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The Professional Summit

The Professional Summit brings thoughtful and action-oriented professionals together around Business As Mission. Attendees will have multiple interactions with like-minded business professionals across the ecosystem in smaller settings over the course of The Lion’s Den activities.

A variety of veterans, experts, and speakers will provide context and insight for BAM and the faith-driven community. Last year 10 countries from 83 cities (>50% outside Alabama) were represented.

Summit Tickets are no longer available 

  • Two evening Dinners offsite
  • Keynote Lunch
  • Morning Plenary Session
  • Two Breakout Sessions for Industry & Issues Topics
  • Reserved Seating at Main Event

The Lion's Den Main Event

The 6th annual Birmingham event features 3 companies presenting their businesses in front of hundreds, they then answer questions from a panel of experts about their quadruple bottom line: financial, social, environmental, and spiritual impact. An audience of 1,000+ people will vote throughout the event and select which company best survives The Lion’s Den.

All attendees may visit the Exhibit Area from 2-4pm. Tickets are required for entry into the Wright Center.

$18.50 per person  *finalize order through Samford Ticketing

  • Access to Exhibit Hall before Main Event
  • Choose Seat(s) for Main Event
  • Hear & Vote on 3 Presenting Companies
  • Learn how to integrate work into your Faith
  • Group Discounts & Free Student Tickets available

Hotels for The Lion’s Den at discounted rates:

Courtyard by Marriott – Homewood  
RESERVE A ROOM ONLINE or call 1-800-393-7928
500 Shades Creek Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35209

Hampton Inn – Birmingham/Mountain Brook  
RESERVE A ROOM ONLINE or call 1-205-870-7822
2731 US Highway 280 South, Birmingham, AL 35223

Available rooms can sell out and discounted rates expire mid-September.

Register Now for The Lion's Den Event!

The Lion’s Den attracts people from all over the world each year since 2014. It is our hope that you are inspired, educated, and mobilized to use your time, talent, and other resources to grow the Faith through Business As Mission (BAM).

The Lion’s Den™ Event is an annual educational event hosted by Cedarworks, Inc. (“Cedarworks”), a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to inspire, educate, and mobilize people to use their time, talents and other resources in business as mission. The Lion’s Den Event brings together innovative companies from around the world that seek to make a financial, social, environmental and spiritual impact through their business venture along with a panel of investment professionals that will evaluate and respond to presentations by each of the participating companies. The Event is intended to be an opportunity to exchange ideas for educational purposes. Neither Cedarworks nor Samford University is responsible for the opinions, advice, statements, materials, presentations, data, images, videos, documentation and other information (collectively, the “Materials”) expressed or otherwise shared by Event participants (including without limitation seminar speakers, participating companies and investment professionals). The Materials are for informational purposes only, and the statements, views and opinions expressed at any presentation or in any Materials are those solely of the presenter and not of Cedarworks or Samford University. Further, neither Cedarworks nor Samford endorses or recommends any presenter, promoter, investment advisor, strategy, company or any views mentioned at any conference or in the Materials. Under no circumstances will either Cedarworks or Samford (or their respective trustees, directors, officers, employees, or agents) be liable for the accuracy, quality or reliability of any of the presentations or Materials, any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of presenters, or any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from any presentations or Materials.
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