Wharton Neuroscience Summit

Brain Capital:

The Future of Human Creativity, Well-Being, and Performance


Friday, November 3

8:30 AM

Registration + Grab-&-Go Breakfast

9:00 AM

Introduction & Welcome with Michael Platt

9:05 AM

Keynote Speaker: Harris Eyre, “Launching a New American Brain Mission”

9:35 AM

“Brain Deals to Build Brain Capital”  Panel

Aaron Kaufer, State Representative, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
David Edelman, Executive Advisor, Independent Board Member, Lecturer, Harvard Business School
Danish Munir, Founding Partner, GreyMatter Capital
Harris A. Eyre, MD, PhD; Lead, Brain Capital Alliance, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

Moderated by: Bob McCullough, Vice President, Clinical Strategy, Kooth Digital Health

10:20 AM

Coffee Break

10:40 AM

Keynote Speaker: Missy Cummings, “AI, Uncertainty & the Rise of AI Risk Managers” 

11:10 AM

“Human Brain Capital in the Artificial Intelligence Era”  Panel

Gale Lucas, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies
Stefano Puntoni, PhD; Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
Michael Jabbour, DACM, MBA; Chief Innovation Officer, US Education, Microsoft
Missy Cummings PhD; Director, Mason Autonomy and Robotics Center (MARC), George Mason University

Scott Sandland, CEO, Cyrano


Moderated by: Cornelia Walthers, PhD; Senior Research Fellow, Center for Social Norms & Behaviors, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Kimberly Noble, “Socioeconomic Inequity & Children’s Brain Development”

1:30 PM

“Investing in Children to Build Brain Capital”  Panel

Jayme Banks, PsyD, MBA; Deputy Chief of Prevention & Trauma, The School District of Philadelphia
Laura Jana, MD; Pediatrician, Author, Chief Innovation Officer, Penn State’s Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative
Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD; Professor of Neuroscience & Education, Columbia University, Teachers College
Chemba Raghavan, PhD; Senior Advisor, Early Childhood Development, Nutrition & Child Development Programme Group, UNICEF 

Moderated by: Tim Foxx, MPA; Director, Center for School Study Councils, Graduate School of Education, The University of Pennsylvania

2:15 PM

Coffee Break

2:35 PM

“Investing in Older Adults to Build Brain Capital”  Panel

Mitchell S. V. Elkind, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA; Chief Clinical Science Officer, American Heart Association; Professor of Neurology & Epidemiology, Columbia University
Rajiv Ahuja, Associate Director, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging
Kelly O’Brien, Vice President of Prevention, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s
George Demiris, PhD, FACMI; Mary Alice Bennett University Professor, Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, PIK (Penn Integrates Knowledge) University Professor, School of Nursing & Perelman School of Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania

Moderated by: Jason Karlawish, MD; Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics), Director of Research Education Component (Core F), Alzheimer’s Center, Perelman School of Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania

3:20 PM

Keynote Speaker: Nicholas Port, “The Scientific Approach to Developing & Testing Peak-Performance Training Regiments”

3:50 PM

“Brain Capital & Peak Performance”  Panel

Lindsay Shaw, EdM, EdD; Director of Sport Psychology, Cleveland Guardians
Jay Yelon, DO, FACS, FCCM; Commander, Medical Corp, US Navy
Nicholas Port, PhD; Professor, Indiana University School of Optometry, Psychology & Brain Sciences

Moderated by: Leila Entezam, LMFT, MBA; Leadership Advisor to High Performers, EQ Thought Leader, Coach, Speaker, LEZAM.IT

4:35 PM

Concluding Remarks with Zab Johnson & Michael Platt

4:45 PM