A Premier Event For Career Development

FLFAnimate6PointsThis forum is designed to help emerging leaders hone their capacities to innovate, collaborate, and lead in a dynamic, challenging world.

Inspire – Chart your path forward. Feed your creative side to become a relentless innovator, tireless advocate and respected leader.

Solve – Sharpen your problem solving skills by learning from experts in industry how to better recognize potential barriers, overcome obstacles and resolve issues – even when your first solution doesn’t work.

Empower – What stands between you and your dream job? Identify personal core strengths and find your perfect fit within an organization along with ways to build and leverage a rewarding career.

Adapt – Today’s workplace is a tide (tsunami?) of advancing technology, shifting structures and values. How will you keep pace? Adapt to this environment using tips, tricks and strategies for tackling change and keeping your skill set ahead of the curve.

Lead – Learn to assess your leadership style, identify and manage risk, communicate your worth and realize your full potential.

Connect – With attendees from all over the globe and visionary keynote and session leaders, networking is front and center as you engage with others who share your concerns, challenges, hopes and dreams.

The Future Leaders Forum will help you develop the skills and confidence to achieve, whether as a great company leader, successful manager, or the most effective team member. Learn how to assess your leadership style, identify and manage career risk, communicate your worth and realize your full potential.


Who Should Attend?

  • Students of engineering, technology, business, management, and interdisciplinary fields
  • Early career professionals in industry and other sectors
  • Experienced professionals in science and engineering


Talks and Leadership Labs to Boost Your Career

World-class speakers, compelling narratives. Enhance your career, communications, and tackle big challenges. Interactive leadership labs on imagination, innovation, storytelling, prototyping, and making.


Cultural Experience

  • IMG_1140-ChWashburneDinner, jazz, and networking on Natchez steamship cruise along the Mississippi River.


  • An exclusive visit to the world-renowned Mardi Gras World. Dinner, jazz, and conversations in a unique mock Louisiana Plantation Mansion.




Registration includes admittance to the event, all conference meals, and all conference events (Natchez steamship, Mardi Gras World, Chris Washburne concert, etc.).


Networking Opportunities

Where are the jobs?  Do you have any tips or contacts you can share?  What was your experience?  How can I negotiate effectively?

Today’s workforce faces new challenges. Network with your peers and veteran leaders to learn the secrets of being successful in this new environment.


The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
– Alan Kay


Tulane University Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (LBC)
201 Boggs, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Dress Code: business casual

We request that our attendees dress in a professional manner, but we would like you to be comfortable as well (it will be hot). As a rule of thumb, clothing that works well for the beach, yard work, dance clubs, exercise sessions, and sports contests is not appropriate for a professional appearance at work. Some examples of items that would be considered inappropriate are: skorts, sun dresses, beach dresses, spaghetti-strap dresses, flip-flops, shorts, halter or midriff baring tops, baseball caps, ripped/worn t-shirts, ripped/worn/decorated jeans, shirts with inappropriate slogans, muscle shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, leggings, and any spandex or other form-fitting pants such as people wear for biking. etc.



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