HYP Spring Symposium: Business, Innovation & Society
11am, Saturday, May 16, 2020
St. John's University Manhattan Campus
101 Astor Place, N.Y.C. 10003
Due to current safety measures to mobilize and
address the current global health crisis,
we are moving this to a fully online event.
We will post event updates below after April 1st.
Till then, we wish you all well.
Stay safe at home!
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 and innovative trends and ventures (with a predictive look forward). All are welcome to attend! (Join our mailing list for future updates!)
Online registration for this Virtual Symposium is available through May 10th. Please click on our promotional video! Creative Credits: Video Animation and Edits, Rei Brown (Animation, HSAD Class of 2020). Featured Song "Stronger from Athena Andreades hit album, Ready for the Sun (composers Athena Andreadis and Ethan Allen).
TOPICS & TAKEAWAYS:
Predictive trends in innovation and technology.
Predictive trends in business and investments.
Strategic branding, marketing and networking.
Direct and extended impact of current and predicted trends on industry, marketing, shipping and trade, community development and city planning.
Financial and legal concerns for intellectual property and the future of research, development & innovation in an increasingly digital age.
Educational opportunities and professional career paths in predictive forecasting and related fields.
LOCATION: (Transitioning to virtual platform, Zoom)
SYMPOSIUM: Originally scheduled to take place at SJU's Manhattan Campus (101 Astor Place, NYC 10003), our team has been working with specialists round the clock to transition this event to a Virtual Symposium. All scheduled talks along with the awards ceremony will take place online as follows:
ITINERARY: (Revised for virtual Symposium through Zoom)
10:00am: General Welcome & Introductions
10:05am: Opening Address: Dr. Konstantinos Koutras, Consul General of Greece in New York
10:15am: Panel 1: Business & Innovation -- Strategies & Trends
11:00am: Special Address: Aristos Constantine, Trade Commissioner, Cyprus Embassy Trade Center in New York
11:10am: Keynote Address: Despina P. Theodosiou, CEO, Tototheo Maritime; President, WISTA International
11:30am: Panel 2: Public Relations, Media & Branding Strategies
12:15pm: HYP Awards Ceremony (Honorees To Be Announced February 2020)
12:45pm: Special Recognition & Closing Remarks
REGISTRATION & DISCOUNTS:
SYMPOSIUM Registration open through May 10th
College Students: FREE Registration (though some donation is appreciated)
General Registration: Suggested Donation, $30 on Eventbrite.
Philo4Thought 2020 Passport Members receive 50% off the listed rates. The event Discount Code was emailed to all active members. To renew your membership, please click here. If you have not received your code, please email email@example.com.
Phil4Thought is a 501(c)3 nonprofit philanthropic educational foundation. All ticket proceeds are donations (tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law) in support of:
the support of our College-Bound Young Scholars initiative;
research to identify and support valuable beneficial resources for our local, regional and global communities;
recruit new contributors to our monthly newsletter.
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SPEAKERS & MODERATORS:
See clickable links below for Speaker & Moderator bios.
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou
CEO, Tototheo Maritime
President, WISTA International
NYS Certificate of Excellence: Lifetime Achievement
Philanthropist & Retired Instructor
NYS Certificate of Excellence: Outstanding Community Outreach Group
V. Rev. Fr. Chrystosomos Gilbert, Director
NYS Certificate of Excellence: Outstanding HYPs
Ted Anastasiou, Esq.
Curator and Lead Organizer
Deacon Sotiri Michalatos
NYS Attorney General's Certificate, Honoring Outstanding Merit & Valor
Undergraduate, Economics, Politics & International Relations, University College Dublin
Social Media Manager and Translator, TEDxUTHLarissa
NYS Attorney General's Triple C Award Honorees &
Philo4Thought College-Bound Young Scholars Stipend Recipients
Graphics & Animation
Certificate of Merit & Service
Business & Political Science
Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas, and the team of specialists at Lexington Medical Associates have taken remarkably proactive steps in educating and treating the community while allaying fears and concerns caused by the massive COVID-19 global health crisis of 2020. Learn more about their premier Concierge Medical Practice right here in the heard of NYC.
At this time, we would like to extend special thanks to Professor Susan Lowes, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Institute for Learning Technologies at Columbia University Teachers College, and CUIT for helping us make the transition to Zoom for our 2020 Spring Symposium.
Assistant Provost for Global Initiatives, Dr. Zoe Petropoulou, together with Dr. Athanasia (Nancy) Biska (Modern Greek Language) and Dr. John Angelidis (International Business Management) have worked diligently to develop a dynamic, sustainable program that combines intensive courses in Modern Greek Language and Culture with principles of International Management in the Greek business sector. The course includes travel to Greece to gain first-hand knowledge of the principles presented by the lead instructors.
On Thursday, May 14, the Center for Executive Education at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business will launch the continuation of their Art at Risk: Fortune, Fame and Fashion conference series, building on the successful fine arts conference held in 2019, incorporating panels and alternating case studies for the 2020 event. Conference topics cover broad implications of collecting from pop culture, particularly as it relates to famous people and events, covering the "lifecycle" of either a single object or a collection, meaning acquisition, retention, and disposition, and what factors come into play in each stage. This and related conferences are designed for new and experienced collectors, insurers, lawyers, conservators, appraisers, and collecting institutions such as museums and libraries.
Congratulations Class of 2020!
As always, we wish our young graduates and professionals all the best in the next steps of your journey! New graduates in attendance at the symposium will be recognized at the conclusion of our awards ceremony. Please let us know at sign-in.
EVENT SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS:
We are honored to have St. John's University, Thalassa Restaurant, For Five Coffee, Martha's Country Bakery and the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce as the main food, venue & reception sponsors for this event. Special thanks to Tototheo Maritime, W.I.S.T.A., Bloomberg, HABA, Innovation Accelerator, Pardalis & Nohavicka LLC, NYC Network Group, Roos Advisors, GreekTech, Mercury LLC, and our friends at the offices of the Consulate General of Greece in New York, the Cyprus Consulate in New York and the Cypriot Embassy Trade Center of New York, who have all assisted in the coordination of recruiting the speakers for this year's event.
We also thank contributors to our College-Bound Young Scholars Stipends (named in our official event video and on our Spring 2020 Crowdfunding Page) as well as the Offices of the NYS Attorney General and NYS Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi for their long-standing support of our efforts to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our local youth. Special recognition goes to Rei Brown and the High School of Art & Design, who embraced and interpreted the spirit of Hellenism to prepare this year's promotional video, which will launch on March 15th.
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