Economics of Prosperity & Innovation - Georgia
Why does innovation matter? Because turning new ideas into reality is one of the keys to driving economic progress and social well-being. During this 3-day seminar at the University of West Georgia (for ages 14-17), you'll explore how the economic way of thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset can be harnessed for success no matter what career path you take.
What will you do? You'll gain practical and critical skills as you discuss some of life's toughest economic issues, make new friends who are just as curious and driven to get ahead, learn how to confidently express your ideas with top professors and business leaders, and tackle fun activities on an actual college campus like Scavenger Hunt and the Trading Game.
At the end of 3 life-changing days, you'll earn a Certificate of Completion and have a memorable experience that you can add to your resume or college applications.
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What Kind of World do you Want to Live In? (James Harrigan)
Pre-Seminar Content Review
Ice Cream Social
How Economics Helps you Understand the World (Lauren Heller)
Rules for Success (Jeff Proctor)
Trading Game Activity
In the Market for Prosperity (Lauren Heller)
Thinking About the Tough Issues (Jeff Proctor)
The Economics of Politics (James Harrigan)
Scavenger Hunt Activity
Good Intentions or Good Results? (James Harrigan)
Econ in One Lesson Reading Discussion
Virtues of Value Creation (Lauren Heller)
Role of the Entrepreneur (Guest lecturer)
Prep for Faculty Q&A
How You Can Create Prosperity (Jeff Proctor)
Closing Remarks & Seminar Olympics Awards
You should plan to arrive at the University of West Georgia (1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118) no later than 3:30 pm on Tuesday, June 6th, and all participants are required to depart by 12:00 pm on Friday, June 9th.
If you are flying, plan to fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). University of West Georgia is approximately 50 miles west of Atlanta, and 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 6th and a flight that departs after 9:30 am on Friday, June 9th.
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. Make sure to bring any toiletries you might need as well.