Responsible Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

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The 2nd Annual Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship (RI&E) Conference 

Theme: Responsible AI and Digital Ethics: Methods and Measures to Anticipate and Mitigate Harms

Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20, 2024

Registration deadline: April 10, 2024

The annual Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference is hosted by the Lam Family College of Business (LFCoB) at San Francisco State University. It is designed to engage the I&E research community in thoughtful discussions on the latest developments in this field, workshops to support research paper development, and research ideation sessions.

The Lam-Larsen Fund for Global Innovation funds this conference.

    The 2nd Annual RI&E Conference (April 19th and 20th, 2024) includes the following highlights:

    Theme: Responsible AI and Digital Ethics: Methods and Measures to Anticipate and Mitigate Harms

    • Opening remarks by Eugene Sivadas, PhD (Dean of Lam Family College of Business, San Francisco State University). 
    • Keynote by Riitta Katila, PhD (Professor of Management Science, Faculty Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Programs, Stanford University).
    • Fireside chat with Rachel Gillum Jackson, PhD (Vice President of Ethical & Inclusive Product of Salesforce) and Ian Sinapuelas (Professor of Marketing at SFSU). 
    • Panel discussions with experts in the RI&E area: Jon Zieger (Founding Executive Director of Responsible Innovation Labs), Chris Mcclean (Global lead for digital ethics at Avanade), Meagan Mitchell (Head of People and Operation, New_Public), Andrew Roderick (Assistant Vice President for Academic Technology at SFSU), and Nasser Shahrasbi (Associate Professor of Information Systems at SFSU),
    • Fireside chat with Miles Brundage (Head of Policy Research, OpenAi), and Smita Trivedi (Associate Professor of Business and Society/Sustainable Business at SFSU).
    • Symposium research presentations by Stefan Hoffman, Kiel Institute for Responsible Innovation, Chia-huei Wu, Kings College of London, Susanne Liebermann, FH Westküste University of Applied Sciences, Denise Kleinrichert, SFSU, RI&E Research Grant Awardees Lihua Wang, Yiwen Chen, and Sungha Jang at SFSU and more. 
    • One full day of paper development workshops with the editors of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (A ABDC, 4 ABS Journal). Please click here for the Call for Papers. SEJ Co-Editors Dr. Yong Li, David Sirmon, and Associate Editor Dr. Riitta Katila will join us.
    • Opportunities for attendees to exchange ideas and expertise with peers and RI&E Leadership, Chenwei Li, Ian Sinapuelas, and Minu Kumar.
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    EVENT DATES & TIMES:

    • Friday, April 19, 2024, 8:30 a.m.– 5:15 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 20, 2024: 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. 

    LOCATION:

    San Francisco State University Downtown Campus
    160 Spear Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

    REGISTRATION FEES: 

    For academic and industry professionals: 

    April 19th Friday One-day Ticket: $100

    April 20th Saturday One-day Ticket: $100

    April 19th & 20th Two-day Ticket: $175

    For SFSU Faculty and Staff:

    April 19th Friday One-day Ticket: $75

    April 20th Saturday One-day Ticket: $75

    April 19th & 20th Two-day Ticket: $125

    For Students: 

    April 19th Friday One-day Ticket: $50

    April 20th Saturday One-day Ticket: $50

    April 19th & 20th Two-day Ticket: $75

    Agenda - Friday, April 19, 2024

    Day One: Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference - Tentative Agenda Stay Tuned

    8:30 – 9 a.m.     
    • Registration and Informal Networking
      (complimentary breakfast, coffee and tea)
    9 – 9:15 a.m.
    • Welcome Remarks - Eugene Sivadas, Dean, Lam Family College of Business, San Francisco State University
    9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
    • Opening Remarks - Chenwei Li, Associate Director, Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship (RI&E) Research Initiative at LFCoB, SF State
    9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
    • Keynote Speaker - Riitta Katila, Professor of Management Science, Faculty Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Programs, Stanford University
    • Keynote Address
    10:45 – 11 a.m.     
    • Coffee Break 
    11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    • Fireside Chat with - Rachel Gillum Jackson, Vice President of Ethical & Inclusive Product of Salesforce
    • Interviewer - Ian Sinapuelas
    12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
    • Lunch
    1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
    • Panel Discussion - Jon Zieger, Founding Executive Director of Responsible Innovation Labs; Chris Mcclean, Global lead for digital ethics at Avanade, Meagan Mitchell, Head of People and Operation, New_Public; Andrew Roderick, Assistant Vice President for Academic Technology at SFSU
    • Moderator - Nasser Shahrasbi
    2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
    • Coffee Break 
    2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
    • Fireside Chat - Miles Brundage, Head of Policy Research, OpenAi
    • Interviewer - Smita Trivedi  
    4:00 – 4:15p.m.     
    • Coffee Break 
    4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
    • Networking Session
    5:15 p.m.
    • Closing Remarks  - 
    • Optional Evening Reception (to be determined)

    Agendas - Saturday, April 20, 2024

    Day Two of the RI&E Conference features the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (SEJ) Paper Development Workshop (PDW) and a Responsible Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Symposium in collaboration with the Kiel Institute for Responsible Innovation (KIRI).

    • The interactive Paper Development Workshop is led by the editors of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (A ABDC, 4 ABS Journal). Please click here for the Call for Papers. SEJ Co-Editors Dr. Yong Li, David Sirmon,  and Associate Editor Dr. Riitta Katila will join us.
    • The Research Symposium is led by Stefan Hoffmann, Professor and Chair of Marketing, Kiel University. All attendees are welcome to join this session.

    Day Two: Full Day Paper Development Workshop Tentative Agenda - Invitation Only Tentative Agenda Stay Tuned

    8:30 – 9 a.m.
    • Arrival and Registration
    9 – 9:30 a.m.
    • Opening Remarks
    • Overview of Publishing in SEJ - 
    9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    • Research Synopses – Part I
    10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
    • Coffee Break 
    10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    • Paper Development Activity I
    12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
    • Lunch
    1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    • Research Synopses – Part II
    2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
    • Coffee Break
    2:45 – 4:45 p.m.
    • Paper Development Activity II
    4:45 – 5:15 p.m.
    • Closing Remarks -
    6 – 8:30 p.m.
    • Optional Dinner
      (No host; restaurant TBD)

    Day Two: RI&E Research Symposium - Tentative Agenda Stay Tuned

    8:30 – 9 a.m.

    •  Arrival and Registration

    9 – 9:10 a.m.

    •  Welcome Remarks - Ian Sinapuelas
    9:10 – 9:20 a.m.
    •  KIRI Introduction Remarks - 
    9:20 – 9:55 a.m.
    • Stefan Hoffman, Kiel Institute for Responsible Innovation
    9:55 – 10:30 a.m
    • Chia-huei Wu, Kings College of London
    10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
    • Coffee Break
    10:45 – 11:20 a.m.
    • Denise Kleinrichert, San Francisco State University
    11:20 – 11:55 a.m. 
    • Susanne Liebermann, FH Westküste University of Applied Sciences
    11:55 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    • Open Discussion Panel with Presenters and Audience on Future Research Priorities in the Field of Responsible Innovation
    12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
    • Lunch         
     

          RI&E Grant Awardees Presentations

    1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
    •  Lihua Wang 
    2:15 - 2:45 p.m. 
    •  Yiwen Chen
    2:45 - 3:15 p.m. 
    •  Sungha Jang
    3:15 - 3:30 p.m         Coffee Break
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m.        Open Discussion Panel with Presenters and Audience 
    4:30 - 5:15 p.m.        Networking Session 

    Partners and Sponsors

    We thank our partners and sponsors, PATH Water,  Kiel Institute for Responsible Innovation, and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal for their support of the RI&E Conference.

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