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Innovation Through the Generations Conference

Speaker: Justin Rockefeller, Addepar Inc.
Location: Egan Research Center, Northeastern University, 120 Forsyth St., Boston, MA 02115

Innovation Through the Generations: 

Global Family Business Forum: Research Meets Practice

May 3, 2017

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

See the Conference website for the schedule of speakers and activities.


Why Attend Innovation Through the Generations 2017 Conference?

The aim of the Innovation Through the Generations Conference is to increase family businesses’ entrepreneurial spirit by connecting leaders of family businesses with renowned researchers in the field, many of whom are also shareholders of their family’s business or have worked for family businesses. By bringing together family business researchers with family business leaders, we hope to identify and explore best practices and also discuss how family businesses can best implement those practices. We are also excited to share that the conference presentations by the researchers and family business leaders will be published in a special issue of the Journal for Family Business Strategy, commemorating this special event.

Quality Time with Experts

At the conference we will be presenting workshops where participants will discover their personal innovation style as well as their approach toward innovative business strategies. For those participants who attend with their Northeastern University student and/or fellow family business stakeholders, these workshops are sure to stimulate discussion and encourage future dialogue about innovation in your family business.

Who Should Attend?

Family business leaders, researchers, academics and students. 

Our Keynote Speaker

Justin Rockefeller Global Director, Family Offices and Foundations, Addepar; Co-Founder, the ImPact

Mr. Justin Rockefeller serves as a Director of Business Development at Addepar, Inc. Mr. Rockefeller also serves as a Venture Partner at Richmond Global. He is based at the firm's Palo Alto office. Mr. Rockefeller focuses on deal sourcing and investor relations. He is also responsible for examining investments in sustainable enterprise development. Prior to Richmond, Mr. Rockefeller was Vice President at Uhuru Capital Management. He currently serves on the Board and Member of Investment Committee of Japan Society; Population Council; and Mobilize.org. Mr. Rockefeller serves as a Member of Board of Trustees at Population Council. He currently serves on the Board, Trustee, and Member of Investment Committee of Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and on Boards of Rockefeller Family Fund. In addition, he serves on the Executive Committee of The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and on several advisory boards. He is a Director of the Richmond Sustainability Foundation. Mr. Rockefeller co-founded and was National Program Director and Chairman at GenerationEngage. He is a Kauffman Fellow through the Center for Venture Education. He holds a B.A. degree from Princeton University.