Reunion 2019

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Two Full Days of Inspiration and Celebration at Reunion 2019

Celebrate lifelong connections with the Kellogg community and draw inspiration from our world-renowned faculty. Reunion 2019 features two full days of inspiring sessions with Kellogg faculty, elegant class parties and much more.

Stay tuned for the event app, which will provide updated information including room locations and opportunities to engage with other attendees and speakers via social media.

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Schedule details subject to change

Friday, May 3, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Check-In and Walk-In Registration

Kellogg Global Hub
Welcome to Reunion 2019! Stop in at the Global Hub to check in and pick up your official Reunion 2019 badge. Walk-in registration and a general hospitality area will also be available in the Global Hub.
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Kellogg Global Hub
Kick off your Reunion experience by reconnecting with friends and classmates over a light breakfast in the Kellogg Global Hub.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Alumni Career Coaching Sessions

Kellogg Global Hub
Career Coaching sessions are full. For additional resources and coaching options, please visit our Career Resources page.
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Kellogg Global Hub Tours

Kellogg Global Hub, Gies Plaza
Building tours are first come, first served with limited capacity, and last approximately 45 minutes.
Tours will depart at 9:00 am. and 9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Kellogg Story Share

Kellogg Global Hub, L080
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

James L. Allen Center, 222*
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
*available to EMBA alumni only
20-minute video recording sessions in the Kellogg Global Hub Broadcast Studio.

10-minute video recording sessions in the James L. Allen Center.
*available to EMBA alumni only
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Designing Your Life Workshop
with Matthew Temple '93

Seeley G. Mudd Library, Room 2210
Still trying to figure out how your career and life fit together? Ready to shake things up?
Then join us for this two-hour workshop based on the New York Times bestselling book Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, who use a design mindset to help people build fulfilling careers and lives.

NOTE: Session currently filled. To attend you must have registered for the Campus Events Package and paid your $25 registration fee. 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Thought Leadership Session 1

James L. Allen Center and Kellogg Global Hub

Draw inspiration and insights from thought leadership sessions with Kellogg’s world-renowned faculty. All sessions are on a first come, first served basis.
Kevin McTigue
Creating A Differentiating Experience 
James L. Allen Center, McCormick Auditorium
(Capacity: 225)

Steve Franconeri
Persuasive Data Visualization
Kellogg Global Hub, White Auditorium
(Capacity: 266)

Dean Karlan
Pragmatic Optimism in the Fight Against Poverty: Lessons From Behavioral Economics
Kellogg Global Hub 2130
(Capacity: 60)

Greg Carpenter
If It’s Famous, It Must Be Good: How Social Influence Shapes Consumer Tastes
Kellogg Global Hub 2410
(Capacity: 60)

Tom O’Toole
Customer Loyalty: Strategy and Latest Developments
Kellogg Global Hub 2420
(Capacity: 60)

Carter Cast
The Right and Wrong Stuff: How Brilliant Careers Are Made (and Unmade)
Kellogg Global Hub L070
(Capacity: 48)

David Schonthal
An Intro to Design Thinking
Kellogg Global Hub L129, Kotler Innovation Lab
(Capacity: 60)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thought Leadership Session 2

James L. Allen Center and Kellogg Global Hub

Draw inspiration and insights from thought leadership sessions with Kellogg’s world-renowned faculty. All sessions are on a first come, first served basis.
Bernie Banks
Highlighting the Importance of Leader Development Basics
James L. Allen Center, McCormick Auditorium
(Capacity: 225)

Eli Finkel
The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work
Kellogg Global Hub, White Auditorium
(Capacity: 266)

Megan Kashner
Intentional Impact
Kellogg Global Hub 2130
(Capacity: 60)

Greg Carpenter
If It’s Famous, It Must Be Good: How Social Influence Shapes Consumer Tastes
Kellogg Global Hub 2410
(Capacity: 60)

Derek Rucker
Emotionality in Language: Measurement, Theory Development and Findings
Kellogg Global Hub 2420
(Capacity: 60)

Steve Franconeri
Persuasive Data Visualization
Kellogg Global Hub L129, Kotler Innovation Lab
(Capacity: 60)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Reunion Lunch

Reunion Tent, Lakefill North
Reconnect with friends and classmates over lunch.

Please contact us with any special dietary restrictions.
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Kellogg Global Hub Tour

Kellogg Global Hub, Gies Plaza
Building tour is first come, first served with limited capacity, and last approximately 45 minutes.
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Designing Your Life Workshop
with Matthew Temple '93

Seeley G. Mudd Library, Room 2210
Still trying to figure out how your career and life fit together? Ready to shake things up?
Then join us for this two-hour workshop based on the New York Times bestselling book Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, who use a design mindset to help people build fulfilling careers and lives.

NOTE: Session currently filled. To attend you must have registered for the Campus Events Package and paid your $25 registration fee.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thought Leadership Session 3

James L. Allen Center and Kellogg Global Hub

Draw inspiration and insights from thought leadership sessions with Kellogg’s world-renowned faculty. All sessions are on a first come, first served basis.
Alice Tybout & Tim Calkins
Kellogg on Branding in a Hyper-Connected World
James L. Allen Center, McCormick Auditorium
(Capacity: 225)

Ben Jones
Creativity and Innovation in the 21st Century
James L. Allen Center 223, Rand McNally
(Capacity: 70)

Carola Frydman
Evolution of Corporate Governance
James L. Allen Center 140, Brownfield
(Capacity: 65)

Mohan Sawhney
AI for Business Executives: What, So What and Now What?
Kellogg Global Hub, White Auditorium
(Capacity: 266)

Craig Garthwaite
The Evolving Healthcare Marketplace
Kellogg Global Hub 1110
(Capacity: 70)

Luis Rayo
Income and Happiness
Kellogg Global Hub 1120
(Capacity: 70)

Eli Finkel
The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work
Kellogg Global Hub 2410
(Capacity: 60)

Mike Mazzeo
Demystifying Business School Rankings
Kellogg Global Hub 2420
(Capacity: 60)

Leigh Thompson
High Performance Negotiation Skills
Kellogg Global Hub 2430
(Capacity: 48)
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kellogg Reunion Entrepreneur Showcase

Kellogg Global Hub 1420/1430, Galvin Conference Center
(Capacity: 175)

The Entrepreneur Showcase is a forum for Kellogg alumni celebrating a Reunion milestone to present to an audience of fellow alumni and guests. Selected entrepreneurs will deliver a brief pitch on their venture – highlighting the problem they are solving, the solution and the status of company growth. The showcase provides a unique opportunity to highlight and support alumni in the process of building new ventures.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thought Leadership Session 4

James L. Allen Center and Kellogg Global Hub

Draw inspiration and insights from thought leadership sessions with Kellogg’s world-renowned faculty. All sessions are on a first come, first served basis.
Nicholas Pearce '12 with Carmita Semaan '04
The Purpose Path: Connecting Your Soul with Your Role
James L. Allen Center, McCormick Auditorium
(Capacity: 225)

Ben Jones
Creativity and Innovation in the 21st Century
James L. Allen Center 223, Rand McNally
(Capacity: 70)

Tim Calkins
Mastering the Business Presentation
James L. Allen Center 140, Brownfield
(Capacity: 65)

Craig Garthwaite
The Evolving Healthcare Marketplace
Kellogg Global Hub 1110
(Capacity: 70)

Rachel Davis Mersey
How Media Algorithms Control Your Life
Kellogg Global Hub 1120
(Capacity: 70)

Eric Anderson
Leading with Advanced Analytics and AI
Kellogg Global Hub 1130
(Capacity: 70)

Liza Kirkpatrick
The Evolving Marketplace of MBA Hiring and the Data Behind the Disruption
Kellogg Global Hub 2130
(Capacity: 60)

Maryam Kouchaki
Taking Charge and Managing Your Ethical Career
Kellogg Global Hub 2410
(Capacity: 60)

Kevin McTigue
Creating A Differentiating Experience
Kellogg Global Hub 2420
(Capacity: 60)

Leigh Thompson
High Performance Negotiation Skills
Kellogg Global Hub 2430
(Capacity: 48)
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

Departmental Mixers
Various Locations

Meet up with other alumni and current students to socialize and learn more about select Kellogg departments and initiatives.


5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Reunion Kick-Off Reception

Kellogg Global Hub
Celebrate with your classmates and make new connections! Enjoy heavy passed hors d'oeuvres, action stations, whimsical desserts and drinks in the Global Hub:

  • Evening & Weekend: L129, Kotler Innovation Lab
  • Class of 2018: Gies Plaza
  • Class of 2014: Gies Plaza
  • Class of 2009: White Auditorium
  • Class of 2004: French Quarter East
  • Class of 1999: L100, Lower Level, Spanish Steps
  • Class of 1994: Gordon’s Marketplace
  • Class of 1989: 4th Floor, Faculty Summit
  • Class of 1984: 4th Floor, 4101
  • Class of 1979: 5th Floor, 5101
  • Class of 1974: 5th Floor, 5101
  • Class of 1969: 5th Floor, 5101
  • Half-Century Club: 5th Floor, 5101
  • Current Students: Reunion Tent, Lakefill North
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Reunion Kick-Off Reception
(EMBA Program)

James L. Allen Center. Atrium
Celebrate with your EMBA classmates and make new connections! Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, action stations, desserts and drinks in the James L. Allen Center.
Performances at
6:00 p.m and 9:00 p.m.

Special K Student Production

McCormick Auditorium, Norris Center
Now in its 40th year, Special K is a musical comedy show that parodies and celebrates life at Kellogg.
(Purchase tickets with your Reunion registration - $40)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Check-In and Walk-In Registration

Kellogg Global Hub
Stop in at the Kellogg Global Hub to check in and pick up your official Reunion 2019 badge. Walk-in registration and a general hospitality area will also be available in the Global Hub.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Kellogg Global Hub
Reconnect with friends and classmates over a light breakfast at the Global Hub.
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kellogg Story Share

Kellogg Global Hub, L080
20-minute video recording sessions in the Kellogg Global Hub Broadcast Studio.
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Future Alumni Children's Workshop

Kellogg Global Hub, 2410
Designed for children ages 8 to 12, this hands-on workshop will teach mini-entrepreneurs to turn their passions into profit with a business plan. Children will identify a topic, find a solution individually or in groups, and present a sales pitch.

*$30 registration fee per child / limited capacity
9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
*Breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m.

Leadership Storytelling: “What Story are You Telling at Reunion and Beyond?"
led by Esther Choy '09

Kellogg Global Hub, White Auditorium
What is Reunion but telling non-stop stories? At the upcoming Kellogg Reunion Weekend, you and your classmates will be sharing stories all weekend long. How do we tell marathon stories that feel authentic and stay memorable to our audience? Esther Choy '09 lectures in Kellogg Executive Education programs and is the author of Let the Story Do the Work: The Art of Storytelling for Business Success. The $25 workshop fee includes a hard copy of Esther's book as well as catered breakfast and beverage options.

Storytelling for Professional Impact, a complimentary online course by Leadership Story Lab, is a great way to hone your storytelling skills through simple yet effective bite-sized exercises. Start Today!

NOTE: To attend you must have registered for the Campus Events Package and paid your $25 registration fee. This workshop requires pre-Reunion prep work. You will receive a follow-up communication with additional instructions to the email address you used to register for Reunion. Space is limited.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Thought Leadership SESSION 5

James L. Allen Center and Kellogg Global Hub

Draw inspiration and insights from thought leadership sessions with Kellogg’s world-renowned faculty. All sessions are on a first come, first served basis.
Luis Rayo
Income and Happiness
James L. Allen Center, McCormick Auditorium
(Capacity: 225)

Jose Liberti
Keeping it All in the Family: Control-Enhancing Mechanisms to Perpetuate Control
Kellogg Global Hub 1110
(Capacity: 70)

Linda Darragh
Scaling A Venture to the Next Level
Kellogg Global Hub 1120
(Capacity: 70)

Mike Mazzeo
Demystifying Business School Rankings
Kellogg Global Hub 1130
(Capacity: 70)

Kent Grayson
Trust in the Marketplace and in Your Organization
Kellogg Global Hub 1420/1430
(Capacity: 175)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Keynote Session: Leading with Curiosity

Kellogg Global Hub, Gies Plaza
The keynote session will feature an interview with Matthew Levatich ’94, President & CEO of Harley-Davidson, Inc., facilitated by Linda Darragh, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice and The Larry Levy Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. He will share his perspectives on how intense curiosity drives leadership and innovation.
12:30 p.m.

2019 Reunion Photo - All Classes

Kellogg Global Hub, Montag Vista
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Family Picnic

Reunion Tent, Lakefill North
Join us on campus for a family BBQ to celebrate Reunion 2019. Children under 18 are welcome free of charge.
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Alumni Career Coaching Sessions

Kellogg Global Hub
Career Coaching sessions are full. For additional resources and coaching options, please visit our Career Resources page.
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Student Club Mixers

Various Locations
We're excited to welcome you back to Kellogg for Reunion 2019, and so are our students! You’re invited to join us for a variety of Student Club mixers taking place on campus and throughout the Evanston community.


Saturday Night Class Parties

1st Reunion
(Full-Time Program)

Hub 51*

51 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60654


8:00 p.m – 11:00 p.m.

*venue change

Join your classmates for an amazing evening in this contemporary social dining hub. A vibrant River North venue with classic cocktails and a clubby vibe, Hub 51 offers a posh place to party privately with your class. Enjoy an open bar, reception-style dinner and dessert alongside a gorgeous retractable glass window wall.

Attire: Casual cocktail

Please contact us with any special dietary restrictions.

5th Reunion
(Full-Time Program)

Join your classmates for an intimate evening of cocktails, reception-style dinner and dessert at one of the most exciting neighborhood restaurants in Chicago. Located in the West Loop just steps from Restaurant Row on Randolph Street, Fulton Market Kitchen has an ambiance that fits the bill; the chic warehouse space, adorned with elaborate murals, drips with luxe details.

Attire: Casual cocktail

Please contact us with any special dietary restrictions.

10th Reunion
(Full-Time Program)

Join your classmates overlooking the Chicago River for a beautiful evening of food from James Beard Award winner Tony Mantuano, craft beers and cocktails, and dramatic views of the city and water.

Attire: Casual cocktail

Please contact us with any special dietary restrictions.

15th - 50th Reunions
(Full-Time Program)

Half-Century Club

All Evening & Weekend
(formerly Part-Time)

All Executive MBA

Join your classmates for a very special evening at one of the most beautiful museums in the world. The evening begins with a cocktail networking reception at 7:00 p.m., followed by dinner and dessert with your class at 8:00 p.m.

Attire: Casual cocktail

Please contact us with any special dietary restrictions.

Please note that events and locations are subject to change. All adjustments will be posted to this page.