Leadership Engagement & Discovery (LEAD) Conference

Investing to Change the World by 2050

The 2018 Leadership Engagement and Discovery (LEAD) Conference in February 2018 provided a fresh perspective on leadership, led by renowned financier and philanthropist, David M. Rubenstein.

The Leadership Engagement and Discovery (LEAD) Conference is an annual conference designed to bring together leaders around a topic of importance to individuals, organizations, and communities. Sponsored by Taft, the IU Kelley School of Business and the IU Lilly School of Philanthropy, the 2018 LEAD Conference theme “Investing to Change the World by 2050” examined the rise of investing to create a positive impact on society from the perspective of investors, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, scholars, community organizations and industries. It was a conference meant to engage on the topic and to develop opportunities, recognize challenges and promote discovery.

Leading experts

This year, the panels and presentations by leading experts included those by:

  • Kristian Andersen, High Alpha
  • Tony Armstrong, IU Innovate Indiana Fund
  • Beth Bechdol, AgriNovus
  • Jean Case, The Case Foundation
  • David Johnson, BioCrossroads and CICP
  • Julie Manning Magid, Kelley School of Business
  • Elizabeth McCluskey, Impact Engine
  • Holly McKiernan, Lumina Foundation
  • Jill Newbold, Investors' Circle
  • Una Osili, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Phil Powell, Kelley School of Business
  • Sonal Shah, Beeck Center at Georgetown University

Speakers and panelists led dynamic and insightful discussion throughout the 2018 LEAD Conference. Photos by Mike Bel.

Conversations to create global change