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2016 Summit Schedule

Schedule | Tillman Honors | Roosevelt UniversityVenueSIX10

The 2016 Pat Tillman Leadership Summit will convene at Roosevelt University and VenueSIX10 in Chicago from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24. This year, as part of the second annual Tillman Honors, we’re proud to recognize leaders within our community for their remarkable civic contributions, extraordinary fortitude and spirit of service. For 2016, we’re honored to present the Champion Award to Jon Krakauer, author of Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, and the Make Your Mark Award to 2014 Tillman Scholar Kimberly Jung, co-Founder and CEO of Rumi Spice. The Summit will also include engaging plenary sessions conversation with Jon Krakauer and Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta, engaging talks by Tillman Scholars on their areas of impact, and community service projects in the heart of Chicago. Questions? Please contact

Thursday 7.21 | Friday 7.22 | Saturday 7.23 | Sunday 7.24

Thursday, July 21
Attire: Casual/Business Casual
11:00am-3:00pm Tillman Scholar Check-in @ Roosevelt University
Location: 425 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago (14th Floor Dorm)
3:30-5:30pm Tillman Scholar Orientation *2016 Scholars Only
Location: Roosevelt WB 612
★ Part 1: Welcome and Introductions
★ Part 2: Who are the Tillman Scholars? A demographic profile
★ Part 3: Scholar Community Benefits and Expectations
★ Part 4: A conversation with PTF President Marie Tillman and Founding Executive Director Alex Garwood
3:00-5:30pm Tillman Scholar Check-in continues (Current & Alumni Tillman Scholars)
Location: 425 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago (14th Floor Dorm)
6:00-8:30pm Welcome Reception
Location: Roosevelt Library, AUD 10th Floor

Friday, July 22
Attire: Business/Dressy Casual with TS lapel pin
6:30am Optional Yoga / 4.2 mile Lakefront Run
Location: Meet in Roosevelt Lobby (Wabash side)
8:00am Breakfast
Location: Roosevelt Cafeteria, 2nd Floor
8:45am Depart Roosevelt for Venue SIX10
9:00am-12:30pm Plenary Sessions
Location: VenueSIX10
★ David Epstein: Late Start or Head Start?
★ CSTs & FETs: The Stories of Tillman Scholars
★ A Conversation with Jon Krakauer & Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta
12:45pm Lunch
Location: Roosevelt University, Fainman/Congress Hall
1:00pm University Partner breakout session
Location: WB 1015; University Partner representatives only
1:15pm Focus Forward: A Working Lunch
Location: Sullivan Room (adjacent to Fainman/Congress Hall)
3:00pm-6:30pm Tillman Honors
Location: VenueSIX10
7:00pm Free night (Optional Regional Foundation Captain Dinners)

Saturday, July 23
Attire: Navy Tillman Scholar adidas t-shirt
6:30am Optional yoga/4.2 Mile Lakefront run
Location: Meet in Roosevelt Lobby (Wabash side)
8:00am Breakfast
Location: Roosevelt Cafeteria, 2nd Floor
9:00am-11:00am Telling Your Story (*2016 Tillman Scholars)
Location: Roosevelt WB 612
9:00am Veterans as Civic Leaders (*Current & Alumni Tillman Scholars)
Location: Roosevelt WB 611
10:15am Why We Write (*Current & Alumni Tillman Scholars)
Location: Roosevelt WB 611
11:30am Box Lunch
Location: Roosevelt University
Noon-5:00pm Service Projects (Offsite) sponsored by Midwest Equity
5:30pm Pizza Dinner sponsored by Giordanos
Location: Roosevelt University, Fainman/Congress hall
7:00pm Depart Roosevelt University
8:00-11:00pm Chicago River & Lake Boat Cruise sponsored by TEKSystems

Sunday, July 24
10:00am – Noon Check out and Departures
Location: Roosevelt University, 14th Floor
*Find departure instructions in your printed agenda. Please check out of your room NLT 12 Noon. You can stow your luggage on the 14th Floor.