Network With Deans From Around the World

February 10–12, 2019 | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


February 10–12, 2019 | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


February 10–12, 2019 | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Deans Conference

February 10–12, 2019 | Vancouver, Canada

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Register by January 25 and save 200 USD! 

Organizational Roster

Unlearn and Reinvent

The Deans Conference, exclusively designed for business school deans and heads of higher education business units, covers critical topics in leading and educating both your staff and the future leaders of business. Prepare for, adapt to, and lead change by unlearning old approaches and embracing new ways of thinking. With more than 600 business schools and thought leaders from over 50 countries attending annually, this conference is AACSB’s premier event for connecting with business school leaders, discussing today’s challenges and opportunities, and shaping the future of business education.


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Featured Speaker

Dan-PontefractDan Pontefract, Author, Speaker, Thinker, Founder and CEO, The Pontefract Group

Dan is the founder and CEO of The Pontefract Group, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture. He is the best-selling author of three books: OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY. A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review and The Huffington Post. Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his career. Previously as Chief Envisioner and Chief Learning Officer at TELUS—a Canadian telecommunications company with revenues of $14 billion and 50,000 global employees—he launched the Transformation Office, the TELUS MBA, and the TELUS Leadership Philosophy, all award winning initiatives that dramatically helped to increase the company’s employee engagement to record levels of nearly 90%. Prior to TELUS he held senior roles at SAP, Business Objects and BCIT. Dan and his wife, Denise, have three children (aka goats) and live in Victoria, Canada.   

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), and AACSB Business Members.

"This conference is an annual 'must' for AACSB deans. As good as the conference content is, the networking opportunities and the chance to learn from other deans is unparalleled."

Tim O'Keefe, Dean, Longwood University

"As a new dean, this conference was outstanding! I learned so much from my more experienced matter how long they were on the job. Great learning experience."

Rick Franza, Dean, Hull College of Business, Augusta University

Conference Chair

Caryn L. Beck-Dudley
Dean, Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business

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