From an inspiring Ideas Night in New York with Scott Harrison, to a stunning fashion show in Los Angeles with k o r o v i l a s, to an eye-opening discussion with New York Times–Bestselling author Cass Sunstein in Boston, last week IVY held an array of incredible unique events across the country. We’re all about bringing together top innovators with entrepreneurs, and we’re constantly redefining what it means to make an impact, whether it means building an IVY well in Africa or learning how to make our arguments as persuasive as possible.

IVY Ideas Night with Scott Harrison, Founder of charity: water

Hundreds of IVY members enjoyed an incredibly inspiring talk with Scott in NYC. Less than 10 years after founding this life-changing organization, Scott has provided drinking water to more than 5 million people through 17,370 water projects in 24 countries so far. “For me, charity is practical,” Scott said. “It’s sometimes easy, more often inconvenient, but always necessary. It’s the ability to use one’s position of influence, relative wealth and power to affect lives for the better. Charity is singular and achievable.”

Join IVY and charity: water and build an IVY well to bring clean water to an entire African village!

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Innovator Dinner in Chicago

Some of the most cutting-edge entrepreneurs in Chicago gathered for our latest IVY Innovator Dinner, presented by Cadillac. Celebrating industry leaders, the dinner brought together the next generation of visionaries for an engaging night of conversation and collaboration at Nico Osteria. The evening’s guests included Jayna Cooke, CEO and Founder of Eventup, whose company is transforming vacant apartments and houses into radical event spaces. Listings have included Katherine Hepburn’s four-story mansion, Lady Gaga’s old modern architecture apartment, and the former home of Bob Dylan.

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Fashion Night featuring k o r o v i l a s 

IVY members, select VIPs, and members of the press gathered at the Mondrian Skybar for a stunning fashion night featuring the k o r o v i l a s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Maria Korovilas is one of LA’s most up-and-coming fashion icons whose eponymous line features expertly crafted, ready-to-wear designs that evoke her signature romantic aesthetic. The night included delicious cocktails, incredible fashion, and a great group of fellow members.

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Salon Discussion with Cass Sunstein

Why are group decisions so hard? IVY members engaged with strategies and tactics to avoid conflict and solve tricky group decisions from New York Times–Bestselling author Cass Sunstein. A veteran in the field of behavioral economics, Cass Sunstein is the former Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs under the Obama administration. Members enjoyed a great reception before and after the lecture and one-on-one discussion with Cass, as he signed copies of his new book Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter.

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Salon Discussion with Barbara Tannenbaum

IVY members enjoyed a life-changing Salon Discussion with Professor Barbara Tannenbaum, whose Persuasive Communication course at Brown University is one of the most oversubscribed classes each semester. Before and after the salon, members enjoyed a complimentary cocktail reception and talked about how to craft the best message to inspire the most persuasive argument.

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Cardio Kickboxing at Box ‘N Burn

IVY members hit up cardio kickboxing ! With an invigorating 1-hour boxing class, we pushed our limits and developed powerful techniques from LA’s most popular boxing class! Following the class, we enjoyed a reception with healthy snacks, great conversation, and an all-around invigorating afternoon.

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