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2017 Conference–Seattle

Plenary Sessions

Exploring the next frontier: What kind of leaders do we need?
Moderator: Michael D. Johnson, associate professor of organizational behavior, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
Panelists: William S. Ayer, retired chair and CEO, Alaska Air Group; Diane Bartoli, general manager, Amazon Education; and Ray Conner, vice chair, The Boeing Company

What millennials want from work
Jennifer J. Deal, senior research scientist, Center for Creative Leadership

Future resilient: How to thrive in a fast-changing world
Simon J. Anderson, strategic foresight consultant, speaker, and founder, Venture Foresight

Concurrent Sessions

Monday, Oct. 23

How to Create Futurists as an Outcome of Your Program / Barbara Kreisman and Scott McLagan, University of Denver

What Skills are Enhanced in the Work With an (E)MBA Thesis? / Benedicte Brøgger and Kristin Dahl, BI Norwegian Business School

Providing Career & Leadership Services to Students Online: Challenges and Surprising Wins from MBA@UNC / Mary Ryan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Onboarding: The First Steps of the EMBA Journey / Rob Villanueva, Loyola Marymount University

Leading in a Multi-VUCA World: Enriching the Study Abroad Experience Through Team Led Projects and Multi-Country Visits / Suzanne Carter and Linda LaCoste, Texas Christian University

It's Time...To Become the Program of Choice! / Jodi Carlson, Kristi Cutts, and Tera Larson, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - MBA Program

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Executive Learning for Impactful Leadership / Ariel Rosemond, Marilyn Gist, and Kathleen McGill, Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University

Career Strategy Tracking Tool / Donna Humphrey-DeLosh and Sue Ann Gonis, University of Michigan

Upping the Odds of International Partnership Success: Lessons Learned from the IE Business School, Brown University Experience / Patrick McHugh, Brown University, and Ignacio Gafo, IE University

Make Your Opening Residency Fun (and Relevant) / Ana Leiderman, Andromeda Simulations International

High-Impact Campus Partnerships: A Fruitful Conversation on Building Digital Strategy for Marketing & Admissions / Jay Kelly, Converge Consulting, and Angela Bostick, Emory University

The Executive Assessment: The Columbia and London Business School Experiences / Brett Hunter, London Business School, Amanda Carlson, Columbia Business School, and Manish Dharia, Graduate Management Admissions Council® (GMAC)

BYOS (Build Your Own Sims): Your SIMPL Guide to Leapfrogging the Limits of Traditional Experiential Learning / Gary Nelson, Study.Net, Sarah Toms, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Martín Rodriguez Jugo, IE Business School

The Guided Journey: Towards a New Model for EMBA Career Services / Adnan Rukieh and Colette Feldges, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

Using Concept Maps to Deepen and Integrate Learning / Rob Sheehan, University of Maryland

Deepening Student Engagement on International Residency Trips / Robin Mladinich, Melody Paris, and Nate Bennett, Georgia State University

Flipping the EMBA Classroom: A Pragmatic Approach to Evidence-Based Teaching & Learning / Dan Turner, University of Washington

“Promotability” Characteristics: Redefining Careers for Executive MBAs / Kathleen Dolan, University of Missouri, and Emily Schmidt, Speaki2i

Effective Program Communications: How to Get Students to Read Your Emails / April Franz, Susan Feess, Emily Colwell, and Kristina Montville, Columbia Business School

The Value of Formative Leadership Instruction in Executive Education / Kathleen McGill, Marilyn Gist, and Ariel Rosemond, Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University

Paid LinkedIn Campaigns: Digital Marketing Best Practices for Increasing EMBA Recruitment / Kevin Richard, Suffolk University, Sawyer Business School

China-Based EMBAs Today – Evolving Rapidly / Liz Wu, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, and Marcel Austin-Martin, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

China-Based EMBAs of the Future – Challenges and Opportunities / Isa Luo, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), and Zhao Ying,

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Continuous Improvement of a Hybrid Executive MBA Program / Rhonda Bush, The University of Texas at Dallas

Our World in Numbers: Leveraging Data / Elmer Almachar, Northwestern University, Tami Fassinger, Vanderbilt University, and Brian Mahoney, Percept Research

Custom Conversations / Discussion by members of hot topics

Going the Distance with Working Professionals and Alumni / Lisa Schwartz and Christiana Wu, Duke University

Journey Mapping: Walk in Your Customer's Shoes / Elmer Almachar and Linda Feeney, Northwestern University, and Justin Poggioli and Pat McClure, West Monroe Partners

The Power of Storytelling in EMBA Recruitment & Marketing / Alex Baranpuria, Ivy Exec, Inc., and Patricia Carnicero, IE Business School

The Reciprocity Ring / Rocca Morra Hodge, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Stressed Out: Identifying How and Why Students Experience Stress and What Can be Done to Help Them Cope / Michael Bozzi, University of Connecticut

The Growing Complexity of EMBA Funnel Management – Best Practices to Get Better Results / Tim Westerbeck, Eduvantis

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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 Madrid, Spain (Oct. 14-17)