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Friday, April 6
Conference registration & Presidential Event | Grand Ballroom, Lower Level

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Registration | Welcome Reception

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
A Conversation with President Martha Pollack | Dinner

Martha POLLACK, President
Gretchen RITTER ‘83, Harold Tanner Dean of Arts & Sciences

Saturday, April 7
Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference and THOUGHT LEADER PANELS

Part I: Leadership Conference | Grand Ballroom, Lower Level

7:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast | Conference Registration 

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

Fred VAN SICKLE, Vice President, Alumni Affairs and Development

9:10 – 10:10 a.m.
From the Hill: Campus Updates  

Dan HUTTENLOCHER, Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech
Greg MORRISETT, Dean of Computing and Information Science (CIS)
Gretchen RITTER ‘83, Harold Tanner Dean of Arts & Sciences
Joe THOMAS, Interim Dean, Cornell SC Johnson

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break and Group Photo

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Around the Region: Engaging Cornellians in the Asia-Pacific

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Leadership Conference Lunch | Grand Ballroom, Lower Level

Part II: Thought Leader Panels | Grand Ballroom, Lower Level

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Behavioral Economics and Decision Research    

Tom GILOVICH, Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Professor of Psychology
Ted O’DONOGHUE, Zubrow Professor of Economics
Jay RUSSO, SC Johnson Family Professor of Management

Behavioral economics and decision research is an emerging field at the intersection of psychology and economics that aims to better understand human behavior and its implications for economic outcomes and public policy. Cornell University has played a central role in the history of this field, including being home to recent Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler for much of his early career, and it continues to do so today. Join three of our faculty experts, Tom Gilovich, Ted O’Donoghue, and Jay Russo, as they describe the field and its history, along with exciting new discoveries continuing to come out of Cornell.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
The Future of Information Technology in Society

Dan HUTTENLOCHER, Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech
Greg MORRISETT, Dean of Computing and Information Science (CIS)
Gretchen RITTER ‘83, Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences

We are at the dawn of the Information age, where digital technologies already have a profound impact on our lives. The simultaneous rise of ubiquitous digital data (so-called Internet-of-Things), the Cloud, and AI technologies such as machine learning, will only accelerate that impact. How are successful businesses adapting to the digital age? What constitutes a liberal education in the digital age, and how should universities adapt to ensure that students have a strong foundation? Join Gretchen Ritter, Harold Tanner Dean of Arts & Sciences, Greg Morrisett, Dean of Computing and Information Science, and Dan Huttenlocher, Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech, as they address these issues.

3:30 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
RED Talks, featuring Cornellian entrepreneurs from around the Asia-Pacific

5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Big Red Reception | Commissary
Address: Shop 405, 4/F Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
+852 2602 0707

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Dine-around-town (optional)

Join local Cornellians for a unique foodie experience in Hong Kong, the gastronomic capital of Asia. Note: The cost of these dinners is not included in the conference package. Cash payment may be required.

Sunday, April 8  Excursion in Hong Kong (optional)

Experience what others miss in Hong Kong in a boat, on a hike, and through the creative lenses of generations of architects and artists whose work mapped out its landscape and captured the spirit of a story that is uniquely Hong Kong. Note: May incur additional (cash) costs.  

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