29th Annual Columbia Black MBA Conference

REFRESH: Ethics, Innovation, and Ideas in Action


8:30-9:00am – Registration/Sign-Up for Lunch with Speakers

9:oo-9:30am – Conference Welcome Address

Gita Johar, Ph.D. Vice Dean for Research, Columbia Business School

9:30-10:00am – Opening Conversation – Why We are Committed to Diversity

10:00-10:30am – Opening Keynote Address

Pearlena Igbokwe ’92, SVP Original Programming, Showtime Networks

10:30am-10:40pm Break

10:40am-11:20pm – Ideas in Action – Presentations by Game Changers in Business & Society

11:20-12:00pm – Breakout Networking with Ideas in Action Speakers

12:15-1:15pm – Luncheon General Session on Sports, Ethics, & Society

1:15pm-1:30pm – Transition

1:30-2:30pm – Afternoon Sessions

Education: Serving High-Achieving Youth

Entrepreneurship: Building Businesses in Communities

Finance: Navigating from MBA to Managing Director

Healthcare: Reform and the Opportunity for Business Leadership

Professional Development: The Point of a Network & Where to Join

2:30pm-2:40pm – Transition

2:40-3:45pm – Keynote Roundtable on Innovation – Charting New Courses

3:45-4:00pm – Speed Networking Break

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Closing Town Hall


Gala Reception *Cocktail Attire*

8:00-9:00 Cocktail Hour

9:00-11:00pm – Formal Program

Alumni honoree, Robert F. Smith ‘94, Chairman, CEO and Founder, Vista Equity Partners

11:00pm – Afterparty – Inc Lounge at the Time Hotel – 224 West 49th Street


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