• Ideas at Pomona Summit October 25-26 Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco
  • Speaker Ari Shapiro at the Ideas at Pomona Summit
    Featured Speaker Ari Shapiro presenting on Liberal Arts NOW and Next
  • Speaker Laszlo Bock '93 at Ideas at Pomona Summit
    Featured Speaker Laszlo Bock '93 discussing Liberal Arts and the Future of Work
  • audience members
    Sagehens at the inaugural Ideas@Pomona Summit - Chirp!
  • Ideas at Pomona Presenters
    HEN Talks presenters at the Ideas@Pomona Summit: Andrew Glazier '97, Jodie Hollander 99, April Xiaoyi Xu '18, Barbara Serwin '84, Christopher Kao '03

Pomona College’s Premier Lifelong Learning Event

Ideas@Pomona Summit
October 25-26, 2019
Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

Thank You!

To each of our speakers and guests, thank you for making the inaugural Ideas@Pomona Summit a memorable one!

For anyone attending Family Weekend and/or Alumni Weekend in 2020, be sure to check the schedule for Ideas@Pomona events on campus. And of course, more Ideas@Pomona opportunities to come in the future! Chirp! Chirp!

The Ideas@Pomona Summit is an energetic day-and-a-half conference dedicated to bringing together Pomona College alumni, parents and friends for a weekend of meaningful connection and active dialogue around timely, newsworthy and captivating ideas.

Cecil and Sagefriends

Take a look at the inaugural Ideas@Pomona Summit held in San Francisco October 25-26, 2019. Attendees and speakers share their thoughts and insights on Pomona’s premier lifelong learning event that focused on Liberal Arts Now & Next.

Liberal Arts NOW and NEXT will serve as the weekend’s overarching theme.

Through forward-thinking sessions showcasing the best of the liberal arts, attendees will expand and challenge their understanding of our world today, and what lies ahead, with a variety of expert faculty and alumni speakers.

What does cutting-edge research tell us about the NOW and the NEXT, about who we are and where we are going? How are liberal arts values such as critical thinking and creative learning being brought to bear on today’s unique challenges and opportunities? What’s at stake for colleges like Pomona in this time of change? What are the innovative ways in which Pomona alumni, faculty and students are blazing new trails, serving as agents of change and fostering breakthroughs? What do the liberal arts have to say about current debates over democracy, truth and education itself? Sessions will  give attendees the chance to experience the serious fun of rigorous and wide-ranging intellectual exploration…all in special Sagehen style.

The Ideas@Pomona Summit promises to curate the best content from around campus and the greater Pomona community to ignite discussion, share ideas and highlight exciting research and trends.

Taking place at the Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco, attendees are able to customize their conference program by selecting sessions that appeal to them most.