The Kellogg School of Management hosts several
student-led conferences each year. The conferences bring business
leaders from around the world to the Kellogg School campus.
If your company is interested in getting involved with a conference,
please contact the student representatives for that conference
or an Assistant Director of Corporate Relations:
Jennifer Johnson, at 847-467-1301 or Elizabeth
Orr, at 847-491-3548.
Click here for conference F.A.Q.s
Social Change Conference
October 03, 2007, James L. Allen Center
Contact: Lisa Tan
or Liz Lippert
Kellogg School of Management is proud to host the 8th Innovating
Social Change Conference. As terms such as sustainability,
CSR, and Social Enterprise appear more frequently in corporate
conversations, today’s leaders are faced with the challenge
of not only incorporating these words into daily conversations,
but also translating them into business initiatives. Kellogg
students strive to grow into socially responsible global leaders,
and will increasingly have to address these issues in their
careers, regardless of industry focus or job function. The
conference will bring together business and community leaders,
as well as highly engaged students to explore the challenges
associated with making this vocabulary actionable and relevant
to corporations’ strategic planning processes.
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October 17, 2007, James L. Allen Center
Kellogg School of Management's 2007 Real
Estate Conference provides an innovative forum for the
real estate community of students, faculty, alumni and industry
leaders to discuss current and burgeoning trends in real estate
management, development and finance. Against the backdrop
of frenzied global real estate investment and corporate activity
which has dominated the financial headlines in the past 12
months, the 2007 Real Estate Conference’s thought provoking
panels and speakers promises to be a rewarding and insightful
October 31, 2007, James L. Allen Center
Contact: Chaim Lubin
Kellogg School of Management Leadership
Conference was created to provide its participants with
effective tools to further enhance their leadership skills
and ability to impact their organizations. The 2007 Kellogg
Leadership Conference, "Seasons of Leadership,"
will include speakers and panels on topics such as: Leading
Companies and Communities, Leadership and Turnarounds, and
Effective Management of Cross Functional teams. Experienced
leaders will highlight the ways to adapt leadership in evolving
and uncertain environments effectively leading their organizations
or communities to the path of success. The Leadership Conference
allows participants to develop crucial leadership skills,
to hear leaders share their experience, and to network with
others interested in the topic of leadership.
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November 14, 2006, James L. Allen Center
Contacts: Priya Krishman
year, the Kellogg Finance
Conference provides an exciting forum for business leaders,
alumni, students and faculty to discuss rising issues in the
global economy. The 2007 Finance Conference will concentrate
on firms’ liquidity and the effects on credit risk,
as well as discuss the future in successful hedge fund strategies.
This year’s conference will feature prominent keynote
speakers and panelists with expertise in various facets of
finance. In addition to being a tremendous learning experience,
the conference is an ideal venue for all participants to enhance
their networks within the finance community.
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January 18-19, 2008, Weiboldt Hall & Donald P.
Garg and Ed
The 2008 Kellogg
Business of Healthcare Conference will provide a conducive
and interactive medium to explore trends, discontinuities,
opportunities and challenges associated with today's life
sciences and healthcare service sectors. Annually, the KBHC
attracts over 400 attendees, including opinion leaders, industry
professionals, academia and students, making it one of the
top conferences at the Kellogg School of Management. Prior
year's KBHC themes have included "Transforming the Face
of Healthcare," "From Science to Sales" and
last year’s theme “Today’s Ideas for Tomorrow’s
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January 25-26, 2008, Weiboldt Hall & Donald P.
today are equipped with a greater degree of knowledge and
sophistication with regard to the goods and services they
choose to purchase. In order to remain competitive, companies
must also become more sophisticated in their approach to marketing
and the innovation process. Traditional marketing frameworks
still form the cornerstone of most marketing programs, but
have been increasingly adapted to meet the challenges brought
on by today’s empowered consumers. The 2008 Kellogg
Conference, Breaking the Rules, will take a closer look
at the role these classic frameworks play in today’s
marketing landscape. We will bring together leading academics,
authors and industry professionals in order to shed light
on this dynamic topic.
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February 7, 2007, James L. Allen Center
Contact: Mark Vovsi
Technology Conference, "The Digital Lifestyle",
will focus on technology convergence - the seamless integration
of data, voice, and video - at home and at the workplace.
The emerging trends in wireless communications, video-on-demand,
the digital home, artificial intelligence, and online collaboration
are just some of the potential discussion topics. Through
this diverse set of panel sessions, the conference hopes to
appeal to a wide range of attendees, speakers, and sponsors.
At the same time, "The Digital Lifestyle" theme
is specific enough to serve as a common thread throughout
Private Equity Conference
February 21, 2007, James L. Allen Center
Contact: Bhavan Suri and Ian Wijaya
Equity Conference is its foremost event targeted to the
private equity community. The conference creates an open,
interactive forum for students, alumni, principal investment
professionals, and other industry participants to discuss
trends and lessons learned, as well as debate current hot
topics in the private equity industry. The conference will
examine investing in specific industries (including consumer
and retail, healthcare, technology, and others), ranging from
early-stage to late-stage investing, as well as analyze alternative
forms of private equity such as mezzanine and distressed investing.
This year's conference will also examine the impact of the
growth of the industry and globalization of private investment
firms on raising funds, as well as managing and exiting investments
and deploying capital.
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March 3 , 2007, James L. Allen Center
Contact: Dhruv Patel and Jessica Patel
emergence and rapid growth of the Indian economy have fuelled
a sense of excitement in the global business community.
This context is the motivating force behind this year's India
Business Conference. The conference aims
to facilitate discussion and debate around the fundamental
issues that will shape the future of Indian business.
The India Business Conference will also explore the potential
that the Indian economy presents in growing sectors such as
healthcare, real estate, and private equity. Our sincere
hope is that the conference provides thought provoking, interesting,
and unique perspectives on India's unlimited potential.
Women's Business Association Conference
April 11 , 2007, James L. Allen Center
Contact: Lisa Ward
Kellogg School of Management's Women's Business Association
(WBA) is thrilled to offer the 2007 Women's
Business Association Conference. The conference
seeks to educate and inspire female leaders of today and tomorrow
by providing a forum for discussion on various topics ranging
from success in business, life and society. By bringing together
Kellogg students, alumni, corporate representatives, and members
of the Chicago community, the WBA Conference provides
an open exchange of ideas while building personal and professional
networks. The 2007 conference theme, "Owning your
Future," will explore topics related to how one can make
an impact as a leader, harness personal passions, and progress
in the workplace. Panel topics will include negotiating
smartly, community involvement, entrepreneurship, career advice
for new alumnae as well as seasoned executives, and tips for
navigating international cultural differences in the workplace.
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Black Management Association Conference
April 20-22, 2007, James L. Allen Center
Contacts: Fernando Harris and Danielle Robinson
Kellogg School of Management's Black
Management Association Conference is the school's oldest
student-led conference and one of the most distinguished events
of the year. During April 20-22, students, alumni, prospective
students, faculty, and professionals from across the country
will gather to commemorate 20 years of dynamic forums led
by some of the world's most influential thought leaders in
business, media, entertainment, and government. The theme
of this year’s special anniversary celebration is “Embracing
the Legacy, Harnessing the Future…”. Keynote speakers
and panelists will engage conference participants in an inspiring
dialogue on the importance of leveraging economic resources,
social capital, and intellectual might, to uplift our communities
and empower future generations to build enduring institutions
and legacies. For the past three years, the Black Management
Association conference has been a sold out event with more
than 300 registered participants.
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Manufacturing Business Conference
May 12, 2007, James L. Allen Center
Contact: Jack Cheng
Kellogg School of Management’s Master of Management
and Manufacturing program (MMM) is pleased to offer the 2007
Conference. The Manufacturing Business Conference
is recognized as the gala event of the year for the MMM program
by MMM students, faculty and alumni. It is a wonderful opportunity
to bring together students, alumni, faculty, and industry
professionals to discuss key topics in manufacturing. The
2007 conference will be no exception, as we seek to answer
the question "What's Next In Manufacturing?" and
explore topics such as global manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions,
improvement strategies, and knowledge management.
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May 19 , 2007, James L. Allen Center
Contacts: Jeffrey Hsi
2007 Kellogg School of Management's Chinese
Business Conference, "Modernizing the Silk
Road", aims to educate those interested in doing business
in China, as well as help them to understand China’s
global impact. This includes information on how to successfully
manage the entrance of Chinese companies into the global marketplace,
as well as how to counterbalance the global competition by
penetrating the Chinese domestic market. The conference
will also look beyond China's role as the "world's factory",
examining the immense domestic market potential and the future
global economic landscape with the emergence of Chinese Global
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Where do I park?
- Monday-Friday: Between 7AM and 4PM, only designated parking lots for visitors with a parking pass. Click here for directions and maps of designated parking lots.
- Monday-Friday: After 4PM, any parking lot, no parking pass needed.
- Saturday-Sunday: Any time, in any parking lot and no parking pass needed.
Where do I get a parking pass (only if I am parking Mon-Fri between 7am and 4pm)?
- Conferences will have a volunteer(s) stationed at designated lots with parking passes for visitors for the start of the conference.
- Please continue to check conference Web site for parking details particular to the conference you are attending. Links to each conference Web site are listed above.
What is the appropriate attire for a Kellogg Conference?
- It is recommended you wear business or business casual attire to the conference.
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