyink: “Innovation, Education, and the Future of Food” – Main 311
  • Nick Brnot and Josh Wankowski: “Innovation and Education: Addressing Homelessness” – Shattuck Auditorium
  • James Davies, “Innovation and Transportation: Rethinking the Bicycle” – Hastad 160

12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
Main Dining Room


12:45PM – 1:15PM Buses Loading for Field Trips
Behind Residence Halls
Please be on time – buses leave promptly at 1:15PM.


1:15PM – 4:45PM Field Trips
Delegates Choose 1 of the Following Options (sign-up earlier in the week):

  • General Electric (GE) Innovation Center
  • Johnson Controls
  • Milwaukee Makers Space
  • MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling
  • Growing Power

5:00PM – 6:15PM Dinner
Main Dining Room


6:30PM – 7:30PM Keynote #8: The Maker Movement
Shattuck Auditorium
Pete Prodehl


7:45PM – 8:30PM Small Group Session
See Small Group Schedules


8:30PM – 10:15PM Open Recreation
Various Locations


10:30PM Curfew & Roll Call; Floor Meetings
Residence Halls

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

7:45AM – 8:45AM Breakfast
Main Dining Room


8:45AM – 9:15PM Small Group Check-In
See Small Group Schedules


9:30AM – 10:30AM Keynote #9: Healthcare Innovation
Shattuck Auditorium
Michael Barber


10:45AM – 12:00PM Breakout Session #3
Various Locations

  • Justin Hegarty: “Innovation and Water” – Shattuck Auditorium
  • Ben Koller: “Innovation, Placemaking, and the Power of the Neighborhood” – Hastad Hall 145
  • Peter Murphy: “Innovation and Solar Energy” – Main B11
  • Gregg Wandsneider: “Innovation in Technology for the Visually Impaired” – Hilger Hall TC11
  • Jordan Nelson: “Innovation and Architecture” – Main 206
  • Tyler Weber: “Innovation and Community Redevelopment” – Main 311
  • Dr. Michael Carriere: “Innovation and the Arts” – Recital Hall
  • Marisa Rieponhoff: “Innovation and Literacy” – Bergstrom 102

12:30PM – 1:45PM Lunch
Main Dining Room


2:00PM – 3:45PM Small Group Session
See Small Group Schedules


4:00PM – 5:15PM Keynote #10: The Power of Virtual Reality
Shattuck Auditorium
Maddy Power


5:15PM – 6:45PM Prepare for Talent Show
Stackner Ballroom


5:30PM – 6:45PM Dinner
Main Dining Room


7:00PM – 10:00PM Talent Show
Stackner Ballroom


10:30PM Curfew & Roll Call; Floor Meetings
Residence Halls

Thursday, June 28, 2018

7:45AM – 8:45AM Breakfast
Main Dining Room


8:45AM – 9:15PM Small Group Check-In
See Small Group Schedules


9:30AM – 10:30AM Keynote #11: Human Space Flight
Shattuck Auditorium
Michael Swedish


10:45AM – 11:45PM Small Group Session
Various Locations


11:45AM – 1:00PM Lunch
Main Dining Room

12:00PM – 1:00PM Rotary Meeting
Campus Center Board Room (2nd Floor)


1:30PM – 3:30PM Capstone Presentations
Stackner Ballroom


4:00PM – 5:00PM Closing Ceremony & Lasting Impressions
Shattuck Auditorium


5:15PM – 6:30PM Dinner
Main Dining Room


6:45PM – 8:00PM Social Time & Prepare for Dance
Various Locations

8:00PM – 11:00PM Dance
Stackner Ballroom
Alternative Activities (TBD) Located in Campus Center


11:30PM Curfew & Roll Call; Floor Meetings
Residence Halls

Friday, June 29, 2018

Airport Shuttle Buses Departing throughout AM

6:30AM – 8:00AM Breakfast
Main Dining Room

7:00AM – 11:00AM Check-Out & Departure
Delegates MUST vacate their room by 10:00AM.

  • Trash – Empty wastebaskets and recycling into appropriate dumpsters. Make sure to have a counselor inspect your room.
  • Linens – Turn in all Carroll University provided linens and towels to your floor counselor.
  • Clean room – We expect you to leave your room in the condition that you found it in when you checked in. Vacuums will be available.
  • Personal belongings – Make sure to double check all dresser drawers and under your bed for any of your personal belongings. Every year we find numerous personal items after guests have checked out. These are costly to return at your expense.
  • Windows – Close all windows in your room.
  • Check out – A Counselor will verify your room is in order and all linens are there/ not damaged.
  • Door – make sure to close and lock your door.
  • Key and Badge Holder – Return your (empty) plastic badge holder and room key to the lobby of your hall. A staff member will be available to accept them so that you are properly credited.
  • Replacement fee for missing keys is $200.00

 

Updated: June 15, 2018. For the most complete & up-to-date schedule, please visit our Guidebook (delegates only).

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