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2018 Economics in the Real World in Nashville

FEE Seminar (Ages 14 - 17)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Friday, June 15, 2018
2201 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37235

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

Register Now - Only 150 Slots Available

The cost to attend is only $79. There's also a limited number of reimbursement scholarships available. Register by March 31st, before all slots are filled!

Vanderbilt University does not endorse nor is affiliated with this event.



12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Check in at dorm

04:15 PM - 05:00 PM

Opening Remarks

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Talk: What Kind of World Do You Want? (Jared Meyer)

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


07:15 PM - 08:15 PM

Activity: Scavenger Hunt

08:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Discussion: I, Pencil

09:30 PM - 10:15 PM

Social: Free Time

10:15 PM - 10:30 PM

Bed Checks

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM


09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Talk: Understanding the World through Economics (Jeff Proctor)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Talk: Do "The Rules" Matter?

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Activity: The Economist's Challenge

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Activity: Group Photo

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM


01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

Activity: Trading Game

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM

Talk: Getting What you Want in Life (Jared Meyer)

03:30 PM - 04:15 PM

Talk: Answering the Tough Questions (Jeff Proctor)

04:30 PM - 05:15 PM

Talk: Political vs. Economic Thinking

05:15 PM - 06:00 PM


06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


07:15 PM - 09:30 PM

Activity: Trivia Challenge, Feedback, Movie Night: Poverty, Inc.

10:15 PM - 10:30 PM

Bed Checks

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM


09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Talk: How can you use Economics in your daily life? (Jeff Proctor)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Talk: Obstacles to Real World Success (Jared Meyer)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM


12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Guest Speaker: Community Business Leader

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Talk: Virtuous Economic Thinking

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Activity: Prep for Final Presentations

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Activity: Final Presentations

05:15 PM - 06:00 PM

Activity: Faculty Q&A Panel

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


07:15 PM - 08:00 PM

Activity: Seminar Games

08:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Closing Ceremonies

08:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Social: Capture the flag, soccer, volleyball

10:15 PM - 10:30 PM

Bed Checks

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM


08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Students Depart

Add this to your calendar:

Tuesday 12

Travel Information

Nashville, Tennessee

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). 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].

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