2018 Economics in the Real World in Nashville
How can you use economics to get what you want in life? To acquire the tools needed to better understand the news, global issues, and world around you, join us this summer in Tennessee!
Discover New Ideas - Build Friendships - Have Fun
At this 3-day summer camp, high schoolers will have an incredible opportunity to:
- Hear captivating stories from successful entrepreneurs and top professors as you learn the secrets to leveraging the entrepreneurial mindset
- Gain real-world problem solving, communications, and decision-making skills during character-building competitions like the Economist's Challenge
- Discover new ways of thinking about global issues and master the economic way of thinking during eye-opening Discussions and competitive Trivia Challenges
- Connect with other top students during unforgettable socials like Movie Night and mind-blowing activities like the Trading Game
Registration Deadline Extended - Limited Slots
Students can join us for just $79. There are also limited reimbursement scholarships available. Register before April 22nd, before all slots are filled!
Vanderbilt University does not endorse nor is affiliated with this event.
Check in at dorm
Talk: What Kind of World Do You Want? (Jared Meyer)
Activity: Scavenger Hunt
Discussion: I, Pencil
Social: Free Time
Talk: Understanding the World through Economics (Jeff Proctor)
Talk: Do "The Rules" Matter?
Activity: The Economist's Challenge
Activity: Group Photo
Activity: Trading Game
Talk: Getting What you Want in Life (Jared Meyer)
Talk: Answering the Tough Questions (Jeff Proctor)
Talk: Political vs. Economic Thinking
Activity: Trivia Challenge, Feedback, Movie Night: Poverty, Inc.
Talk: How can you use Economics in your daily life? (Jeff Proctor)
Talk: Obstacles to Real World Success (Jared Meyer)
Guest Speaker: Community Business Leader
Talk: Virtuous Economic Thinking
Activity: Prep for Final Presentations
Activity: Final Presentations
Activity: Faculty Q&A Panel
Activity: Seminar Games
Social: Capture the flag, soccer, volleyball
You should plan to arrive at 2201 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37235 no later than 3:30 PM on Tuesday, June 12th, and all participants are required to leave by 12 PM on Friday, June 15th.
If you are flying, plan to fly into Nashville International Airport. FEE will provide a shuttle from the airport to campus (and back). Shuttles will begin running at 11:30 AM from the airport and will stop running at 5 PM on June 12th. The last shuttle will leave campus at 12 PM on June 15th. We will email you details about the shuttle as the seminar gets closer.
Because of the travel time to and from the campus, please choose a flight that arrives before 1:30 PM on Tuesday, June 12th and a flight that departs after 9:30 AM on Friday, June 15th.
You will be staying in traditional dorm rooms with a roommate of your same gender and will share a community bathroom with other students on your hall, also of your same gender. Linens are NOT provided, so you will need to bring your own bedding (sheets sized Twin XL or a sleeping bag), a pillow, and a towel. Be sure to bring any toiletries (shampoo, body wash, toothbrush, etc.) you might need as well.
If you have questions, contact Anna Jane Parrill at [email protected].