The Summit provides a unique atmosphere for participants to build long-lasting connections that lead to business collaboration, peer-to-peer learning and friendship. The experience will be carefully designed in partnership with Fellows to enable YOU to take your skills, ideas and impact to the next level!  

The Summit was very helpful in shifting my perspective toward a bolder approach in leadership. I learned new leadership models and tested out new communication styles.
— Tamara "TJ" DiCaprio, Microsoft, First Mover Fellow since 2015

FOUR reasons why you should attend the Summit


1. The People

Meet Fellows from all nine classes!  Plus connect with like-minded professionals and invited experts from the fields of design thinking, leadership, corporate responsibility, innovation, academia and more. Make sure your class and company are represented! Register today →



The Summit agenda will be filled with content that allows participants to learn from business experts and peers on a range of topics. Attendees will partake in meaningful dialogue that will foster inspiration and provide opportunities to envision greater impact. Ample time will also be built into the agenda for reflection, rejuvenation and unstructured "open space" sessions for participants to learn and bond in a more informal setting. See the agenda →



During the Summit you will have an opportunity to "return to the campfire" (like when we were in Aspen during your very first seminar) to catch-up and reconnect with your classmates. The Hyatt venue even offers numerous indoor and outdoor fireplaces -- and the class with the MOST Fellows represented will get to use this glorious lakeside fire pit pictured below!


4. The Location

Never been to the 3rd largest city in America? Now's your chance! Come a few days early or stay a few days late and explore all that the City of Chicago has to offer. Landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Art Institute of ChicagoSky Deck at Willis (Sears) Tower and the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Oh, and you must try Chicago-style deep dish pizza!

And while you're at the Summit enjoy the rejuvenating spa, health club, 70 foot indoor lap pool, sand volleyball court and natural stone fireplaces that add the perfect touche to this luxury lodge setting.  Explore the venue →

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