EO Expands Revolutionary Minds in Boston

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EO Staff

Dynamic keynote speakers, intimate networking opportunities and sensational Off-Sites in historic Boston, Massachusetts, USA— attendees of the 2008 EO University: Boston, held 23-27 July, experienced an EO event unlike any other.

A historic city with a revolutionary past, Boston is a red-hot region leading the way in academics, biotechnology and business. As the first Global event of FY2008/2009, the University, themed “Revolutionary Ideas,” set the bar high. Members from around the world experienced the progressive business culture first-hand and engaged themselves in exciting EO activities.

Some of those activities included a “City of Champions” event that highlighted the region’s premier sports teams; an 80s concert at Quincy Marina’s Bay Beach Club, fresh with a lobster feast and volleyball instructions by professional players; and a private dinner with Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino at Moakley Federal Courthouse. Not to be outdone, the Off-Site Activities offered members a chance to cook with world-renowned chef Ming Tai, take in a Boston Red Sox baseball game and go on an exclusive boat tour, among other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Those members looking for entrepreneurial enlightenment weren’t disappointed. In an intimate setting, members heard from various brilliant Boston minds, including keynote speakers Jon Luther, the former chairman of Dunkin' Donuts; George Naddaff, founder of Boston Market; and Ben Zander, the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. Members also heard from other business experts. Speakers from MIT, Harvard and Babson College discussed how to finance for growth, adopt a global sales strategy, outsmart upstarts and keep businesses together during IT troubles.

The excitement of this event wasn’t lost on anyone in attendance, nor did it get overlooked by the local press. The 2008 EO University: Boston was covered in the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe, which tied perfectly into the “External Awareness” factor of EO’s overarching TEAL initiative. The articles touched on members’ infectious personalities, the networking opportunities offered and the stellar speakers.

If you missed out on this amazing University, you can get the full scope by viewing a slideshow of University images and watching the daily wrap-up videos. Sad you missed out? No worries. There are plenty more EO events designed to inspire you to grow and lead. Check out our EO Global events, and sign up for an event today!

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