The Greek America Foundation proudly presents its National Innovation Conference and Forty Under 40 Awards Weekend in Philadelphia, presented by Mad Dog Technology.
The National Innovation Conference (NIC) was created to provide a forum for dynamic speakers who have a great story to share, with audiences thirsty for knowledge and networking. The day unfolds with a series of inspirational talks by noted speakers on various topics, as well as discussions and panels with opinion leaders.
Our Forty Under 40 Awards recognize our community’s top, young talent in business, the arts, the sciences and other fields.
Together, we have created an important weekend event where dynamic people come together to learn, to network and to celebrate excellence.
This year’s weekend events are planned in association with the National Hellenic Students Association.
Temple University’s Fox School of Business is our hosting sponsor and we’re excited to introduce our conference participants to the historic and dynamic university, where the majority of our events will take place.
Special thanks to our sponsors who help make this event a reality:
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday, May 3, 2018
For our early-bird arrivals and local Philadelphia supporters!
Screening of the hit Greek film “Worlds Apart”
The Reel Cinema at Temple University
Temple University Student Center
1755 N. 13th Street | Philadelphia, PA 19122
Purchase your tickets here
Friday, May 4, 2018
2:00pm – Greek America Foundation Board of Directors biannual meeting. Conference Room, Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown | 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
7:00pm – Official Welcome Reception (Included in all weekend packages) at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial (719 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147). Appetizers and drinks included with an opportunity to meet and mingle with conference participants.
8:30pm – VIP Chef and Winemaker Dinner / Join us for a cooking demonstration and dinner by Chef Maria Loi and wine pairings by Gus Kalaris of Axios Wines in Napa Valley, hosted at the home of Foundation supporters Angelika Dimoka and Paul Pavlou. *This is an exclusive event that is not included in any of the weekend packages and requires additional ticket purchase. Click here to purchase.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm – National Innovation Conference (NIC) will feature a day-long schedule of speakers, workshops, discussions and panel conversations on a variety of topics. Conference will take place at the historic Temple University Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Camp Li’l NIC will feature a special series of projects and workshops for kids 12 and under. Camp Li’l NIC will take place in the lower level of the Temple University Performing Arts Center. *Registration is free for all children whose parents/guardians are registered in the conference. See additional information about Camp NIC here.
5:00pm – 6:30pm – Inaugural Meeting of the Greek America Foundation’s Young Philanthropists in the Board Room of the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
8:00pm – 11:00pm – Awards Reception for Greek America’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2018. Mitten Hall, Temple University. 1913 North Broad Street | Philadelphia, PA 19122 (Includes dinner buffet and open bar)
11:00pm – 2:00am – Greek Night sponsored by the National Hellenic Student Association. Positano Coast, 212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor | Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Purchase tickets directly from the NHSA for this event here)
Sunday, May 6, 2018
10:00am – Farewell Brunch. The Independence Ballroom, Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown | 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 featuring a call to action talk by Gregory C. Pappas, President and Founder of the Greek America Foundation.
For weekend packages and individual tickets to events, click here.
Please don’t hesitate to email Jennifer Kellogg for additional questions or help in booking your weekend plans.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CURRENT LINE UP OF SPONSORS