Deans Conference

Connecting Leaders. Cultivating Change.

Deans Conference

Connecting Leaders. Cultivating Change.

February 5–7, 2017 │ New Orleans, Louisiana USA


To access the roster of organizations attending (as of January 23), please click here.

Serving as change agents, business schools are pioneering extraordinary ways for delivering education, creating solutions for ever-evolving industries, and improving society, from local communities to the world at large. Business schools are being called to address the needs of the students they educate and the various stakeholders they serve. AACSB’s Deans Conference is the premier event for connecting with business school leaders, discussing today’s challenges and opportunities, and shaping the future of business education. More than 600 business school deans from over 50 countries convene annually.

Who Should Attend 

This event is exclusively for deans and heads of higher education business units (i.e., the highest academic authority or official of the entire business unit).

 Featured Speaker

Meet Salim Ismail

Salim Ismail is the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, a sought-after technology strategist, and a renowned entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo!, Google, and Singularity University. He consults with governments and the world’s top Fortune 500 companies on innovation and growth, and his work has been featured in premier media outlets like the New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, WIRED, Vogue, and the BBC. Learn More About Salim.

Meet the Conference Chair

Santiago Iñiguez 

Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño 
Executive President, IE University

Redefining the Value of Business Schools in Global Society

Over the last several decades, business schools have become the fastest and most successful segment of higher education. Business education is now a truly global enterprise and one that, I firmly and passionately believe, offers important lessons and inspirations for higher education as a whole. [Learn More]

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For more information, contact Kaya Jill, Manager, Conferences