Wilkes University Allan P. Kirby Lecture

Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity.com and founding chairman of Kayak.com, will deliver the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21. Jones will deliver the lecture On Innovation: Powerful Ideas to Create a More Innovative Organization, at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts at 239 S. River St. in Wilkes-Barre. The lecture will also be livestreamed for registrants who cannot attend in person.

Earlier in the day, Jones will meet with a small group of Wilkes students for a question-and-answer session.

Jones’ lecture will focus on the need for business to continually innovate while giving leaders simple but powerful ideas they can use to create a more innovative organization. 

As the founder of Travelocity.com and founding chairman of Kayak.com, Jones helps audiences turn innovation into an everyday skill. His career and personal experiences provide real-world illustrations of how challenging and ultimately rewarding it can be to gather a team and establish a culture that is open to change. And he gives audiences step-by-step plans to create that culture. 

He authored the books On Innovation and Disruption Off and is managing principal of On Inc., a consultancy he founded to help companies transition to the digital economy. He is a venture capitalist with General Catalyst Partners and Sierra Angels.

Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit www.wilkes.edu/kirbylecture. Questions about the event can be directed to Mildred Urban, director of University events, at mildred.urban@wilkes.edu or (570) 408-4330.