The Princeton Club of Philadelphia
Annual Meeting & Fall Kick-Off
 Thursday, October 26, 2017
Cira Centre
Law Offices of BakerHostetler
2929 Arch Street (12th Floor), Philadelphia
Guest Speaker:

Katherine Milkman '04

Associate Professor of Operation, Information, and Decisions
Evan C. Thompson, Endowed Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching



5:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Annual Meeting


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Cocktail/Networking Hour

(Heavy Hors D'Oevres, Beer, & Wine)


7:00 PM to 8:15 PM - Talk



Changing Behavior for Good

Every choice we make is heavily dependent on context. Katherine Milkman, an expert in the ways we consider options and make decisions, understands this from her extensive research studying these populations as a behavioral economist. ‘Choice architecture,’ or simply the way in which a choice is presented (on screens and in person) can thus be an extremely valuable tool for improving employee outcomes and consumer choices.   In this informative talk, Katherine will share how to make use of the malleability in how choices are made to influence behavior for the better, providing insights about how to encourage improved decisions—online, at work, and at home. Covering the basics of wise choice architecture, nudges that have been proven to increase the likelihood of optimal decisions, and actionable takeaways tailored for your business, organization, or personal life, Katherine leads a funny, fast-paced, and practical talk about how we can guide employee and customer behavior in the most helpful ways possible.

RSVPs requested by October 23rd. 

Golden Tiger and Patrons must register in advance or they will be charged full price at the door.  Prices after the RSVP date and at the door will be $10 higher for members and non-members.

About Our Speaker:
Professor Katherine Milkman '04 is the Evan C. Thompson Endowed Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and she holds a secondary appointment at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. She is a behavioral economist whose research focuses primarily on understanding why people fail to exercise the self-control required to achieve important life outcomes like good health and adequate retirement savings.  Katherine has received numerous awards for her research and teaching including an early career award in 2015 from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences. Milkman was also named one of the world’s top 40 business school professors under 40 by Poets and Quants.  She has received multiple excellence in teaching awards from the Wharton undergraduate division, was voted Wharton's “Iron Prof” by the school’s MBA students, and has repeatedly been named a finalist for the Anvil Award for Wharton’s most outstanding MBA teacher.  Her dozens of published research papers have been featured frequently in major media outlets and on multiple Freakonomics podcasts, and she regularly writes op-eds for national newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post.  Katherine also co-directs the Behavior Change for Good Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania.  She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.