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Celebrating Founders Symposium

In honor of Jane and Leland Stanford, join us for a conversation on what can happen when complex challenges meet big ideas.

Since 1891, Stanford has been a place where complex challenges meet big ideas and new organizations are born.

In honor of the vision, spirit, and commitment of Jane and Leland Stanford, the 125th Anniversary Symposia series continues with Celebrating Founders. The event will feature a panel discussion of Stanford alumni who have joined a personal passion with a need in the world to found a nonprofit, movement, or organization. The conversation will cover what it takes to move from idea to reality, the role of failure, inspiring others to join in, and deciding when to persevere and when to let go. Join us for a pre-event reception and a lively discussion.

This moderated conversation will look at key factors involved with founding something - such as what it takes to move from idea to reality, the role of failure, how to invite others in, and deciding when to persevere and when to let go.

Join event host Stanford Unviversity president John Hennessy and Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson who moderates a lively and candid conversation featuring a variety of panelists who illustrate Stanford's passion for relentlessly pursuing big ideas.

  •  John Hennessy - President, Stanford University
  •  Ron Johnson - CEO, Enjoy
  •  Reed Hastings - Co-founder & CEO, Netflix
  •  Jessica Jackley - Co-founder, Kiva
  •  Mike Krieger - Co-founder, Instagram
  •  Tristan Walker - Founder of Walker & Company
  •  Kiah Wiliams - Co-founder, SIRUM
Wednesday, February 24, 2016.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tickets are now available for purchase through the Stanford Ticket Office.

General Public: $20; Stanford Faculty/Staff: $15; Stanford Student: Free

Ticket includes entrance to the 7:00pm Symposium only.