North America

Reinventing Higher Education Conference

University of Miami, United States | March 7-8, 2024

On March 7-8, 2024, the University of Miami and IE University will host the 14th edition of “Reinventing Higher Education”, a conference designed to examine issues set to impact academia, government, and the private sector, as their future workforce continues to face an ever-changing environment. The event, which will take place at University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center, will gather once more experts from all continents to address questions critical to academia, government and the private sector on the role of universities as global agents of innovation and the need for education systems to be responsive as well as catalysts for positive change in our societies.

The upcoming edition revolves around the theme of “Reinventing Higher Education: Connecting the Dots.” This theme emphasizes the crucial link between higher education and cross-collaborative innovation, enabling all the stakeholders to tackle pressing societal issues. It also highlights the integration of emerging technologies like AI into the educational landscape, forging a new path for effective teaching and learning. By connecting various domains of knowledge, the event aims to achieve convergent outcomes that propel the field of education forward. Moreover, the conference will reflect on models such as consortiums and alliances, where each participant contributes to the thriving ecosystem.

Launched in 2010 at IE University, Reinventing Higher Education is a symposium organized in collaboration with the IE Foundation. The overarching aim of the Conference is to provide a platform where university administrators, policy makers, entrepreneurs and top managers, academics, student representatives and media experts can meet to discuss the current status and future evolution of Higher Education (HE), and debate the direction research, learning, governance and management of universities should now take.

AI Symposium on Design & Governance | University of Maryland – Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center

Date & Time

January 23, 2024 at 8:00am EDT – 4:00pm EDT

University of Maryland – Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center

4131 Campus Drive

College Park, MD 20742

As Artificial Intelligence transforms the world, business and policy leaders are grappling with high-stakes decisions and questions. This annual AI Symposium, hosted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, brings together policy and industry thought leaders who have built (or are building) high-impact AI solutions in the real world for an engaging day of talks, discussions and networking. We strongly encourage industry participants to attend not alone, but with your entire team, to increase the odds that some of the ideas discussed make their way into your organization.

Join Stanford Seed at SOCAP 2023

SOCAP convenes the most engaged and diverse impact investing community in the world. For more than 15 years, the SOCAP conference has been the flagship event and leading convener in the impact economy, gathering more than 100,000 people since our first event. This is the largest, action-oriented gathering where investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders come together to accelerate progress against the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions.

SOCAP23 will be back at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco, Oct. 23 – 25! Unlike any other conference in impact, SOCAP convenes the whole ecosystem of impact to catalyze investable and profitable businesses and industries that can solve the greatest challenges of our time. We invite changemakers from every sector and across the globe who are ready to dig in to help drive urgent change for people and the planet.

We chose YBCA for many reasons, including its accessibility. The center is located in the heart of San Francisco in close proximity to hotels, restaurants, and dozens of cultural attractions. Nearby public transportation makes it easy to get around and take advantage of extending conversations over nearby lunch or dinner. 

The Theme for SOCAP23 – Facing Urgency: Impact at the Speed of Trust

We must face the challenges of our time with urgent action and solutions. Trust is essential for catalyzing impactful solutions — when people trust each other, they are more likely to collaborate, share information, and take risks. When you build trust, you create a foundation for collaboration and cooperation. This leads to more innovative and effective solutions. 

At SOCAP, we convene to accelerate the speed of trust. We orchestrate discovery, facilitate serendipity, and offer a platform for cross-learning. The theme for SOCAP23 propels our community to work together, collaborate, and co-create as essential ingredients to rapidly create real impact.

SOCAP23 Tracks

Within our theme, we have identified nine content tracks around which we will organize our sessions:

  • Climate and Capital 
  • Philanthropy as Catalytic Capital
  • Impact Measurement and Management
  • Gender Lens Investing
  • Full Spectrum DEI 
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Well-Being for Impact
  • Value Chain Investment
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Attendees will also be able to follow content based on regional focus tracks: 

  • Latin America
  • Asia
  • Africa

Learn more about the SOCAP23 theme and tracks.

2023 PRME Global Forum: Connecting for Impact Worldwide

Join Us for Responsible Management Education Week in NY

The nature of leading a business is changing from the exclusive focus on economic wealth generation to encompass a more holistic purpose, with leaders being expected to make businesses a vehicle for solving the environmental and social challenges the world is facing. Educational institutions have a huge responsibility to prepare responsible leaders to rise to these global challenges in new, integrated ways, and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an agenda for the world to pursue.

With a dynamic program and purpose-driven speakers, the 2023 Edition of the PRME Global Forum will bring a global debate on how business education can help advance the sustainable development agenda worldwide. 

The Principles for Responsible Management Education will gather business school leaders, faculty, students, businesses and sustainable development organizations for a Responsible Management Education Week, on 12 – 16 June 2023, in New York (USA), to advance responsible management education and its impact worldwide. The 11th Edition of PRME Global Forum will be part of this week, taking place on 13-14 June 2023, hosted by Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

In addition to taking stock of PRME’s growth over the last year and highlighting the ongoing work of the PRME community, the 2023 Global Forum will focus on impact across various session themes: pedagogyclimatedigital, and leadership. The 2023 Edition will be the first in-person forum since 2017, and its plenaries will also be broadcasted to participants worldwide.


12-14 June: 2023 PRME Global Forum

15-16 June: Partner Events

12 June: PRME International Community Gatherings

MIT REAP Impact Summit

Join us in celebrating 10 years of MIT REAP impact

  • Event Dates: Wednesday Aug 30, Thursday, Aug 31, and Friday Sep1 
  • Location: The Engine (adjacent to MIT campus, Massachusetts, USA)
  • Event Type: In-Person only. We are excited to have the opportunity to gather, reconnect, and learn from each other in person!

What you can expect

  • Celebration! Join us in celebrating 10 years of MIT REAP impact.  
  • New Faculty Research – all MIT REAP faculty will be present and plan to share not only the impact the program has had over the last 10 years, but also the ecosystem trends they’re seeing emerge in this space.  
  • Keynotes Speakers from the MIT REAP faculty team, members of the MIT/Innovation Community, and Alumni of MIT REAP sharing stories of impact and lessons learned.  
  • Networking – leverage this powerful global networking opportunity to connect with the innovation ecosystem community! In addition to dedicated social reception events, alumni will have the opportunity to reunite with their MIT REAP Cohort as well as meet alumni of the broader MIT REAP Global Network. This event is also open to guests who are interested in learning more about the MIT REAP experience and its rich innovation ecosystem community.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, August 30 

  • MIT REAP Reunion 
  • Insights from MIT REAP Alumni on their stories of impact
  • Evening Reception 

Thursday, August 31 

  • Updated MIT REAP Faculty Research and Content across all stakeholder categories 
  • All Faculty panel “10 Years of MIT REAP Impact” 
  • Evening Reception 

Friday, September 1 

  • REACH Challenge – deep dive problem solving workshop 
  • Closing Lunch 

Register by 1pm EST, July 31, 2023

AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) 2023

AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) 2023, April 23-25, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Join 1,300 peers representing many of the top institutions from around the world in a three-day event offering over 40 hours of engaging sessions and networking community meetings.

Business educators and thought leaders will highlight the various pathways to impact their organizations are taking to generate positive change.  

Society is demanding that we update the ways we are educating tomorrow’s leaders, and business educators have responded with new models for generating positive societal impact in their communities, regions, and at a global scale.

Connect with peers and engage with speakers who are eager to share their insights in areas such as:

  • Leaning methods and delivery that adapt with learner needs
  • Demystifying assurance of learning
  • Partnering for impact
  • Building a culture of well-being
  • Climate consciousness

Who should attend?

Corporate representatives, deans, associate/assistant deans, international directors, program directors, department chairs, and faculty.

17th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference

General Information

The National HR in Hospitality Conference is the only event of its kind with HR and legal guidance tailored specifically for the hospitality industry. This event is developed, managed, and administered by the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration, ILR School and the Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER). Attendees gain real-world strategies from top employers and legal experts to conquer the unique issues facing the hospitality industry. The program format consists of not only large keynote sessions, but breakout sessions such as “High Impact Strategies for Attracting Talent”, “Managing and Monitoring the Remote Workforce” and “Union Organizing”.   These smaller, more intimate sessions will give participants the chance to interact, ask questions and learn from Cornell faculty and industry experts as they tackle today’s most pressing challenges.

In addition to the thought-provoking sessions, participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with hundreds of HR and legal professionals from around the country and visit dozens of vendors offering the latest in hospitality software, products and services in our Expo hall. The HR in Hospitality Conference is the premier event for HR professionals that provides a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas and innovative advancements.


May 1 – 3, 2023 | Sheraton Phoenix Downtown | Phoenix, Arizona


Individual Rates

Early Bird – $1375 (register by 3/1/2023)

Standard – $1575

On-site – $1675

Top Industry Experts

So what does HR in Hospitality offer you that other HR conferences are missing? Find out what hundreds of your colleagues have already discovered…

  • Proven HR strategies from hospitality organizations of all sizes.
  • Essential advice from seasoned attorneys with expertise in the particularities of hospitality labor and employment law.
  • Leading experts sharing their thoughts on the hottest topics affecting the industry today.
  • And so much more!

Hear from leading industry experts from hospitality organizations of all sizes such as Hilton Worldwide, Preferred Hotels & Resorts​, Hyatt, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Dinex, and Loews Hotels.

ESG Conference | Robert H. Smith School of Business

General Information

Are you passionate about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives or want to learn more about this sector within the business space?

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Center for Social Value Creation’s second annual ESG Conference! The conference will take place on Friday, December 9th from 1pm to 6pm EST at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. This year’s ESG Conference is themed around UMD’s first-ever State of Impact Reports which highlight best practices and lessons learned in ESG across nine industries. The reports will be released at the Conference and embedded into the theme and discussions of the day.

Date & Time

December 9, 2022, 1:00 PM-6:00 PM

CapsimInbox Microsimulation Development Lab Workshop


Wednesday, September 21

9-10:30AM EDT


Hosted on Zoom.


Maddie Handler,

If you are interested in developing a microsimulation, or just looking to learn more about this experience, then this workshop is for you! As the first part of a two part badging experience, participants are invited to a workshop that will not only introduce you to former authors and winners, but also provide opportunities to ask questions to the CapsimInbox team, themselves.  The objectives of this workshop include:

  1. To provide potential authors more information about the CapsimInbox product and process
  2. To assist potential authors with developing their own solutions by providing previous examples and a small brainstorming breakout room session
  3. To motivate potential authors to create their own CapsimInbox microsimulationFollowing the workshop, all participants will receive a badge and be invited to continue to the second badge experience, which is authoring your very own microsimulation, which will have a chance to win $5,000.



  • Kelsey Zimmermann

    Learning Experiences Coordinator
    Capsim Management Solutions
  • Matthew Shell

    Market Development Manager
    Capsim Management Simulations

Student Voices: Featuring Finalists of the Bridging Divides Essay Contest 2022

General Information

In 2022, the Victoria Forum and the Global Business School Network have collaborated to launch the Bridging Divides Essay contest, which welcomed 300 registered individuals and teams (347 total students) from 65 institutions, 27 countries, and 6 continents! This international group of students was prompted to submit original, unpublished essays and accompanying creative pieces that share experiences and perspectives, which inspire efforts to bridge existing divides. These written pieces had to also include a subtheme of bridging social, economic, and/or environmental divides.

Through two extensive rounds of judging, the Top 5 submissions (including the essay and creative piece) were determined and the authors have been welcomed to join this esteem panel to discuss their stories and efforts when it comes to bridging divides. These authors will be joined on the panel with the second/final round judges who selected their pieces, and who will additionally discuss their comments and feedback from the submissions.

The panel will be led by the Global Business School Network’s CEO, Dan LeClair as he navigates the conversation and storytelling as they are told by both judge and student. You won’t want to miss this enriching session on how students are striving to make intentional efforts and are tirelessly working to bridge so many divides.

Date & Time

Monday, August 29, 2022 from 6:30-8:00pm EST

Victoria Forum 2022 Bridging Divides: Turf, Truth and Trust

Top Five Essays

(In no particular order)

These Top Five Submissions have been invited to join a panel of elite judges to discuss their essays at the Victoria Forum.

“Of Highways and Byways- How People Have Used Resources to Divide Africa”

Mufudzi Chihambakwe

University of Cape Town
South Africa

“The Plight of Hijab-Wearing Women”

Zainab Siddiqi

Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

“A Promising Heritage at the Age of a Divided but Interdependent World: Conversation”

Duygu Tan

Koç University Graduate School of Business

“Connecting Women to Abundant Education”

Panharoth Meas

University of Houston

“Personalized Experiences and Future Outlook of a Growing Problem in the Digital Age”

Anne Venema & Andrew Sahaydak

Johannes Kepler University Linz & University of Victoria
Austria & Canada

Final Judges Panel

About the Victoria Forum

The inaugural Victoria Forum took place on November 2017, and brought together approximately 500 participants, representing different levels of governments, business, academia and civil society, to take stock of the state of diversity and inclusiveness in Canada on its 150th anniversary, and to look to the future.

The Forum reflected a Canadian narrative that pluralistic societies require inclusive institutions, where power and benefits are widely held, in order to create the conditions for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic progress.

The final report included thirty-eight constructive recommendations and was widely distributed to leaders at different levels of government, business, and civil society.

Access Free Registration to the Victoria Forum 2022