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
The Kellogg Emerging Markets Conference is the school’s premier platform aimed at facilitating a rich dialog on emerging markets. Focused on the theme of Rediscovering Sustained Growth, the 2016 conference will feature over 30 prominent business leaders, academics, and policy-makers from around the world. The conference is organized around regional tracks highlighting four of the world’s most promising emerging economies: Africa, China, India, and Latin America. Each of the four regional tracks includes panel discussions in three key areas: The Consumer, Technology/Innovation and Policy. Conference attendees will have a unique opportunity to learn about key trends, opportunities and issues in emerging markets directly from influential leaders while networking with business students and professionals from across the globe.