Speaking From Experience Lecture Series

Speaking from Experience

Speaking From Experience brings interesting entrepreneurs and business people to campus to share their experiences and insights with the community. Over the past seven years we have been fortunate to present over forty entrepreneurs, mostly local, who have informed and inspired our students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

All events are held in the Perry Hall Presentation Space on the Champlain College campus.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Fall 2014 Program

Jessie PriceJessie Price

Editor-in-Chief, Eating Well Media

Tuesday, September 23 at  7:00 pm in the  Perry Hall Presentation Space

As Editor in Chief, Jessie oversees content across all of EatingWell's media platforms including the magazine, books and digital extensions of the brand. A Williams College graduate, Price began her career with EatingWell in 2003 testing and developing recipes for the brand and rose quickly through the ranks to her current position.

In addition to its flagship bimonthly magazine with a 4.1 million readership and 750,000 circulation, EatingWell also has a vibrant website, with an average of over 5 million unique visitors a month, a growing fan base on social media, over a dozen books in print and a robust licensing program.

EdmundsonBrad Edmondson

Author of Ice Cream Social— the Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry's

Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 pm in the Perry Presentation Space

Brad Edmondson is a writer and consultant who helps people and organizations benefit from social change. He is fascinated by how change happens, and why. By the time Brad got a history degree from Cornell in 1981, he knew he wanted to be a writer and storyteller — so instead of going to graduate school, he edited The Ithaca Times (1981-85) and American Demographics (1985-1998).  During Brad's tenure as editor-in-chief, American Demographics was nominated three times for the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Brad's articles have appeared in AARP The Magazine, The American Scholar, Utne Reader and The Atlantic Monthly. Ice Cream Social is the first book to tell the complete story of a beloved company's inspiring rise, tragic mistakes, devastating fall, determined recovery and ongoing renewal.

M. DibbleMarguerite Dibble ('12)

Founder and Creative Director, Birnamwood Games   

Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 pm in the Perry Presentation Space

Marguerite graduated from Champlain College's Game Art and Animation program in 2012, having already founded game design studio Birnamwood Games.  Since then, Marguerite and her team at Birnamwood have published two successful games, Loc and Pathogen, and Marguerite was elected to Champlain College's Board of Trustees. Marguerite will share her fascinating adventure creating a new company while in college and the bold new direction she is taking her young company in the future.

Video Archive of Past Speakers

To view videos of prior BYOBiz Speaking From Experience speakers, simply click on the “video archive” button to the left on this page.

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