What to Expect at The AACSB International Conference & Annual Meeting

Katie Ross
By Katie Ross on April 21, 2023

The AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting is one of the most important events in the field of business education. Taking place next week, Sunday April 23 - Tuesday, April 25 in Chicago, IL, the conference will bring together academics, business leaders, and industry experts from around the world to share knowledge, insights, and best practices. 

The conference is organized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a global nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of business education worldwide. The AACSB accreditation process is widely recognized as one of the most rigorous and prestigious in the world, and the conference provides an opportunity for schools to learn more about the process and to connect with AACSB representatives. As an AACSB Member, the Engageli Team is looking forward to attending for the first time - you can find us in the exhibit hall at booth #722!

This three-day event offers over 40 hours of engaging sessions and networking community meetings. Business educators and thought leaders will highlight the various pathways to impact their organizations are taking to generate positive change.  The conference agenda covers a wide variety of sessions and workshops on topics including, teaching and learning, research, accreditation, and innovation in business education.

Here are a few of the session and networking opportunities we’re most looking forward to:

Renewing the Value Proposition of Business Schools
Sunday April 23rd @ 4:45 PM CT
Alexander Triantis, Dean, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University
Amy Waldron, Global Leader, Healthcare and Life Sciences Solutions, Google Cloud
Eileen McAuliffe, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Executive Dean, Birmingham City Business School Birmingham City University
Ian Williamson, Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

Keynote I: The ABCs of Leadership: Building an Agile Organization
Monday April 24th @ 9:30 AM CT
Speaker: Linda A. Hill, Chair, The Leadership Initiative, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of  Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

(A1) What Should Business Schools be Doing Today to Stay Relevant?
Monday April 24th @ 11:15 AM CT
Francisco Veloso, Dean, Imperial College London
Sony Rusteberg, Partner, Emerging Technology, PwC

(B1) Faculty as Curators of Content
Monday April 24th @ 2:00 PM CT
Cedomir Nestorovic, Professor of Geopolitics, ESSEC Business School
Steven McGuire, Dean, Business School, University of Sussex

Innovations That Inspire Meet and Greet
Monday April 24th @ 3:00 PM CT

Keynote II: Overcoming the Resistance that Awaits New Ideas
Tuesday, April 25th @ 10:30 AM CT
Speaker: David Schonthal, Co-Author, The Human Element; Professor of Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

(C1) College-Wide Transformation: The Essential Toolkit
Tuesday, April 25th @ 12:00 PM CT 
Speakers: Stephanie Bryant, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Accreditation Officer AACSB International
Steven H. Cady, Professor of Management, Schmidthorst College of Business, Bowling Green State University

The AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting is a must-attend event for anyone involved in business education - we can't wait to meet you in Chicago!

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Katie Ross
Katie Ross
April 21, 2023