Journalist and commentator Tucker Carlson will deliver the keynote address for Saint Leo University’s (www.saintleo.edu) Fifth International Business Conference. Mr. Carlson will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, in the Student Community Center Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms. Admission to the talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required to reserve seating, and can be secured by calling (352) 588-8837 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Regional & International Economic Development Networking Dessert Reception will be held just prior to Mr. Carlson’s talk, from 6:15 until 7:20 p.m. in the atrium of the School of Business building. Guests should also contact Ms. Laffin for admission, specifying reservations for both networking event and the talk.
Tucker Carlson is known to television audiences nationally as the co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, and as a former anchor of CNN’s Crossfire program.
The conference will continue for the next two days, Thursday and Friday, February 20 and 21, organized by the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University. The theme is “Innovation and Internationalization.” Registration at www.saintleo.edu/ibc2014 is required to attend Thursday and Friday programs. Students may attend at a deeply discounted rate.
There will be attendees from 14 countries and every continent. Some programs are geared to academic audiences and business researchers, while others draw on the experience of professionals and executives in the business world.
A highlight of Thursday’s program will be the plenary speaker, David Harmony, deputy director and chief human capital officer of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors. His presentation is scheduled from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.
Additional sessions of particular wide interest include:
• Big Data Theory – Dr. Bryan Reagan, Saint Leo University
• International Social Entrepreneurships: Linking Business Principles to Social Problems – Dr. Nancy Wood and Dr. Susan Kinsella, Saint Leo University
• Teaching International Business in Different Nations – Dr. David Felsen, Saint Leo University, and international consultant Dr. Roger Volkema
• International Cybersecurity – Dr. Michael Moore, Steven Carroll and Dr. Sreekanth Malladi, all of Saint Leo University; Special Agent Lawrence Wolfenden, F.B.I. ; and Connie Bell, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Thursday evening features “Carnival de las Americas,” an Intercultural Student Association Regional Spotlight Reception, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the School of Business Building atrium and loggia.
The closing session speaker is U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-Palm Harbor), who is scheduled from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Friday in the Student Community Center Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms.
The entire schedule is available at the registration page on the university website. Saint Leo is located at 33701 State Road 52 in the east Pasco County town of Saint Leo, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285). Parking is readily available in the campus garage.