Tony Armstrong, president and CEO of the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., will speak on a panel during the Leadership Engagement and Discovery, or LEAD, Conference. The conference will be Feb. 8-9 at The Alexander, 333 S. Delaware St. in Indianapolis.
The theme of the conference is “Investing to Change the World by 2050.” Renowned financier and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive of The Carlyle Group and host of Bloomberg TV’s “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations,” is the scheduled keynote speaker for Feb. 9. Breakout sessions include “What is a Social Impact Business? Social Impact Business Profiles,” “Investing for Social Change: Lessons across Borders,” “Education Investments,” and “Health and Biotech.”
Armstrong said the LEAD Conference’s theme of impact investing aligns with IURTC’s mission.
“IURTC moves research conducted by IU faculty out of the labs and into products and services that impact the lives of Hoosiers and of people around the world,” he said. “The efforts to bring to market these treatments for disease, medical devices, cybersecurity innovations and methods to leverage data impact the state’s economy. Being intentional about the investments we are making has tremendous ripple effects through our communities. I’m glad to share the story of IURTC at the LEAD Conference.”
The LEAD Conference host is the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence. Sponsors are the Kelley School of Business and the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The cost of the conference, with all sessions and meals included, is $295 per person. The student rate, with no meals included, is $45 per person. Registration can be completed online. More information about the LEAD Conference is available online.