Wharton Neuroscience Summit

November 3, 2023

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Wharton Philadelphia Campus
3730 Walnut St., Eighth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brain Capital:

The Future of Human Creativity, Wellbeing, and Performance

Register for the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative Annual Summit Below:

Topics of Interest

We aim to explore how academia, organizations and business, as well as government can best invest in brain capital to maximize cognitive, social, and emotional health and performance.

The 2023 summit will be our return following the gap during the COVID pandemic. We anticipate that the summit will appeal to students, faculty,¬†and informed members of the academic and general community. Our goal for this year’s summit is to help a broad audience understand that investing in brain capital at every life stage will return crucial dividends for health, education, justice, democracy, innovation, environmental stewardship, and the economic competitiveness of individuals, teams, business, and society.

Speakers & Panelists

A full list of our speakers and panelist will be announced soon.

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Mary “Missy” Cummings, PhD

Director, Mason Autonomy and Robotics Center (MARC)

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Leila Entezam, LMFT, MBA

Leadership Advisor to High Performers, EQ Thought Leader, Coach, Speaker: LEZAM.IT

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Harris A. Eyre, MD, PhD

Lead, Brain Capital Alliance; Fellow, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

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Michael J. Jabbour

Chief Innovation Officer, US Education, Microsoft

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Gale M. Lucas, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies

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Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD (Penn G’05, Penn Med’07)

Professor, Neuroscience & Education at Teachers College, Columbia University

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Stefano Puntoni, PhD

Sebastian S. Kresge Professor, Marketing (The Wharton School)

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Scott Sandland

CEO, Cyrano


Lindsay Shaw, EdM, EdD (Penn C’05)

Director of Sport Psychology at the Cleveland Guardians


Cornelia Walther, PhD

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Social Norms and Behavior Dynamics (School or Arts and Sciences)

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Jay Yelon, DO, FACS, FCCM

Commander, Medical Corps, US Navy

Lodging Recommendations

For those traveling to the summit, the following lodging accommodations are in close proximity to Wharton’s Philadelphia campus.

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Hosted by Wharton Faculty


Michael Platt, MD, PhD (Penn G’94)

Director, the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative,

James S. Riepe University Professor

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Elizabeth “Zab” Johnson, PhD

Executive Director, the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative,

Senior Fellow

Summit Event Team

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Schotland McQuade

Program Coordinator, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative

Pictures from the 2019 Wharton Neuroscience Initiative Annual Summit

The Future of Human Interaction and Performance