January 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM EST
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MEDIA ALERT: Pepperdine Graziadio Hosts 6th Annual SEER Symposium Exploring A Recipe For Innovation

Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management will host its 6th annual Socially, Environmentally, Ethically and Responsible (SEER) Symposium on February 3, 2017 from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Marina del Rey Marriott. The 2017 SEER Symposium features a powerful line-up of speakers who will discuss how to incorporate disruptive solutions and values-based innovations into organizations. The theme, A Recipe for Innovation, focuses on the entrepreneurial strategy and values-based thinking behind innovation. Our line-up of notable speakers from organizations deeply rooted in innovation will share insights on how to achieve sustainable economic growth, and long term prosperity from high-level strategy to boots-on-the-ground implementation. They will explore the common ingredients that will help drive positive impact and business success needed today.



Speakers include world-changing innovators, executives, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs. They hold leadership positions with Honest Tea, Honeywell, Defy Ventures, Reformation, Clean Energy Renewable Fuels, and Envision Solar International, Inc.


Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management will host a daylong symposium featuring an inspiring line-up of innovators, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs who are challenging conventions to change the way we think about everything from food, energy, fashion, economic opportunity, and the sustainable organization itself. The day includes speaker presentations, the annual student/alumni entrepreneurial "Fast Pitch" competition, and breaks for breakfast, lunch, and coffee to give attendees ample time to network and collaborate on new business opportunities.

When: Friday, February 3, 2017 • 8 AM – 4 PM

Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292


Register and view the full agenda here.


  • Keynote speaker: Seth Goldman, Co-founder, Honest Tea & Executive Chairman, Beyond Meat; TeaEO Emeritus & Innovation Catalyst, Coca-Cola's Venturing & Emerging Brands, the parent company for Honest Tea.
  • Evan van Hook, SVP Sustainability, Honeywell
    Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies that address some of the world’s most critical challenges surrounding energy, safety, security, productivity, and global urbanization.
  • Catherine Hoke, Founder & CEO, Defy Ventures
    Defy Ventures offers a suite of services to harness the natural talents of formerly incarcerated individuals and redirect them toward the creation of profitable and legal business ventures.
  • Kathleen Talbot, Senior Sustainability & Business Operations Manager, Reformation
    Reformation designs and manufactures limited-edition fashion collections in its Los Angeles factory, the first sustainable sewing factory in the U.S.
  • Harrison Clay, President, Clean Energy Renewable Fuels
    Clean Energy Renewable Fuels engineers, fabricates, builds, and operates natural gas fueling stations across North America.
  • Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO, Envision Solar International, Inc.
    Envision Solar International is a sustainable technology innovation company which provides renewably energized electric vehicle (EV) charging as well as media and branding and energy security systems.

About Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management

A leader in cultivating entrepreneurship and digital innovation, the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management focuses on the real-world application of MBA-level business concepts. The Graziadio School provides student-focused, globally oriented education through part-time, full-time, and executive MBA programs at our five Southern California locations and Silicon Valley and Santa Barbara campuses, as well as through online and hybrid formats. In addition, the Graziadio School offers a variety of master of science programs, a bachelor of science in management degree-completion program, and the Presidents and Key Executives MBA, as well as executive education certificate programs. Follow the Graziadio School on Facebook, Twitter at @GraziadioSchool, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management
Lisa Perry
Director, Marketing and Communications
[email protected]

Source: Business Wire (January 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM EST)

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