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Many opportunities
  • Welcome reception
  • Three plenary sessions
  • Concurrent session
  • Special event: Museum of Pop Culture
  • Regional meetings
  • Small group dinners
  • 2017 Bud Fackler Award

The 2017 conference features a time to learn and network, as well as a time to enjoy. It’s never too early to start planning for your conference experiences. Below are the most current agenda, as well as a basic schedule overview.


The draft agenda below lists times and locations for EMBAC Conference sessions and activities. EMBAC will continue to update this agenda during the summer.



Saturday, October 21
4-6 pm / Executive MBA Council registration desk open

Sunday, October 22
7:30 am-7:30 pm / EMBAC registration desk open
7:45 am-4:30 pm / EMBA Toolkit (pre-registration required)
8 am-5 pm / Director’s Program: Harnessing the Power of Opposites (pre-registration required). Hosted by University of Washington
7:30-9:30 pm/ Welcome reception

Monday, October 23
7:30 am-5:45 pm / EMBAC registration desk open
7:30-8:30 am / Breakfast
8:30-11:30 am / Morning sessions
11:30 am-12:30 pm / Lunch
12:45-5:45 pm / Afternoon sessions
Evening / Small group dinners (optional)

Tuesday, October 24
7:30 am-4:30 pm / EMBAC registration desk open
7:30-8:30 am / Breakfast
8:30 am-12 pm / Morning sessions
12-1 pm / Lunch
1:15-4:30 pm / Afternoon sessions
7 am-9 pm / Special event (pre-registration required)

Wednesday, October 25
8:15-11 am / EMBAC registration desk open
8:15-9:15 am / Breakfast
9:30-11 am / Morning plenary session

2017 Special Event: Network and explore cool pop exhibits

Visit galaxies and worlds far, far away and at the same time stay well grounded with your EMBA colleagues throughout the world during the 2017 special event, set for 7-9 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle.

Housed in a 14,000-square-foot building that renowned architect Frank Gehry designed, MoPOP brings contemporary pop culture alive through its collections, ever-changing exhibits, educational programs, and use of interactive technologies.

The reception at the MoPOP offers conference participants time to network with friends, time to enjoy a variety of appetizers and food offerings, enough for a light supper, and time to experience three of MoPOP’s popular galleries:


Can’t look away: The lure of horror film / Take a peek at the world of horror as expressed in film, featuring guest curators. This exhibit is rated PG-13.

Fantasy: Worlds of myth and magic / Pet a dragon designed by Seattle Opera, view an original manuscript page from Game of Thrones, and revel in hands-on installations that include world building and mapmaking. Don’t miss the Wicked Witch of the West’s hat from The Wizard of Oz, weaponry from The Lord of the Rings, the battle headdress and staff used by the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia, and other iconic costumes and props from TV and the silver screen.

Infinite worlds of science fiction / Embark on an intergalactic adventure on board an alien spaceship and view more than 150 rare artifacts from sci-fi’s most iconic films and television shows.

Bus transportation will be provided from and to the Seattle Westin. Preregistration for the event is required. Participants must indicate that they want to attend the free special event when they complete the registration form for the conference.

  • Time with your peers
  • Fuel for your imagination
  • Fantasy, science fiction, horror exhibits
  • Food and fun