Documentary Film Screening in LA: Most Likely To Succeed, Fri 2/17, 6pm PST

Date and Time
Friday, February 17, 2023
6:00pm— 9:00pm
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Private Home in LA (Exact Westside location to be shared upon RSVP)
Los Angeles, CA 90066
United States
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Emi Takemura

The Wharton Club of Southern California invites all member and non-member Wharton alumni to join us for this exciting event, a documentary film screening about the future of education.  What is the film Most Likely to Succeed about?

Most Likely To Succeed is a thought-provoking documentary feature film that reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing. To date, MLTS has screened for thousands of audiences around the world, igniting conversations and empowering change along the way.  Share the film with your community to activate change now.”

From Director Greg Whiteley (Last Chance U, Mitt,) and Executive Producer Ted Dintersmith (author, Most Likely to Succeed).

This acclaimed documentary film featured at many film festivals (such as Sundance) is a wonderful film to ignite powerful conversation around how K-12 education can be reimagined in the age of unprecedented technological innovation and volatile social, climate, and political changes.

Emi Takemura, a member of WhartonSoCal, has been an ambassador of this film since 2016 in Japan, and has witnessed vibrant conversations about our schools and education system throughout Japan.  In fact, Emi was a catalyst to enable over 500 film screenings of this film throughout Japan between 2016 and 2020.  She will be your host for this event.

Emi has partnered with another Wharton SoCal alumni partner, E.J. Kavounas, who has graciously offered to host an intimate film screening of this film in his home, followed by a group discussion and/or moderated conversation.

Event Overview
Date:  Friday, February 17, 2023

Cost:  $30 for members and their guest, $45 for non-members and their guest.  (Cost will cover two drinks, light appetizers, and clean up after the event.)

Event Size Maximum: 12 total (including hosts).  Space is very limited due to the size of the screening room.

Location:  Private home in Los Angeles near the intersection of the 405 and 10 freeways on the West Side.  (Exact Location will be shared after RSVP.)

Target Audience:  Wharton SoCal parents with K-12 children and WhartonSoCal members interested in education as a medium for social change.

Event Timeline
6:00 - 6:15 Registration and Welcome Cocktail (self-service)

6:15 - 7:50 Film Viewing (film run time is 89 minutes) and Quick Q&A

7:50 - 8:10 Break and Light Appetizers and Second Cocktail

8:10 - 8:50 Group discussion/moderated conversation on takeaways from the film (one or two topics) or networking by the pool

8:50 - 9:00 Closing and sharing reflections as a group

RSVP required.  No walk ins allowed.  All members and non-members and their guest each must have a ticket.  Space is very limited; cancellation notice required if you are not able to attend after rsvp to allow for those on the waitlist to attend.  Tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred to another Wharton alumni member or non-member.


About the Hosts:

Emi Takemura G'97 WG97

Emi Takemura G'97 WG97 was most recently Co-Founder and Representative Director of FutureEdu in Tokyo, Japan, and has recently relocated to Los Angeles.   

FutureEdu Tokyo is a media company and community for parents and educators who aspire to reimagine education for kids in Japan.  One of their key activities is to promote multi-stakeholder dialogues with "Most Likely to Succeed" film screenings throughout Japan.  The company became an officially registered general incorporated association (Ippan Shadan Houjin) in late 2018.

Emi is striving to create social impact through technology and creativity.  She is a 20-year veteran in the internet space, with strengths in people management, strategy development, business development, product & digital marketing, and international business.  With strong interest in empowering next generation, Emi is now involved in both supporting and driving social entrepreneurship and education projects and communities.  Her specialties include business strategy, business development, community management, online marketing, social media, cross border business, and people management.  She received her MBA in Finance and her Master of Arts in International Studies from the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at The Wharton School in 1997.


E.J. Kavounas WG98

E.J. Kavounas WG98 is Partner, East Beach Capital LLC.

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Private Home in LA (Exact Westside location to be shared upon RSVP)

Los Angeles, CA 90066, United States,
by public transit by car by bike Walking