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Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State celebrates the Community of Entrepreneurship. Penn State and the communities surrounding the campuses that are emerging as a vibrant collective of independent thinkers who work together to get important things done. This is the vision of community enabling a better world through collective effort.

At University Park each day has a theme: Go Freelance!, Social Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship Innovation, Entrepreneurial Women, Start-Up Shake-Up.  Keynotes are from noon-1:00 (except Wednesday) and master classes follow the keynotes. Perspective Panels, 3-5 experienced entrepreneurs talk about their successes and failures, are held from 3:00-4:00. From 4:30 to 6:30 every day you will find workshops.  New Leaf Initiative  sponsors networking opportunities every day from 6:30-8:00 followed by Flavor Flights, sponsored by the CBICC, every evening from 8:00-9:30.

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Chris Spielvogel

Chris Spielvogel is a senior lecturer of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State University, research associate of Digital Humanities in the Center for Democratic Deliberation, and Co-founder of Flip Learning, a "born digital" textbook publishing and software company that emphasizes applied learning. Chris's research has appeared in journals in the fields of digital media, gaming, and learning, rhetoric, and American history, while his recent book, Interpreting Sacred Ground: The Rhetoric of National Civil War Parks and Battlefields (U of Alabama Press, 2013), examines the public memory of the Civil War. Chris’s educational technology innovations have been funded by a variety of foundations and agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kauffman Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education. He has participated in two start-up accelerators on behalf of Flip Learning, while the company is a recent recipient of an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners.