Last week was the RISE Forum at the UD Arena. RISE is the University of Dayton Redefining Investment Strategy Education conference. Students from all over the world come to
It's a very impressive event, and we try to make it look impressive by turning a basketball arena into a first class venue for the keynote presentations. The event is shown on two large screens so that everyone has a good view of the speakers. The screens also show videos and animations that we prepare in advance. And we webcast the event live to schools around the world.
We work with a lot of great people on this event. David Sauer and his staff and students at the Davis Center do a great job attending to all of the details. I’m always impressed with the professionalism of the Davis Center students. Paula in UD’s Advancement Services does an incredible job organizing the event. And the folks from Markey’s Audio Visual help us take care of all of the staging and AV. It’s great to work with such a talented team on this impressive event.
UD grad Dr. Bob Froehlich moderates all of the keynote panel discussions. Dr. Bob is himself a Wall Street analyst, as well as an author and a frequent guest on financial TV shows. If he ever gets tired of his job as an analyst, maybe he should think about becoming a talk-show host. He does a great job of leading the discussion and keeping it entertaining. We're usually too busy running the show to hear much of what is said, but always learn a little about the financial world at RISE too.