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CEOs in Energy: A Special Panel

Please join us for a very special panel on "CEOs in Energy" on Thursday May 16th from 4-5:30 PM in Geocorner 105 (the big lecture hall). The panel will broadly cover innovation and entrepreneurship in the energy sector, with special perspective on what it's like to found and run disruptive companies in the energy and sustainability space.

The Song Remains the Same: Doing Humanities for a Wide Audience

Nate Sloan, PhD, ’16 will be in conversation with Charles Kronengold, assistant professor of musicology at Stanford. Sloan is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Southern California and a performer who researches jazz, Tin Pan Alley, and popular music. He co-hosts Switched on Pop, a podcast produced by Vox Media, which has been cited by Rolling StoneThe Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly as a top music podcast, and he provides music analysis for 

Non-Teaching Careers in Education

Passionate about education, but not sure that teaching is the right path for you? Come to this coordinated education mixer featuring a variety of professionals in different education-related careers to learn more about diverse opportunities to engage with educational issues and make change in the world. You will have the chance to select three professionals with whom to network and ask questions in this uniquely structured event.

Honeycomb Co-Founder Christine Yen @ ETL

Join us for a conversation with Christine Yen, the co-founder of Honeycomb. Honeycomb’s core product is a tool that helps product development teams understand and debug complex software systems.  

Prior to founding Honeycomb, Yen was an engineer at Parse both before and after its 2013 acquisition by Facebook. She also founded Venuetastic, an event space booking system that launched through Y Combinator in 2011, and holds a BS in computer science from MIT.

The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is supported by the venture capital firm DFJ.

Luminary Media Co-Founders Matthew Sacks and Lauren Perkins @ ETL

Join us for a conversation with Luminary Media co-founders Matthew Sacks and Lauren Perkins. Sacks and Perkins created Luminary Media in 2018 to make an impact on the growing podcast market, and the platform’s initial round of original content production includes podcasts with Lena Dunham, Guy Raz, Hannibal Buress and Russell Brand.

Sacks, Luminary Media’s CEO, was formerly a principal at New Enterprise Associates. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in history and later worked as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Faculty Job Search: Recent Successful Job Seekers in Engineering (PhD /Postdoc)

Good advice and up-to-date information about the faculty job search comes from those who have just successfully completed a search. All members of this panel of current Stanford PhDs and Postdocs in Engineering have concluded the faculty job search during 2018-19 and has received at least one job offer. Some have juggled several competing offers. Come hear them give you the full picture: * What made their written materials stand out? * What were the campus interviews like? * How did they negotiate? * What was the most unexpected thing that happened to them?

Modern Elder Academy Founder Chip Conley @ ETL

Join us for a conversation with Chip Conley, who founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality at age 26 and grew the company into the second largest boutique hotel brand in the United States. An author of five books, most recently Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, Conley has been named “Most Innovative CEO” by the San Francisco Business Times and is a strategic advisor for Airbnb. In 2018, he founded the Modern Elder Academy, a “midlife wisdom school” that encourages individuals with a lifetime of experience to carve a purposeful path through the modern workplace.

Zūm Founder and CEO Ritu Narayan @ ETL

Join us for a conversation with Ritu Narayan, founder and CEO of Zūm, a rapidly growing ride and care company for children. Prior to founding Zūm, Narayan held senior product management roles at Oracle, Yahoo! and eBay, and also founded TechX, an organization that connected the Stanford community with founders, CEOs and technology thought leaders.

Narayan studied computer engineering at the Delhi Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is supported by the venture capital firm DFJ.

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