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Ideas & Images series explores entrepreneurship

Feb 4, 2019

On Feb. 18, Mike Williams, chief executive officer for uShip, Austin, will continue the conversation surrounding this year’s theme on “Cultural Resilience and Contemporary America” with his presentation, “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Twenty-First Century.” The event is free and open to the public.

Williams also serves on the board, joining the uShip, Austin, team in 2017. He’s a veteran in the area of enterprise software, serving as general manager of corporate real estate services at Accruent prior to joining uShip.

He has worked with the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece, and with the FBI. He has a BA in finance from Murray State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Flagler College’s Ideas & Images: Scholars and Artists-in-Residence program brings nationally and internationally-renowned experts to the campus, building on a tradition established when Henry Flagler’s Hotel Ponce de Leon served as an inspiration for stories, a haven for new ideas, a canvas for artistic endeavors, a showcase for new technology and a setting for athletic competitions. In its first decade, nearly 100 scholars and artists have participated in the program. This year’s series was specially created for the 50th anniversary of Flagler College, 1968-2018.

Other Ideas & Images presentations for the academic year include:


Thursday through Saturday, February 21 - 23, Deeper Than Indigo: Southeast Textile Symposium

This symposium provides an opportunity to investigate the rich history of St. Augustine and the Southeastern United States through the lens of the indigo trade and the repercussions of slavery and colonialism. Visit here for more information.

Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m., Flagler Room in the Ponce de Leon Hotel

Jane Landers, Ph.D., “Changing the Narrative of Slavery in Museums and Public History Sites: Adding the Missing Spanish Past”

Sponsors for the series in addition to Flagler College include: Casa Monica Hotel, National Park Service, Florida Humanities Council, St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, St. Johns Cultural Council, The Joy McCann Foundation, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, St. Augustine Ponte Vedra Florida’s Historic Coast, Flagler College Bookstore, and Florida Public Archaeology Network.

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