Seattle Schedule

With a lineup of thoughtful and inspiring speakers, this Chicago Booth Alumni Forum will address a variety of topics, including how economics and artificial intelligence impact decisions, the effect of media and pop culture on business, and more.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

ALUMNI FORUM SEATTLE

Sheraton Seattle
1400 6th Ave | Seattle, WA | 98101

3:30  Registration opens

Moderator: Caroline Grossman, '03, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategy; Director of Programs, Rustandy Center, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 

Speaker: Lynne Smith, Director of Business Design, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Join us for a networking happy hour to kick off Alumni Forum: Seattle.

Moderator: Sean Lobo, '09, Vulcan Capital

Panelist: Dustin Lyman, '09, CEO, Famous Brands International

Moderator: Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics

Panelist: Kurt DelBene, '90, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Core Services Engineering and Operations, Microsoft

Meet and mingle with fellow forum attendees in a casual setting. Cash bar.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

ALUMNI FORUM SEATTLE

Sheraton Seattle
1400 6th Ave | Seattle, WA | 98101

Join us for a welcome breakfast to start day two of Alumni Forum: Seattle.

Hear from members of our Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Seattle during Opening Remarks.

Moderator: Allen Webb, Editor-in-Chief, The McKinsey Quarterly and Global Knowledge Leader, McKinsey Publishing

Panelists:

Nicole Piasecki, Chair, Board of Trustees, Seattle University

Madhav V. Rajan, Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting

 

Moderator: Sanjog Misra, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Panelists:

Pat Bajari, Vice President and Chief Economist, Amazon

Svenja Gudell, Chief Economist, Zillow Group

Jonathan Hall, Chief Economist and Director of Public Policy, UBER

BREAKOUT SESSION (2 CONCURRENT SESSIONS)

Moderator: Scott Myers, '94, Former CEO, Cascadian Therapeutics

Panelists:

Jeffrey Bede, '98, Head, ORIX Growth Capital

Jennifer Ceran, '89, CFO, Smartsheet 

Sean Kell, '96, Chief Executive Officer, A Place for Mom

Moderator: Amy Fulford, '00, Managing Partner, enlight

Panelists:

Naomi McDougall Jones, Writer, Actress, Producer

Moderator: Christopher Orndorff, '89, Chief Investment Officer, Vulcan Capital

Panelist:

Howard Marks, '69, Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management, LLC

Lunch will be served prior to the Fireside Chat.

 

BREAKOUT SESSION (2 CONCURRENT SESSIONS)

Moderator: Brian Wilson, Sr., AM '06, PhD '15 (Anthropology), Chicago Booth Rustandy Center

Panelists:

Susan Long, '94, Sustainability Engagement Manager, REI

Jeremy Showalter, '06, Scale Lead, Technology for Social Impact, Microsoft Philanthropies

Presenter: Sanjog Misra, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

BREAKOUT SESSION (2 CONCURRENT SESSIONS)

Moderator: Julianne Dalcanton, Professor and Chair, University of Washington Department of Astronomy

Panelists:

Emily Levesque,  Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Washington

Matt McQuinn, Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology, Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Vikki Meadows, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington and Principal Investigator at NASA Astrobiology Institute

Jessica Werk, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Washington

Presenter: Allen Webb, MBA '99, JD '99, Editor-in-Chief, The McKinsey Quarterly and Global Knowledge Leader, McKinsey Publishing

Close out your Alumni Forum: Seattle experience with a networking reception.