Last week, we learned how to conquer in business and how the business of genetics is conquering us. When we weren’t learning, we rolled up our sleeves for some art parties in inventive new spaces.

Jake Wood, former Marine sniper and Founder and President of Rubicon, showed members how to 19.1073741995.268242476630629&type=3">Take Command. Using skills he’s learned from the battlefield and the boardroom, Jake shared how to be a first responder in business.

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 How will rapidly developing technology alter the future of our species? IVY members unwound some of the mysteries of genetic engineering at a 97.1073741992.268242476630629&type=3">salon discussion led by fellow IVY member Jamie Metzl, author of The Genesis Code who is an expert on genetics and policy.

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IVY members also gathered for a 79.1073741994.268242476630629&type=3">cocktail party in DC, a radically re-envisioned 1900s church transformed into an experimental art mecca—think technicolor murals—and enjoyed a 15.1073741993.268242476630629&type=3">private art viewing at Miami’s Bakehouse Art Complex, the organization that’s responsible for cooking up some of Miami’s craziest art (in every medium imaginable). 

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