Leapyear Project presenting at TEDx WindyCity

Our friend Victor Saad will be presenting at TEDx WindyCity‘s Contrast event this Saturday about his Leapyear Project.

A year ago, he became interested in business school programs around social enterprise. After researching typical MBA routes and realizing the prices and the options didn’t fit, he decided to create his own education around design, business, and social change by establishing 12 experiences/apprenticeships in 12 months. 

Since January, his ‘classroom’ has been a myriad of office spaces, conferences, conversations, and volunteer experiences. The project has developed into a small community of people taking risks to create change in their own lives and communities. People have shared an array of inspiring acts — all of which are being compiled into an end-of-project book. His talk on February 23rd will be the final piece of his self-made educational journey. We even like to think of this as his graduation.

Also, some members of the Leap Year team are hosting a brunch in Logan Square the following day February 24th. Reach out to them for the details: hello [at] leapyearproject.org.

TEDx WindyCity
February 23, 2013  –  9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thorne Auditorium at Northwestern University School of Law
745 N. Fairbanks Court 
Order tickets here.

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