Many faces to greet and meet

The 2022 EMBAC Conference offers the first opportunity in two years for EMBAC members to gather at the industry-event-of-the-year in the same physical space.

To celebrate the in-person reunion of members, the conference schedule includes time to catch up and network with others. Of course, it also features outstanding plenaries and concurrent sessions that support your professional development, advancement, and well-being during these days of constant change.

It’s never too early to start planning for your conference experience: A quick schedule below offers you an overview for each day. Use the link that follows for the full schedule that will be updated as necessary and includes more details, such as speakers and session locations. Turn to this link for the most updated and complete conference information.

Full Conference Schedule

Special note: There are no pre-conference offerings at this year’s conference. The conference officially will kick off Sunday evening with the opening night reception at 7:45 PM, which means participants can make travel plans to arrive on Sunday.


Sunday, Oct. 16

6:30-7:30 PM / Board, Board Alumni, Directors and above Reception (invitation only)

7:45-9:45 PM / Opening Night Reception

Monday, Oct. 17

7:45-8:45 AM / Breakfast

8:45-9:15 AM / Welcome

9:15-9:45 AM / Speed Networking

9:45-10:15 AM / Coffee Break

10:15-11:30 AM / Plenary: Leading Happiness at Work
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., Science Director, Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley

11:30 AM-1 PM / Lunch

1-1:50 PM / Concurrent Sessions Block 1

2:10-3 PM / Concurrent Sessions Block 2

3-3:30 PM / Coffee Break

3:30-4:20 PM / Concurrent Sessions Block 3

4:30-5:15 PM / Regional Meetings

Evening / Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, Oct. 18

7:45-8:45 AM / Breakfast

8:45-9:15 AM / Research Session

9:15-10:15 AM / EMBAC Exchange and Bud Fackler Award Presentation

10:15-10:45 AM / Coffee Break

10:45-12 PM / Plenary: The Paradoxes of Leadership – Neuroscience-Based Leadership for the Information Age
Steven Poelmans, Ph.D., Professor of Strategic Leadership, Antwerp Management School

12-1:30 PM / Lunch

1:30-2:20 PM / Concurrent Sessions Block 4

2:40-3:30 PM / Concurrent Sessions Block 5

3:30-4 PM / Coffee Break

4-4:50 PM / Concurrent Sessions Block 6

5-6:30 PM / Reception (sponsored by University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business)

Evening / Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, Oct. 19

8-9 AM / Breakfast

9-10:30 AM / Plenary: The Leadership Stimulus Package – A Call to Action for All Leaders
Nouman Ashraf, Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

10:30 AM / Conference Adjournment

  • Welcome reception
  • Speed networking
  • Three plenary sessions
  • Concurrent sessions
  • EMBAC Exchange
  • 2022 Bud Fackler Award
  • Tuesday reception