All conference sessions and times are subject to change - check back regularly for the latest schedule  ( 7:00am - 7:00am )

Please note breakfast and lunch will not be provided on Sunday, February 10.  ( 7:00am - 7:00am )

Conference Check-In and Information  ( 7:30am - 7:00pm )

New Deans Learning Community Affinity Group Meeting  ( 8:00am - 10:00am )

Technology in Business Schools Roundtable Affinity Group Meeting  ( 8:30am - 10:00am )

MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group Meeting  ( 9:00am - 10:30am )

Digital Transformation Affinity Group Meeting  ( 10:30am - 12:30pm )

Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group Meeting  ( 10:30am - 12:30pm )

Accreditation Volunteer Training  ( 12:30pm - 4:15pm )

Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group Meeting  ( 1:00pm - 2:30pm )

Small Schools Network Affinity Group Meeting  ( 2:00pm - 3:30pm )

Diversity and Inclusion Network Affinity Group Meeting  ( 2:30pm - 3:30pm )

Bonus Session: Re-imagining Business Accreditation  ( 4:30pm - 6:00pm )

Welcome Reception  ( 6:00pm - 7:00pm )

Continental Breakfast and Networking  ( 7:00am - 8:30am )

Conference Check-In and Information  ( 7:00am - 6:00pm )

Bonus Session: A Resource for Schools to Recruit Qualified Faculty  ( 7:30am - 8:30am )
Jennifer B Cravens, P.R. O'Shaughnessy Executive Professor, College of Business, Central Washington University
James Leonetti, Adjunct Professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Shirley Maxey, Assistant Vice Dean for Academic Affairs , Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Lawrence C. Rose, Dean, Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, California State University, San Bernardino

Welcome and Plenary I: Positively Disrupt or Be Disrupted  ( 8:45am - 10:00am )
Michael J. Arena, Chief Talent Officer, General Motors Corporation

Monday Morning Refreshment Break and Networking  ( 10:00am - 10:45am )

(A1) How Small and Mid-Sized Business Schools Can Defy Fundraising Myths  ( 10:45am - 12:00pm )
Robert Dooley, Dean, Gary W. Rollins College of Business, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Matthew C. Rousu, Dean, Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University

(A2) Cross-Disciplinary Programs  ( 10:45am - 12:00pm )
Nancy A. Bagranoff, Dean and Professor, Accounting, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond
Elsabé Loots, Dean, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria

(A3) Connecting Business and B-Schools  ( 10:45am - 12:00pm )
Shaun L. Budnik, Partner, KPMG
Anne-Marie Croteau, Dean, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

(A4) EdTech Developments Advancing Curriculum and Learning Effectiveness  ( 10:45am - 12:00pm )
Delphine Manceau, Dean & Director General, NEOMA Business School
Matthew A. Waller, Dean, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas

Monday Networking Luncheon and Influential Leaders Recognition  ( 12:00pm - 1:15pm )

(B1) Transitory and Transformative: Developing Institutional Strategy to Prepare Students for the Future of Work  ( 1:30pm - 2:45pm )
Paul H. Schwager, Interim Dean, College of Business, East Carolina University
Tanuja Singh, Dean, Greehey School of Business, St. Mary's University

(B2) Designing Flexible Faculty Resource Models to Celebrate Talent Diversity  ( 1:30pm - 2:45pm )
Irineu G. N. Gianesi, Dean, Academic Affairs, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
Charles Iacovou, Sisel Distinguished Dean of Business, Schools of Business, Wake Forest University

(B3) Reinventing the Role of the Deanship  ( 1:30pm - 2:45pm )
Gerard George, Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University
Moez Limayem, Dean, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida

(B4) Exploring Lifelong Learning  ( 1:30pm - 2:45pm )
Raj Echambadi, Dean, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University
Richard J. Skolnik, Dean, School of Business, State University of New York at Oswego

Monday Afternoon Refreshment Break and Networking  ( 2:45pm - 3:30pm )

Diversity Management: Quo Vadis?  ( 3:30pm - 5:00pm )
Kenneth Bouyer, EY Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting, EY LLP
Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Rector, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Evening Reception  ( 5:00pm - 6:00pm )

Continental Breakfast and Networking  ( 7:00am - 8:30am )

Conference Check-In and Information  ( 7:00am - 1:00pm )

Bonus Session: What Keeps Deans Up at Night: A Frank Discussion  ( 7:30am - 8:30am )
Linda U. Hadley, Dean, D. Abbott Turner College of Business, Columbus State University

Plenary II: The Desperate Need for Open Thinking  ( 8:45am - 10:00am )
Dan Pontefract, Author, Speaker, Thinker, Founder and CEO, The Pontefract Group

Tuesday Morning Refreshment Break & Networking  ( 10:00am - 10:45am )

(C1) Exploring Alternative Business Models  ( 10:45am - 12:00pm )
Nada Biaz, General director of Groupe ISCAE, Groupe ISCAE, Groupe ISCAE - Institut Supérieur de Commerce et d'Administration des Entreprises
Robert Helsley, Dean, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

(C2) Manage Up and Across  ( 10:45am - 12:00pm )
Dayle M. Smith, Dean, College of Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University
Rama Yelkur, Dean, School of Business, St. John Fisher College

(C3) Business Education 2028  ( 10:45am - 12:00pm )
Keith Rollag, Dean and Professor, Management, F.W. Olin Graduate School, Babson College
Antonio Travaglione, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law, Newcastle Business School, The University of Newcastle

Tuesday Networking Luncheon  ( 12:00pm - 1:00pm )