Driving Ethical Innovation in the Age of AI

Driving Ethical Innovation in the Age of AI

Grapple with emerging leadership challenges for strategically harnessing AI and emerging technologies through peer-driven discussions around data ownership, privacy, and transparency.

Upcoming Dates

Program Dates
Time Commitment
Program Fee
13-15 Nov 2024
In-Person, Washington, D.C., Area
3 days

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Designed for busy senior executives who need to better understand the impact of disruptive technologies, the ethical considerations around AI and how to leverage emerging tech to drive innovation ahead of the competition, this intensive 2.5-day program is hosted in the heart of the Washington, D.C. metro area — the crossroads of business and policy. Separate the hype from practical business use cases as you:

  • Delve into emerging technologies, including blockchain, AI, the Metaverse, ChatGPT, NFTs and others.
  • Get hands-on experience with Metaverse technology.
  • Engage in open discussion with expert faculty on the ethical implications and regulatory landscape, and avoid potential pitfalls.
  • Develop a plan for integrating new technologies strategically and ethically.

Intended For

Senior Management, Executive



This interactive and hands-on program delves into the opportunities, risks and ethical implications of the disruptive technologies that are quickly becoming a fundamental part of doing business. Through real-life business use cases, open discussion and demos with technologies, participants will better understand these emerging technologies, the barriers to adopting new tech, how these technologies can transform your business and society, and the risks of doing nothing.

Essential for business leaders who want to seize an early adoption advantage, this compact, intensive 2.5-day program is a smart investment to elevate your tech leadership capabilities and stay ahead of the curve. You'll dive deep enough into into the tech and business impacts to form your own forecast of the economics driving supply and demand. The Darden faculty team are both experts in the field and dedicated to helping leaders implement technologies that can do good for business and society.

  • Schedule & Topics

    The program begins at 9am the first day, after a welcome breakfast. The days generally run from 9am-5pm, wrapping up by 1:30pm on the final day. Featured session topics and workshops include:

    • Future of Web & What is Web3?
    • Blockchain Basics
    • Artificial Intelligence Basics
    • Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
    • The Metaverse and Hands-on Demo
    • Data Centers, Internet of Things (IoT) and the Infrastructure Behind Web3
    • DAOs, NFTs and Decentralization
    • Augmented Reality
    • Large Language Models, ChatGPT Demo
    • Intellectual Property
    • Regulatory Landscape
    • Future of Work
    • Developing Your Personal Plan
  • Impact & Outcomes
    • Leverage disruptive technologies to identify and take advantage of new business opportunities.
    • Understand the ethical implications and potential impact to your organization and the business environment.
    • Recognize the risk of inaction in the face of using emerging tech and avoid its pitfalls.
    • Navigate the evolving regulatory landscape around emerging technologies to ensure safe integration of technologies to fuel growth and innovation.
    • Develop a plan for how these new technologies can have immediate impact and integrate into your long-term strategy.
  • Participant Profile

    Designed for C-suite and senior leaders such as CIOs, CTOs, CMOs, technology integrators and product manager; as well as consultants, venture capitalists and financial executives who need to harness the massive technology disruption to help shape and ethically lead the future of business.

  • Location & Accommodations

    UVA Darden DC Metro Sands Family Grounds


    UVA Darden DC Metro
    1100 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, Virginia

    Materials and some meals are included in your program fee.


    Accommodations are not included in the program fee and should be arranged by the participant. Recommended accommodations include:

    Hyatt Centric Arlington
    1325 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia, 22209
    Tel: +1-703-525-1234

    Le Méridien Arlington
    1121 North 19th Street, Arlington, VA 22209
    Telephone: +1-703-351-9170

The definition of Web 3.0 is still evolving as it is being created. For our purposes, it is important to note right now that it is focused on empowering users and businesses to co-create things and mutually benefit.

Dennie Kim
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Certificate in Leadership & Management

Earn Your Certificate

Driving Ethical Innovation in the Age of AI counts as one program toward a noncredit Darden Certificate in Leadership & Management. Complete this program and three additional programs to earn your certificate.



Timothy M. Laseter

Professor of Practice

Dennie Kim

Dennie Kim

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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