Virtual Conference / October 25-27, 2021
EMBA Programs worldwide share best practices and network at the EMBAC Conference, the largest EMBA industry event.

2021 Conference Registration

Conference fees include access to all plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, corporate member sessions, networking, and special virtual events.

Michael Desiderio

Michael Desiderio, EMBAC Executive Director

We at EMBAC were looking forward to a hybrid conference that blended both an in-person gathering in Scottsdale, Arizona, with online access to conference sessions. We know members wanted to see each other again, live and in person.

But by the first quarter of 2021, reality pointed us in a different, but familiar direction.

We learned from our members that severe restrictions on travel budgets and the still-unknown twists and turns of a global pandemic were making it impossible for them to travel to Scottsdale. So, we at EMBAC, much like our members, evolved yet again.

Yes, we are going fully virtual for the 2021 conference.

This decision removes travel barriers. It helps keep our community robust by opening greater access for all members. As it did last year, it allows us to expand our offerings and design a conference with the indispensable content that you need to help evolve your program now and in the future.

Our conference committee is hard at work to bring a stellar line-up of plenary sessions and to explore new possibilities for networking and community building. We’ll keep you updated throughout the spring and summer.

And you can be sure we will find many creative ways to celebrate our community of innovators at the conference as EMBAC marks its 40th anniversary in 2021. Please plan now to join your colleagues at the 2021 EMBAC Virtual Conference, Oct. 25-27.

Industry event of the year

Much like last year, 2021 is proving a year of great change. Schools and EMBA Programs continue to adapt to the shifting circumstances.

What can the EMBA industry event of the year offer? Quite a bit. What difference can it make? Quite a bit because it’s more important than ever to…

  • Network with EMBA colleagues.
  • Stay on top of best practices.
  • Take deep dives into all aspects of EMBA Programs – admissions and marketing, career development, program management and operations, content, and stakeholder relations, to name a few.
  • Find both inspiration and practical ideas that you can apply to your program.
  • Understand trends and future possibilities and prepare for them now.
2020 EMBAC Conference Sponsorship
Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®)
Corporate Members
Amazon Kindle Education
Austral Education Group
BusinessCAS™ by Liaison
Executive Core, LLC
Financial Times
Hilltop Global Group
Graduate Program Recruitment Solutions (GPRS)
International Study Programs
iOpener Institute
Ivy Exec, Inc.
RNL + Converge
Southbridge Access
Kuoni Tumlare Corporation, Inc.
The Washington Campus
WorldStrides ISA Custom Programs
A look back
EMBAC’s first virtual conference offered participants plenty of professional development and networking opportunities >
2019 EMBAC Conference Orlando Florida
Great value

“Our EMBA team has attended the Executive MBA Council conference for more than 15 years, and we place great value on the opportunity to connect with our fellow EMBA colleagues. We send two to four representatives each year so that we can spread ourselves across the many excellent sessions, and have presented as well. We come back each year energized and full of fresh ideas on how we can make our 42-year-old program stronger than ever. The council fosters a shared vision and drive for excellence, and the collegiality we feel is simply outstanding.”

Director of Enrollment, Daniels College of Business
University of Denver