AUBURN UNIVERSITY – James R. Barth, the Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance in Auburn University’s College of Business and Senior Finance Fellow at the Milken Institute, will share his perspective on the U.S. banking crisis during the 16th Annual Milken Global Conference.
The five-day event begins Monday, April 29, in Beverly Hills, Calif., and features a variety of financial and political experts, including businessman Bill Gates, media magnate Rupert Murdoch, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The conference will have an estimated 600 speakers and 3,000 attendees from 60 nations and every state in the U.S.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY –Auburn University’s Center for Governmental Services will hold a one-day conference, “Workforce Development: Bridging Gaps to Increase Investments in Alabama,” Monday, March 25, at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in Montgomery.
Attendees will delve into critical issues surrounding workforce development and jobs that have an impact on Alabama’s citizenry, governments and businesses.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – After discovering what many consider to be the perfect chicken salad recipe and starting their first restaurant in Auburn only five years ago, Stacy Brown and her business partner and husband, Kevin Brown, are now in the process of establishing more than 50 Chicken Salad Chick franchises in five states.
Countless aspiring food entrepreneurs want what the Browns have achieved: a business that is popular, thriving, and, most of all, highly profitable.
Stacy Brown and several other successful entrepreneurs will share their experiences of starting and growing their own food-related businesses at Auburn University’s Food Systems Institute’s Food Entrepreneur Conference March 14-15 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
AUBURN – The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute will host its 22nd Alabama Transition Conference March 5-6 at the Mariott at Grand National in Opelika.
The conference brings together service providers and educators to share ideas and work toward the goal of preparing young people with disabilities to live independently. The institute is a research and outreach center for Auburn University’s College of Education.
About 600 to 700 parents, students, agencies, businesses, educators and policymakers will gather to learn more about helping students bridge the gap, or transition, from high school to post-secondary employment opportunities. They will have the opportunity to attend sessions and workshops and hear nationally renowned speakers.
AUBURN – A keynote address by Michael Hingson, a blind 9-11 survivor who, with the help of his guide dog, led a group of people to safety from the 78th floor of World Trade Center Tower One, will kick off the second Alabama Assistive Technology Expo and Conference at Auburn University May 19-20.
Assistive technology includes mobility devices, such as wheelchairs and walkers, and hardware like video phones for the hearing impaired or text readers for individuals with limited vision. Such tools can prove essential for individuals with disabilities in maximizing employment, education and recreation opportunities.
AUBURN – Auburn University will host the eighth annual Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, March 25-27. The conference is a professional meeting organized by students for early-career researchers in ecology, evolution and related fields with nearly 200 students from around the United States attending.
Monty Graham, Dauphin Island’s senior marine scientist, was selected to give the keynote address because of his extensive knowledge of the Gulf Coast as well as his scientific research efforts following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Graham’s talk will be in Auburn’s Sciences Center auditorium Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. and is open to the public; registration is required to attend the remainder of the conference.