Reconnect 2017 Schedule


Please check back often for the latest details. Please note: Registration for Reconnect is now closed. We are accepting walk-in registrants for select events. Click here for more details.

*Denotes events open to all Booth Alumni.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Start off Reconnect Weekend by celebrating with your friends, classmates, and Booth alumni from across the generations at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap (41 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611.)

We welcome the classes of 1960–1967. Toast to the class of 1967's 50th reunion and the Half Century Club celebration. Dinner will be held at the Midway Club in Gleacher Center.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Booth women (alumnae and students) are invited to a fun speed networking event at Gleacher Center. 

Fairmont Hotel – Lunch and Keynote

11 a.m.

Networking and Registration


"The Dean's Address" by Doug Skinner

12:35 p.m.

Keynote Conversation: "Leading and Investing from the Sweet Spot" with Tony N. Pritzker, ’87, and J.B. Pritzker, co-managing partners of The Pritzker Group

1:40 p.m.

Luncheon/program concludes

1:45 – 2 p.m.

Break/Walk to Gleacher Center

Gleacher Center – Breakout Sessions #1 and #2 and Networking Reception

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions #1

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.


3:45 – 5 p.m.

Breakout Session #2

5 – 7 p.m.

Networking Reception (Gleacher: 621)

Build your connections with the Booth community at the networking reception in room 621 of the Gleacher Center. 

A special celebration for Executive MBA alumni celebrating a milestone reunion, held at River Roast (315 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60654) in the Murdoch Room. Current students and prospective students will be invited to join the celebration.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

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.

This event is only open to reunion alumni and their guests.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the University: an Oxymoron?
Ellen Rudnick, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Starr Marcello, Executive Director, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship 

How Valuable is Consistency of Performance in Professional Team Sports?
John Huizinga, Walter David "Bud" Fackler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Paths for Leadership Discovery
Harry Davis, Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management, and George Wu, John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Behavioral Science

Liquidity Regulation and the Risk of Bank Runs: Why the Last Taxicab Must NEVER Leave the Train Station
Doug Diamond, Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance 

Corporate Behavior and Performance: The CEO Factor
Abbie Smith, Boris and Irene Stern Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting

Celebrate a reunion-wide barbecue. This event is family friendly and open to reunion alumni only and their guests.

Join our esteemed panel for a discussion on The Future of the Private University. 


John A. Edwardson, '72
Michael P. Polsky, '87
Mary A. Tolan, '92

Join Chicago Booth's OUTreach student group for a LGBT student and alumni mixer at Tanta Chicago (118 W Grand Ave). Register here to join! 

Alumni are invited to attend the DuSable Conference on Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Gleacher Center. The conference will be followed immediately by a cocktail reception until 6 p.m. 

Visit the DuSable website for additional details and to register: