Reconnect 2019 Schedule


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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Alumni and their guests can stop by the Registration Hub on the sixth floor of Gleacher Center (450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, Illinois, 60611) to check in early, grab their name badges, and kick off the Reconnect experience.

Start off Reconnect weekend by celebrating with your friends, classmates, and Booth alumni from across the generations in Room 621 at Gleacher Center (450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, Illinois, 60611).

Friday, May 3, 2019

Booth women (alumnae and students) are invited to connect and network to kick off Management Conference and Reconnect Weekend at Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, Illinois, 60611.

11:00 a.m.  Registration Opens at the Fairmont Hotel

Noon “The Dean’s Address” 

12:35 p.m. Program/Keynote Speech Begins

1:45–2:00 p.m. Break/Walk to Gleacher Center

2:15–3:30 p.m. Breakout Session #1 

3:30–3:45 p.m. Break 

3:45–5 p.m. Breakout Session #2 


For more information about the Management Conference, view the website here.


A special celebration for Executive MBA alumni celebrating a milestone reunion. Current students and prospective students are also invited to join.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Shuttle service will run between Gleacher Center and Harper Center on Saturday. Shuttle times will be announced closer to the event. 

Get back in touch with Booth's renowned spirit of inquiry and analysis with esteemed faculty. All sessions are 11:00 a.m.-  Noon at the Harper Center and include the following:

- Choosing Leadership: Linda Ginzel, Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology

- Decision making with a dearth of data - how expert entrepreneurs make decisions: Waverly Deutsch, Clinical Professor and Academic Director of University-wide Entrepreneurship Content

- Designing a Good Life: Nick Epley, John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

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


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

Celebrate a reunion-wide barbecue. This event is family friendly, located in the Harper Center's Winter Garden and open to reunion alumni only and their guests.

Sunday, May 5, 2019  

Partake in a stylish brunch in the Thompson Hotels’ beautiful Chicago 7 Ballroom. Enjoy stunning floor-to-ceiling views of downtown Chicago. Brunch will be served buffet style and will include traditional brunch fare. Reconnect, connect, and mingle with fellow black Booth alumni in this gorgeous setting.