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7th Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit
June 16 @ 3:00pm - 6:30pm
An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until Friday, June 11, 2021
An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until Monday, June 14, 2021
An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until Tuesday, June 15, 2021
An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until Wednesday, June 16, 2021
With a successful track record of hosting five previous highly-rated Summits at locations in the Washington D.C. area and the 2020 Summit online, The Wharton Club of DC is again holding the 2021 Wharton DC Innovation Summit: Innovation Leadership in a Post-Pandemic World using a virtual format.
Businesses, governments and society are still grappling with the “new normal” thrust upon the world by COVID-19. But healthcare, supply chains, real estate, transportation, and infrastructure are already undergoing new shocks and adapting as the world reopens. The workplace, logistics, communications, leisure, entertainment and education are continuing their rapid evolution that began when the pandemic struck.
Fintech, AI, 5G, and other emerging technologies will be leveraged as never before to address the shortcomings exposed by the pandemic, including healthcare quality, affordability and access. Goals such as greater sustainability and a “circular economy” are rising to meet energy, transportation, environmental, strategic, social and other challenges. Fundamental changes in the way we live, work, travel and trade will continue to evolve long past the pandemic. The 2021 Wharton DC Innovation Summit will explore the impact of these key shifts including:
• How innovators and entrepreneurs are positioning to take advantage of them,
• How they are getting private and public funding, and
• What new attributes are required for successful post-pandemic innovation leadership.