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2015 ICONIC Tour

Download the 2015 ICONIC: Chicago Agenda.

PRE-CONFERENCE DAY—MONDAY, MAY 18

2:00 p.m. Registration Open (Inc.edu attendees only)
Location: 1871 (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654)

3:00–6:00 p.m. Inc.edu Courses

Supercharge your learning experience by attending a pre-event Inc.edu class. Each MBA executive-level classroom-style session is led by a business thought-leader. Seats are limited, and preregistration is required. There is an additional fee to participate.

I. Pragmatic Leadership Skills to Move Your Agenda
Instructor: Sam Bacharach, professor, Cornell Business School; founder, The BLG Leadership Group; and author, “Get Them on Your Side and Keep Them on Your Side,” and columnist, Inc.com
Location: 1871
II. The Strength of Mind: What You Need to Succeed
Instructor: Srikumar S. Rao, former Columbia Business School professor; creator of the Creativity and Personal Mastery (CPM) course and author, “Happiness at Work” and “Are You Ready to Succeed?”
Location: 1871

6:00–8:00 p.m. VIP Welcome Reception (Ticket required)

Speakers: Phil LeBeau, reporter, CNBC; and Rick Santelli, on-air editor, CNBC Business News
Hosts: Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” and “Nightly Business Report”; and Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief, Inc.
Location: 1871 (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago)

CONFERENCE DAY—TUESDAY, MAY 19
Location: The Chicago Theater (175 N State St, Chicago)

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration Open
Lobby

8:15 a.m. Theater doors open

8:45 a.m. Welcome to Iconic
Remarks: Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s Power Lunch and Nightly Business Report; and Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief, Inc.
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9:00 a.m. Welcome to Chicago
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9:15 a.m. Do What You Like, Like What You Do
Speaker: Bert Jacobs, co-founder and chief executive optimist, The Life is Good Co.
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10:05 a.m. How to Envision Profits and a Purpose
Speaker: Neil Blumenthal, co-founder and co-CEO, Warby Parker
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10:45 a.m. Networking Break
Foyer and Lobby

11:15 a.m. Brands We F**king Love
Speakers: Hilary Folger, partner – brand strategy, Lippincott; Eric Ryan, co-founder, Method; and Bayard Winthrop, founder and CEO, American Giant
Interviewer: Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief, Inc.
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12:15 p.m. Bikes, Branding, and Business: A Conversation with SoulCycle
Speakers: Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, co-founders, co-creators, and co-owners, SoulCycle
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1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
Foyer and Lobby

2:15 p.m.The Reinvention Game: A Conversation with Marlo Thomas
Speaker: Marlo Thomas, actress, philanthropist and author, “It Ain’t Over … Reinventing Your Life and Realizing Your Dreams Anytime, at Any Age”
Interviewer: Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief, Inc.
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2:45 p.m. Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
Speakers: J.B. Pritzker, co-founder and managing partner, Pritzker Group; Governor Bruce Rauner, the State of Illinois; and Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871; and general managing partner, G2T3V
Interviewer: Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” and “Nightly Business Report”
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3:40 p.m. Networking Break
Foyer and Lobby

4:00 p.m. Chicago’s All-Star Innovators
Speakers: Jason Fried, founder and CEO, Basecamp; author, “Remote,” “Getting Real” and “Rework”; and columnist, Inc.; and Matt Maloney, founder and CEO, GrubHub; and Richard Melman, founder and chairman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Interviewer: Kate Rogers, small business and entrepreneurship reporter, CNBC Business News
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4:45 p.m. Lessons from the Business Turnaround King
Speaker: Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO, Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises and host of CNBC’s “The Profit”
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6:00 p.m. Iconic Program Ends

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