Florida Tech and Harris Partner for 11th Annual Conference

Do business leaders stop to consider the effects of their decisions on others?  This is the question administrators and professors at Florida Tech’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business had when making Business Ethics an integral part of its undergraduate and graduate curricula almost three decades ago.

Since 1997, Florida Tech has conducted an annual Ethics Competitions for local high school students featuring prominent business and community leaders as judges.  Given the link between ethics and leadership, this year’s conference has been expanded to include renown national and local businesspeople sharing and opining on these and other topics relevant to the development of other ethical business leaders, at all stages of their careers.

Highlighting this year’s event is keynote speaker Rich Luker, author of Simple Community, which explores the need for people to gather as a community to simply have fun and enjoy each other without an agenda or work objective.  For more on Luker, see this months “Q and A” on page 68 or read Kristen Bakke’s “Community Leadership” column on page 80.

PNC Financial Services Group is proud to present

Florida Institute of Technology and Harris Corporation

11th Annual Florida Tech/Harris Ethics & Leadership Conference

Brevard County’s premier business conference

for the development of ethics and leadership

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place

Sponsored by Community Credit Union, LEAD Brevard, Mercedes-Benz of Melbourne, and SCB Marketing


Time Event
7:30 a.m. Registration & breakfast
9:00 a.m. Speaker: Jim Traficant, Harris vice president and senior executive account manager for Healthcare Solutions, Government Communications Systems Division
10:30 a.m. Speaker: Sponsored by PNC Financial Services Group
12:00 p.m. Lunch: Sponsored by Community Credit Union featuring winning High School Ethics team presentation
1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Rich Luker, author of Simple Community – A complimentary copy of Luker’s book will be distributed to all attendees
3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
4:00 p.m. Reception

*All times approximate and subject to change.

Tickets are $89 per person and are available at

www.LEADBrevard.org or by calling (321) 632-8222