Tuesday, May 29, 2018

3:00 pm  Kimpton Cardinal Hotel check-in begins

5:30 pm  Conference Check-in and Reception

7:00 pm  Opening Banquet – “Measuring the Success of Freedom of Expression: Ironies and Paradoxes”

Tom Cushman, Wellesley College


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

7:30 am  Networking Breakfast

9:00 am  Keynote Presentation – “The Case Against Education”

Bryan Caplan, George Mason University

Professor of Economics and author of “The Case Against Education”

10:30 am  Panel Discussion 1 – “The Value of Interdisciplinary Work”

Panel Chair:  Michael Sloan, Wake Forest University

Panelists:  Christine Coughlin, Wake Forest University

    Dean Franco, Wake Forest University

    Christian Miller, Wake Forest University

11:45 am  Walk to Wake Forest University’s Innovation Quarter

12:00 pm  Lunch at Biotech Place – “BB&T Programs: Retrospective and Future Opportunities”

Introductory remarks from David Mounts, CEO Inmar

John Allison, Wake Forest University School of Business Executive-in-Residence, Retired Chairman and CEO BB&T, and Retired President and CEO Cato Institute

1:30 pm  Breakout Session 1 – “The Value of Measurements”

Panel Chair:  Adam Hyde, Wake Forest University

Panelists:   Brad DeVos, American Institute for Economic Research

     Matthew Phillips, Wake Forest University

     Clifford Thies, Shenandoah University

1:30 pm  Breakout Session 2 – “Humanities and Social Sciences”

Panel Chair:  Michelle Steward, Wake Forest University

Panelists:  Cecil Bohanon, Ball State University

    Art Carden, Samford University

    Michelle Vachris, Virginia Wesleyan University

3:00 pm  Breakout Session 3 – “Projects of Value”

Panel Chair:  Dan Hammond, Wake Forest University

Panelists:  Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation

    Craig Richardson, Winston-Salem State University

    Randy Rogan, Wake Forest University

3:00 pm  Breakout Session 4 – “The Value of Entrepreneurship”

Panel Chair: Dan Cohen, Wake Forest University

Panelists:  Olga Nicoara, Ursinus College

    Raymond Niles, George Mason University

    Richard Salsman, Duke University

4:15 pm  Conference Break and return to Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

6:00 pm  Buffet Dinner – “How We Can Change the World”

Roger Ream, Fund for American Studies

7:30 pm  Hospitality


Thursday, May 31, 2018

7:30 am  Networking Breakfast

9:00 am  Panel Discussion 2 – “The Value of Humanities/Liberal Arts Education”

Panel Chair:  Robert Whaples, Wake Forest University

Panelists:  Scott Klein, Wake Forest University

    Michael Moses, Duke University

10:30 am  General Session – “What Can and Can’t Be Measured: Thinking about What Success Really Is”

Panel Chair:  Matthew Phillips, Wake Forest University

Panelists:  Donald Drakeman, University of Notre Dame

    Phillip Muñoz, University of Notre Dame

11:45 am  Final Remarks and Conference Wrap-up