Agenda—New format for 2018!

  • Event Check In

    Tuesday, 09:00 - 19:30 Concourse Level @ Main Entrance

    All attendees must pick up event credentials required for entry to all sessions.
  • Welcome Ceremony & Opening Round Leagues Drawings

    Tuesday, 11:30 - 12:15 Hall 2 Broadcast Live Online

    All attendees are invited to this special welcome ceremony where we will meet the teams competing at Enactus World Cup 2018 and draw leagues and timeslots for the opening round of competition.
  • Opening Round Judge Orientation

    Tuesday, 12:30 - 13:30 Grand Ballroom 220C

    Judges for Opening Round of Competition must attend (beverages will be served).
  • Opening Round of Competition

    Tuesday, 13:30 - 16:00 League 1: 210A, League 2: 210B, League 3: 210C, League 4: 210D, League 5: 211, League 6: 212

    Each National Champion team will present during the Opening Round of Competition. Teams will be divided among six leagues, with two from each league advance to Semi-Final. Limited seating is available in each room for observers.
  • Opening Ceremony

    Tuesday, 18:00 - 19:30 Hall 2 Broadcast Live Online

    All attendees are invited to the Opening Ceremony of Enactus World Cup 2018 which will include a keynote speaker, presentation of the Opening Round of Competition Awards and the live drawing of leagues and timeslots for the Semi-Final Round of Competition.
  • Event Check In

    Wednesday, 07:00 - 18:30 Concourse Level @ Main Entrance

    All attendees must check in and pick up event credentials, which are required for entry to all sessions and activities.
  • Semi-Final Round Judge Orientation

    Wednesday, 09:00 - 10:00 Grand Ballroom 220C

    Sponsored by: Robert Half International  All executives serving as Semi-Final Round Judges must attend (pastries, fruit and beverages will be served).
  • World Water Race Judge Orientation

    Wednesday, 09:45 - 10:15 Room 213

    Judges for the World Water Race Impact Competition must attend (pastries, fruit and beverages will be served).
  • Innovation & Collaboration Hub

    Wednesday, 10:00 - 14:00 Hall 1

    A space where all attendees can gather for collaboration, experience the Innovation Stations hosted by sponsor companies and participate in scheduled interactive sessions.
  • Semi-Final Round of Competition

    Wednesday, 10:15 - 12:15 League 1: 210A, League 2: 210B, League 3: 210C, League 4: 210D

    The top 12 teams advancing from the Opening Round of Competition will present their impact during the Semi-Final Round of Competition. Divided among 4 leagues, 1 team from each league will advance to Final Round. Limited seating is available for observers.
  • World Water Race Impact Competition

    Wednesday, 10:30 - 12:30 Room 211

    The top 4 teams will present on the impact of their work and opportunities for acceleration of their initiatives. Limited seating is available for observers.
  • Faculty Advisor Best Practice Session & Academic Research Poster Presentation

    Wednesday, 11:30 - 13:00 Location TBA

    All Enactus Faculty Advisors are invited to participate in this special breakout session which will include an inaugural presentation of peer reviewed academic research posters and a discussion on the opportunity for academic research through Enactus.
  • Global Goals Collaboration Session

    Wednesday, 11:30 - 13:00 Hall 1

    Selected students and alumni, along with Enactus Global Goals Ambassadors and executives from sponsoring companies, are invited to participate in this special collaboration session.
  • Executive Lunch & Learn

    Wednesday, 12:30 - 14:00 Grand Ballroom 220C

    Sponsored by: Robert Half All executives serving as Semi-Final Round Judges, World Water Race Judges, League Coordinators and KPMG Scoring Verifiers are invited to attend this luncheon which will include an executive level Collaborate to Accelerate (C2A) experience focused on achieving shared objectives through partnership.
  • Special Awards Ceremony & Announcement of Final Round Teams

    Wednesday, 14:30 - 16:00 Hall 2 Broadcast Live Online

    All attendees are invited to this awards ceremony which will include a keynote speaker, announcement of the World Water Race Impact Competition winners, presentation of the Semi-Final Round Awards and announcement of the teams advancing to the Final Round of Competition.
  • World Cultural Experience

    Wednesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Innovation & Collaboration Hub (Hall 1)

    All attendees are invited to experience the diverse cultures within the Enactus network and visit unique displays created by each of our participating countries.
  • Executive Reception

    Wednesday, 17:30 - 19:00 Grand Ballroom Terrace & Balcony

    Hosted by: KPMG This is an invitation only activity.
  • Executive Dinner

    Wednesday, 19:30 - 21:30 Grand Ballroom 220B

    Hosted by: KPMG This is an invitation-only activity.
  • Event Check In

    Thursday, 07:00 - 18:30 Concourse Level @ Main Entrance

    All attendees must check in and pick up event credentials, which are required for entry to all sessions and activities.
  • Enactus Alumni Action Accelerator Kick-off

    Thursday, 08:00 - 08:45 210C

    Attendees participating in the Action Accelerator are invited to attend this kick-off session.
  • Enactus Immersion Experience Opening Session

    Thursday, 09:00 - 10:30 Hall 2

    All attendees are invited to this plenary session which will feature a dynamic presentation on how the future of technology in the retail industry will shape our shopping experience and daily lives. It will also include an introduction to the conference track breakout sessions being held throughout the day.
  • Innovation & Collaboration Hub

    Thursday, 10:30 - 13:30 Hall 1

    A space where all attendees can gather for collaboration, visit Innovation Stations hosted by sponsor companies and participate in scheduled interactive sessions.
  • World Project Fair

    Thursday, 10:30 - 13:30 Innovation & Collaboration Hub (Hall 1)

    This is a special Collaborate to Accelerate (C2A) experience where each Enactus country is invited to highlight one project that is ready for acceleration through collaboration. All attendees are invited to visit the project booths to learn about these initiatives and consider the opportunity to get engaged.
  • Academic Leaders Symposium

    Thursday, 11:00 - 13:00 Room 210A

    All faculty advisors and academic leaders are invited to participate in this session where selected faculty will present the findings of peer reviewed research.
  • Breakout Sessions

    Thursday, 11:00 - 12:55 Innovation & Collaboration Hub (Hall 1)

    All students are invited to meet innovation leaders from world-leading companies. Pre-registration required to participate in these interactive sessions which will take place within the Innovation & Collaboration Hub. Each of the three sessions will run for 25 minutes with 25 seats per session. Session topics will be announced by August 1.
  • World Water Race Collaboration Luncheon

    Thursday, 11:30 - 13:00 Room 211

    This invitation-only activity for World Water Race finalist teams, sponsors and judges.
  • Top to Top Forum & Final Round Judge Luncheon

    Thursday, 12:00 - 13:30 Grand Ballroom 220B

    This special invitation-only session will include a presentation and roundtable discussion, as well as an orientation for serving as a Final Round Judge. All Final Round Judges must attend this session.
  • Enactus Immersion Experience Closing Session

    Thursday, 14:00 - 14:45 Hall 2 Broadcast Live Online

    All attendees are invited to this plenary session which will feature a final immersion experience and transition into the Final Round of Competition.
  • Final Round of Competition

    Thursday, 14:45 - 17:15 Hall 2 Broadcast Live Online

    All attendees are invited to watch the Final Round of Competition as the top four Enactus teams in the world present the impact of their projects.
  • Closing Ceremony

    Thursday, 17:15 - 18:00 Hall 2 Broadcast Live Online

    All attendees are invited to attend the Closing Ceremony which will feature a keynote address, student awards and announcement of the 2018 Enactus World Champion.
  • Enactus World Party with a Purpose

    Thursday, 18:00 - 21:00 Hall 2

    Presented by: Unilever All attendees are invited to this special closing party.