Enlightening Conversations

This speaker series features guest practitioners for provocative, closed-door discussions with students. The guest practitioners are active entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, social entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, artists, VCs, lawyers, writers, ethicists, and other diverse leaders who are impacting society through their entrepreneurial efforts. Conversations in the Studio are each moderated by a select group of students that come prepared with questions and discussion topics. This is not a lecture: it’s a wake-up call.

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Fred Wilson

Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

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Alex Winter

Actor and filmmaker

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Arianna Huffington

Co-founder, Editor-in-Chief at The Huffington Post

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David Brin

Award-winning author of science fiction

Eric Schmidt headshot

Eric Schmidt

Former CEO and Chairman, Google and Alphabet

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Douglas Rushkoff


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Matthew Ritchie


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Sara Levinson

Co-founder at Kandu, former President at MTV

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Masters Programs

Our programs are driven by the project-based, cross-functional collaborations that define how the most innovative ideas and successful companies are brought into being.