On September 21, Student Government collaborated with Student Activities hosted “BU L.E.A.D.S.”, BU’s Leadership, Activism, and Design Summit, from 12 pm to 6 pm, in the George Sherman Metcalf Ballroom.
The leadership conference aimed to explore the connection between innovation, collaboration, and social action. Discussion was raised around the following questions: how can we work together to build a better world using the unique technological tools and innovations available to this generation; how are Millenials particularly suited to tackle the social challenges of our time; and how can we foster more collaborative opportunities across academic and social lines on the Boston University campus.
Guest features who were featured included Ronnie Cho, former Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement and White House Liaison to Young Americans; Baratunde Thurston, founder of Cultivated Wit and author of How to Be Black; Nicole Fichera, Innovation District Manager at Boston Redevelopment Authority; Tim Rowe, founder of the Cambridge Innovation Center; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Lead Educational Strategist at GAGEis, Inc. and founder of Brook Avenue Press; David Blanding, Post-doctoral Research Associate in Public Policy at Brown University.
Registration was free, and open to all BU undergraduates. Free food was provided, and the event was partially funded by the BU Undergraduate Student Fee.