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Overview | Keynote | Schedule | Activities | Scholars | Roosevelt University | 6.26.14 – 6.29.14

The 5th Annual Pat Tillman Leadership Summit will convene at Roosevelt University in Chicago from Thursday, June 26 to Sunday, June 29. Jim Collins, best-selling author of Good to Great and Built to Last, will deliver the 2014 Keynote Address on leadership. The Summit will also feature engaging panels and peer workshops on veteran entrepreneurship, second service, community medicine, impact law and shaping the veteran narrative in media and popular culture. In addition, we will honor new and graduating scholars at our annual Leadership Luncheon, as well as collaborate on a community service project in the heart of Chicago sponsored by the Chicago Bears.

Thursday 6.26 | Friday 6.27 | Saturday 6.28 | Sunday 6.29

Thursday, June 26
Attire: Business Casual
12:00pm Scholar Check-in @ Roosevelt University
Location: 425 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago (14th Floor Dorm)

3:00pm Tillman Military Scholar Orientation *Scholars Only
Location: Roosevelt WB 612

★ Part 1: Making Your Mark
★ Part 2: Scholar Community Expectations
★ Part 3: Who are the Tillman Military Scholars? A demographic profile
★ Part 4: Who was Pat? A conversation with Marie Tillman and Founding Executive Director Alex Garwood

6:00pm Welcome Happy Hour
Location: Congress Lounge

7:00pm Free night for Team dinner(s) and exploring Chicago

Friday, June 27
Attire: Business Casual with (Navy) TMS Polo
8:00am Breakfast @ Roosevelt Cafeteria

9:00am Depart Roosevelt for Hilton Hotel

9:30am 2014 Keynote Address: Jim Collins, Author of Good to Great and Built to Last
Scholar Q&A Session to follow at 10:30am
Location: Continental Ballroom C @ Hilton

11:30am VIP Scholar Meet & Greet
Location: Continental Ballroom A/B @ Hilton

12:00pm 2014 Pat Tillman Leadership Luncheon
Location: Continental Ballroom A/B @ Hilton

★ Master of Ceremony Patrick Murphy, Host of MSNBC Taking the Hill, First Iraq veteran elected to Congress
★ Keynote Address by Jim Collins, Author of Good to Great
★ Remarks by Marie Tillman, Pat Tillman Foundation, President & Co-Founder
★ Graduation Ceremony

1:30pm Depart for Roosevelt University

2:00pm Breakout Sessions, Part 2

Session A (WB 612): Entrepreneur Bootcamp: Starting Your Business

★ Dr. Mike Haynie, Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Executive Director
★ Jared Lyon, Institute for Veterans and Military Families, National Program Manager

Session B (WB 611): Second Service: Serving in Local, State and Federal Office

★ Seth Lynn, Director of the Center for Second Service
★ Patrick Murphy, First Iraq Veteran in Congress

Session C (WB 616): Fighting Stigma, Advancing Care: PTSD, TBI & Moral Injury

★ Dr. Eric Morrison, Chicago School of Psychology, Director of Military & Veteran Psychology
★ Will Beiersdorf, Rush University Medical Center, Director of the Road Home Program
★ Matt Runyon, Team Rubicon, Director of Programs, Clay Hunt Fellowship

Session D (WB 609): Impact Law: Using your powers for good

★ Scott Curran, The Clinton Foundation, General Counsel
★ Richard Weir, UC-Berkeley Law, Iraq Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
★ Mohammad, Afghan Interpreter

3:00pm Session Break & Refreshments
Location: 6th Floor Lounge

3:15pm Breakout Sessions, Part 2

Session E (WB 612): Entrepreneur Bootcamp: Funding the Idea Fairy

★ Dr. Mike Haynie, Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Executive Director
★ Jared Lyon, Institute for Veterans and Military Families, National Program Manager

Session F (WB 611): Breaking Bad: Owning the Veteran Narrative in media and popular culture

★ Moderator: Alex Horton, Former VA Online Communications, Writer
★ Jason Everman, Army Ranger, Special Forces, Formerly of Nirvana/Soundgarden
★ Paul Szoldra, Duffel Blog Founder, Business Insider Editor
★ Kate Hoit, TMS, Johns Hopkins University, Freelance Writer

Session G (WB 616): Impact Medicine: How hospitals, doctors and community groups can collaborate more effectively to improve public health

★ Jon Andrews, TMS, Duke University Medical School, Hyperbaric Medicine & Disaster Training
★ Laura Tillman, TMS, University of Minnesota Nursing School, Pediatric Healthcare Access
★ Ed Woodward, TMS, University of South Florida Medical School, TBI Therapy

Session H (WB 609): A Conversation with Google: Crushing the Private Sector Interview

★ Joshua Olivas, Google, Lead Recruiter
★ Emily Rietz, Google, Recruiter

5:00pm Leadership Lessons with Tom Mendoza, NetApp CEO & Founder
Location: Ganz Hall

6:00pm Dinner @ Congress Lounge

7:15pm Depart Roosevelt for Wendella Boat Tour

8:00pm Wendella “Chicago Architecture” River Boat Tour

Please RSVP by Friday, June 13 @ 12 Noon EDT.

Saturday, June 28
Attire: Business Casual
7:30am Team RWB Workout on Lake Michigan

8:00am Breakfast @ Roosevelt Cafeteria

9:30am Tillman Ambassadors: Telling Your Story
Location: Congress Lounge

★ Part 1: Telling Your Story, Noah Ross & Scott Elser, Launchpad Partners
★ Part 2: Media Training, Brandon Fureigh, Strategic Communications
★ Part 3: Writing as Thought Leaders

12:00pm Taco Lunch @ Roosevelt
Location: Fainman Lounge

1:15pm Tillman Talks: Scholar Ballers
Location: Congress Lounge

6-Minute Presentations by 6 Tillman Military Scholars on how they’re living the mission.
*Scholars to be announced!

2:15pm Five for Ten: National Leaders in the Veterans Community
Location: Congress Lounge

Presentations by national veterans groups on how they are empowering the next generation of leaders.

Team RWB, Zack Armstrong, Midwest Regional Director. Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
Team Rubicon, Matt Runyon, Director of Programs. Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
Student Veterans of America, Matt Randle, Vice President of Alumni Relations. SVA provides military veterans with resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and post-graduation. *Tentative
The Mission Continues, Kim McGraw, Service Platoon Leader. The Mission Continues is the only national nonprofit challenging post-9/11 veterans to rebuild a sense of purpose through community service.
Veteran Artist Project, BR McDonald, President & Founder. VAP propels the work and careers of veteran-artists into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorships, collaborations with professional artists, and original productions.

3:15pm Collaborative Workshops by Scholar Impact Area

★ Business (WB 1015)
★ Law & Public Policy (WB 1017)
★ Medicine (WB 1111)
★ University Partners: Best Practices (WB 1214)
★ Open Door Session: Foundation Feedback (WB 1215)
★ Creative Takes on Helping Fellow Vets (WB 616)

4:00pm Dorm break

4:30pm Pizza, Cocktails & Scholar Portraits
Location: Congress Lounge

5:30pm Night out in Chicago

Please RSVP by Friday, June 13 @ 12 Noon EDT.

★ Chicago Cubs @ Wrigley Field (6:15pm)
★ Screening of KORENGAL @ AMC River East (7:00pm)

Sunday, June 29
Attire: (Red) TMS T-Shirt, long pants, and work boots
8:00am Breakfast @ Roosevelt Dining Cafeteria

9:15am Depart Roosevelt for Service Project

9:45am Service project with Gateway Green sponsored by the Chicago Bears

Chicago Gateway Green enhances Chicago’s expressways, gateways and neighborhoods by transforming vacant land into tree-filled green spaces. Scholars will team up to transform Dunning Read Conservation, which will be home to a new veterans hospital on Chicago’s northwest side.

12:00pm Lunch sponsored by Eli’s Cheesecake

12:30pm Depart for Roosevelt University

3:00pm Check out and departure for airport

 

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