This fall, our chapters in the U.S. and abroad have been active with numerous events on business, public policy, and more.
Aspiring for variety,
We look at autonomy
Within the economy.
I hope it brings notoriety!
—Limerick by UVA Darden member James (Asher) Begley
More than a dozen Smith Soc members trekked to Palm Springs, California, for a weekend of discussion with scholar and investor George Gilder on the disruptive potential of blockchain technology.
Members from our 2018 Chapter Award winning chapters—BYU, Northwestern Kellogg, and UVA Darden—attended the 2018 GrowCo Conference on May 30-31. The event, sponsored by Inc.
Last weekend, nine of our chapters participated in our first case competition. Hosted by our BYU chapter, the snowy sights of Provo, Utah provided a scenic backdrop for two days of discussion on the strategic questions facing Facebook after the 2016 U.S. election.
Earlier this month, our chapter at UVA Darden hosted Liberty Week for the second year in a row. With over four days of well-attended lectures, the UVA community got a chance to go in-depth with topics like automation and emerging markets. Speakers included:
Smith Soc_NYC came together on Monday, September 11th to hear former world chess champion, Garry Kasparov. In his newest book, Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins, Garry reflect on his infamous chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue and shares his thoughts on what we can learn in this new era of technological change.
On Tuesday evening, July 25th, Smith Soc's NYC Professional Chapter hosted a panel discussion that considered the future of New York's tech sector in at a venue on the west side of Midtown Manhattan.
The San Francisco Professional Chapter held its 2017 Summer Reception on Thursday July 20th. The reception featured a conversation with Joe Lonsdale, one of the co-founders of Palantir. Lonsdale also is a co-founder of 8VC and helped launch a number of other multi-billion dollar companies, including Formation 8, Addepar, and OpenGov.