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Tolovana Inn

3400 South Hemlock Street

Cannon Beach, OR 97145

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Join us, October 6-8 in Cannon Beach, Oregon for an eye opening, thought provoking retreat. Hosted by UW professor Alan Leong and entrepreneur Jimmy Jia, this retreat will feature students and alums, professors and practitioners, serial entrepreneurs and thought leaders across the variety of industries you call your professional home.

The program is built around leadership, community development and innovation. A series of featured guests will give keynotes

  • Biotech
  • Public/Private Community Partnerships
  • Refugees
  • Social Media/Leadership.

Facilitate sessions will address four main questions:

  • How do leaders develop themselves?
  • How should the individual be responsible for their community?
  • How does a community increase the quality of life for its future generations?
  • How should a community improve its health?

This retreat will give participants a chance to make connections with like-minded individuals across industries, sectors, and generations to apply their skills in making the world a better place.


Schedule:

Friday Oct 6: Arrival all day
Saturday Oct 7: 9AM-6PM
Sunday Oct 8: 9AM-12PM


Carpooling:

We have created a groupcarpool page to help you arrange your travel to Cannon Beach. Please feel free to post your travel plans and request rides using this link:
https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/iyedug


Cost:

$49 Student Rate

$49 Early Bird Professional Rate (Ends September 21st)

$99 Regular Professional Rate

Housing is on your own for the weekend. Students may purchase a housing pass along with their ticket.

Housing:

For your convenience, we have created a list of available housing at https://goo.gl/JMQfhg
Regina Luo is our Roommate Matcher. She will introduce people looking for rooms with renters who are looking for roommates. She will be helping to maintain the list of available residences in Cannon Beach and Arch Cape. For questions regarding housing please contact Regina via email at reginaluo611@gmail.com

Featured Guests:

Julie Pham is VP of Community Engagement & Marketing at Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). Previously, she worked at Microsoft, Avidian Technologies, and Northwest Vietnamese News, which she co-owns with her family. Pham also serves on the board of Social Venture Partners-Seattle, Community Involvement Commission for the City of Seattle and is Chair of the MLK Business Association. Pham’s many accomplishments include being named to Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 under 40” list and to the lists of Women of Courage: Braving New Horizons. She graduated magna cum laude from UC Berkeley and holds a PhD in History from Cambridge University. Pham was born outside Saigon and immigrated to the US with her family in 1979.

Matthew Scholz is the Founder and CEO of Immusoft, as well as the Chair of Oisin. With a background in computer security, Matt crossed into creating biological inventions. Immusoft has a breakthrough platform for treating a variety of genetic and other serious diseases, while Oisin seeks to forestall age-associated degeneration and disease. Expansive and provocative, Matt shares his vision for the future of medical treatment.

Heidi Yu is the CEO and Founder of Boostinsider, a marketing platform that boosts its customers through the world’s strongest social influencers. Before that, she was the founder of Pocomaru, an Apple device accessories store. As CEO, Heidi is known for her enthusiasm and incredible energy. Heidi offers her thoughts on the future of Social Media and Retail Marketing.

Manal Shawish was born and raised in Jordan to refugee parents. At age 14, she received a scholarship to a four-year program for outstanding students with high intellectual ability. She then pursued a degree in architecture from the University of Jordan where she harnessed her creativity and innovative mind. Her big dreams and ambitions led her to the United States soon after graduating. Here, she finds joy working as an architect, and translating her client’s dreams into reality. Her concern for others and desire for justice makes her yearn to make changes in the community. She recently graduated from Presidio Graduate school with an MBA in Sustainable Business and a great experience running the Diversity and Social Justice group where she used her leadership to shed light on some of the social issues that the world is facing.

Janice Lichtenwaldt spent 25 years navigating emerging technology businesses from online city guides (CitySearch.com) to online ticketing (Ticketmaster.com), online travel (Expedia) to building online communities (Allrecipes.com); her focus being marketing communications, product development, and business development. Before launching her coaching practice, Janice led Wi-Fi Calling at T-Mobile as Sr. Product Manager. After successfully launching Wi-Fi Calling on the iPhone, she joined the office of the CIO to lead Enterprise IT Communications. Her true passion lies in growing collaborative teams and developing confident and emotionally intelligent leaders. She is honored to be taking part in the Cannon Beach Retreat.

Lisa Capa is co-founder of Dynamic Peace, a learning community dedicated to nurturing a field that supports collaboration and co-creation. For a decade, she was a faculty member at Presidio Graduate School Seattle campus (was Pinchot University), teaching Leadership and Personal Development in the MBA for Sustainable Systems. Lisa received her MBA in 2006 from Presidio Graduate School Seattle campus and her PhD in Transformational Studies at California Institute of Integral Studies in 2014. Lisa has facilitated numerous leadership development workshops. She is passionate about teaching leaders to become more self-aware and how to more effectively communicate with others.

Judy Stein, founder of Solutions for Corporate Growth, has combined her technical and interpersonal strengths, as well as her passion, to lead teams and leaders to discover and effectively use their personal power for improved communication, collaboration, and productivity. For over 20 years, she has provided a foundation for developing new strategies and choices, one-on-one coaching, and ways to resolve issues and conflicts that impact success. She received a Bachelor of Science from MIT and a Master of Science from Stanford University and is a Certified Scrum Master. Ask her anything about geology!

Jimmy Jia is the CEO and co-Founder of Distributed Energy Management, a financial consultancy that helps companies control their utility budgets. He is a noted thought leader regarding leadership and innovation, especially in the energy industry. His book, "Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets its Power" has been sold in over 15 countries. He was recently the 4-year President of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest, the gathering place for tech-focused innovators.

Richard Jacroux has brought 5 companies public, as well as successfully co-founded and sold two startups in the technology space. He was the Puget Sound Business Journal’s CFO of the Year, and has taught at UW and Seattle University in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He is currently the CFO of the Buddy Platform, an Internet of Things company.


George Fletcher is the co-Founder and Executive VP of the Parity Factory, a software company that serves the food industry. In his first business as a teen, he successfully purchased, operated, and sold a gas station. This led to his education to become a CPA and work at Andersen Consulting. For years, he has been advising students and startups at the University of Washington.

Alan Leong is the familiar face for most of us. In 2003, he started a series of retreats, think tanks, and whiteboard (strategy) weekends, and over 40 retreats later, we are here today. During his spare time, he is visiting with students, alums, and professionals at coffee shops and his home near Mill Creek, WA.


We look forward to seeing you at Cannon Beach!

Cheers!

* Scholarship opportunities available upon request

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Cannon Beach, OR 97145

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