REPORT ON 2012 WHARTON CLUB OF DC PROGRAMS, Q3-4, 2012

So many programs we split listing in two parts
This is a great example of what you can expect each year
..............if you're a Member

JULY 2012

Special Live Broadcast: “Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling - What Does It Mean?”

Monday, Jul 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Members invited to log-in during live broadcast or view video 24 hours later.

 

Free Concert, Mozart to Michael Jackson, at Austrian Embassy

Friday, Jul 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Violinist Barbara Helfgott and Pianist Michael Kahr play a wide range of famous classical pieces and traditional Viennese music to pop and melodies from popular musicals.

 

Wharton Energy Club Happy Hour

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Alum Wharton Club Members involved in Energy. Invited to Happy Hour in DC.

 

July Green Business Roundtable

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

Speaker: Jerry Muys, Partner in Environment & Natural Resources Group at Sullivan Worcester. Topic: “The Evolving Importance of Water.” All interested in business and environment welcome.

 

Wharton - HBS Club Leads Council - Helping You Succeed

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Join the Wharton/Harvard B-School Leads Council on the third Wednesday of every month! Promote and build each others' businesses.

 

U.S. Airways Chairman & CEO Doug Parker

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear U.S. Airways Chairman/CEO Doug Parker who will discuss the current state of the airline industry and the case for consolidation.

 

Marissa Levin, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Shares Success Secrets You Can Us

 

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Marissa Levin, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire and author of “My Company ROCKS! Eight Secrets to a Growth-Driven Culture That Keeps Employees Happy & Engaged."  Will speak at networking event for Wharton Club members.

Alex Brill, American Enterprise Institute

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Alex Brill, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; topic: “Budgetary Landscape: Cliffs, Mountains, & a Vast Wasteland.” Wharton Club members invited to National Economists Club event.

Cleveland Clinic CEO/President Dr. Delos M. Cosgrove

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear Dr. Delos M. Cosgrove, CEO/President of the Cleveland Clinic discuss healthcare policy in the wake of Supreme Court's historic ACA ruling and maintaining quality with lower costs.

Wharton-HBS Entrepreneurship Forum

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

New series, a collaboration of Wharton & HBS Clubs of DC, features exciting startups & early stage businesses. This session: “Startup Capital: Perspectives on Challenges & Opportunities” discussing VC funding, crowdfunding, JOBS Act, angels.  Expert VC speakers.

CEO Business Summit & White House Briefing of Minority Business Roundtable

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 8:00 am

Supports White House Initiative on Small Business to provide Small & Minority Business advanced acquisition planning information to increase Federal & Corporate Contracting. Includes Small Biz Directors at HHS, GSA, HHS, Many More.

Royal Thai Embassy: Reception & Briefing

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Please join host, H.E. Ambassador Mr. Chaiyong Satjipanon of Thailand and other top officials for a fascinating evening at their embassy. A stimulating way for you to learn about their dynamic, friendly Southeast Asia nation.

Canada: The Northern Light, A Partner for Growth & Opportunity

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 8:30 am Luncheon, half-day program

Thought leaders to discuss energy issues and policies involving Canada, our top trading partner. Wharton Club members and guests invited

AUGUST 2012

Quarterly Economic Roundtable at U.S. Chamber

 

  • Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 8:30 am

Martin Regalia, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to Keynote. Other leading economists to participate.

Night Out at the Ballpark with HBS Club of DC

 

  • Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Wharton Club Members invited to attend with our good friends at the HBS Club of DC.

Wharton - HBS Club Leads Council - Helping You Succeed

 

  • Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Topic: “Getting More Qualified Leads & Promote Your Business” from Wash Business Journal.

Join the Wharton/Harvard B-School Leads Council on the third Wednesday of every month! Promote and build each others’ businesses.

Cocktail Party for a Great Cause

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Wharton Club members invited for cocktails to support Active Minds, which is “changing the conversation about mental health” for students on college campuses all over the U.S. It’s led by Alison Malmon, C’03, past Wharton Award recipient.

Veterans Small Business Forum

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 10:00 am

Cybersecurity: Protecting the Power Grid

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Why cyber-terrorist attack on U.S. power grid could be "gravest short-term threat" to national security -- what has been done, further actions needed. Join us with the Michigan & Ross Alumni Clubs to hear speakers address these issues.

Family Fun Night for Soccer: DC United vs. NY Red Bulls

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Exciting night for family fun. DC United vs. NY Red Bulls at RFK Stadium. Wharton Club members and guests invited.

SEPTEMBER 2012

Kathleen Turner, Actress

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear Kathleen Turner.

 

Ken Simonson, Association of General Contractors

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Speaker: Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Association of General Contractors. Topic: “Building up or Falling off a (Fiscal) Cliff? The Economic Outlook for Construction.” Wharton Club members invited to National Economists Club event.

Bruce Allen, Washington Redskins

Friday, Sep 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear Bruce Allen, Washington Redskins' General Manager. Head table guests to include Redskin greats Larry Brown, Brig Owens and Mike Bragg.

Getting Back To Business

Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Great combination of power networking, gourmet food and spectacular views of the city; open bar.

Wharton Club members welcome.

Tony Perkins, Family Research Council

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council.

James P. Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear Teamsters' Union President James P. Hoffa.

David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Speaker: David Wessel, Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal and author. Topic: “RED INK: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget.” Wharton Club members invited to National Economists Club event.

Annual Swedish Crayfish Celebration at House of Sweden

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Swedish-American Chamber invites Wharton Club members and guests to enjoy magical evening: rooftop cocktail reception, fabulous Potomac view, then crayfish dinner and Swedish specialties.

Fundraiser for Penn Alum Shot in Holdup and Left as Quadriplegic

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

You can make a difference in helping a fellow Penn alum, Kevin Neary, C’04, who was shot and seriously wounded on his way home after attending a Penn basketball game. You can buy a ticket to the fundraiser, Friday, Sept. 14, and bid at the auction.

Tigerlily Foundation 1st Annual Pink Boa 5K in Reston Town Center

Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 7:30 am

You may wish to consider running, walking, or otherwise supporting this worthy group whose mission is: “Impacting Young Women's Lives Before, During & After Breast Cancer.”

Wharton-HBS Entrepreneurship Networking Happy Hour

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Entrepreneurial Wharton Club members andguests invited to "Just Show Up" at Happy Hour with HBS Club.

Wharton - HBS Club Leads Council - Helping You Succeed

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Join the Wharton/Harvard B-School Leads Council on the third Wednesday of every month! Promote and build each others’ businesses.

September Green Business Roundtable

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 8:00 am

Speaker: Jonathan Hsu, Wharton alum and CEO of Recyclebank, Top Green Loyalty Program. All interested in business and sustainability welcome!

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Ford Motor Co.

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Speaker: Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Chief Economist, Ford Motor Co. Wharton Club members invited to

National Economists Club Event.

Help Young Single Mothers Build a Path Out of Poverty

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Business networking fundraiser at Black Finn in Bethesda and an opportunity for you to meet new Fresh Start Science Executive Director, Ms. Angela Fitch.

Embassy of Barbados: Reception & Briefing

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Please join host, H.E. Ambassador John Beale of Barbados and other top officials for a fascinating evening at their embassy. A stimulating way for you to learn about a thriving, friendly Caribbean nation.

 

OCTOBER 2012

 

  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.

 

  • Economics & Wine: Stephen Chaikind, Johns Hopkins University

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Wharton Club members invited to National Economists Club Event to be held at National Association of Realtors Headquarters on Capitol Hill.

 

  • Giving Back: Opportunities at Compass's Annual Project Launch

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Wharton Members with MBAs especially invited.

 

  • Sequestration Strategies Roundtable: Issues For Federal Contractors

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 7:30 am

As we approach the potential "fiscal cliff" that sequestration could worsen by affecting $1.2 trillion federal dollars, two federal policy experts will analyze issues and strategies. Public invited.

 

  • Carolyn Campbell, Emerging Capital Partners

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Speaker: Carolyn Campbell, Emerging Capital Partners. Topic: “Emerging Markets Myths and Reality: Africa Example.”  Wharton Club members invited to National Economists Club event.

 

  • Power People & Politics: Do Private Equity Firms Create Value?

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Featuring Wharton Assistant Professor Bulent Gultekin; Mark Ein, W’85 HBS’92, Founder & CEO, Venturehouse Group LLC; Sameer Bhargava, HBS’00, Director of Corporate Development, The Carlyle Group.

 

  • General Martin Dempsey

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

 

  • Alvaro Uribe Velez, Former President of Columbia

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Book event:  Alvaro Uribe Velez, Former President of Columbia, to discuss memoir. Wharton Club members and guests invited to attend.

 

  • Prof. Matt Slaughter, Tuck B-School

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Speaker: Professor Matt Slaughter, Associate Dean of the Tuck Business School of Dartmouth. Topic: “Five Numbers Facing America Regardless of November 6, 2012.” Wharton Club members invited to National Economists Club event.

 

  • Program With Israeli Entrepreneur Roni Einav

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Wharton Club members and guests invited to innovator’s lecture, networking, program, reception.

 

  • Wharton - HBS Club Leads Council - Helping You Succeed

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Join the Wharton/Harvard B-School Leads Council on the third Wednesday of every month! Promote and build each others’ businesses.

 

  • Lunch & Learn Seminar: SBS 504 Loan Options for Small Businesses

Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Wharton Club members and guests invited to program

 

  • Hookup with Vookup: Product Launch Party

Friday, Oct 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Entrepreneurial Wharton Club Members invited to exciting launch of new free site for more fun, better results, in group event planning. CEO is Pauline Idogho, WG’10.

 

  • Embassy Series Concert & Reception at Embassy of Austria

Friday, Oct 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Wharton Club members and guests invited to fabulous event with Fairfax Symphony featuring renowned Pianist, Edvinas Minkstimas, playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major.

 

  • Green Business Roundtable

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:30 am

Speaker: Lester Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute.  Attendees received free copy of his latest book

 

  • Book Launch: “Fearless: Awakening To My Life's Purpose Through Breast Cancer”

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm

You are invited to join us to meet the inspirational author, Maimah Karmo, fearless female and lover of life, a Liberian refugee and 32-year old mother of a toddler. Theme: When a breast cancer diagnosis turned her challenge into action.

 

  • 1st Annual Health Care Summit

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 8:30 am

Summit features top thought leaders from public and private sectors covering varied topics in a full-day program.

 

  • Embassy Series Concert & Reception: Israeli Chamber Project

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Wharton Club members and guests invited to fabulous event with Israeli Chamber project. Performance dedicated to memory of journalist Daniel Pearl.

 

  • Creating More Powerful Sponsorships & Partnerships

Friday, Oct 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

A workshop for sponsorship buyers and sellers led by marketing and sponsorship strategist Gail Bower. Learn the best ways to create and build effective sponsorships in today's challenging economy.

 

  • Annual Wharton Healthcare Conference

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 at 7:30 am

Please join us for this all-day event with great topics and numerous national healthcare leaders confirmed as speakers.

NOVEMBER 2012

 

  • 2012 Wharton Energy Conference: Our Energy Future, Searching for Solutions

Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:00 am

Wharton Club members invited to attend this powerful annual event. Panels on traditional energy, alternative energy, regulatory policy and finance. Keynotes: Janet Clark, EVP & CFO, Marathon; and David Crane, CEO of NRG.

 

Rodney Erickson, Penn State University

Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear Penn State President Rodney Erickson.

 

Phillipine Ambassador Invites Wharton Club Members to Enjoy National Folk Dance Company

Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

H.E. José L. Cuisia, Jr., WG’70 and Wharton Award Recipient, invites Wharton Club members and guests to enjoy Kennedy Center performance of Bayanihan -- The National Folk Dance Company of The Philippines.

 

HBS Professor Gautam Mukunda on Indispensable Leaders

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm

HBS Asst. Professor Makunda will discuss his new book: “Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter.” Joint event of Wharton and Harvard B-School Clubs of DC.

 

Maryland Tech Council / FEF Fall Cocktail Reception

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Wharton Club members and guests invited to Maryland Tech Council's Financial Executives Forum (FEF) Fall Reception and Networking at the Congressional Country Club.

 

Embassy of Trinidad & Tobago: Reception & Briefing

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Please join host, H.E. Ambassador Neil Parsan and other top officials for a fascinating evening at their embassy. A stimulating way for you to learn about a thriving, friendly Caribbean nation.

 

Special Reception Featuring Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns

Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Special musical tribute to U.S. military members, their families and their legacies. Featuring reception and performance by tenor Anthony Kearns hosted by the New Zealand Embassy.

 

Roger Daltrey & Pete Townshend of The Who

Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who discuss plans for Teen Cancer America project.

 

Business & Legal Forum on U.S.-China Trade & Investment

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 9:00 am

U.S. and Chinese experts to discuss IP and innovation, energy & green growth, enabling frameworks for trade, partnerships for success. Wharton Club members invited.

 

The World Economy and The IMF

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Featuring Siddharth Tiwari, U Chicago Ph.D.’87, IMF Director of Strategy, Policy, and Review.

Wharton Club members & guests welcome.

 

Penn To You Invites Alumni to Hear Discussion by Distinguished Penn Faculty

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Dean and two distinguished Professors from School of Arts & Sciences to discuss: “Ethical Dilemmas: From Oedipus to the Oval Office.”

 

Solidarity Event for Sandy's Victims: An Evening at the French Embassy

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Managing major surprise events and the dynamics among stakeholders in business, government and geopolitics.

 

Wharton - HBS Club Leads Council - Helping You Succeed

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Join the Wharton/Harvard B-School Leads Council on the third Wednesday of every month! Promote and build each others’ businesses. Topic: Tax & Financial Impact of Elections. At MD location:

MD - Eddie Snyder and at DC location - Jim Lindsey.

 

Entrepreneur Leadership Workshop & Startup Clinic

Friday, Nov 16, 2012 at 8:30am

 

Bruce Bartlett, Fiscal Times: Prospects for Tax Reform

Friday, Nov 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Speaker: Bruce Bartlett, The Fiscal Times Columnist, Blogger, Contributor. Topic: “Prospects for Tax Reform.” Wharton Club members invited to National Economists Club event.

 

Admiral Jonathan Greenert

Friday, Nov 16t 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy.

 

Beaujolais & Beyond - Celebration At French Embassy

Friday, Nov 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy three types of this year’s “Nouveau”, but no (“Nouveau Riche”) plus other libations, delicacies from Cuisine Solutions, French breads, pastries, live jazz, and dance tunes by DJ Jean-Michel. Raffle for prizes, silent auction.

 

Gala of the Americas

Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Wharton Club members invited to this festive event, to be attended by Ambassadors and dignitaries from many OAS Member Nations.

 

Wharton Club of DC Investment Forum

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Dave Greene, Bernstein Global Wealth Management, will discuss key ideas in his new book, “Dollars and Sense: Ten Fundamentals of Financial Success.” Wharton, HBS Club members, public invited.

 

Harvard Prof. Martin Feldstein:

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University: “Dealing with the Fiscal Deficit - Prospects for Tax Reform.” Wharton Club members invited to National Economists Club event.

 

Green Business Roundtable

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 11:30 am

Speaker: Elizabeth Seeger, WG, Principal at KKR

Topic: Responsible Investment in Private Equity and KKR's Green Portfolio Program. All interested in business and sustainability welcome!

 

DECEMBER 2012

Michel Delacroix, Renowned French Artist: One-Man Show

Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Wharton Club members and guests are invited to this show, perhaps one of last in the U.S., featuring charming Parisian scenes, and also his newest book and scarf. Naïve Artist Michel Delacroix in person at P&C Art in Old Town Alexandria.

 

Forum on Conservation, Efficiency and Growth

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Wharton Club members & guests invited to special complimentary program.

 

Wharton - HBS Club Leads Council - Helping You Succeed

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Join us at this evening event in downtown DC to meet other Wharton Club & HBS Club Members. Special Holiday Party for Leads Council members.

 

Wharton Club Investment Forum

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

Speaker: Michael Farr, Farr Miller, a highly regarded financial advisor. Topic: “"Investing in a Post-Election, Pre-Fiscal Cliff World.” Wharton, HBS Club Members, Public invited.  POSTPONED.

 

James Taylor, Singer & Songwriter

Friday, Dec 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear James Taylor, Grammy Award-winning singer and song writer.

 

Annual Gala Viennese Christmas Ball

Friday, Dec 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Wharton Club members and guests invited to elegant ball at Washington Golf & Country Club. Join us for evening of Viennese waltz, quadrilles & ballroom music. Champagne and Austrian desserts buffet.

 

America Works Summit

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Wharton Club members & guests invited to special complimentary program.

 

Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 at 8:30 am

Top Speakers include federal and state officials who will address ways to avoid future fiscal cliffs. Complimentary for Wharton Club members and guests.

 

Small Business Forum

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 at 9:00 am

Wharton Club members & guests invited to special complimentary program.

 

Financial Executives Forum Breakfast

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 7:30 am

Wharton Club members invited to join Tech Council of Maryland members at the Bethesda Marriott for Financial Executive Forum. Speaker: Former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle – “What the 2012 Elections Mean to You.”

 

Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: Wharton Prof. Peter Capelli

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Wharton Lifelong Learning Webinar for Wharton Alums.

 

Edmund S. Phelps, Nobel Prize Winning Economist

Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Wharton Club members invited to hear Nobel Prize winner and distinguished Columbia University Professor (and former Penn Prof) at The Embassy of Canada for NEC Annual Dinner.

 

Leon Panetta, U.S. Secretary of Defense

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm Luncheon

Wharton Club members and guests invited to National Press Club to hear Leon Panetta, Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense.

 

Wharton Club Member Second Annual Holiday Luncheon

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Wharton Club members and guests invited to celebrate the holidays. If you're in town on Dec 19, please join us for lunch, networking & fun!

 

Tigerlily Foundation 2nd Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

You may wish to consider attending, or otherwise supporting this worthy group whose mission is: “Impacting Young Women's Lives Before, During and After Breast Cancer.”