Class of 1997
Celebrate your 25-year reunion.
Thursday, May 5
Start the weekend off right with classmates, friends, and alumni guests at this reunion event that takes you back to Pub Night, Midweek at the Midway, and TNDC. Limited space is available. This is a first come, first served event. Registration does not guarantee entry. Check-in will begin at 4 p.m. and the bar will open at 5 p.m.
Friday, May 6
Alumni and current students are invited to a continental breakfast with opportunities to network and learn more about the Chicago Booth Women's Network (CBWN).
Join us for a keynote conversation and breakout sessions with notable speakers including community leaders and Booth alumni. This year's keynote conversation will be a discussion of the future of business in Chicago between Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Madhav Rajan, dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1 include:
Future of Crypto Assets and Blockchain with Professor Stefan Nagel and panelists Saurabh Sharma, ’10 and Donald Wilson, Jr. AB ’88
Future of Healthcare with Professor Daniel Adelman and panelists Karen Parkhill, '92, and Therese Wareham, '82
Future of Work with Professor Steven J. Davis
Trends in Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing with Professor Robert Gertner and panelists Professor Marianne Bertrand, Amy Christensen, '11, and Lukasz Pomorski, MBA '06, PhD '06
Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2 include:
Get it Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation with Professor Ayelet Fishbach
Outlook for Monetary Policy and Inflation with Professor Randall S. Kroszner
"What Do We See in a Face?" The Science of First Impressions with Professor Alexander Todorov
What's Next with Climate Change with Professor Dr. Christian Leuz and panelists Professor Michael Greenstone, Patricia Kampling, '91, and Michael Polsky, '87
Read speaker bios here.
Join fellow class of 1997 alumni and their guests for your class reception at Prime & Provisions Steakhouse.
Prime & Provisions Steakhouse
222 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60601
Saturday, May 7
Get back in touch with Booth’s renowned spirit of inquiry and analysis with esteemed faculty.
Business in Historical Perspective: Technological Change, Knowledge Hubs, and Inequality
with Richard Hornbeck, V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow
Big Data: Can Machines Learn Finance?
with Dacheng Xiu, Professor of Econometrics and Statistics
New Venture Challenge
with Mark Tebbe, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Steven Neil Kaplan, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and Kessenich E.P. Faculty Director at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Back to Booth is supported by the Fred G. Steingraber/Kearney Endowment. The endowment supports lifelong learning among Chicago Booth alumni.
Celebrate with all reunion alumni and their families and guests over delicious food and cold drinks at Harper Center on campus.
Come out to meet and reconnect with other Latinx alumni from the Full Time and Evening/Weekend programs. You'll also have the opportunity to learn more about the development of the Latinx Alumni Association, find ways to get involved, and provide your insights regarding programming for the upcoming year.
Join the class of 1997 and their guests at Flight Club for a game of darts, appetizers, and cash bar.
111 W. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60601
Sunday, May 8
Chicago Booth Black Alumni Association (CBAA) Brunch
11 a.m.–2 p.m. (London House, Juliette Ballroom)
We're back in person for a bottomless brunch! Connect with Black alumni at this annual program and networking opportunity, celebrating the CBAA community. Students are also welcome.