Atlantic City Innovation Summit

Atlantic City, NJ – A panel of economic developers and community leaders will discuss ideas for transforming Atlantic City during a roundtable discussion and book talk Sept. 7, from 3-7 p.m.

Rebecca A. Fannin, author of Silicon Heartland, journalist and founder of Silicon Dragon Ventures, will moderate the session at Stockton University’s Kesselman Hall, 3701 Boardwalk in Atlantic City. A reception at the Esports Innovation Center will follow.

Presented by Silicon Dragon Ventures, the discussion will explore the city’s revitalization as an innovative hub propelled by economic growth, new jobs, investment and entrepreneurship. 

The panel will review emerging projects and opportunities. Panelists include:

  • Jane Bokunewicz, Faculty Director of the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming Hospitality and Tourism, Stockton University School of Business
  • Elizabeth Catanese-Terenik, Senior Project Manager, Atlantic City Development Corp.
  • Louis Hanna, Founding & Managing Member, Conduit Community Capital
  • Lauren Moore, President, Atlantic County Economic Alliance
  • Ren Parikh, Founder, Ideal Institute of Technology: Welfare to Work
  • Jim Rutala, Principal, Rutala Associates
  • Evan Sanchez, Co-founder, Authentic City Partners; Founder, ThriveAC Fund; Strategic Advisor, Olo
  • Andrew Weilgus, Executive Director, Esports Innovation Center, Stockton University

The event is supported by AC Devco, Chelsea Economic Development Corporation, Stockton University, Conduit Community Capital and Authentic City Partners.

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