Reconnect 2018 Schedule

Schedule

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Alumni and their guests can stop by the Registration Hub on the 6th floor of the Gleacher Center to check in early, grab your name badge, and kick-off your Reconnect experience.

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

Friday, April 27, 2018

Booth women (alumnae and students) are invited to connect and network to kick off of Management Conference and Reconnect weekend. The event is hosted by Judy Maley, '84 and Pam Schilling, '00, who will share stories and research about “If I Knew Then What I Know Now.” We'll gather in Room 621 at Gleacher Center. 

Agenda: 
9:30-9:50 a.m.: Opening Networking
9:50-10:10 a.m.: Morning Connection (“Ceilings, Cliffs, and Marriage: Women and the Road Ahead”)
10:10-11:00 a.m.: Networking continued

Fairmont Hotel – Lunch and Keynote

11 a.m.

Registration opens

Noon

"The Dean's Address" with Madhav Rajan, Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting

12:35 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Conversation with Tom Ricketts, AB'88, MBA'93, Executive Chairman, Chicago Cubs and Chairman, Incapital

Faculty Moderator: Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance

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: 

How Much Do We Have to Worry About Populism?
Raghuram Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance
Moderator: Hal Weitzman, Executive Director, Intellectual Capital

Entrepreneurial Selling
Michael Alter, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Automating Value Generation: A Marketer's perspective on Big Data, Machine Learning and AI
Sanjog Misra, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

The Amazon Effect: Strategies for Managing the Changing Retail Landscape
Nicole DeHoratius, Adjunct Professor of Operations Management

Innovation and Disruption Panel
Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics

Panelists: 
Katlin Smith, Founder & CEO, Simple Mills
Immanuel Thangaraj, AB '92, MBA'93, Managing Director, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures
Dhiraj Rajaram, ’03, CEO, Mu Sigma, Inc

Private Equity Panel
Steve Kaplan, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance

Panelists:
Victor Khosla, '83, Managing Partner, Strategic Value Partners
Tony Davis, '98, President and Managing Partner, Linden Capital Partners
Kenneth O'Keefe, '93, Managing Director, Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 – 5 p.m.

Breakout Session #2: 

Tax-Exempt Lobbying 
Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Do Investors Value Sustainability?
Abigail Sussman, Associate Professor of Marketing and True North Communications, Inc. Faculty Scholar and Samuel Hartzmark, Associate Professor of Finance

Technological Change and the Decline in Work

Erik Hurst, V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics; Deputy Director of the Becker Friedman Institute, and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow

Accounting Inconsistencies
Haresh Sapra, Leon Carroll Marshall Professor of Accounting

Investment Management/Hedge Funds Panel
Stefan Nagel, Fama Family Professor of Finance

Panelists:
Matthew Lee Culek, '08, Head of Business Management, Citadel Securities
Morgan Chia-Wen Sze, ’93, Founder, Managing Director, Azentus Capital Management
Dan Hanson, '98, Head of Impact Investing, JANA Partners

Marketing and Data Analytics Panel
Jean-Pierre Dubé, Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor of Marketing

Panelists:
Mark Agnew, '06, President and CEO, Lou Malnati’s
Ted Wright, ’00, CEO, Fizz
Farhan Siddiqi, '07, Global Chief Digital Officer, McDonald's

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception at Howells and Hood (435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611)

Build your connections with the Booth community at the networking reception at Howells and Hood (435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611).

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

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Shuttle service will run between Gleacher Center and Harper Center on Saturday, April 28th. 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 a.m.- noon.

Blockchain: Beyond the Hype
Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow

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

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

The Evolution of Social Sector Institutions
Rob Gertner, Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance, John Edwardson Faculty Director Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation

Macroprudential Regulation
Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance

These sessions are only open to reunion alumni and their guests.

Additional Afternoon Session

Adventure Capital Challenge
1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Harper Center 

Join us to learn more about the Adventure Capital Challenge which encourages Chicago Booth alumni to fulfill lifelong ambitions and connect with the broader community by funding short-term, full- or part-time projects exploring personal passions or nascent professional interests. Selected alumni are offered coaching and financial support for a 3-6 month "adventure" they design.  Hear from the 2017 recipient as she described her adventure and reflects on insights gained from participating. 

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

Afternoon Session

Adventure Capital Challenge
1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Harper Center 

Join us to learn more about the Adventure Capital Challenge which encourages Chicago Booth alumni to fulfill lifelong ambitions and connect with the broader community by funding short-term, full- or part-time projects exploring personal passions or nascent professional interests. Selected alumni are offered coaching and financial support for a 3-6 month "adventure" they design.  Hear from the 2017 recipient as she described her adventure and reflects on insights gained from participating. 

Join Chicago Booth's OUTreach student group for a LGBT student and alumni reception in the River North/Downtown area (exact location TBD). Register here to join! 

Sunday, April 29, 2018  

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. 

Cost includes an expansive brunch buffet, coffee, tea, juices, and one cocktail. Learn more and register here >>