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Many opportunities
  • Welcome reception
  • Three plenary sessions
  • Concurrent session
  • Special event: Círculo de Bellas Artes
  • Regional meetings
  • Small group dinners
  • 2018 Bud Fackler Award

The 2018 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 key dates and times for preconference offerings and a schedule overview. Look for updates on the conference schedule throughout the summer.


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 13
Enjoy Madrid
4-6 PM
/ EMBAC registration desk open

Sunday, October 14
8 AM-5 PM / EMBA Toolkit (pre-registration required)
8 AM-5 PM / Director’s Program (pre-registration required)
Hosted by IE Business School
8 AM-7:30 PM / EMBAC registration desk open
7-9 PM / Welcome reception

Monday, October 15
7 AM-5:30 PM / EMBAC registration desk open
7:45-8:45 AM / Breakfast
8:45-11:45 AM / Morning sessions
11:45 AM-1 PM / Lunch
1:15-6:15 PM / Afternoon sessions
Evening / Small group dinners (optional)

Tuesday, October 16
7 AM-5 PM / EMBAC registration desk open
7:45-8:45 AM / Breakfast
8:45-11:45 AM / Morning sessions
11:45 AM-1 PM / Lunch
1:15-3:45 PM / Afternoon sessions
7-9 PM / Special event (pre-registration required)

Wednesday, October 17
8-11 AM / EMBAC registration desk open
8-8:45 AM / Breakfast
9-11:15 AM / Morning plenary session

One memorable evening
Conference 2018

Enjoy an important part of Madrid’s cultural history with colleagues throughout the world at the 2018 EMBAC Conference special event.

The event takes place at one of Madrid’s most treasured landmarks – the Círculo de Bellas Artes, a space for culture founded by a group of artists in 1880.  Designed by Antonio Palacios, one of Spain’s most influential architects in the last century, the building is one of Madrid’s most beautiful classic buildings of that time.  Famous Spanish playwrights and painters, including Pablo Picasso, studied there.  

In addition to the lovely historic venue, the event includes an array of the local cuisine, enough food for a light dinner, and a special performance of flamenco dancing known for its emotional intensity and artistic expression.

Make the most of your visit to Madrid by taking part in the EMBAC special event: Your conference registration form includes a section where you can register for this exciting evening.
  • Time with your peers
  • Landmark setting
  • Flamenco dancing (Olé!)
  • Food and fun