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  • Speaker’s Edge 2018

    On behalf of the Lott Leadership Institute, The School of Business Administration, The Patterson School of Accountancy and Strategic Arts and Sciences of Eugene, Oregon, we send you greetings from Ole Miss!  This email serves to invite you to join us as a judge for the abundant excellence that is Ole Miss Speaker’s Edge. The dates this year are January 11-12, 2018.  

    Speaker’s Edge Housing Sponsor:  Chan Patel of Charter Road Hospitality is graciously sponsoring housing for Speaker’s Edge coaches this year and is offering excellent rates for our judges ($114 + tax) for a King Suite in the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express at 112 Heritage Drive.  You can call them directly to reserve your room at 662-236-2500 or you can reserve online at www.holidayinnexpress.com/oxfordms Group code: SPE. The cut-off date is January 3rd, 2018. 

    Judging:  Please follow this link to register as a judge.  This form allows you to detail your preferences.  If you would like to judge all the rounds, some of the rounds and have specific choices, just let us know.  We cannot have too many community and industry leaders like you acting as judges, so I encourage you to let us know how we can accommodate your judging preferences.  Last year we hosted over 60 judges from across the country.  Speaker’s Edge provides our judges with the opportunity to see old friends, network across the industries and, most importantly, to provide invaluable feedback to these young professionals.

    Tell a colleague or friend: Please share this website with interested friends to the Ole Miss Speakers Edge program.  I believe all who have participated with our MBA Speaker’s Edge can attest to the energy and brilliance that radiate in the halls of our historic campus during this two-day event. We hope you will share this experience and encourage others to join us.

    Please feel free to call me at the number(s) below or email me in the coming days.  I will happily assist you.

    Thank you all so much, more to come and we look forward to seeing you in January!

    Take care,

    JoAnn Edwards

    Special Projects Manager

    Lott Leadership Institute

    (662) 915-3799 Office

    (662) 801-8696 Cell

    Speaker’s Edge Competition Schedule

    All events take place in Lamar Hall and surrounding buildings.  Lamar Hall serves as the central location for all events.

    Thursday, January 11 Schedule

    9:30 – 10:45           Judges’ Training

    11:00 – 11:45         Lunch

    11:30-Noon             Student Prep for Ethical Dilemmas Rd. I

    Noon – 1:00            Round I Ethical Dilemmas

    1:00-1:30                 Student Prep for Ethical Dilemmas Rd. II

    1:30 – 2:30              Round II Ethical Dilemmas

    2:30 – 3:45              Round I Market Place Pitch

    3:45 – 5:00              Round II Market Place Pitch

    5:30                           Reception hosted in Lamar Hall


    Friday, January 12 Schedule

    7:30 a.m.                 Breakfast in Lamar Hall

    8:00-9:15                 Team Pitch Rd. I

    9:15 – 10:30           Team Pitch Rd. II

    10:30 – 11:00         Final Round Prep for Ethical Dilemmas

    11:00 – Noon          Final Round Ethical Dilemmas

    Noon – 1:00            Lunch in Lamar Hall

    1:00 – 2:00              Final Round Market Place Pitch

    2:00 – 3:30              Final Round Team Pitch

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