Deans Conference

Register today to be part of the conversation on taking a new direction for business education.
February 20​ – 22​
Barcelona, Spain
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An Event Designed for Business School Leaders

Come together with over 700 business school leaders from around the world at the Deans Conference–AACSB’s largest event designed exclusively for deans and heads of business units. This year's conference will explore the most pressing issues for business school leaders: we will discuss how artificial intelligence is changing the dean's role, share ideas to embrace and progress digital transformation across school activities, discuss strategies to prepare for the anticipated enrollment cliff, and much more.

Designed to foster meaningful connections, the conference provides a platform for participants to engage with longtime friends and forge new and valuable relationships with colleagues from across the globe. Enjoy collaborative dialogue and participant-led discussions as you expand your network of forward-thinking peers.

Delve into topics top of mind for the most innovative business school leaders, like:

  • Exploring AI’s impact on the Dean's role
  • Opportunities for improvement to the traditional b-school model
  • Building and empowering a team around you
  • Fostering inclusivity and social impact
  • Improvement of the student experience

Who Should Attend

This event is exclusively for deans and heads of higher education business units (the highest academic authority or official of the business unit), and AACSB business members in leadership roles. Registration substitutions replacing one individual with another individual for the same event) will not be granted for this event.

Connect With Us

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Guest Receptions Package

Bring a guest to the Deans Conference receptions. The price of 160 USD includes the Welcome Reception on February 20th, 5:30-7:00 p.m., and the Networking Reception on February 21st, 4:00-5:30 p.m. The price does not include admission to any other Deans Conference sessions. Please note that the receptions are included in the registration fee for regular conference attendees. Do not register yourself if you are already registered for the Deans Conference. 

Guest Reception Package
Pricing (USD)
Member Pricing
By January 20
On or after January 21
Non-Member Pricing
By January 20
On or after January 21