Schedule of Events

Potential programming locations and activities might include:

Schedule is subject to change.


Lodging will be provided for all Stamps Scholars at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Renaissance Hotel. A typical hotel room will be single-gender and consist of four people.  Program leads will be staying at the nearby Indigo Hotel


Meals will be provided Friday breakfast through Sunday breakfast for all scholars and program leads.


Once you have registered for the convention, the SSNC15 planning committee will contact your respective scholarship programs about travel arrangements.

Georgia Tech Hotel

Renaissance Hotel


The costs of transportation to and from the Convention, lodging in Atlanta, meals during the Convention itself, and the events/program are covered/reimbursed by the Stamps Foundation. ​The only related cost for which students will be responsible is meals in transit​​, e.g. in airports or on the road to Atlanta.


Meet the Speakers


Name: Roe Stamps
Title: Co-founder of Stamps Family Charitable Foundation
Past Work: co-founded Summit Partners; First Chicago Investment Corporation; National Venture Capital Association; Mr. Stamps has served as a director for many public and private companies

Accolades: Outstanding Service Award, National Venture Capital Association; Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award; honorary PhD from Georgia Tech
Fun Facts: Enjoys fly-fishing, bird hunting, cycling, jazz piano, and spending time with his family and pets

Read More: Here

Roe and Penny Stamps

Name: Penny Stamps
Title: Co-founder of Stamps Family Charitable Foundation
Past Work: founded the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series; co-chaired the Michigan Difference campaign; worked as an interior designer

Accolades: The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design was named after her by the University of Michigan

Fun Facts: Enjoys traveling, garden design, antique collecting, and spending time with her family and pets

Read More: Here

Name: Bill George
Title: Harvard Business School Professor
of Management Practice

Past Work: CEO of Medtronic; Honeywell; Litton Industries; Department of Defense; Mr. George is serving and has served on a variety of company boards

Accolades: Author of four best-selling books; Elected to National Academy of Engineering; Named "Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years" by PBS; "Executive of the Year- 2001" by the Academy of Management; "Director of the Year-2001-02" by the National Association of Corporate Directors

Fun Facts: Not unlike Mr. Stamps, Mr. George received his BSIE from Georgia Tech, his MBA from Harvard Business School, and an honorary PhD from Georgia Tech. Coincidentally, his wife's name is also Penny!

Read More: Here

Bill George

Name: Bill Curry
Title: Public Speaker and Educator

Past Work: Author; ESPN College Football Analyst; Georgia State University, University of Kentucky, University of Alabama, and Georgia Tech Head Football Coach; National Football League Player

Accolades: Amos Alonzo Stagg Award; Gerald R. Ford Legends Center Award; Intellectual Property Legends Award

Fun Facts: Married to his high school sweetheart; coached by Bobby Dodd, Vince Lombardi, and Don Shula;  Two-time Pro Bowl center and three-time NFL Champion, including victories in Super Bowls I & V

Read More: Here

Bill Curry

Name: Tom Foreman
Title: CNN Journalist

Past Work: Inside Base Camp; National Geographic; ABC News

Accolades: Two Emmy Awards; Walter Cronkite/Brooks Jackson Award

Fun Facts: Ultra-marathoner; has written more than 1400 letters to President Obama; father of Georgia Tech Stamps Scholar alumna Ronnie Foreman

Read More: Here

Tom Foreman


  • Do I need to use my enrichment funds to cover my flight or any other convention costs?

    • No; the costs of transportation to and from the Convention, lodging in Atlanta, meals during the Convention itself, and the events/program are covered/reimbursed by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation (SFCF). ​The only related cost for which students will be responsible is meals in transit​ (e.g. in airports or on the road to Atlanta).

  • Which costs are covered for Program Leads?

    • As scholar and partner numbers have grown, it has prompted SFCF to take a good look at the budget for this large-scale event. It was decided to continue to provide meals and programming for all Program Leads, yet to request they cover their transportation and lodging.

  • How many Program Leads for each school may attend?

    • In most cases, we will want only one Program Lead to attend for space and logistical reasons. However, like was done at SSNC13 at Michigan, we can consider additional Program Leads once we've seen the initial registration push. If you are very interested in sending more than one Program Lead, please email GT Stamps Director, Chaffee Viets, at We kindly request additional leads provide $40 per day toward Convention costs. Checks can be made payable to "Georgia Tech Foundation" and mailed to "Chaffee Viets, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0288" (there is no street address).

  • What if I want to arrive late or to leave early from the Convention?

    • Scholars are expected to be in attendance at the Convention from 8am on Friday through 12pm on Sunday. If you are unable to uphold this commitment, unfortunately you will be required to pay for your Convention expenses out of pocket. If your circumstances are extraordinary and you feel that you deserve an exception, you may have your Program Lead contact the SFCF with an endorsement for your late arrival/early departure.

  • Can I stay with a friend who lives in Atlanta?

    • No; lodging will be organized based on threads to facilitate a punctual departure directly from the hotels on Saturday morning. Therefore, we ask that you stick to your room assignments and find time to catch up with your Atlanta friends Sunday afternoon.

  • Can I choose my roommate(s)?

    • No; generally, rooming will be assigned by thread. If you are matched with people you have not met, rooming with fellow Stamps Scholars from other schools will be an excellent opportunity to connect during downtime.

  • Is registration binding?

    • Yes; to be good stewards of the funds SFCF is generously providing for each Convention participant, which amounts to $400 per student scholar (not including airfare or space rentals), we will need to charge a $400 fee for anyone who drops out for a non-emergency reason. Airfare will be handled between Stamps Scholars and Program Leads at their own institutions rather than with the SSNC15 Planning Committee or SFCF. Please understand this means that airline tickets purchased for students who do not attend the Convention will not be reimbursed. Clearly, we will be sensitive to situations in which someone is hospitalized, has a death in the family, etc.

  • Is it too late to register for SSNC15?

    • Yes; registration is officially closed.

If you have additional questions, please email or post on the Stamps Hub forum.

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