The Forbes School of Business & Technology and its Board of Advisors are proud to host its second annual “Thought Leader” Summit on October 23, 2018 in San Diego at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

This event is an opportunity to join top industry leaders in discussions that will shape future businesses. The summit provides unparalleled occasion for participants to collaborate with other executive-level thought leaders and includes expert discussion in four areas of concentration: leadership, technology, finance and human capital. An informal interactive format offers an opportunity for open audience participation and interactive in-depth discussion.

The vision statement for the summit is “a collaborative dialog with thought leaders to explore strategies that become the foundation for innovation and growth within a volatile environment of uncertainly, complexity and ambiguity”.

The Summit will feature a keynote address by Mr. Steve Forbes with further insightful perspectives by other Board members including Mr. Rich Karlgaard (Forbes Publisher, author, commentator, and futurist), Mr. John Tamny (editor RealClearMarkets, author, and senior economic advisor), Dr. Olin Oedekoven (retired general, President & CEO of the Peregrine Leadership Institute), Mr. Mark Mills (Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute), and Mr. Bruce Rogers (Founding Managing Director, SITO Institute for Consumer Behavior and Location Sciences).

The conference fee is $299 and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and reception to follow. The event will be limited to 100 guests, so please register early to secure your opportunity to attend.

Who is this Summit for?

Participants include:

  • C-Level executives from the Forbes 2018 World’s Most Innovative Companies list
  • Government and non-profit sector leaders
  • Military flag rank officers
  • Select investment community and industry analysts

What will attendees gain?

The value proposition includes moderated “thought leader” insight and interactive forward thinking strategic discussions, as we mutually prepare for rapidly evolving dynamics driven by socio-economic, political, cultural, environmental, and technological change.

To focus the scope and value of the event, 4 significant areas of concentration identified by innovative industry leaders, will be the topic of moderated discussion panel & attendee interaction.

These include perspectives on the future vision in the following areas

  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Human resources
  • Capital allocation (finance)

Summit attendees have the opportunity for direct interaction with other senior leaders and respected strategists, and have access to summary results and videos.

Who are the speakers?

Mr. Steve Forbes Chairman and Editor in Chief of Forbes Media will be the keynote speaker along with other distinguished business leaders, researchers, and journalists including Mr. Rich Karlgaard, Dr. Olin Oedekoven, Mr. Bruce Rogers, Mr. Mark Mills, and Mr. John Tamny.


The summit will be hosted at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, an AAA Five Diamond rated resort that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course.