HYP Spring Symposium: Business, Innovation & Society

Saturday, May 16, 2020


In the spirit of our 2019 Community & Technology Symposium, our Spring 2020 Symposium will feature discussions with specialists who can offer their unique insight into Business/Innovative trends and ventures (with a predictive look forward). Topics will include:

  • innovation and city planning

  • the identification and selection of sound investments

  • innovation and technology in the increasingly digital age (and the impact on marketing, shipping and trade, etc.)

  • intellectual property pitfalls and the detrimental restrictions on the future of development and innovation.

  • effective marketing, networking and strategic brand management

  • educational opportunities in predictive forecasting and related areas of study.


A celebratory awards ceremony and reception will follow.

All are welcome to attend!




  • (11:00am) Welcome & Opening Address

  • (11:15am)  Panel 1: Strategic Planning & Innovation (Full Speaker & Moderator Listing Available February 2020)

  • (11:45am)  Keynote Address: Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President, WISTA

  • (12:30pm) Networking Break

  • (1:00pm)   Panel 2: Public Relations & Branding Strategies (Full Speaker & Moderator Listing Available February 2020)

  • (1:45pm)   HYP Awards Ceremony (Honorees To Be Announced February 2020)

  • (2:00pm)  Closing Remarks

  • Luncheon Reception to follow.... 

FEATURED SPEAKERS & HONOREES: (See clickable links below for Speaker, Moderator and Honoree bios.)


Ticket rates are as follows:

  • Early Bird College Student Rate: $30 (Ends April 1st)

  • Early Bird Hellenic Young Professional Rate: (~21-45):  $50 (Ends April 1st)

  • General Registration: $60 (Ends May 1st)

  • Late "Greek Time" Registration: $75

  • Philo4Thought 2020 Passport Members receive 50% off the listed rates (except for "Greek Time" Registration). The Discount Code will be emailed to all active members. To renew your Passport Membership, please click here.

  • Attendees of NHSA's Spring 2020 Convention in Toronto are eligible for $5 off the listed rates (except for "Greek Time" Registration). For more inquiries about the NHSA Convention and the available discount, please click here to contact NHSA.


Standard business attire is expected. (Need helpful tips? Click Here for a few general tips or ask to speak with one of our recommended stylists to find your new Young Professional look!) 


Phil4Thought is a 501(c)3 nonprofit philanthropic educational foundation. As such, all donations are considered tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Proceeds from 2019 ticket sales support (1) improvements to existing programs/publications; (2)  research to identify and support valuable resources to benefit our global Greek community; (3) offer partial scholarships to HYPs who have overcome great challenges in life to pursue competitive academic opportunities.

Those who are unable to attend our annual symposium but would like to make a contribution to our nonprofit initiative are welcome to  Make a Donation. Your support is much appreciated!


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