Speaker’s Edge January 16-17, 2020

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 greetingsfrom 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. We are happy to welcome collaboration from the Robert Khayat School of Law.

Speaker’s Edge Housing Sponsor:  Chan Patel of Charter Road Hospitality continues to partner with us in providing an exceptional discount (79$ per night!) at the lovely and new TRU by Hilton in Oxford..  Book your rooms here and cut-off date is 5:00 p.m. January 2, 2020.

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 16 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 17 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

Speaker’s Edge Founding Partners: