Full Weekend Schedule

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.| All Booth Reunion Happy Hour | Rock Bottom Brewery
First drink is on us! This event is first come, first served.

6 - 9 p.m. | Class Dinner | Gleacher Center - Midway Club | Half-Century Club
We welcome the classes of 1960–1966. Toast to the class of 1966's 50th reunion and the Half Century Club celebration.

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016

One-to-One Career Coaching for Chicago Booth Alumni
As a Booth alumnus you are entitled to Career Services for life. Appointments with a career coach are free of charge, and can take place in person, on the phone, or via Skype. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a coach, you can do so today by contacting Career Services by phone, 312.464.8677 or email

Coaching is available year round, including the Friday of Reconnect weekend. Coaching availability is limited during Reconnect and available by appointment only. The Career Services office is located at Gleacher Center, 450 Cityfront Plaza, Suite 440. View more information regarding Career Services.

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Alumnae and Student Breakfast (for Booth women) | Gleacher Center
Booth women (alumnae and students) are invited to a fun speed networking event.

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Management Conference and Luncheon | Hyatt Regency and Gleacher Center
Invigorate your thinking at Management Conference. Immerse yourself in spirited debate and rigorous inquiry into the business issues that transform our world.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address
2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session 1
3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Class Receptions | Various Chicago Venues
Please see your class page for timing and details. 
Class of 1971: Gleacher Center
Class of 1976: Gleacher Center
Class of 1981: Gleacher Center
Class of 1986: Gleacher Center
Class of 1991: River Roast
Class of 1996: ZED451 Rooftop
Class of 2001: Untitled (Dining Room)
Class of 2006: Untitled
Class of 2011: Welcome Reception TBD
Class of 2015: The Betty
Executive MBA (1991-2015): See below for information on XPerience

7 - 10:00 p.m. | XPerience: an Executive MBA Celebration | River Level Balcony and Ballrooms at Pinstripes Chicago
A special celebration for Executive MBA alumni celebrating a milestone reunion. Current students and prospective students will be invited to join the celebration.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Shuttle service will be available between Gleacher Center and Harper Center for Saturday morning and afternoon programming. Please see the travel page for more information. Programming is subject to change.

11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.| Reunion Back-to-the-Classroom Sessions | Charles M. Harper Center | Reunion Alumni
This event is open to reunion alumni only and their guests.

 Session 1
 11 a.m.12:00 p.m.

BFI and Income Inequality

Kevin M. Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics


Dan Adelman, Charles I. Clough, Jr. Professor of Operations Management

The Global House of Debt

A rise in household debt is the key to understanding severe economic downturns, and this lesson is currently playing out in emerging markets. Countries experiencing the most rapid slowdown in economic growth all saw big increases in household-debt driven consumption from 2007 to 2014. In this talk, Professor Sufi will highlight research looking at the global household debt cycle and apply it to the current situation in China, Brazil, and the United States.
Amir Sufi, Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance

Who is misbehaving: economists or the people they study?  A Conversation between Anil Kashyap and Richard Thaler

Richard Thaler, sometimes called the “father of behavioral economics” recently published a book called “Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics”.  The book tells the story of how the field moved from being considered a radical departure from traditional economic modeling to become part of mainstream economic thinking.  Last year, Professor Thaler served as President of the American Economic Association.  Nevertheless, behavioral economics is still considered controversial.  Professor Kashyap remains a (friendly) skeptic.  To prepare for this session, Anil has read the book and will give Thaler the full University of Chicago treatment.  Attendees are invited to do likewise.
Richard H. Thaler, Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics and Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance

How Do You Evaluate and Encourage Start-ups?

Professor  Kaplan will discuss the processes and history behind the New Venture Challenge (NVC) competition and class.  The NVC was named the top university accelerator in the country.  He also will talk about his research and framework for evaluating start-ups.
Steven Neil Kaplan, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance

Session 2
1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.

The Future of the Private University
Dean Sunil Kumar moderates a panel of Trustees of the University of Chicago on the future of higher education.
Dean Sunil Kumar, George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management
David Booth, ’71 
Mary Lou Gorno, ’76 

Noon–3:45 p.m.| Reunion Homecoming Barbecue | Charles M. Harper Center | Reunion Alumni
Celebrate a reunion-wide barbecue. This event is family friendly and open to reunion alumni only and their guests.