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2014 Annual Conference - Engaged Learning in the Digital Age

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Conference Updates

April 15, 2014: Keep up-to-date on the latest Conference news through Celebrating 25 Years, our biweekly conference newsletter. Aside from Conference, learn about things to do and places to explore while in the "Windy City."

The traditional promotional booklet has been released. Download a copy for a quick glance at Conference offerings and to share with your colleagues and friends.

January 8, 2014: Registration is open. Register by May 31 to take advantage of early registration discounts. To register, use our convenient online registration system. See our Fees & Information page for pricing.

Charles Beem, ACBSP President 2013-2014, invites you to Chicago for the 2014 Annual Conference.

Technology surrounds us — both inside and outside the classroom — and has forever changed the way students learn, faculty teach, and businesses operate. Learn how business educators are utilizing digital advances to engage students and enhance their business programs.

ACBSP will host its 26th Annual Conference, "Engaged Learning in the Digital Age," June 27-30, in Chicago, Illinois. Conference events will take place at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The 2014 ACBSP Annual Conference has a theme focused on how to engage learners in the digital age. We invite you to explore and share with us how you sustain and advance excellence inside and outside the classroom utilizing digital solutions. Register today.

Saturday Keynote Speaker

Bill PollardBill Pollard is Chairman of Fairwyn Investment Company, a private firm in Chicago. From 1977 to 2002, Pollard led The ServiceMaster Company, serving not once but twice as its CEO. He also served as Chairman of the Board from 1990 to April 2002 and was elected Chairman Emeritus in 2002. He now serves as an advisor to the company. During his leadership, ServiceMaster was recognized by Fortune magazine as the #1 service company among the Fortune 500 and was also included as one of its most admired companies.

Pollard is the author of the best selling book, The Soul of the Firm. His newest book is Serving Two Masters? Reflections on God and Profit. He is Chair of the Advisory Board at J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy at Wheaton College.

Pollard’s remarks will focus on the role of an advisory board to a business school. A key issue with advisory boards is finding ways to make the experience more meaningful for the participants and for the institution being advised, so that it’s not “just another meeting.”

ACBSP 25th Year Anniversary logoACBSP — Celebrating 25 Years
This conference concludes a year-long 25th Anniversary celebration for ACBSP. Events are planned throughout the conference, including the release of ACBSP: 25 Years & Moving Forward, a commemorative book, sealing of a time capsule, a commemorative shirt, special recognition of past presidents, an anniversary cake during the closing banquet, as well as other events. Attendees will receive a copy of the book and the shirt and can make a contribution to the time capsule.

Pre-Conference Opportunities
Training Seminar at the 2013 Annual ConferenceAs in previous years, the 2014 Annual Conference features optional pre-conference events designed to provide greater value to those attendees through additional networking and educational opportunities. The separate Leadership Institute, in its third year, focuses on “Fundraising for the Dean and Faculty.” Former ACBSP President Janice Stoudemire returns for a fourth year to hold a workshop, titled “Aligning Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes to Course-Level Outcomes to Assessment Activities.” ACBSP accreditation staff will conduct Mentor and Evaluator Training. Lastly, local colleges and universities in Chicago are inviting attendees to a school tour.

There are additional fees for each of the pre-conference sessions. For more details on each event, as well as costs, visit the Pre-Conference Opportunities page. Registration for the Annual Conference is required to particpate in pre-conference, except for the Leadership Institute.

Platinum Sponsor:

Peregrine Academic Services

Gold Sponsor:

Campus Labs

Silver Sponsor:

Cengage Learning


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Exhibitors: Baldrige Performance Excellence Program | Bloomberg Businessweek | Capsim Business Simulations | Campus Labs | Cengage Learning | C-Scape | EBI MAP-Works | Enactus | European Council for Business Education (ECBE) | ETS | Graduate Management Admission Council | Harvard Business Publishing | Interpretive Simulations | Ivy Software | Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship | Masterstudies Marketing Group | National Business Education Association (NBEA) | Peregrine Academic Services | PlanningShop | Project Management Institute (PMI) | PRME - Principles for Responsible Management Education | Responsive Learning Technologies | Rise Display | Securities Training Corporation | StockTrak | TD Ameritrade | The College Board | The Learning House | Wharton Research Data Services

For more information on the 2014 Annual Conference, or any other event ACBSP hosts, contact ACBSP Conference Manager Sarah Haas at or 913-339-9356.

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