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Georgetown Hosts High Profile Speakers for Ideas Summit

October 25, 2011

WHO: The afternoon will be comprised of six discussions. Participants include:
  • Alonzo Mourning, founder and chair of Alonzo Mourning Charities, Inc. and seven-time NBA all-star;
  • John Thomposon III, head coach of the Georgetown men's basketball program;
  • Paul Tagliabue, former NFL commissioner and chair of the board of directors of Georgetown University;
  • Lucile Adams-Campbell, associate director for minority health and health disparities research at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center;
  • Howard Federoff, executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the Georgetown University School of Medicine;
  • Madeleine Albright, distinguished professor of diplomacy and former U.S. Secretary of State;
  • Prince Turki al-Faisal,former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, chair of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies;
  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland;
  • Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, former Representative from South Dakota; and
  • Ted Leonsis, founder and chair of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, member of the board of directors of Georgetown University.
WHAT:
Afternoon of Ideas Program:
Georgetown University is hosting a afternoon ideas and innovation summit to kick-off the launch of the new capital campaign, "For Generations to Come: The Campaign for Georgetown." The summit, titled "Think About It: An Afternoon of Ideas" will feature six discussions with prominent leaders from government, business and the Georgetown community.

For a full schedule of the afternoons events, please visit: http://campaign.georgetown.edu/schedule/friday.html

Evening photo opportunity:
At approximately 6:45 p.m. members of the Georgetown community will gather on the main lawn of the university for a twilight lighting ceremony and toast. At this time, the historic buildings of main campus will be simultaneously lit up to signify the official public launch of the campaign.
WHEN:

Afternoon of Ideas: Friday, October 28 from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Lighting Ceremony: Friday, October 28 at 6:45 p.m.

WHERE:
Panel discussions:
Lohrfink Auditorium - 2nd floor, Hariri Building
Georgetown University
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
 
Lighting ceremony:
Will take place in front of Healy Hall by the 37th and O Street entrance to Georgetown University.
SPONSORS: Georgetown University
COVERAGE: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Rob Mathis at 202-687-4328 or rwm33@georgetown.edu. Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.
CONTACT:
Rob Mathis
202-687-4328
rwm33@georgetown.edu

 

Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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