Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for an hour-long conversation between two intellectual luminaries on topics ranging from the state of science today, how discovery drives entrepreneurship, the many uses for artificial intelligence in scientific research, the importance of science philanthropy, and more!  Registration is required and space is limited. 

Walter Isaacson is professor of history at Tulane University and a Carnegie trustee. From 2003 to 2017, he was President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow. He is also an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg and has served as chairman of CNN and as Editor ofTIME magazine. He is a best-selling author of The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, and Einstein: His Life and Universe, among other biographies. 
 
Eric Schmidt 
is a Technical Advisor to Alphabet, where he was previously Executive Chairman. Prior to that, he was CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011 and Chairman from 2011 to 2015, helping to grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology.  Schmidt is also a Visiting Innovation Fellow at MIT. Through the Schmidt Family Foundation, Schmidt Futures, and the Schmidt Ocean Institute, he is a major voice in the world of scientific philanthropy. He is the co-author of The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and our Lives and How Google Works.