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2016 Conference–New Orleans

2015 Singapore

Plenary Sessions

Reinventing you
Dorie Clark, Marketing Strategy Consultant, Professional Speaker, and Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Disruptive innovation: What’s next for EMBA Programs?
Alana Dunagan, Researcher, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Business design thinking: Inspiration…ideas…implementation
David Schonthal, Clinical Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Concurrent Sessions

Monday, Oct. 24

Purposeful Recruiting: Keeping Your Program in Mind / Sally Bradley, Purdue University

Cash Cow, Star, Q Mark, Or Dog: How Your EMBA Program Fits in Your School's Program Portfolio / Marci Armstrong, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, and Tami Fassinger, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

Seismic Shifts: How Declining Corporate Sponsorship and the First Wave of Millennials Has Changed the EMBA Landscape / Melissa Holland, EMBA Miami, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and Richard Daniels, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

What Differentiates Your Program? Build and Understand Your Value Proposition / Peter Ashley and Paul Slaggert, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Ramp Up Relevance with Live Case Studies / Allyce Barron and Michael Rivera, Fox School of Business, Temple University

Resource Revisit: Career Services for Today’s EMBA / Joan Coonrod, Goizueta Business School, Emory University; Laurie Sedgwick, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University; and Jeffrey Leopold, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Putting the Corporate Sponsor on a Pedestal – Experiences from Selling EMBA in Sweden / Hakan Ericson and Professor Per Cramér, School of Business, Economics, and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Supplementing EMBA Student Learning with Industry Knowledge and Expertise / Ann Feyerherm, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University

Creating Rising Stars: Helping EMBA Students Elevate Their Management Perspectives / John Worth, Virginia Commonwealth University

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for Alumni and Corporate Connections! / Dale Pangborn, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Applying Customer Experience (CX) Best Practices to Managing, Designing, and Measuring the Student Experience (SX] / Douglas Bowman, Goizueta Business School, Emory University

The Ins and Outs of Building Enduring International Partnerships / Melissa McCrae, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, and Juli Bennett, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

The GMAC® Executive Assessment: The London Business School Experience / Brett Hunter, London Business School, and Manish Dharia, Graduate Management Admission Council®

EQ: Nothing Soft About It – In Fact, It’s the Hard Part of Business / Carin Cole and Karen Dowd, Simon Business School, University of Rochester; Rebecca Estrada-Worthington, Graduate Management Admission Council®; and Todd Nelsen, Matrix Insights

Military Career Transitions: Proven Techniques to Assist Experienced Military Students with their Civilian Transition Process / Shawnice Meador, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Digital Advertising: Your Secret Recruitment Weapon / Jay Kelly and Ann Oleson, Converge Consulting

Integrating Liberal Arts with Management Education: The IE Brown Experience / Ignacio Gafo, IE Business School, Instituto De Empresa, and Patrick McHugh, Brown University

Your Most Important EMBA Strategy Project: Your Career / Jamie Breen and Luke Kreinberg, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Next Gen B-Schools: Innovative Content Delivery & Transformation / Jennifer Steben, Inkling, and Tony Sheehan, London Business School

China Elective Essentials: Leveraging Partnership with CKGSB / Mary Darby and Alan Chen, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

The Student Advisory Committee: From Cappuccino to Curriculum / Catherine Molony, Bernadette Birt, Peggy Bishop Lane, Diane Sharp, and Barbara Craft, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Quality Time with Applicants: EMBA Interview Best Practices / Dan McCleary, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and Caroline Grimes, Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Catch the Wave: Innovation in Experiential Learning Design / Gary Nelson, Study.Net, and Sarah Toms, Wharton Computing and Instructional Technology (WCIT), University of Pennsylvania

Strategic Conversations with Corporations / Barbara Singer Cheng, Executive Core, and Paul Slaggert, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Our World In Numbers: Using Data To Make Decisions / Elmer Almachar, Northwestern University; Tanya van Lill, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria; and Brian Mahoney, Percept Research

Integrating Critical Thinking Throughout the EMBA Curriculum / Rob Sheehan, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Creating Innovative Career Programming Across Populations and Campuses / Rachel Loock and Jennifer Kinder, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

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EMBAC conferences

1981   AACSB Executive MBA Workshop (Houston)

1983   Developing Quality in Executive MBA Programs (Atlanta)

1985   Executive MBA Programs: Masterful Strategies for Mature Programs (Boston)

1986   Executive MBA Programs: The State-of-the-Artful Relations (San Francisco)

1987   Executive MBA Programs: Insighters Trading for the Future (Toronto)

1988   Looking from the Inside Out: The Structure, Operations, and Marketing (Denver)

1989   Executive MBA Direction and Change: Managing Innovation (San Antonio)

1990   Setting the Course for the 90s (Orlando)

1991   Executive MBA Futures and Options (Santa Monica)

1992   Challenges 1992: Competition and Integration (New Orleans)

1993   The Challenge of Educating International Managers: An Immersion Program (Mexico City)

1994   The Executive MBA 2000 (Washington, D.C.)

1995   Navigating the Future of the Executive MBA: Strategy, Technology, and Operations (Seattle)

1996   Challenged to Lead (Chicago)

1997   Prepared to Lead in a Global Environment (Montreal)

1998   Seizing the Initiative, Best Innovations and Practices in the Executive MBA (Scottsdale)

1999   Back to the Future: Embracing Market Changes in the New Millennium (Orlando)

2000   NO BOUNDARIES! (Newport Beach)

2001   The Global Campus: Expanding in a Shrinking World (Philadelphia, Oct. 20-24)

2002   Scaling New Heights: Educate, Network, and Inform (Keystone, Oct. 12-15)

2003   Inspired Leadership: Create, Compete, Communicate, Collaborate (Atlanta, Oct. 18-22)

2004   Building Bridges, Creating Connections (San Francisco, Oct. 30-Nov. 2)

2005   Dare to be Different (Barcelona, Oct. 30-Nov. 2)

2006   Navigating in a Sea of Change (Baltimore, Oct. 21-24)

2007   Thriving in a Mosaic Marketplace (Toronto, Oct. 21-24)

2008   Powering the Brand, Energizing the Industry (Chicago, Oct. 26-29)

2009   Leading Through Challenging Times (San Diego, Oct. 18-21)

2010   Passport to The World (Vancouver, Oct. 24-27)

2011   Ocean of Opportunities (Key Biscayne, Oct. 16-19)

2012   La Belle Epoque - Innovation, Aspiration, Enlightenment (Paris, France, Oct. 14-17)

2013   Igniting Innovation (Houston, Texas, Oct. 20-23)

2014   Lights, Camera, Action (Los Angeles, California, Oct. 19-22)

2015   Global Shift (Singapore, Oct. 25-28)

2016 Redesign & Renewal – Piloting the Waters of Transformation (New Orleans, Oct. 23-26)

2017 Seattle (Oct. 22-25)