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Invitation from Duke/CASE to Feb 11th Memorial Events

Celebrating Greg Dees  

 

Thank you to the entire social entrepreneurship community for the outpouring of support and sharing of memories since Greg Dees’ passing in late December. We have also received many questions about whether there would be an opportunity to come together and celebrate Greg's life and legacy.

 

So, in honor of our dear friend and colleague Greg Dees, the Duke community will be hosting a memorial event and service on Tuesday, February 11th.  Details are below.

 

All portions of the evening are open to the public. Join us for one or all events. Please forward to others that might want to attend and RSVP here.     
 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

 

"Toward an Open-Solution Society"

4:15 – 6:00 pm

Geneen Auditorium, Fuqua School of Business(directions)

Several thought leaders and friends of Greg (including best-selling author David Bornstein and Bridgespan co-founder Tom Tierney) will discuss Greg’s most recent work around the need for an "Open-Solution Society" and the associated questions and implications for the field. There was nothing that Greg enjoyed more than posing provocative questions and debating the answers with colleagues, and we look forward to honoring both his ideas and his spirit through this open forum discussion.

 

Memorial Service and Reception

6:30 – 7:30 pm Reception

7:30 – 8:30 pm Service

Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School (directions)
The memorial service will take place in the Divinity School Chapel and will include music and personal reflections from a few of Greg's friends and colleagues.

 

We hope that you can join us on February 11th to celebrate Greg's life and reflect on the impact that he has had on so many. 

 

RSVP?: here

Recommended hotels near Duke: here 

Questions?: case@fuqua.duke.edu

 

 

SBSI Conference on Feb 12th   

 

Anyone interested is also welcome to attend the 2014 Duke Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) Conference at Fuqua the following day, Wednesday, February 12th.  The theme for this year is "Shaping the Future Through Innovation," certainly a topic near and dear to Greg's heart.

 

What: SBSI conference featuring Seth Goldman, TeoEO of Honest Tea

When: Wednesday, February 12th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Fuqua School of Business

RSVP and More Info: http://sites.duke.edu/sbsiconference/.

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