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2018 regional meetings

USA/Southeast Regional Meeting
Feb. 25-27 Miami (Coral Gables), Florida
HOST: Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and Florida Atlantic University College of Business

USA/Canada Northeast Regional Meeting
April 22-23 New York, New York
HOST: Baruch College

USA/Canada Western Regional Meeting
April 29-May 1 Phoenix (Glendale), Arizona
HOSTS: Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, and University of Arizona

European/Africa/Middle East Regional Meeting
May 8 Lausanne, Switzerland

USA/Midwest Regional Meeting
June 19-20 University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, Chicago campus
HOST: University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, and the University of Minnesota

USA/Southwest Regional Meeting
June 25-26 Austin, Texas
HOST: University of Texas at Austin


EMBAC sets the dates and hosts for the upcoming year’s slate of regional meetings during the annual conference. Look for information about 2019 regional meetings after October 2018.

For more information about the slate of 2018 regional meetings, visit the member portal.

2017 meeting summary

Asia Regional Meeting
April 20-22 Hong Kong
HOSTS: University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Hong Kong
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting included two keynotes and two interactive plenaries on lateral and critical thinking, development, and leadership, as well as an EMBAC update.

USA/Southeast Regional Meeting
April 30-May 2 College Park, Maryland
HOSTS: Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
FEATURED TOPICS: The meeting featured a tour of the U.S. Capitol Building and sessions on career management, learning questions, use of mobile technology, marketing to millennials, ROI for EMBAs, work-life balance, EMBA interview best practices, and new ideas in EMBA career services.

European Regional Meeting
May 8 Brussels, Belgium
HOST: Vlerick Business School
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions focused on marketing and recruitment challenges, and career guidance and alumni and included small group work and discussions.

USA/Canada Northeast Regional Meeting
June 5-6 Ithaca, New York
HOST: Cornell University
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions looked at trends from research, the impacts of the new political environment on the student experience, program differentiation, and integration of entrepreneurship and new venture creation, and also included a panel discussion on career management and return on investment key performance indicators.

USA/Southwest Regional Meeting
June 12-14 Dallas, Texas
HOST: Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions featured presentations on the importance of inclusion in a VUCA world, regional research trends, mindfulness, EMBA of the future, disruption in graduate education, and the future value of an Executive MBA, as well as an alumni panel.

USA/Canada Western Regional Meeting
June 25-27 Las Vegas, Nevada
HOST: Lee Business School, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions explored the topics of leadership cultivation, regional research trends, EMBA recruitment trends and best practices, the orientation week experience, best practices in online/hybrid course design, student engagement, the millennial EMBA student, the end of the EMBA student experience, the international seminar, and best practices in alumni relations and engagement.

USA/Midwest Regional Meeting
July 18-19 Cleveland, Ohio
HOST: Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

2016 meeting summary

USA/Southeast Regional Meeting
Feb. 28-March 1 Orlando, Florida
HOSTS: Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business and the University of Central Florida Executive Development Center
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting topics included motivation and influence, trends in digital engagement, technology and EMBA transformation, best practices for selecting high-quality applicants, business analytics to improve recruiting practices and student performance, the art of doing more with less, and design thinking

USA/Canada Northeast Regional Meeting
April 25-26 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HOST: Fox School of Business, Temple University
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions focused on instructional design and covered topics such as data analytics, course integration, and hybrid delivery, among other topics

European Regional Meeting
May 22-23 Mannheim, Germany
HOST: Mannheim Business School
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions looked at innovation, recruitment, and technology, including social media and digital advertising

USA/Southwest Regional Meeting
June 13-14 Dallas, Texas
HOST: University of Texas at Dallas
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions featured topics such as managing through chaos, disruption in business, disruption in technology, and disruption in marketing

USA/Canada Western Regional Meeting
June-19-21 Berkeley, California
HOST: University of California, Berkeley
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions focused on experiential and immersive learning programs, including the experiences of programs

USA/Midwest Regional Meeting
July 11-13 Chicago, Illinois
HOST: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
FEATURED TOPICS: The meeting included a presentation and interactive session on the competitive advantage of social capital with John Burrows, adjunct assistant professor of behavioral science and organizations and strategy at the Booth School of Business

2015 meeting summary

USA/Southeast Regional Meeting
Feb. 22-24 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
HOSTS: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University
FEATURED TOPICS: Management of expectations; power, influence, and driving change; admission strategy innovations; and program and technology innovations

USA/Canada Northeast Regional Meeting
March 2-3 New York, New York
HOST: New York University
FEATURED TOPICS: Research; the EMBA strategic landscape; the future of higher education; communication skills; co-curricular initiative; and lessons from the trenches

European Regional Meeting
May 12 Oslo, Norway
HOST: BI Norwegian Business
FEATURED TOPICS: Trends and data from EMBAC research; recruitment of EMBA students in an international market; blended learning and innovations in the EMBA Program; best practices in EMBA alumni engagement; and the EMBC network

USA/Southwest Regional Meeting
June 15-16 Houston, Texas
HOST: Texas A&M

USA/Canada Western Regional Meeting
June 21-23 Seattle, Washington
FEATURED TOPICS: Instructional design to transition in-class content to online; application of EMBA’s experiential learning for other MBA programs; EMBAC updates; the silver linings playbook of admissions and students; and use of gamification in developing leaders, teams, and strategic thinking

USA/Midwest Regional Meeting
July 7-8 Notre Dame, Indiana
HOST: University of Notre Dame
FEATURED TOPICS: Millennial students; economic and social value; and an innovation café