Berry College Hosts Social Entrepreneurship Conference

Release Date: January 28, 2019

ROME, Ga. – Atlanta Tech Village Vice President Karen Houghton and DynamiX founder and CEO Jeff Jahn are among the dynamic session leaders (and Berry College alums) bringing innovative ideas and years of expertise to Berry on Feb. 9.

Attendees will learn to challenge their comfort zone and make a difference through innovation, goal alignment and leadership development at the annual SPARK conference. Registration for high school and college students is open through Feb. 4. Register at berry.edu/studententerprises/spark/registration.

The conference will begin with a networking breakfast, followed by three breakout sessions; “Creating a Culture of Execution,” “Entrepreneurship for Non-entrepreneurs” and “Prototyping & Customer Delivery.”

Alex Gonzalez, chief innovation officer for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, will deliver a keynote address over lunch to conclude the conference. Gonzalez is also founder of Highwire Group, a consultancy of executives, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders that advise executives on being pioneers and change-leaders. 

“We're excited to offer a line-up this year that appeals to more than just aspiring entrepreneurs,”  Enterprise Marketing Team Lead Laura Combs said. “SPARK is for any student seeking to further their leadership skills, learn to think outside the box and make meaningful connections.”

This conference is aimed primarily at college and high school students, but any member of the public is also invited to come network, share ideas and grow professionally.

Contact the Berry College Student Enterprises for more information at 706-766-9067 or studententerprises@berry.edu.

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Written by Enterprise Student Director Ben Lord