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2021 regional meetings

USA/Canada Northeast Regional Meeting
Virtual Discussion Forum
DATE: April 6, 2021
TIME: 8-9 AM Pacific
HOST: EMBAC

Latin America Regional Meeting
Virtual Discussion Forum
DATE: April 7, 2021
TIME: 8-9 AM Pacific
HOST: EMBAC

Asia/New Zealand/Australia Regional Meeting
Virtual Discussion Forum
DATE: April 21, 2021
TIME: 10:30-11:30 AM Shanghai
April 20, 2021, 7:30-8:30 PM Pacific
HOST: EMBAC

USA/Canada Midwest Regional Meeting
Virtual Discussion Forum
DATE: April 22, 2021
TIME: 8-9 AM Pacific
HOST: EMBAC

Europe/Africa/Middle East Regional Meeting
Virtual Meeting
DATE: April 27, 2021
HOST: Stockholm School of Economics, Riga, Latvia
CONTACT: Yuri Romanenkov, yuri.romanenkov@sseriga.edu

USA/Southeast Regional Meeting
Virtual Meeting
DATE: May 3-5, 2021
HOST: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
CONTACT: Kim Kuerten, kuertka@auburn.edu

USA/Southwest Regional Meeting
Virtual Meeting
DATE: May 10-11, 2021
TIME: Monday PM and Tuesday AM
HOST: Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
CONTACT: Suzanne Carter, s.carter@tcu.edu

USA/Canada Western Regional Meeting
In-person Meeting
University of California Irvine Campus
DATE: August 1-3, 2021
TIME: Sunday evening through Tuesday noon
HOST: University of California Irvine
CONTACT: Sylvia Haas, shaas@uci.edu

FUTURE MEETINGS

EMBAC sets the dates and hosts the upcoming year’s slate of regional meetings during the annual conference. Look for information about 2022 regional meetings after October 2021.

For more information about the slate of 2021 regional meetings, visit the member portal.

2020 meeting summary

Europe/Africa/Middle East Regional Meeting
Virtual Meeting
April 27, 2020
HOST: University of Oxford

USA/Canada Northeast Regional Meeting
Virtual Discussion Forum
May 18, 2020
HOST: EMBAC

USA/Canada Western Regional Meeting
Virtual Discussion Forum
May 19, 2020
HOST: EMBAC

USA/Southeast Regional Meeting
Virtual Discussion Forum
May 20, 2020
HOST: EMBAC

USA/Canada Midwest Regional Meeting
Virtual Discussion Forum
May 27, 2020
HOST: EMBAC

USA/Southwest Regional Meeting
Virtual Discussion Forum
July 14, 2020
HOST: EMBAC

Asia/New Zealand/Australia Regional Meeting
Virtual Discussion Forum
July 15, 2020
HOST: EMBAC

Latin America Regional Meeting
Virtual Discussion Forum
August 4, 2020
HOST: EMBAC

2019 meeting summary

USA/Southeast Regional Meeting
Feb. 24-26 Atlanta, Georgia
HOST: Emory University
FEATURED TOPICS: The future of EMBA, the cycle of student and alumni engagement, market perceptions of EMBAs, planning for the future now, industry updates, and design thinking

Europe/Africa/Middle East Regional Meeting
April 29-30  Tel Aviv, Israel
HOST: Tel Aviv University
FEATURED TOPICS: Presentations on Israel-at-a-glance, Israel's high-tech ecosystem, entrepreneurship in Israel, and roundtable discussions on selected topics, as well as a cultural visit to Jerusalem

USA/Canada Northeast Regional Meeting
June 9-10 Hartford, Connecticut
HOSTS: University of Connecticut
FEATURED TOPICS: Welcome from business school leaders, EMBAC update, a dean's panel, and sessions on diverse topics for EMBA staff and faculty

Asia Regional Meeting
June 20-21 Shanghai, China
HOST: CEIBS
FEATURED TOPICS: Talks on the future of executive education, a global perspective on the Chinese economy, and industry research; a keynote speech by a human resources leader; and panel discussions on excellence in alumni management and program delivery, relevant course content, marketing and admissions, and the art of alliance among joint EMBA Programs

USA/Canada Western Regional Meeting
June 23-25 Rohnert Park, California
HOST: Sonoma University
FEATURED TOPICS: Sessions on new business models and disruptive technologies in education, and on the benefits and challenges of specialized programs; a hands-on workshop on innovation and design; a facilitated discussion about alumni engagement; a panel on career services; a workshop on responding to enrollment challenges; and a wine tasting and tour of Sonoma County Wineries

USA/Southwest Regional Meeting
June 24-25 Arlington, Texas
HOST: University of Texas at Arlington

USA/Midwest Regional Meeting
July 10-12 West Lafayette, Indiana
HOST: Purdue University
FEATURED TOPICS: Presentations on planning, marketing, the state of EMBA Programs and the value of the Executive Assessment Tool, and the importance of ethics in business and academia, among other topics, as well as a discussion of current trends and best practices

2018 meeting summary

USA/Southeast Regional Meeting
Feb. 25-27 Miami (Coral Gables), Florida
HOST: Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and Florida Atlantic University College of Business
FEATURED TOPICS: Industry research and insights, integration of hospitality industry experience into executive education, student feedback, personal branding for the EMBA student, brand strategy, and journey mapping

USA/Canada Northeast Regional Meeting
April 22-23  New York, New York
HOST: Baruch College
FEATURED TOPICS: Application of the triple bottom line theory; use of improvisation to develop adaptive leadership; leadership development to save the planet; EMBA alumni engagement, service, and support; virtual learning in EMBA; management of student stress and fatigue; and GMAC's Executive Assessment

USA/Canada Western Regional Meeting
April 29-May 1 Phoenix (Glendale), Arizona
HOSTS: Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, and University of Arizona
FEATURED TOPICS: Industry data, high-performance teams, recruiting and admissions, applied learning, instructional design and hybrid programs, the digital generation, and career management and executive coaching

European/Africa/Middle East Regional Meeting
May 8 Lausanne, Switzerland
HOST: IMD
FEATURED TOPICS: Future of EMBA (i.e., the role of digital and the competitive landscape), tools and methods to help students with post-EMBA career choices, and a new start-up initiative that targets executive placement

USA/Midwest Regional Meeting
June 19-20 University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, Chicago campus
HOST: University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, and the University of Minnesota
FEATURED TOPICS: EMBA foresight: Planning for the future of EMBA

USA/Southwest Regional Meeting
June 25-26 Austin, Texas
HOST: University of Texas at Austin
FEATURED TOPICS: Emotionally intelligent leaders; leadership; MBA and the talent development professional perspective; the classroom of the future; hands-on innovation; strategic and operational thinking in leadership; MBA rankings; ethics; and an industry overview

2017 meeting summary

Asia Regional Meeting
April 20-22 Hong Kong
HOSTS: University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Hong Kong
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting included two keynotes and two interactive plenaries on lateral and critical thinking, development, and leadership, as well as an EMBAC update.

USA/Southeast Regional Meeting
April 30-May 2 College Park, Maryland
HOSTS: Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
FEATURED TOPICS: The meeting featured a tour of the U.S. Capitol Building and sessions on career management, learning questions, use of mobile technology, marketing to millennials, ROI for EMBAs, work-life balance, EMBA interview best practices, and new ideas in EMBA career services.

European Regional Meeting
May 8 Brussels, Belgium
HOST: Vlerick Business School
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions focused on marketing and recruitment challenges, and career guidance and alumni and included small group work and discussions.

USA/Canada Northeast Regional Meeting
June 5-6 Ithaca, New York
HOST: Cornell University
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions looked at trends from research, the impacts of the new political environment on the student experience, program differentiation, and integration of entrepreneurship and new venture creation, and also included a panel discussion on career management and return on investment key performance indicators.

USA/Southwest Regional Meeting
June 12-14 Dallas, Texas
HOST: Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions featured presentations on the importance of inclusion in a VUCA world, regional research trends, mindfulness, EMBA of the future, disruption in graduate education, and the future value of an Executive MBA, as well as an alumni panel.

USA/Canada Western Regional Meeting
June 25-27 Las Vegas, Nevada
HOST: Lee Business School, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
FEATURED TOPICS: Meeting sessions explored the topics of leadership cultivation, regional research trends, EMBA recruitment trends and best practices, the orientation week experience, best practices in online/hybrid course design, student engagement, the millennial EMBA student, the end of the EMBA student experience, the international seminar, and best practices in alumni relations and engagement.

USA/Midwest Regional Meeting
July 18-19 Cleveland, Ohio
HOST: Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University