Welcome to the Kellogg Innovation Network and to KIN Global. Each year we open up the conference on "Pick-Staiger Day" to the entire Northwestern community for a very special afternoon featuring speakers from all over the world. They are leaders in government, business and media, social entrepreneurs, artists, tech geeks, designers and investors. They share a passion for building a more sustainable and prosperous future—to move, as we say at the KIN, from success to significance.
Chicago's very own Fifth House Ensemble (5HE) will literally set the tone for the afternoon. This extraordinary group of musicians revel in the collaborative spirit of chamber music to create uniquely engaging performances. Through curriculum-integrated programs designed to encourage active listening, they work with students from grade school age to university. 5HE offers residencies that cover everything from The American Songbook to Music and Poetry and Entrepreneurship.
Creative, eclectic, committed to giving back and, of course, deeply talented—those words could be used to describe everyone you will see today on the Pick-Staiger stage. On behalf of all the KINians who make this day possible, we are thrilled to have you join us.
— Robert. C. Wolcott
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Kellogg Innovation Network