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Student Conference Proposal and Selection Process

Overview of Conferences

Kellogg student conferences aim to educate, equip and inspire attendees (students, alumni, academics, and industry leaders) by providing a forum for thought provoking discussions through keynote speeches, interactive panels and networking sessions. With support from Kellogg and the business community, the student conference leadership teams have the ability to convene and foster important conversations on issues impacting business and management.

Proposal Procedures

All students interested in hosting a Kellogg student conference during the 2014-2015 academic calendar need to submit a proposal to the Special Events Coordinator, Christine Mortimer christine-mortimer@kellogg.northwestern.edu by 12:00 pm on Friday, March 7 for fall quarter conference dates OR by 12:00pm on Monday, May 12 for winter and spring quarter conference dates.

Proposal Check List
  • Cover Page
  • Application
    • Goals
    • Theme and Overview - highlighting relevancy to both Kellogg and industry
    • Agenda
    • Keynote speakers - how they fit with theme and existing connections
    • Panel Topics - include descriptions
    • Sponsorship - companies/organizations to partner with for speakers and sponsorship
    • Budget
    • Key Takeaways - for renewing conferences, key takeaways from attendee survey
  • Contact Christine Mortimer to schedule meeting with her and Corporate Partnerships to review best practices and conference proposal process
  • Proposals should be clear and concise, bullets are preferred to lengthy text (proposal should not exceed 6 pages)
Information on Conference Approval Committee
  • The Conference Approval Committee is comprised of members representing the following groups; Advancement, Corporate Partnerships, CMC, Dean's Office, Global Affairs, KSA – outgoing team, Marketing & Communications, Student Affairs
  • The Committee will meet the weeks of March 10 and May 19 to review proposals and submit its recommendations to the Dean's Office for final approval.
  • The Committee will notify the conference teams of final decisions within 10 days of the meeting.
Selection and Scheduling
  • The Committee will be looking for a strong, diverse leadership team and a well-developed proposal that includes all points listed above.
  • Students going on exchange are not eligible for leadership of winter or spring conferences.
  • The Committee will review the academic calendar when approving and scheduling conferences to optimize their impact and success.
  • We anticipate approving 3-4 conferences per quarter and up to 11 per academic year.
  • Students should expect that some conference proposals will be turned down, even for conferences that were held the prior year.

*Please refer to the Serial under the Club and Conference section as a resource for any conference questions: Conference Resources.