3 hours from NYC and Boston, 30 minutes from Albany Airport, and a historic Victorian-small-town world-away from anywhere you've been.
Travel to Saratoga
Gideon Putnam Resort, Saratoga Spa State Park. Secure your Saratoga Weekend credentials and registration materials. Welcome Reception follows. Sportcoats suggested.
Toast your arrival to Saratoga with other attendees, presenters and Weekend Partners in the Garden Room of the Gideon Putnam with special guest Rich Johns, legendary USTA high school tennis coach (famous no-cut policy…and 85 consecutive wins) and Founder/President, “Act With Respect Always.” There’s no better way to begin our Weekend discussion than with Rich Johns’ coaching wisdom and pay-it-forward philosophy. Heavy hors d’oeuvres. All delegates, spouses and children welcome.
Enjoy informal dining and a late-night meet-up in downtown Saratoga.
Breakfast at the Gideon
Compare pre-session notes with other Campers over omelets, coffee, and the morning paper in the breathtaking Arches Room of the Gideon Putnam overlooking the 2,379 acre Saratoga Spa State Park. Then, at 8:45 a.m. sharp...
Keys to the City
"Her-onor," Saratoga Mayor Joanne Yepsen welcomes our guests. Friday a.m. sessions are business casual. Joanne Yepsen, Mayor, City of Saratoga Springs.
Private Equity for Private Enterprise
Private Equity (including its capital structuring counterparts, mezzanine and senior financing) is important to private company growth, acquisition…and exit. Join leading PE professionals David Helgerson, Managing Director, Hamilton Lane Advisors; Jesse Reyes, Founder, J-Curve and "the father of private equity research"; Frank McEvoy, Senior Policy Analyst, NYS Common Pension Fund; David MacPhee, Chief Executive Officer, LeverPoint Management and others for a state-of-the-market, value-creating, private-equity-for-private-enterprise discussion.
State of Readiness
Operational excellence is important to every enterprise. Joseph Paris, author of just-published State of Readiness (the new bible of Operational Excellence); Chairman, XONITEK; and Founder, Operational Excellence Society shares the best of his new book – he’ll sign your copy -- in an interactive and thought-provoking presentation.
Mid-Morning Networking Break
Mingle, marvel at the setting, and make room for more ideas.
Earth Day 2020
The first “Earth Day” on April 22, 1970 rang the opening bell of modern environmental awareness. Earth Day’s 50th anniversary is upon us! Whether you’re Red or Blue, the notion of cleaning-up after ourselves is a universal ideal and an important lesson for our children. Meet Gerald Torres, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, a leading figure in critical race theory, environmental law, federal Indian law, and Chairman, Earth Day (the largest organized movement on the planet, involving more than one billion people in 192 countries annually).
The Family Business Advantage
Advantage (we think so) or not? What sayeth the “deans” of family business including Bill Dake, Chairman, Stewart's Shops; Mark Ellis, Strategic Development, SC Johnson: "A Family Company"; John Dadakis, Co-Founder, NYC Family Enterprise Center / Ptnr., Holland & Knight / co-founder of afhe (Attnys. For Family Held Enterpr.); David Deutsch, President, David N. Deutsch & Company and other leading family business thinkers and practitioners about the survival, growth, governance, financing, generational-transition and other issues of this important segment of the American and global economies.
Next-Gen Tech Training
Steven Fink is one of the smartest and most effective educators we know. Hear Steve’s story from public school music teacher to Founder/CEO, SummerTech and Coditum, whose objective is to “change the conversation in computer education pedagogy in every public and private school in America. “