ASU COVID-19 expert to kick off fall 2021 Economic Club of Phoenix season

The Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series — hosted by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University — is celebrating its 37th anniversary and has become a top forum for the exchange of ideas about business and the economy. 

For the second season, audiences can attend the club’s virtual events from anywhere and everywhere to hear from major names leading world-renowned organizations. 

One of those leaders is the nation’s foremost investigator in the rapidly expanding field of personalized diagnostics. Another is the founder and CEO of the leading HIPPA-compliant marketing chat solution.

“I’m looking forward to extending this speaker series again to business professionals everywhere,” said Amy Ostrom, interim dean of Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business and PetSmart Chair in Services Leadership. “Leaders are answering the call to offer insights from their experience, and share what they’re learning and implementing as circumstances change. We’re excited to hear the lessons they’ve learned from their work.”

ECP fall speaker lineup

Wednesday, Sept. 22

September Economic Club Phoenix featuring Joshua LaBaer, executive director and professor at the Biodesign Institute at ASU.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

2021 Spirit of Enterprise Award celebrating Rebecca Clyde, co-founder and CEO of

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Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021

58th annual ASU/PNC Bank Economic Forecast Luncheon featuring Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University Lawrence H. Summers, plus other economic experts.

Virtual Economic Club Phoenix events are free of charge and run from noon to 1 p.m. (Arizona time), live on Zoom. The 58th annual ASU/PNC Bank Economic Forecast Luncheon is a paid event presented by W. P. Carey School of Business Department of Economics. It is being offered in both in-person and virtually, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Arizona time).

Other 2021–22 Economic Club Phoenix events will be announced as details are finalized.  

To see the latest information and register for upcoming virtual and in-person events, visit or call 480-727-0596.

Hunter McCormick