GENERAL SESSION 1 • MONDAY, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Author & Futurist
The Way We’ll Live Next:
New Frontiers of Globalization
What will the next phase of globalization look like and how will it affect the way we live? Greg Lindsay, contributing writer for Fast Company and the author of the soon-to-be-published Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, will present a vivid and at times disquieting look at how urban living will be shaped by new frontiers of globalization. Lindsay will explore the advance of the aerotropolis – a combination of giant airport, planned city, shipping facility, and business hub. Learn how these evolving global developments will challenge our approach to the environment and our current way of life, and the opportunities they offer to those who can adapt to them creatively. Discover how the aerotropolis approach to urban living is reshaping life in Beijing and Amsterdam, in China and Rwanda, in Dallas and the Washington, D.C., suburbs and why many believe the aerotropolis is the frontier of the next phase of globalization, whether we like it or not.
Lindsay was previously a contributing writer for Fortune, and a senior correspondent at Inside.com. He has written for Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Business 2.0, and was an editor-at-large for Advertising Age. His writing has also appeared in Time, Wired, Travel + Leisure, The Guardian, The Daily Beast and he’s presented at TEDxAtlanta. Join Lindsay as we explore the changing dynamics of how we will live next!
GENERAL SESSION 2 • TUESDAY, 8:45-10:15 a.m.
The Dynamic Society:
Our Cities, Our Businesses, Our Lives
Our cities are changing. Our lives are changing. Our societies, corporations and workforces are changing. How will we innovate in the face of this change?
The far-reaching effects of technology and globalization continue to impact our lives and our society. How will these catalysts shape and inspire the future of our cities, our corporations, the way we work and where we work? More specifically, how can the city, the corporation and the individual work together to adapt, progress and innovate in this dynamic landscape? Join two experts in the fields of workstyles, technology, cities and global opportunity as they uncover how the individual’s and the corporation’s place in society is changing and how to make the most of these continuing dynamics.Available via Summit Connect
GENERAL SESSION 3 • TUESDAY, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Second City Encounter:
Corporate Real Estate Unscripted
Get up close and unconventional with the famous Second City improv company of Chicago in a totally unique, engaging and unpredictable experience! In this talk-show type format that involves audience interaction, you will enjoy learning more about the people, the ideas and the inspiration behind what we like to call your professional home at CoreNet Global. Never will a general session be so much fun as when the business of the day becomes subject to the improvisation of the comedic Second City talent. Get ready for hearty laughs in a can’t-miss opportunity to participate in this world-famous improve and learning event.
The Second City has been performing sketch comedy in front of audiences for over 49 years making it the standard by which comedy and improv in America is judged. So much talent has come from the ranks of the company’s many theaters over the years, it reads like a who’s who of contemporary American comedy. Some of their most well-known alumni are John Belushi, Gilda Ratner, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch to name a few. Second City also works with corporate groups to create a fun, interactive and unconventional approach to training. Working with groups as small as 4 and as large as 18000, they have coached the employees of over 400 Fortune 500 companies.