Network With Deans From Around the World

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

Deans
Conference

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

Deans
Conference

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

Affinity Group Meetings

The following Affinity Groups will meet in conjunction with AACSB's 2019 Deans Conference in Vancouver, Canada.  Please check back for updates.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no pre-registration necessary to attend. Seating at Affinity Group meetings is available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is free unless otherwise noted.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

New Deans Learning Community Affinity Group Meeting

  8:00am - 10:00am

Join the New Deans Learning Community Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. The New Deans Learning Community consists of academic deans in serving their initial three years as a full time dean.


Technology in Business Schools Roundtable Affinity Group Meeting

  8:30am - 10:00am

Join the Technology in Business Schools Roundtable Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. Members of the Technology in Business Schools Roundtable Affinity Group (TBSR) are in a technology leadership position within their business or management school, or are the central IT leader responsible for their institution's business or management school.


MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group Meeting

  9:00am - 10:30am

Join the MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. The MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group includes representatives from AACSB-accredited institutions with working professional MBA program enrollment of significant size (generally, 35% + of total MBA enrollment).


Digital Transformation Affinity Group Meeting

  10:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Digital Transformation Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. The digital transformation of business through the advent of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics is widely expected to be a significant disruptor. Schools of Business shall lead this effort due to their ability to build innovative partnership with businesses, interdisciplinary connections and experience in preparing global business leaders. This learning community acts as the chief mechanism to convene business and academic leaders interested in sharing and co-creating knowledge.


Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group Meeting

  10:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. The WAME Affinity Group includes female deans, associate deans, assistant deans, program directors, center directors, and academic department chairs.


Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group Meeting

  1:00pm - 2:30pm

Join the Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. The Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group includes representatives from institutions located in or near the urban center of a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) with a population of at least 250,000.


Diversity and Inclusion Network Affinity Group Meeting

  1:30pm - 3:30pm

Join the Diversity and Inclusion Network Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Network is to advocate for diversity and inclusion in academia and schools of business around the world. The network will serve as a forum for management educators to discuss issues and concerns regarding diversity and inclusion at all levels in schools of business. The network will work with the leadership of AACSB to develop effective and comprehensive strategies to support the development of inclusive practices that affirm different perspectives and life experiences. The network will serve as a resource to school deans and faculty through meaningful dialogue and innovative strategic thinking as they seek to affect change in their organizations.


Small Schools Network Affinity Group Meeting

  2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join the Small Schools Network Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. The Small Schools Network Affinity Group includes representatives from schools with 35 or fewer full-time faculty.