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Sharpen the Saw 2021

March 22 - 26, 2021

Sharpen the Saw!

Register today!

This year's Sharpen the Saw may look a little different than before, but it's still the perfect opportunity to reconnect with classmates, faculty, staff, other EMBA alumni, and guests at the annual professional development event. This year we are excited to bring you not one, but FIVE days of programing!

Join us March 22th - 26th from 12:00-1:00pm EST and hear from new speakers each day. Can't make it live to every session? Register and you'll have access to each of the recordings available to watch at your convenience. Registration this year is free!

As always, the goal of this annual event is to provide EMBA alumni and guests the opportunity to connect and gain new perspectives for your personal and professional lives. Register today!


Here's a look at what we have in store for you this year:

Monday, March 22: Ellen Granberg, Provost at RIT - Giving the details on how RIT dealt with the challenges of the COVID crisis (operationally, financially, safely, and socially) and what the future looks like for RIT

Monday, March 22: Bob Boehner, EMBA Professor at RIT - Sharing his "Last Lecture" and words of wisdom with the group after an impactful business and teaching career

Tuesday, March 23: Pam Sherman "the Suburban Outlaw," best selling author, syndicated columnist, leadership consultant, recovering laywer, acress - Focusing on a mission and giving back, taking audiences to the EDGE!

Wednesday, March 24 - Nick Conn, RIT Alum and Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Casana - Speaking on taking a great idea and starting a company with it, growing it, and how to find and motivate investors

Wednesday, March 24 - John Hawkins and Tim Minneci, Senior VPs of Paramax Corporation - Sharing information on how to prepare a business to sell or merge, and how to maximize the return

Thursday, March 25 - Steve Sasson, Inventor of the first digital camera - Speaking on the invention experience, and managing technology innovation

Friday, March 26: Jonathan Gruber, Author of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream - Giving us a glimpse into one of the top business books of 2019, find out why Rochester is the best place to lead this! Interviewed with Bruce Peters


Event Details:

  • When: Monday - Friday, March 22-26 at 12:00pm EST daily 
  • Where: Register for the Zoom link
  • Cost: FREE
  • Questions?

Still have a credit from last year's event? 

This year's virtual event is FREE to everyone! If you have a credit from our 2020 cancelled event, you'll be able to apply it to the next Sharpen the Saw we hold in person (come on, 2022!) 



Register today!

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