** Hey there!

We hope you're enjoying your four-day weekend courtesy of the Polar Vortex. We're writing to let you know that ticket sales are now open for the 3rd annual MBA INNOVATION SUMMIT in New York. The event is organized by Wharton Design Club and MBA students from Columbia and Yale. Mark your calendar: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014 – 12.00 - 6.30PM @ STUDIO 450, NYC | 450 W 31ST ST, NY NY 10001

** Get your tickets now by clicking here!

We've put together a great list of speakers from companies such as Quirky, Ziba Design, Farenheit 212, ?WhatIf!, Co:Collective, Digg.com, among others. Benefits of attending include: * Deepening your knowledge about the intersection of design thinking, innovation, and business * Learning how to bring new ideas to stodgy old stalwarts and flexible start-ups alike * Mingling with a cool group of people from outside Wharton (stretch experience!) * Finding a full-time job or summer internship * General bragging rights

Here's a bit more information about the event. You can also see the complete list of speakers, schedule and more by visiting the event's website.

The MBA Innovation Summit (MBAIS) is an opportunity to dig deeper into the motivations and methods behind managing innovation and creative strategies within teams and companies. The MBAIS brings together leaders from innovative companies, clients with innovative problems, and students who have innovative dreams to discover how we can learn from each other to build disruptive and evidence-based ideas for the future.

Here's a bit of press coverage from Poets & Quants: “When people think of design and innovation, they usually think of design school, art school, or design companies,” says June Chang, a second-year MBA at Wharton who’s on the organization committee for MBAIS. Though students planning careers in finance or consulting might shy away from a conference that focuses on relatively soft concepts, Chang contends that these concepts can be applied to any and all work environments. “I think it’s more the way you think rather than pretty products or interesting toys”

Read the full article: