2024 Leadership Series - Kevin Roose

Kevin Roose
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 3:30pm
Kauffman Performing Arts Center

1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

3:30 pm VIP | 4:30 pm Program and Reception

The Rockhurst University Leadership Series, presented by the Rockhurst University Leaders Council and Tria Health, welcomes Kevin Roose. Mr. Roose is a bestselling author and New York Times technology columnist who is considered one of the most knowledgeable journalists on the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Priority reservations are now open - view sponsorship levels below. To secure your sponsorship, please contact Amy Reardon at amy.reardon@rockhurst.edu or 816-501-4574.

 

Individual Tickets

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About Kevin Roose

Keynote speaker Kevin Roose is one of the world’s foremost voices on tech and artificial intelligence. Roose is the author of three books — “Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation,” “Young Money,” and “The Unlikely Disciple.” In his regular column in the New York Times, “The Shift,” he examines the intersection of tech, business and culture. Roose is a recurring guest on the Times’ news podcast, “The Daily,” and appears regularly on leading TV and radio shows. He writes and speaks frequently on topics including automation and artificial intelligence, social media, disinformation and cybersecurity, and digital wellness. As a host of two New York Times podcasts, “Hard Fork” and “Rabbit Hole,” Roose explores the ever-evolving landscape of technology, delving into the wild frontiers of the digital world and how the internet influences our beliefs and behavior.

Most recently, Roose’s work, including “Futureproof,” examines how humans must adapt to the explosion of AI, informed by interviews with experts and leaders who are tackling these complex challenges. The result is meant to help us understand and adapt to the seemingly endless applications and serious ethical implications of our continued co-evolution with AI and technology.

“AI is better than humans at operating in stable environments, with static, well-defined rules and consistent inputs,” he writes. “On the other hand, humans are much better than AI at handling surprises, filling in gaps, or operating in environments with poorly defined rules or incomplete information.”

 

Rashford-Lyon Award for Leadership and Ethics

The Rashford-Lyon Award is named for two of Rockhurst’s influential leaders: the late Tom Lyon, Ph.D., and the Rev. Nick Rashford, S.J. The award, established in 2014, honors recipients who exemplify high ethical standards of business conduct with excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work and inspiration to others. Past recipients include Tom Lyon, Ph.D., Jane Chu, Ph.D., ’05 EMBA, Mayor Sly James, ’80, Patricia Cleary Miller, Ph.D., Tom McCullough, ’64, Tom McDonnell, ’66, Jean Dunn, Wendy Doyle, ’94, Lisa Ginter, ’87, Ama Karikari, M.D., ’07, Marny Sherman, ’75, and Bridgette Williams, ’16 EMBA, Joe Reardon, '90, and Madeline Romious, '95 MBA. The 2024 honoree will be announced early in the year.

 

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VIP Sponsor


 

 

Magis Sponsor, $25,000 


  • Premier seating for up to 24 guests
  • Four passes to the exclusive VIP reception
  • Photo with keynote speaker
  • Exclusive VIP registration prior to the event
  • VIP guest experience
  • Premier logo recognition in event promotional materials, including on-screen acknowledgment, program, webpage, and RU magazine
  • Complimentary gift for each guest
  • Valet parking for each guest

 

Jesuit Sponsor, $10,000


  • Premium seating for up to 10 guests
  • Two passes to the exclusive VIP reception
  • Photo with keynote speaker
  • Exclusive VIP registration prior to the event
  • Logo recognition in event promotional materials, including on-screen acknowledgment, program, webpage, and RU magazine
  • Complimentary gift for each guest
  • Two valet parking vouchers

 

Kansas City Sponsor, $5,000


  • Preferred seating for up to 10 guests
  • Logo recognition in event promotional materials, including on-screen acknowledgment, program, webpage, and RU magazine
  • Express guest registration
  • Complimentary gift for each guest 

 

Mission Sponsor, $2,000


  • Seating for up to 10 guests
  • Listing in event program
  • Express guest registration
  • Complimentary gift for each guest