LSU Executive Education Announces Inaugural Symposium Event

01/28/2013 11:30 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Executive Education is pleased to announce its inaugural Executive Excellence Symposium, which is scheduled to be held Friday, March 15, from 2-6 p.m. Michael Rogers, founder of the consultancy group Practical Futurist and columnist for MSNBC, will be the featured speaker. The symposium will be held in The Auditorium of the Business Education Complex, home of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business.

According to LSU Executive Director Robin Kistler, Rogers will speak about the virtualization of America and how businesses and organizations must evolve to keep pace. He will speak from 2-4 p.m. A networking cocktail reception will follow in The Rotunda, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. The cost to attend the symposium is $325 per attendee.

“This is an event geared toward top executives and administrators,” Kistler said. “Michael Rogers is a technology pioneer, novelist and journalist whose consultancy helps businesses and organizations worldwide think about the future and how technology will impact them. He has worked with companies such as FedEx, Boeing and Time-Life.”

After more than a decade of writing for Rolling Stone magazine, Rogers cofounded Outside magazine and later created the Technology section for Newsweek. Additionally, he served as general manager and editor of Rogers studied physics and creative writing at Stanford University in addition to learning about finance and management in Stanford Business School’s Executive Program.

For more information, or to register for the symposium, visit


For nearly 50 years, LSU Executive Education, part of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute at the E. J. Ourso College of Business, has prepared individuals and organizations to meet the challenges of a changing workplace and economy. Focusing on professional development in leadership and business, Executive Education partners with organizations who believe the key to sustainability is investing in their most valuable resource – people. Visit for more information about non-credit and non-degree programs.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013