Langenberg Leadership Breakfast – Dennis Lower



Date(s) - 04/16/2019
7:30 am - 9:00 am

This Langenberg Leadership Forum Breakfast features Dennis E. Lower, President and CEO of the Cortex Innovation Community. Mr. Lower’s topic is: The Contours of Ethical Leadership in a Secular World. This fascinating talk, from a very sought-after speaker, will include:

  • Experiences that have shaped his faith journey.
  • How religious dualism has unwittingly contributed to polarization in our society – the objectification and dismissal of the “Other”.
  • The importance of being centered – internal validation, authenticity, and self-actualization.
  • The importance of presence in leadership (and everything else) – “Be Here Now”.
  • The care and feeding of your soul – embracing beauty, creativity, imagination, and humor to remain forever young.

About the Speaker

Dennis Lower is the President and CEO of the Cortex Innovation Community in the historic Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.  Cortex is a 203-acre urban innovation district founded in 2002 by Washington University in St. Louis, BJC HealthCare System, the University of Missouri – St. Louis, Saint Louis University and the Missouri Botanical Garden. It is the St. Louis region’s largest innovation campus, designed and actively curated to accelerate technology company formation by providing access to tech facilities and entrepreneurial programs for innovative, creative people. Cortex is now a nationally and internationally recognized innovation hub that supports all technology sectors. To date, over $700 million has been invested in 2 million square feet, 400 companies reside in the District, and 5,800 jobs have been created. At full build-out, Cortex anticipates that $2.5 billion will be invested in more than 4 million square feet of mixed-use development resulting in the creation of 15,000 jobs.

Mr. Lower was recently named as the FOCUS St. Louis 2018 Leadership Award recipient, presented annually to individuals who demonstrate innovative leadership, generate a meaningful impact in the community, and encourage strong community leadership in others.

Mr. Lower holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, and a Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Boston University Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

This breakfast gathering is part of the Langenberg Leadership Forum, a program for business and organizational leaders offered through The Walker Leadership Institute at Eden Theological Seminary.

Eden Theological Seminary
Schroer Commons
475 E. Lockwood Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Click here for directions to Eden Seminary

Complementary light breakfast will be provided at 7:30AM
Speaker Begins at 8:05AM

Questions: call 314-918-2547 or e-mail [email protected]


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