2015–2016 Student Conference Schedule
October 24, 2015
As the longest running student-led conference at Kellogg, the Black Management Association Conference brings together students, alumni, faculty, and executives to discuss the importance of diversity in thought, experiences, and leadership through the lens of the business world. The theme of this year’s conference is Courageous Leadership: Disrupting the Status Quo. The conference will highlight and celebrate individuals who have led courageously and found both personal and professional success in disrupting the status quo, while inspiring others to do so as well.
January 23, 2016
Faced with higher healthcare expenses, an increasing number of patients today are asking to be engaged in their delivery of care. Recognizing this shift, players across the industry are looking for new ways to empower patients as true consumers of healthcare. Consumer-Directed Healthcare: Improving Health Systems By Empowering Patients will explore the challenges and opportunities that exist in creating new business models that will drive patients toward better outcomes while reducing cost.
April 13, 2016
The worlds of private equity and venture capital are facing unprecedented changes on many levels. An influx of non-traditional investors, fewer potential targets, and anemic economic growth are all contributing to intense competition for returns. The formerly well-defined lines of fund categorization have begun to blur, and major industry shifts are requiring a rethinking of traditional capital structures and holding periods. Given these momentous shifts, The Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference will explore the challenges of building value at both the fund and portfolio company level. The conference will also offer an invaluable opportunity for professionals, academics, students and alumni to explore the challenging issues surrounding private equity and venture capital, as well as to network with other industry professionals.
May 7, 2016
Business managers seeking new growth opportunities are increasingly turning to the emerging markets which, according to the IMF, already account for over half of global economic output and are projected to contribute 70% of global growth in the coming decade. Kellogg’s Emerging Markets Conference: A 2025 Outlook will bring together business leaders, policy makers and professionals from the Africa, China, India and Latin America regions to help attendees gain in-depth perspectives of key trends, opportunities and challenges that are unique to these markets. Keynotes, panels, breakout sessions and networking sessions focused on individual markets as well as emerging markets as a whole will give conference attendees the tools and knowledge to succeed in these markets.