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Economics of Prosperity & Innovation - Austin

FEE Seminar (Ages 14 - 17)
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017
3001 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704

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Travel Info

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Overview

We live in a world made better by those who innovate. During this 3-day seminar at St. Edward's University (for ages 14-17), you'll explore how economics and the entrepreneurial mindset can help you better understand the world around you and experience self-discovery no matter what career path you take.

If that's not enough, you'll also:

  • Gain practical and critical thinking skills that you can apply to every day life
  • Take part in fun activities on an actual college campus including themed socials, Scavenger Hunt and Seminar Olympics
  • Make new friends and connect with students who are just as curious and driven to get ahead
  • Interact with dynamic speakers and learn how to confidently express your ideas during discussion sessions
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion and have a memorable experience that you can add to your college applications or resume

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Schedule

12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Check-in

04:15 PM - 05:00 PM

Welcome

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

What Kind of World do you Want to Live In? (Jared Meyer)

05:45 PM - 07:00 PM

Dinner

07:00 PM - 07:15 PM

Pre-Seminar Content Review

07:15 PM - 08:00 PM

Opening Discussion

08:15 PM - 09:00 PM

Ice Cream Social

10:15 PM - 10:30 PM

Bed Checks

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

How Economics Helps you Understand the World (Michael Clark)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Rules for Success (Matt Mitchell)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Trading Game Activity

11:45 AM - 01:00 PM

Lunch

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

In the Market for Prosperity (Jared Meyer)

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Thinking About the Tough Issues (Matt Mitchell)

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM

Free Time

03:45 PM - 04:30 PM

The Economics of Politics (Michael Clark)

04:45 PM - 05:30 PM

Activity

05:30 PM - 05:45 PM

Feedback Collection

05:45 PM - 07:00 PM

Dinner

07:00 PM - 08:15 PM

Scavenger Hunt

08:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Free Time

10:15 PM - 10:30 PM

Bed Checks

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Good Intentions or Good Results? (Matt Mitchell)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Seminar-Themed Activity

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Econ in One Lesson Reading Discussion

11:45 AM - 01:00 PM

Lunch

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Virtues of Entrepreneurship (Jared Meyer)

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Role of the Entrepreneur (Guest lecturer)

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM

Free Time

03:45 PM - 04:30 PM

Seminar Olympics

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Prep for Faculty Q&A

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Faculty Q&A

05:45 PM - 07:00 PM

Dinner

07:00 PM - 07:45 PM

How You Can Create Prosperity (Michael Clark)

07:45 PM - 08:15 PM

Closing Remarks & Seminar Olympics Awards

08:15 PM - 10:00 PM

Free Time

10:15 PM - 10:30 PM

Bed Checks

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Students Depart

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Tuesday 25
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Travel Information

Austin, Texas

You should plan to arrive at St. Edward's University (3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704) no later than 3:30 pm on Tuesday, July 25th, and all participants are required to depart by 12:00 pm on - Friday, July 28th.

Plan to fly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). St. Edward’s University is about 12 minutes from the airport, and FEE will provide a shuttle for you to campus on arrival day and back to the airport on departure day.

Please choose a flight that arrives before 2:00 pm on - Tuesday, July 25th and a flight that departs after 9:30 am on Friday, July 28th.

You will be staying in a double occupancy dorm room and will share a bathroom with your roommate. Linens are provided, including a pillow, pillowcase, fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket and towel.

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