Monday, May 20th
Fun Run 6:30am - 7:30am
Start your day off right on the historic streets of Lexington, Kentucky with the traditional Symposium Fun Run starting at 6:30am on Monday morning, and will take you on a scenic tour of downtown Lexington and the nearby Transylvania University campus, located within walking distance of Lexington’s downtown hotels. Buses from the Symposium-designated hotels will depart at 6:00am. The run will take place rain or shine, so throw on your running gear and get moving!
Opening Plenary Sessions 9:00am - 12:00pm
A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE
Dr. T. Pearse Lyons
Entrepreneurs see the opportunities others see, but they do something about it. What is it that makes entrepreneurs move? What is it that makes them different? How do we build entrepreneurship into our companies and industry to meet the challenges ahead? How do we retain talent? How do we create jobs?
Dr. Pearse Lyons has taken Alltech from a $10,000 investment to an organization widely regarded as the leader in the animal health and nutrition arena. With projected revenues of $4 billion annually, Alltech still remains 100% private. Learn their secrets.
MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE
THE BORDER BETWEEN SCIENCE & MAGIC
Dr. Eugenia Wang, University of Louisville, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
When Watson and Crick discovered DNA, the world changed. Today, it is not DNA that is at the cutting edge, nor is it its copy RNA. It is microRNA. These tiny pieces of RNA dictate what happens in the womb. They predetermine whether a child will be obese, have attention deficit disorder, or have enhanced intelligence. These microRNAs have implications for so many areas: Animal health, human health, and human intelligence. It is the science of the future.
Our Medal of Excellence winner—one of America’s and China’s finest scientists—will change your mind about where we are going and where science is going.
IDENTIFYING THE CORE OF YOUR BUSINESS
CORE OF THE CORE
Professor Damien McLoughlin, University College Dublin, Michael Smurfit Graduate School
Identifying the core of your business and the core of the core.
There are four questions every company ought to ask: What do you want to achieve? What is your ambition? What is your talent? What is your core competency?
Do you have a plan beyond working harder or longer? Do you have a plan to diversify, and what are the pitfalls? Do you know what your core is? Have you really expanded upon it? Learn how other companies have done so, and done so successfully.
Symposium Breakouts: Monday Afternoon 1:00pm - 4:30pm
- The Future of Growth Promotion [Antibiotic Free] (Poultry)
Is Truly Antibiotic-Free Animal Production Possible? Learn from the leaders who have been doing this for 30 years
- Food 1
Delivering the experience the consumer wants with your brand
Carbon and More (Ruminant)
- Crop Science 1
From Seed to Feed: Growing an extra ton per hectare and its impact on a hungry world
- The Equine Athlete 1
Where nutrition, health and performance meet
- Farming the Sea 1
Producing food sustainable from the world’s largest last agricultural frontier
- Fertility (Ruminant)
Success begins and ends with fertility
- Life Sciences
A Glimpse of the Game Changers
- Information Systems 1
In the next seven years there will be speed of communication like we have never seen before.
- The Petfood Imperatives 1
How do you create brands in the pet food sector? What are the messages the consumer wants to hear?
- Programs Not Products
What Does The Farmer Need (Monogastric)
- Regulatory 1
Enough is enough. If we do not regulate ourselves, the FDA or the European Union will regulate us. Learn how to embrace regulations.
- The Marketing Forum 1
Branding at its best
- Crisis Management 1
How do you handle a crisis?
- Mycotoxins & More (Premiere)
The hidden killer on farm: 40% of crops are lost to mold and toxins
Kentucky Night 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Get ready for a night of down-home Country/Western music, great food and even better company at Kentucky Night! The beautiful Kentucky Horse Park, home of the Alltech Arena and the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2010 and the Alltech National Horse Show, is the perfect spot for this exciting event. You won’t want to miss it! Buses will depart from the Symposium-designated hotels at 6:00 pm on Monday. Wear your boots, belts, denim and cowboy hats, and get ready to party Kentucky-style.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available for some sessions in the following languages:
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