Reconnect 2020 Schedule

April 23-25, 2020
Programming and times are subject to change.

Thursday, April 23rd

Join us for the finals of the second annual Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), the only track of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge that serves entrepreneurial University of Chicago alumni from around the globe. Throughout the day, ANVC finalists will present to a panel of judges comprising of investors, entrepreneurs, and others.

If you’re in town early, join us for a casual happy hour.

Friday, April 24th

Check-in and Networking: 9:30 - 9:50 a.m.
Presentation and Discussion: 9:50 - 10:30 a.m.
Networking: 10:30 - 11 a.m.
Join Booth women (alumnae and students) for a continental breakfast and a panel discussion led by Pam Schilling, ’00 and Judy Maley, ’84.

Each reunion class will have a class-specific celebration.

Saturday, April 25th

Shuttle service will be available between Gleacher Center and Harper Center in Hyde Park.

Take a tour of the wide array of resources that are currently available to alumni entrepreneurs and innovators who are members of the Polsky Center.

Start the day by getting back in touch with Booth’s renowned spirit of inquiry and analysis with esteemed faculty, and learning more about The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact. Attend one of the following Back to Booth* sessions from 11 a.m. to noon:

  • Discovering Entrepreneurship through Entrepreneurial Discovery with Mark Tebbe, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

  • Marketing with Jean-Pierre Dubé, Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor of Marketing and Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar

  • Student Panel with Stacey Kole, Deputy Dean for MBA Programs and Clinical Professor of Economics

  • Campaign Highlight with the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation

  • Behavioral Economics with Devin Pope, Professor of Behavioral Science and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow

From noon to 4 p.m., alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends are welcome to celebrate the strength of the Chicago Booth community and the success of the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact. Enjoy an open house of Chicago Booth’s research centers, family-friendly activities, fantastic food, and more.

Back to Booth is supported by the Fred G. Steingraber / Kearney Endowment. The endowment supports lifelong learning among Chicago Booth alumni.

Connect with LGBTQ alumni and current students. Food and drinks will be served.

Sunday, April 26th

Continuing on past themes of "Celebrate, Communicate, and Collaborate" and “Entrepreneurship and Equity," the Third Annual Chicago Booth Black Alumni Brunch will feature a keynote speaker and opportunities to connect with friends old and new.