Power of Ideas
Global Conference 2014
08:00 AM – 09:15 AM
Prevention and Wellness: The Keys to a Healthier, More Prosperous Society
The Global Economy: Hoping for Momentum amid Tepid Times
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Abenomics in Japan: Are the Three Arrows on Target?
Big City Education: We Know What Works, So Why Don't We Do It?
Brand Battlefield: Mobile and Social Networks
Chasing Cures: Reinventing the Business of Medicine
Housing Finance and Private Capital
Redefining the Middle East: A Game-Changing Energy Alternative from the Eastern Mediterranean
The Big Shift: Diversity as a Business Rationale
The Words (and Images) That Work in 2014
U.S. Overview: Can the U.S. Engine Pull the Global Growth Train?
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
America's Debt and the Economy: A Hard Look at Public Spending and Finance
Bridging the College Gap: Preparing Low-Income Students to Succeed
Investing for Impact: What's in Your Portfolio?
Living Healthy: Education, Access and Activity
Redrawing the World Energy Map
The Future of Wall Street
The Puzzle of Personnel: Recruiting and Retaining Talent
Where in the World Are the Real Estate Opportunities?
Why Wait? Young People Blazing Trails
YesWeCode: Training NextGen Technologists
12:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Lunch Program | Global Overview: Where Does Growth Come From?
02:15 PM – 03:15 PM
A Conversation on Haiti with Sean Penn and Denis O'Brien
Are Renewables Still Relevant?
Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Corporate World
Food Security: How to Feed an Ever-Hungrier World
Four Ways Stem Cells Will Change the Face of Medicine
Health Care Delivery in the 21st Century
Look, Ma, No Hands! The Future of Cars
Progress vs. Pessimism in the Middle East
Speed to Market: The Evolution of Trading
The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose
03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
A Conversation with Cherie Blair: Empowering Women, Driving Growth
Africa's Energy Landscape
China in Transition: Still a Land of Opportunity?
Immunotherapy: The Silver Bullet Against Cancer?
Inequality and Mobility in America
Investing in Students
Repairing Finance and Restoring Growth in Europe
Social Justice, Incarceration and Reentry: New Directions for a Better Way
The Natural Gas Economy
What's Silicon Valley Got to Do With It?
04:45 PM – 05:45 PM
A Conversation with Ken Griffin and Steve Schwarzman
The Upside of Aging: A Conversation in the Pavilion
07:00 AM – 07:45 AM
Trust and the Markets: A Debate on High-Frequency Trading
08:00 AM – 09:15 AM
Credit Markets: What's Next?
Philanthropy Now: Prizes, Purpose, People
Revenge of the Superbugs: How Can We Outsmart Killer Microbes?
The (Global) Innovator's Dilemma: How Can Companies Keep Their Cutting Edge?
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Collaboration 3.0: Partnering for More than Money
Crisis Management and Communications
Crowd Capital and Online Finance
Global Game Changers: Constructive Action
Investing in Growth: Accessing Global Capital
Israel as a Global Health Innovation Beta Site
Leading Economists Debate Where the World Is Headed
Political Winds: Previewing the Midterm Elections and Beyond
The Alternate Reality of Alternative Investments
The Evolution of Music and the Music Consumer
Undercover Bosses: Getting to Know Your Business Better
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
China's Economic Outlook: The View from Asia
Early-Stage Education Ventures: From Incubator to IPO
Fallible: The Risk of Predictions and the Limits of Expertise
Jobs in the Developed World
Monetary Policy: Forward Guidance on the World's Central Banks
Private Equity: Rebalancing Risk
Secrets to a Healthy Life: Freda Lewis-Hall and Pattie Sellers
The Arctic: The New Frontier
The Business Case for Wellness: Is a Wellness Dollar Worth More than a Treatment Dollar?
Women, Leadership and Economic Power: Is the Story Being Told?
12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Lunch Program | High Stakes in Cyber-Security
02:30 PM – 03:30 PM
Adjusting to the Tech Revolution: Surfing the Wave or Swept Away?
Bridging the Divide: The Rise of Philanthropy in Asia
Demographic Edge: California's Diversity and Global Business
Emerging Markets: Are They Ready for Steadier Performance?
Entrepreneurship: A Shingle for Everyone in the New Trust Economy
Financing the Missing Middle Market
Global Governance: Which System Will Thrive?
Is There Mojo in M&A?
K-12 Education Reform: Forward or Faltering?
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain
03:45 PM – 04:45 PM
Activist Investors and the Search for Alpha
Big Data for Better Cures: Where to Invest?
Debating Online Higher Education: Sebastian Thrun and Niall Ferguson
Fast Pitch: Concept, Presentation and Critique
Nutrition and Fitness: Living Well Forever
Pension Funds and the Economics of Retirement: Demographics Drive Evolution
Real Estate: Housing Builds a New Foundation
Southeast Asia: Roaring and Ready for Investment and Regional Integration
Treasure Hunters: Discovering Value in Volatile Markets
U.S. Cities Leading the Way
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Harnessing the Power of Community: Fighting AIDS in South Africa
The Water Crisis: Time to Turn the Tide
08:30 AM – 09:45 AM
A Conversation with Mickey Drexler, CEO of J.Crew
Hollywood's Pursuit of the Digital Dollar
Reading the Tea Leaves: Where Are Markets Headed?
Textbooks, Tablets and Teaching: Reinventing How We Learn
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Aging: The Next Global Investing Opportunity
Crosscurrents in Latin American Business
Entertainment: The Big Picture
Inventing the Impossible
Russia: A Business Opportunity Wrapped in a Mystery?
The 21st Century Workplace
The Data Science Revolution
The Future of Higher Education
The Road to Profit in Alternative Fuels
The View from Institutional Investors: Where Will Returns Come From?
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
175 Years of Photography: The Impact of Images
25 Years After the Berlin Wall: Making Democracy Work in the Rest of Europe
Disruptive FinTech: A Look at Markets in Five Years
If You Cure It, Will They Pay? Placing a Value on Lives
India: Can a New Government Mark a New Beginning?
Nouriel Roubini and Jason Cummins: Keeping Up with Change
The Highs - and Lows - of the Cannabis Economy
Why Tomorrow Won't Look Like Today: Things that Will Blow Your Mind
12:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Lunch Program | The Business of Sports
02:45 PM – 03:45 PM
Art 360: Passion, Wealth and the Business of Art
Healthy Savings and the Economy: Age, Choice and Lifestyle
Money Goes Virtual: The Bitcoin Bourse
The California-Israel Innovation Project
The Remarkable Potential of Precision Medicine
The Transformation of Myanmar
Theory to Practice: A New Generation Transforms Impact Investing
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Leaders on Leadership: An Intimate Conversation
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