Deans Conference

February 2–4, 2020 | Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Deans Conference

February 2–4, 2020 | Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Connecting Visionary Mindsets

Serving as change agents, business schools are pioneering extraordinary ways for delivering education, creating solutions for ever-evolving industries, and improving society, from local communities to the world at large. Business schools are being called to address the needs of the students they educate and the various stakeholders they serve; deans must have the foresight to envision and prepare for the ever-transitioning educational and workforce needs to be the driving force behind these initiatives. Connect with fellow deans at AACSB’s exclusive Deans Conference to explore business school challenges and opportunities and share your vision of the future of business education. More than 600 business school deans from over 50 countries convene annually.

"The AACSB Dean's conference is the best and most efficient way to liaise with other business school deans from around the world to discuss approaches and solutions to shared issues and problems."
William R. Holmes, Dean, Faculty of Management, Royal Roads University.

"A highly engaging and inspirational event, full of ideas and passion about the power of education to transform lives."
Ignacio de la Vega, Dean EGADE Business School

"As a first time attendee, I didn't know what to expect, but was enormously pleased with the sessions and presentations. Everyone was friendly, engaging, and welcoming. This is one of the nicest, most beneficial conferences I have attended and I will come back again."
Dr. Astrid Sheil, Incoming Dean, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

Fundraising & Development Workshop (Bonus opportunity!)

February 4, 2020, 1pm-5pm
(space is limited, separate registration required - $299 registration fee)

This interactive workshop will explore various aspects of fundraising and development, including budgeting models to plan for and meet fundraising goals, developing and cultivating relationships, and stewardship of donors. This workshop will examine best practices, case studies and facilitated round table discussions, providing attendees with an actionable plan to implement within their own institution. View Agenda


headshot of Moez Limayem, dean of USF Muma College of Business


Moez Limayem, Dean, University of South Florida, Muma College of Business




Tanuja Singh, Dean, Saint Mary’s University, Greehey School of Business


Featured Speaker

Dr. Michelle R. Weise is Vice President of Workforce Strategies of Strada Education Network and Chief Innovation Officer for the Strada Institute for the Future of Work which is dedicated to advancing understanding of the future of learning and work to build the learning ecosystem of the future. Weise’s research focuses on the future of the workforce and how to connect learners more directly to meaningful employment pathways throughout their working lives.

Join her session: Change Management and Innovation Fatigue: How to Become Better Storytellers of Your Organization's Future to equip yourself with tools to pivot toward the future.

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 in leadership roles.

Registration substitutions (i.e., replacing one individual with another individual for the same event) will not be granted for this event.

Conference Chair

John A. Elliott
Interim Provost, University of Connecticut

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