Conference Schedule

Break Out Sessions

Upon checkin, conference participants will be assigned to one of three groups. These groups will attend each breakout session together. All groups will rotate through all breakout sessions, eliminating the need to choose which sessions to attend. Every conference participant will experience the full conference regardless of the group they are assigned.

  • Session One

    Using Entrepreneurial Styles to Empower Students to Lead

    Rob Mathews in Assembly Hall A

    Learn how to teach students entrepreneurial skills so that they may build leadership abilities in the future.

    Session Two

    Social Media for Success

    Eric Harvey in Meeting Room 1

    Learn how to prepare your students for success through networking and social media.

    Session Three

    Motivating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

    Krystal Geyer, Assistant Director of the Entrepreneurship Center Ball State University in Meeting Room 2

    Learn how to motivate your students to think about entrepreneurship and big ideas.

Keynote Speaker:
Rob Mathews


Dr. Rob Mathews is the Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at Ball State University. He is also an Instructor in the Entrepreneurship Center in the Miller College of Business. Rob teaches entrepreneurship classes, develops and conducts leadership and innovation training, and leads innovation and team building facilitations both inside and outside the university. Mathews is trained in all levels of the Simplexity Innovation Process and is a designated Professional Innovation Advisor (PIA). He is also a certified Gallup StrengthsFinder and Builder Profile-10, Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile, MBTI, and DiSC coach and facilitator. Rob is the co-author of Entrepreneurship the Disney Way.


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