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Screw Up Nights VOL III: Crazy Careers

Sick of success stories? So are we.

Come hear about colossal mistakes, failures, embarrassments and rejections from executives, entrepreneurs, staff and students at this special edition of Screw Up Nights!

There’s absolutely no judgment tonight! We’re creating a space where people can speak freely about their screw ups, embrace their failures and learn to move on to better ideas, projects and lives.

For VOL. III: Crazy Careers, we will be hosting:

Barbara J. Burger (President of Technology Ventures at Chevron, Founding Donor of iZone)

Neal Burns (Program Director of Employer & Alumni Connections at the Greene Center)

Calvin Eaton (Founder of a local non-profit community school, blogger, whole foods chef, and recipe developer)

Kristen Seversky (Chapter Leader of Girl Develop It - a nonprofit for women who want to learn software development)

We hope to cultivate an environment where people can speak freely about their screw ups, and embrace and learn from their failures to move forward to better ideas, projects, and lives. Also, there is nothing that stops us from having fun thinking about and sharing the ways in which we screwed up.

This will be a fun event, where each speaker has 3 to 5 minutes to share their stories of failure! There is no pressure to “keep it professional”, although we do want everyone to be respectful.

We will have snacks available for you during this event as well!

If you are interested in becoming a speaker, please contact Shannon Lue Chee Lip ( for further information.

Inspired by an event series with a slightly cruder name.

#failforward #failfast

You can read about VOL. I on Campus Times:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Rush Rhees Library, Barbara J Burger iZone Kessler Forum
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

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Lectures and Talks, Arts and Entertainment


Faculty, Students, Staff


Barbara J. Burger iZone


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