JFK Speaker Schedule

Saturday, November 17th, 8:30 am – 8 pm


 

8:30 – 8:45 am   |   Check-in

8:45 – 9:00 am   |   Welcome

9:00 – 10:30 am   |   BLOCK 1

10:30 – 10:50 am   |   Break

10:50 – 12:10 pm   |   BLOCK 2

12:10 – 1:15 pm   | Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:30 pm   |   BLOCK 3

2:30 – 2:45 pm   | Break

2:45 – 4:00 pm   |   BLOCK 4

4:00 – 4:25 pm   |   Break

4:25 – 6:00 pm   |   Block 5

6:00 – 6:15 pm   |   Closing Remarks

6:30 – 8:00 pm   |   Reception

 

More info on our event page HERE.

Block 1: Service & Civics

9:00 – 10:30 am


“Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

Block 2: Global Citizenship & Diplomacy

10:50 – 12:10 pm


“We are not alone. We have friends and allies all over the world who share our devotion to freedom.” – John F. Kennedy

Dima AlBasha

Co-Founder of Al Basha Education Institute, MPL Underwriting, Intercultural/Interfaith Syrian Advocate

Block 3: Change Makers

1:15 – 2:30 pm


“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

Nichol Bradford

Co-Founder & Executive Director at Transformative Tech Lab

Jim Stone

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Plymouth Rock Group

Adam Wilber

Magician, Bestselling Author & Entrepreneurial Wizard

Julie Chang

Stanford Computational Imaging Lab, Computer Vision at A9

Block 4: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

2:45 – 4:00 pm


“It is impossible to have real progress as long as millions are shut out from opportunity and others forgiven obligations.” – John F. Kennedy

Rebecca Love

Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Northeastern University

Jeff Karp

Professor, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Block 5: New Frontiers

4:25 – 6:00 pm


“The problems of the world cannot be possibly solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream things that never were…and ask why not.” – John F. Kennedy

Ravi Khanna

Former MIT Microengine Researcher & CoFounder of Edirno

David Kong

Director, Community Biotechnology Initiative at MIT Media Lab

Roz Picard

Founder & Director, Affective Computing Research Group at MIT

Tom Gruber

Co-Founder, CTO and VP Design for Siri

John Markoff

Fellow at Center For Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Inc