The full 2018 schedule of events will be posted in Spring 2018.
Keynote: Casey Gerald on "Purpose Is the New Bottom Line"
Tuesday, March 20
Reception to immediately follow
Casey Gerald, co-founder and former CEO OF MBAs Across America (MBAx) and the closing speaker at TED2016, will deliver the keynote address for Building a Better World Through Business 2018. MBAx began with four friends and a simple question: what if we used our education not just to make a buck, but to make a difference? That question led Gerald and his three Harvard Business School classmates to trade their classrooms and cubicles for an RV, traveling 8,000 miles across America in the summer of 2013 to work hand-in-hand with purpose-driven entrepreneurs. That first journey was just the beginning. Over three summers, 68 students from the nation’s top business schools traveled over 50,000 miles into 41 cities and towns—from Detroit and New Orleans to rural Montana and Appalachia—working with 73 entrepreneurs and small business owners who were not only creating jobs, but also solving some of the biggest challenges facing their communities.
This work made MBAx one of the most sought-after experiences for top graduate students and small business owners across the country. The program was featured in The New York Times, Financial Times, NPR, Forbes, and elsewhere. It was also the basis of the HLN docu-series Growing America.
His talk “The Gospel of Doubt” is considered one of the all-time best TED talks. He is currently writing his first book, There Will Be No Miracles Here, to be published by Riverhead Books.