Agenda

Thursday, February 19, 2015

8:30 - 10:30

Breakfast Panel: "A European Identity for the 21st Century"
The Chamber
City Hall London
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA



Friday, February 20, 2015

19:30

Milestone Reception
Merchant Taylors’ Hall
30 Threadneedle Street
London EC2R 8JB

Keynote Remarks: John P. Gould, Steven G. Rothmeier Professor and Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Former Dean, Chicago Booth

Remarks: Rolf Friedli, ’96 (EXP-1), Managing Partner, Capvis Equity Partners AG & Member, Chicago Booth Global Advisory Board

The evening is moderated by: Stephen Barter, Chairman, Real Estate Advisory Practice, KPMG LLP & Member, Chicago Booth Global Advisory Board

Hosted by the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of UK Leadership Committee

Saturday, February 21, 2015

12:00 – 12:45

Networking Lunch
Chicago Booth London Campus


12:45 – 14:00

Keynote Lecture with Q&A
Chicago Booth London Campus

Amir Sufi, Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth

“House of Debt - How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again”

The keynote lecture will be preceded by a Chicago Booth update with Sunil Kumar, Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management, Chicago Booth.

Moderator: Bruce Rigal, '89, Chicago Booth Global Advisory Board

14:15 – 15:15

“Back to the Classroom” with Booth Faculty
Chicago Booth London Campus


Session 1: Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want with Nicholas Epley 

Nicholas Epley, John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science, will discuss his book: Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want. Professor Epley introduces what scientists have learned about our abilities to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Mindwise will not turn others into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself.

Session 2: Network Effects in Economies, Cultures & Organizations

Michael Gibbs, Clinical Professor of Economics and Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program, will bring you back to Microeconomics. He will lecture on a topic that builds from your basic Microeconomics class: network externalities in markets. Network externalities exist when a consumer’s demand for a product depends on overall demand: the extent to which the product is already popular or exclusive. Industries with these effects exhibit interesting dynamics, pricing and strategy. Of course, microeconomic concepts often have wide applicability. Time permitting, Professor Gibbs will briefly show how you can apply the concept of network effects in cultures and organizations.

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee Break
Chicago Booth London Campus


15:30 – 16:30

“Back to the Classroom” with Booth Faculty
Chicago Booth London Campus


Session 1: Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want with Nicholas Epley

Nicholas Epley, John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science, will discuss his book: Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want. Professor Epley introduces what scientists have learned about our abilities to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Mindwise will not turn others into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself.

Session 2: Network Effects in Economies, Cultures & Organizations

Michael Gibbs, Clinical Professor of Economics and Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program will bring you back to Microeconomics. He will lecture on a topic that builds from your basic Microeconomics class: network externalities in markets. Network externalities exist when a consumer’s demand for a product depends on overall demand: the extent to which the product is already popular or exclusive. Industries with these effects exhibit interesting dynamics, pricing and strategy. Of course, microeconomic concepts often have wide applicability. Time permitting, Professor Gibbs will briefly show how you can apply the concept of network effects in cultures and organizations.

16:30 – 17:00

Closing Reception
Chicago Booth London Campus


19:00

Alumni Reunion Class Dinners
Venues TBD, Off Campus

For more information, please get in touch with Miia MacDougall, Chicago Booth Alumni Relations, at miia.macdougall@chicagobooth.edu

Sunday, February 22, 2015

12:00 - 15:30

Chicago Angels Network: The Power of the Network
Chicago Booth London Campus


12:00 – 13:00                      Panel Discussion

How CAN can contribute to startups and how it has worked with a portfolio company, Valueform, to help it refine its strategy and explore new markets.

Panelists: Jaydeep Korde, Robert Rosenberg, Shehreyar Hameed, '05 and JT Wong, '14 (EXP-19)

Moderator: Robert Gertner

 

13:00 – 13:30                      Coffee Break

 

13:00 – 14:30                      Panel Discussion

How a successful angel network can add meaningfully to the entrepreneurship ecosystem. A brief history of entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago and Chicago Booth, Perspectives from the Polsky Center, Chicago's Hyde Park Angels and Europe's Chicago Angels Network. Beginnings of a global angels network. Perspectives of a Booth alum entrepreneur.

Panelists: Pete Wilkins, Douglas Monieson, '89, Shehreyar Hameed, '05, and Rama Veeraragoo, '12 (EXP-17)

Moderator: Robert Rosenberg

 

14:30 – 15:30                      Networking Lunch

 


 

 

Registration

Pricing

Thursday Morning Panel:

By Invitation Only

Friday Milestone Reception:

Chicago Booth Alumni £30
Current Chicago Booth Students Free
General Admission £40

Saturday Keynote Lunch:

Chicago Booth Alumni £30
Current Chicago Booth Students Free
General Admission £40

Saturday Back to the Classroom Sessions:

Free

Saturday Alumni Reunion Dinners:

Self-paid

Weekend ticket for Chicago Booth alumni
(includes admission to all events except the Saturday reunion dinner):

£50

Weekend ticket for general public
(includes all events except the Saturday reunion dinner):

£65

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Celebration of Influence

Chicago Booth marks 20 years in Europe

From Barcelona to London and beyond, Chicago Booth has had a decades-long presence in Europe where our influence endures through thought leadership, faculty research, alumni involvement, and student engagement.

Join us in London to commemorate this milestone event. It’s an opportunity to look at how Booth has made an impact in Europe over the years—and will continue to do so in the future. Network with alumni, share your Booth stories, and hear from featured speakers from the global Booth community.

February 20-21, 2015 | Register Now »

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