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2018 Conference–Madrid

Plenary Sessions

Conversation with four deans
Moderator: Carsten Linz, Business Development Officer and Global Head of the Center for Digital Leadership, SAP
Panelists: Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School; Marion Debruyne, Dean, Vlerick Business School; Nicola Kleyn, Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria

Shifting mindset – Berkeley Method of Teaching Entrepreneurship & Innovation Index
Gigi Wang, Industry Fellow and Faculty Member at University of California-Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship, Managing Partner, MG-Team

Lifelong learning in the digital age
Nick van Dam, Partner and Global Chief Learning Officer at McKinsey and Professor at Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands

Concurrent Sessions

Monday, Oct. 15

Integrating Emerging Technologies into the EMBA Curriculum / Pamela Foster Brady, University of Texas at Dallas

Beyond Innovation: Extreme Disruption in Form and Content of Experiential Learning for EMBA Programs / Gary Nelson, Study.Net; Colette Feldges and Steven Thompson, Kellogg Graduate School of Management; Jolanta Golanowska, IE Business School

Career Acceleration Program / Jane Charlton, Fiona Lennoxsmith, and Arnold Longboy, London Business School

Tilting at Windmills? Chatbots Can Disprove Your Tech Fears (and Make Students Think You’re Cool) / Christine Wainwright, University of Washington

Use of Personality Tests in Admissions / Anders Paalzow, SSE Riga, and Karin Wiström and Helena Bergelv, Stockholm School of Economics

Dynamic Alumni Engagement Through EMBA Student Mentoring / Terese Waldron, Saint Joseph's University; Karen Baptiste (Class of 2008), Johnson & Johnson; Brendan Fenton (Class of 2008), Bristol Myers Squibb

Return on Education: Results from EMBAC-LinkedIn Research Partnership / Elmer Almachar, Northwestern University

Using Stories to Engage and Inspire Others / Lorraine Vaun-Davis and Jo Bishop, iOpener Institute for People & Performance

Strategy for Success: Establishing Relationships Between EMBAs and Career Services / Bronwen Sanders, New York University, and Donna Humphrey-DeLosh, University of Michigan

New Regulatory Challenges to and Resolutions of Chinese EMBA Programs / Yibin LI, Tongji University

IGR and the EMBA Interview: Incorporating Inter-Group Relations and Dialogic Techniques in the Admissions Interview to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion / Claire Bruno and Rita Di Carlo, Villanova University; Brighid Dwyer, Princeton University

From Students to Stakeholders: Developing Genuine Alumni Relations / Catherine Molony, University of Pennsylvania, and Greg Hagin, CCS Fundraising and Wharton MBA Program for Executives alumnus

Incorporating Virtual Learning in EMBA: Providing Value for Virtually Everyone / Regina Fetterolf and Lara Zelman, Boston University Questrom School of Business

China's “Belt & Road" Initiative and the EMBA Metamorphosis / Jiandong Ju, Kan Cai, and Jingwei Wang, Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance

Executive Challenge: Integrating Corporate Leaders into the Executive MBA Program / Vernon Jones, University of Calgary

New Heights for Staff Engagement and Performance / Rob Sheehan and Christopher Ken Mays, University of Maryland; Joyce Russell, Villanova University

It’s More Than Just a Party / Makini Allwood, Patty Keegan, Lisa Koengeter, and Lucy Marquardt, University of Chicago

Leveraging Your Alumni for Maximum Program Impact / Robin Mladinich and Melody Paris, Georgia State University

The Hybrid Executive MBA: Transforming the EMBA Program Landscape Through Technology / Natasha Munshi and Yung-Jae Lee, Saint Mary's College of California; Megan Forristall-Udeya, University of Arizona, Eller College of Management; Mukul Kumar, Hult International Business School and Saint Mary’s College of California

How a Curriculum Innovation Can Recreate a Program and Leverage International Partnerships – The Story of the FDC and HEC Paris Partnership / Marcele Carneiro Gama Viana, Fundacao Dom Cabral, and Christine BALDY-NGAYO, HEC Paris

The Stuff Career Dreams Are Made of - Thoughts and Tools on Personal Development and Careers (Frameworks, Experiential Learning, Coaching) / Fiona Sandford and Terry Clark, Imperial College London

Dean Transitions: Maintaining Program Excellence with Students and Staff / Greg Hanifee, Northwestern University; Jamie Breen, University of California, Berkeley; Silvia McCallister-Castillo, Yale University

Truth Be Told: Digital Marketing Dreams, Failures, and Realities for Business Schools / Ann Oleson, Converge Consulting; Toby McChesney, Santa Clara University; Nicole Hitpas, Emory University

Alumni Engagement - Turning Sour Relationships to Wine / Nikkole Liesse, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Reinventing Remote Live Classes with Technology / Jolanta Golanowska, IE Business School

Integrating Career Management Directly into the Curriculum: The Kelley School of Business Model / Richard Magjuka, Indiana University

Career Skills at the Leadership Level / Luke Kreinberg and Jamie Breen, University of California, Berkeley

If You Build It, Will They Come? How to Assess Market Needs to Deliver Programmatic Success / Angela Bostick and Ed Leonard, Emory University

Disruption, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in EMBA Education / Gaston Fornes, ESIC Business School

The Untapped Market / Barbara Singer, Executive Core, LLC, and D. Katherine Spiess, University of Notre Dame

Challenge and Change / Oleksandr Savruk and Volodymyr Pavelko, Kyiv-Mohyla Business School

Rethinking the International Residency: Unique Models for International Travel Programs / Lauren Reppa, WorldStrides ISA; Katrina Loganimoce, University of Oregon; Frank Fletcher, University of San Francisco

Making Experiential Learning Initiatives Meaningful for the Executive Audience - Lessons Learned from the IE Brown EMBA Program / Patrick McHugh, Brown University, and Ignacio Gafo, IE Business School

Using the Executive Assessment to Improve Admissions Outcomes: Leading EMBA Programs Discuss Their Experiences / Sarah Fairbank, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University; Brett Hunter, London Business School; Manish Dharia, Graduate Management Admission Council

Executive MBA (EMBA) Innovation Designed Uniquely For the Leadership and Talent Needs of a Large Healthcare Organization in the West Michigan Region / Mahendra Joshi and Diana Lawson, Grand Valley State University

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EMBAC conferences

1981   AACSB Executive MBA Workshop (Houston)

1983   Developing Quality in Executive MBA Programs (Atlanta)

1985   Executive MBA Programs: Masterful Strategies for Mature Programs (Boston)

1986   Executive MBA Programs: The State-of-the-Artful Relations (San Francisco)

1987   Executive MBA Programs: Insighters Trading for the Future (Toronto)

1988   Looking from the Inside Out: The Structure, Operations, and Marketing (Denver)

1989   Executive MBA Direction and Change: Managing Innovation (San Antonio)

1990   Setting the Course for the 90s (Orlando)

1991   Executive MBA Futures and Options (Santa Monica)

1992   Challenges 1992: Competition and Integration (New Orleans)

1993   The Challenge of Educating International Managers: An Immersion Program (Mexico City)

1994   The Executive MBA 2000 (Washington, D.C.)

1995   Navigating the Future of the Executive MBA: Strategy, Technology, and Operations (Seattle)

1996   Challenged to Lead (Chicago)

1997   Prepared to Lead in a Global Environment (Montreal)

1998   Seizing the Initiative, Best Innovations and Practices in the Executive MBA (Scottsdale)

1999   Back to the Future: Embracing Market Changes in the New Millennium (Orlando)

2000   NO BOUNDARIES! (Newport Beach)

2001   The Global Campus: Expanding in a Shrinking World (Philadelphia, Oct. 20-24)

2002   Scaling New Heights: Educate, Network, and Inform (Keystone, Oct. 12-15)

2003   Inspired Leadership: Create, Compete, Communicate, Collaborate (Atlanta, Oct. 18-22)

2004   Building Bridges, Creating Connections (San Francisco, Oct. 30-Nov. 2)

2005   Dare to be Different (Barcelona, Oct. 30-Nov. 2)

2006   Navigating in a Sea of Change (Baltimore, Oct. 21-24)

2007   Thriving in a Mosaic Marketplace (Toronto, Oct. 21-24)

2008   Powering the Brand, Energizing the Industry (Chicago, Oct. 26-29)

2009   Leading Through Challenging Times (San Diego, Oct. 18-21)

2010   Passport to The World (Vancouver, Oct. 24-27)

2011   Ocean of Opportunities (Key Biscayne, Oct. 16-19)

2012   La Belle Epoque - Innovation, Aspiration, Enlightenment (Paris, France, Oct. 14-17)

2013   Igniting Innovation (Houston, Texas, Oct. 20-23)

2014   Lights, Camera, Action (Los Angeles, California, Oct. 19-22)

2015   Global Shift (Singapore, Oct. 25-28)

2016 Redesign & Renewal – Piloting the Waters of Transformation (New Orleans, Oct. 23-26)

2017 Exploring the Next Frontier (Seattle, Oct. 22-25)

2018 Dream, Discover, Disrupt (Madrid, Oct. 14-17)

2019 Experience the Magic! (Orlando, Florida, Oct. 13-16)