Keynote Speaker, Kenton Lee

The Power of Small Things

Kenton is an inspirational speaker, TED-star, and innovative creator. He graduated from the Regis Masters in Nonprofit Management program. His journey brought him to an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was inspired to help children who were in desperate need of shoes. No ordinary shoes, but adjustable shoes that growing children could wear for years to come. Creating the shoes became a passionate hobby that Kenton shared with friends back home in Idaho. After working several years to turn the idea into reality, The Shoe That GrowsTM was born. Kenton and friends went on to found Because International, a nonprofit organization that has made a difference around the world using their three big programs to help other innovators—Products, Production, and Pursuit—representing the positive cycle of innovation. Read more about Kenton's journey.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 12, 2019

The evening is divided into two segments. The Alumni Matrix portion beginning at 5 p.m. is designed to encourage networking among Regis members and guests. This is immediately followed by the Innovation Challenge at 7 p.m. at which time we welcome the general public to attend and participate.

5:00 p.m.

Alumni Matrix
Meetup Opens
5:30 p.m.

Alumni Matrix
Welcome and
Keynote Speaker
7:00 p.m.

Innovation Challenge
9:00 p.m.

Innovation Challenge
Winners Announced
Open to guests and members of the Alumni Matrix Meetup. Stop at the Sign-In tent, then network with friends while you visit the food trucks, beer garden, Alumni and Rangers tents, swag tent, and more. Outdoors in Lot 4. Welcome address by Ken Sagendorf, Innovation Center Director, and Tim Keane, Anderson College of Business Dean. Keynote address by Regis alum, Kenton Lee. Outdoors in Lot 4, main tent. Innovation Challenge pitches begin. Ten teams each have ten minutes to present and to answer questions from a panel of four judges. Go teams! Indoors in the Mountain View Room. Innovation Challenge winners will be announced after all votes are tallied from the judges and the audience. Indoors in the Mountain View Room.