Lilie: E&O: Lilie Lectures

The Lectures bring together expertise and energies from across Rice and Houston in new and innovative ways.

Each Lecture features the insights of an established entrepreneur or innovator on a question of interest to people working across a range of fields. The Lilie Lectures are free of charge, open to the public, and provide an opportunity for the exchange of questions and ideas between people who are innovating in many different contexts, and as such, often lead to new and shared insights.  Find more details on our calendar.


Upcoming Lilie Lectures


October 3rd – Yan David Erlich on Recipe for a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

January 30th – Laura Spanjian of Airbnb


Previous Lilie Lectures


Shoukat Dhanani, Dhanani Group

Nadia Morris, AT&T Health Foundry

Philip Krim, Casper

Kerry Rupp, True Wealth Ventures

Cary Kottler, Clean Line Energy

Steve Radar, NASA

Mark Cover, Hines Real Estate

Tawfik Jarjour, Accenture



Farzad Soleimani, TMCx

Drew Austin, Uber

Rakesh Agrawal, Snapstream

Samantha Snabes, re3D

Aimee Woodall, Blacksheep Agency



Calendar of Events