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2014 SVA National Conference highlights important topics for student veterans: Days 3 & 4

shutterstock_115923901As mentioned in previous posts (Day 1 and Day 2), the Student Veterans of America (SVA) is holding its 2014 National Conference from January 2-5 in Scottsdale, AZ, with the theme of “Pioneering Social Change.” We shared the first and second days’ agendas, and now we are outlining the final days of the conference.

Day 3

The day begins with closed door business.

Plan Completion
At the Leadership Institute and Leadership Summits hosted during the fall of 2013, student veteran leaders were trained how to create business plans and budgets for their organizations. A select group of leaders will be invited to pitch their plans at the national conference. This is an opportunity for chapters to share their innovative strategies and high-impact models with student veterans and higher education stakeholders from across the country.

Alumni Panel: Combat to Campus to Career
The transition from military service to higher education can be difficult — so too can the transition that comes after graduation. This panel will invite veteran alumni from prominent companies and organizations across the business spectrum to discuss their transitions from combat to college to career.

Entrepreneurs in the Real World
This panel is compromised of successful entrepreneurs that exemplify the persistence and passion needed to solve real world problems. Not only will they share their failures, successes and lessons learned, but they will inspire student veterans to continue the hard work of making campuses and communities more supportive of military veterans.

Keynote Speaker: Curt Coy, Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Opportunity for the Department of Veterans Affairs

Keynote Speaker: Tony Odierno, Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs for JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Banquet & Awards Ceremony
Keynote Speaker: Major General Ronald Johnson, United States Army Retired

Day 4: Casual networking and travel day

Please stay tuned for a follow up blog from SVA of National Louis University members who attended the event. Click here to view the entire SVA Conference agenda.