Create ‘N’ Festival set for Sept. 19 at Northern State University

Create N 2018 speakers

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 2018 Create ‘N’: A Festival Celebrating Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation and Workforce will take place Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Northern State University.

The event will run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center. Keynote speakers are as follows:

Dr. Art Diamond: An author and lecturer, Diamond has graduate degrees in philosophy and in economics from the University of Chicago and is currently writing a book entitled “Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism,” to be published by Oxford University Press.

Darrell D. Dorrell: Dorrell is an author and one of the first forensic accountants working with the FBI on alter ego, anti-trust, bankruptcy, breach of contract, conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, estate/gift taxes, family law, financial forensics, forensic accounting, fraud, fraudulent conveyance/transfer intellectual property, lost profits, money laundering, patent, solvency/insolvency, trademark, trade dress, and trade secrets, among others.

Ron Gulaskey: Gulaskey, AVP National Account Sales and Trade Relations for Celebrity Cruises, will present on the entrepreneurs that started Royal Caribbean out of a trailer at the Port of Miami.

A local panel of entrepreneurs will also share their experiences and answer questions.

For more information, contact the NSU School of Business at 605-626-2400, or email or

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions

Pictured from left: Diamond, Dorrell, Gulaskey