International Conference and Annual Meeting

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April 15​ – 17​
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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International Conference and Annual Meeting
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Check-in early and avoid the morning rush! Receive your badge, explore the venue, and settle in before the sessions begin tomorrow.
More information on what groups will meet is coming soon.
Join this session to learn from AACSB staff about navigating through membership, and how institutions can maximize their AACSB membership benefits. Presenters will share current projects, updates, and best practices that AACSB offers to educational institutions and business partners, as well as an overview of the accreditation process and timeline. This info session is recommended for both individuals who have not been fully exposed to member benefits and accreditation processes, as well as for experienced members who are looking for a refresher.
Rachel Dixon-Zudar
Senior Accreditation Manager
AACSB International
This panel discussion will explore the current and emerging pain points that business schools are facing and how business school partners are working to solve these challenges. Our panelists will provide valuable insights into the challenges that business schools are struggling with and share their experiences and strategies for addressing them.
Becky Gann
Vice President, Global Membership and Strategic Relationships
AACSB International
Catch up with old friends and make new connections before the conference officially starts. This event is exclusively for deans.
Join us for a welcome message from Lily Bi, President & CEO of AACSB International, and Alexander J. Triantis, Chair of AACSB International Board of Directors and Conference Chair.
Learn about the ways faculty are advancing new knowledge and creating impact in business and society through their research. Join a panel of this year’s AACSB Influential Leaders honorees as they discuss and celebrate the important role of business school research.
Reconnect with old friends and make new ones at this informal Atlanta themed reception.
AACSB’s new Data Analytics Hub offers a new way of accessing data. Join this session for a demo featuring tools such as program search, enrollment trends, salary search and financial benchmarking. The Analytics Hub provides a user-friendly interface and easy access to key business education trends and analytics for decision making and competitive analysis.
Technology continues to intersect with our lives in new, weird, and wonderful ways. With tech’s integration into our daily lives becoming second nature to so much of the world, we often overlook this intersection. And yet, emerging tech will play a key role in shaping the future of humanity. In this session, world-renowned futurist Amy Webb provides a thought-provoking series of snapshots into the near and far future of business and society. Drawing from her work and research, she develops a set of optimistic, neutral, and chaotic scenarios that describe your organization’s plausible scenes in the future, offers insights for how your business school can achieve its preferred future, and puts forth probable answers to tomorrow’s most pressing questions about work, relationships, and our way of living.
Amy Webb
CEO of The Future Today Institute, Professor of Strategic Foresight, Stern School of Business
New York University
This session will focus on how to measure the success of your impact efforts in teaching, research, societal impact, and strategic planning. Learn what measures of success are appropriate to ensure your business school is setting quality metrics.
Nitham M. Hindi
Lusail University
Stephanie M. Bryant
Executive Vice President and Global Chief Accreditation Officer
AACSB International
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the verge of transforming education – from teaching and learning methods, to applying generative AI in decision making. Is AI a threat or an opportunity for higher ed? Can technology capture the human essence in teaching such as the ability to inspire, motivate and connect? Join us for a discussion to explore if AI and human essence can intersect to improve the future of learning.
Erika Fille T. Legara
Academic Program Director
Asian Institute of Management
Jikyeong Kang
President and Dean
Asian Institute of Management
Paul A. Pavlou
Dean, Bauer College of Business
University of Houston
Soumitra Dutta
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Business schools are often critiqued for producing research that does not add value to business or society, The current incentive systems for research faculty are often based on quantity, not quality, relevance, and impact. Join this session to hear two examples of schools that were able to effectively change their incentive systems to ensure that faculty produces timely research that addresses global challenges.
According to a recent survey from the LaSalle Network, the recent Gen Z grads want to earn their first promotion within one year on the job. Gen Z’s “office etiquette” and interpersonal dynamics differ significantly from previous generations, posing a challenge to employers to manage and communicate effectively. In this session, you will hear experiences from recent Gen Z graduates, gaining insights into their expectations, and what they think business schools can do to help in setting the correct job expectations of business students.
Speakers will share the latest trends and innovations in assurance of learning and will share solutions to the most common challenges faced by business schools.
Björn K.I. Kjellander
Director, Quality and Accreditation
Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University
Ingrid Kirschning Albers
Professor, School of Engineering
Universidad de las Americas Puebla
Graduates are going into the workforce in an increasingly complex world. Incorporating the systems thinking approach in the classroom is essential in helping equip the students with the skills and mindset to tackle the complex problems.
Prepare for the incoming enrollment cliff by hearing examples from speakers who applied creative ways to approach declining enrollment and budget cuts.
Join this session for a conversation on the role of international study programs and mobility in shaping future business leaders. Panelists will discuss the challenges with student mobility – can we do without it, or do we need more of it? How can we move from open mobility culture to responsible and accessible mobility culture? What is the impact on self-development and employability of our students?
Simon Mercado
Executive Vice President, Dean for Executive Education & External Relations
ESCP Business School
Officers of AACSB International will provide reports to the membership, with Alexander J. Triantis presenting the board chairs’ annual address to include key accomplishments. Lily Bi, president and CEO will update members on the organization’s operations and financials. Both Alexander J. Triantis and Lily Bi will also unveil AACSB’s new strategic plan. Sherif Kamel, board vice chair-chair elect will provide an overview of insights from this past year as chair of the Innovation Committee.
Network with colleagues and enjoy the full ICAM experience. Get a preview of ICAM 2025 in Vienna, Austria (April 7- 9).
If you have an upcoming CIR visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the continuous improvement review, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens.
Lauren Maradei
Senior Accreditation Manager
AACSB International
If you have an upcoming Initial Accreditation visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the initial accreditation process, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens.
Suzanne Mintz
Vice President of Accreditation
AACSB International
Learn how organizations can better enable innovation in strategic and impactful ways, while creating “fail forward” cultures.
Dreen Yang
Global General Manager of the Future Flow
Coca Cola Company
The next generation of employees will need to be interdisciplinary, requiring a combination of knowledge from various disciplines, such as science, law, engineering. How can business schools work within their college and other areas to have the next generation of curriculum and opportunities?
Julie Petherbridge
Dean, Stetson-Hatcher School of Business
Mercer University-Macon and Atlanta Campuses
Kristi Ward
Senior Director, Editorial
Sage Business