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2017 Summit Schedule

Thursday 7.20 | Friday 7.21 | Saturday 7.22 | Sunday 7.23

The Pat Tillman Leadership Summit will convene at Roosevelt University and VenueSIX10 in Chicago from July 20 – July 23.

On Friday, July 21, we will host our flagship event: Tillman Honors. We’re proud to recognize leaders within our community for their remarkable civic contributions, extraordinary fortitude and spirit of service. This year, we’re honored to present the Champion Award to former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly for their lifelong commitment to public service, and the Make Your Mark Award to 2010 Tillman Scholar Chris Roessner, screenwriter and executive producer of SAND CASTLE. A celebratory reception will follow the program.

Stay tuned for more updates on our speakers and programming!

Thursday, July 20
Attire: Casual
9:00am-3:00pm University Partner Breakout Session *University Partner POCs Only
Location: 425 South Wabash Avenue, Roosevelt University (WB1315)



Tillman Scholar Check-in @ Roosevelt University
Location: 425 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago (14th Floor Dorm)

12:00-4:00pm Tillman Scholar Portrait Session *Check the schedule in your folder*
Location: Roosevelt WB 317



Tillman Scholar Orientation *2017 Scholars
Location: Roosevelt WB 612
★ Part 1: Welcome and Introductions
★ Part 2: PTF Overview
★ Part 3: Who are the Tillman Scholars? A demographic profile
★ Part 4: Scholar Community Benefits and Expectations

6:00-8:00pm Welcome Reception
Location: Roosevelt Library, AUD 10th Floor

Friday, July 21
Attire: Business/Dressy Casual
6:15am Optional Lakefront Run
Location: Meet in Roosevelt Lobby (Wabash side)



Breakfast Available
Location: Roosevelt Cafeteria, 2nd Floor

8:20am Depart Roosevelt for Venue SIX10



Welcoming Remarks

9:00am-10:00am Opening Plenary Session (TBA)



Coffee Break

10:15pm-11:15am Plenary 2: Exosuits, Beetles & Space: Tillman Scholars Making an Impact in STEM



Coffee Break

11:30am-12:30pm Plenary 3: Crash Site Dummies: From a casual idea to a high alpine expedition



Location: Roosevelt University, Fainman/Congress Hall

1:00pm-2:00pm Optional Working Lunch: Impact Medicine: Finding Purpose Through Service – Dr. Dave Callaway Location: Sullivan Room (adjacent to Fainman/Congress Hall)



Tillman Honors
Location: VenueSIX10

7:30pm Optional Regional Dinners/Free Night

Saturday, July 22
Attire: Navy Tillman Scholar adidas t-shirt (For those participating in service projects: long pants, closed toed shoes)
7:00am Optional Lakefront run
Location: Meet in Roosevelt Lobby (Wabash side)



Breakfast Available
Location: Roosevelt Cafeteria, 2nd Floor

9:30am-10:30am Plenary 1: Veterans in TV & Film: Shaping Perception
Location: Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall



Coffee Break

10:45am-11:45am Plenary 2: Veteran Health & Cannabis Access



Box Lunch
Location: Roosevelt University




Option 1: Service Projects (Offsite)
Location: Various departures between 12:15 and 1:30 pm from Wabash Lobby (Check handout in TS folder for your assignment)

2:00pm-4:00pm Option 2: Unconference: Tillman Scholar ideas, initiatives, & projects
Location: Roosevelt University, WB 612



Lou Malnati’s Pizza Dinner
Location: Roosevelt University, Fainman/Congress Hall




Meet in Roosevelt University Lobby for bus departure

8:00pm-11:00pm Chicago River & Lake Boat Cruise

Sunday, July 23
8:00am – Noon Check out and Departures
Location: Roosevelt University, 14th Floor
*All Summit attendees must be fully checked out of their room by noon. 
*Luggage may be stored in 14th Floor Rec Room