International Conference and Annual Meeting

April 6–9, 2021 | Virtual Conference

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Adam Grant; Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast

Leading a Business School in an Age of Anxiety, Political Activism, and Social Media

Jonathan Haidt; Stern School of Business, New York University

International Conference and Annual Meeting

April 6–9, 2021 | Virtual Conference


Creating a sustainable future for business education requires the cultivation of meaningful relationships with business partners and communities, built on trust and action. This April, we are proud to convene the largest global gathering of business school leaders virtually at AACSB’s International Conference and Annual Meeting.

Join hundreds of your peers as we focus on connecting for better. Through our connections to each other, to business partners, and to our communities, we can improve student success, faculty engagement, program quality, and the way we lead our organizations.

The 2021 virtual ICAM has more than 40 hours of engaging sessions, peer networking, regional and topical meetings, and social discussions. Your conference registration also provides access to the Exchange, where you can interact with your peers. Recorded sessions will be available for 90 days to all registrants upon completion of the event.

“It is through co-creation of knowledge, collaborative innovation, and integrated leadership that business schools advance solutions and strategies that are relevant, effective, and sustainable.”
AACSB Connected for Better Briefing Paper


Business Schools as a Force for Good
The movement towards a better way of doing business for the benefit of people and the planet is gaining momentum. Explore with Jean Oelwang, Founding CEO and President of Virgin Unite, how business schools can play a key role by forging meaningful relationships and collaborations. Jean will be joined by Paul Polman, Co-founder and Co-Chair, IMAGINE, former CEO of Unilever, and Chair of the B Team. Paul will delve into the opportunity for businesses to help eradicate poverty, inequality, and stem runaway climate change. Together, they will discuss business schools' role in leading the movement to re-imagine how the world does business.

Jean OelwangJean Oelwang
Jean is the founding CEO and President of Virgin Unite. Over the last 17 years, she has worked with partners to lead the incubation and start-up of several global initiatives, including: The Elders, The B Team, The Carbon War Room, Ocean Unite, The Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator, and the Branson Centres of Entrepreneurship. She also played a key partner role in the incubation of many other initiatives such as The Audacious Project, The Africa Donor Collective and The New Now. Jean has helped corporations put the wellbeing of people and the planet at at their core, including working with over 25 Virgin businesses across 15 industries to help embed purpose in all they do.


ICAM Brochure ThumbnailMeet With AACSB Accreditation Liaisons

Contact your accreditation liaison to schedule a one-to-one meeting during the conference. Discuss your school's accreditation status, specific needs, and questions between conference sessions. 

Network With 600+ Peers

Join in informal chats, facilitated discussions, networking community meetings, and social time to connect with colleagues from around the world. Find old friends and build new relationships with speed networking, one-to-one video calls, and an attendee directory. 

Connect for Better.


Corporate representatives, deans, associate/assistant deans, international directors, program directors, department chairs, and faculty.

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