Please Note: The agenda is subject to change. If you have any additions you would like to make to the agenda that are class-specific, please e-mail Carrie Dobbins.

Your fees cover the cost of all meals, drinks, receptions, venue space, etc. for the weekend. We do not make a profit on the weekend. We hope you will join us to see classmates, learn from our incredible faculty, eat well,  and enjoy a fun experience in Chapel Hill. 

Thursday, April 25

11AM-5PMUNC Real Estate ConferenceDean E. Smith Center
8AM – 5PMKenan Institute Director’s Council
Kenan Institute

Friday, April 26

9AM-10:15AMPlenary Event: The Power of Community | Student & Alumni Breakfast and Industry NetworkingTBDKenanCenter Dining Room
10:15AM-11:15AMInside Look at UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Undergraduate Business Program Lisa Beisser, director of admissions and strategic initiatives, undergraduate program | UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Michael Davis, associate director for recruitment | Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UNC-Chapel HillMcColl, Room TBD
MBA Programs Update (Full-Time, MBA@UNC, Evening Executive MBA, Weekend Executive MBA, Global OneMBA)Adam Mersereau, associate dean for MBA programs, and Melissa Hlavac, managing director, MBA programsMcColl, Room TBD
11:30AM-12:30PMArtificial Intelligence Alter EgosDr. Eric Ghysels, Edward Bernstein Distinguished Professor of Economics and Adjunct Professor of FinanceMcColl, Room TBD
Multi-Generational Dynamics in the WorkplaceDr. Bill Faulkner, associate director for career and leadership, and Kelly Noble, associate director for coaching, MBA@UNCMcColl, Room TBD
12:30PM-1:30PMNever Stop Learning; Lunch & Learn with Dr. Brad StaatsDr. Brad Staats, professor of operations and author of Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and ThriveKenan Center Dining Room
1:45PM-2:45PMRetail DisruptionsKatrijn Gielens, associate professor of marketing & Dr. J.B. Steenkamp, Knox Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing and author of Retail Disruptors: The Spectacular Rise and Impact of the Hard DiscountersMcColl, Room TBD
1:45PM-2:45PMCarbon Sequestration and the Future of EnergyStephen Arbogast, professor of the practice, finance & the MBA Energy Club

Panelists: Vikas Bharathawaaj ’09
McColl, Room TBD
1:45PM-2:45PMIntroduction to Mindfulness: Providing Business Leaders Stress Management ToolsWilliam Frey, M.Ed. McColl, Room TBD
3PM-4:15PMBlockchain, Cryptocurrency, & Digital Payments: Transforming Financial Technologies at UNC Kenan-FlaglerDr. Greg Brown, professor of Finance, Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Panelists: Michael Graham (MBA ’97), senior managing director, head of U.S. equity research, & internet, blockchain, and digital assets analyst at Canaccord Genuity, Inc.
McColl, Room TBD
3PM-4:15PMSustainability is a Wise Business DecisionDr. Olga Hawn, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, Sustainability Distinguished Fellow and Faculty Director of the Center for Sustainable EnterpriseMcColl, Room TBD
Reception TBD
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Dean E. Smith Center / Recognizing the class with the highest giving participationTBD
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Basketball Museum / Recognizing the class with the highest attendanceTBD
5:15PM-6:15PMAlumni Weekend Think & Drink Reception sponsored by the STAR ProgramKarin Cochran (MBA ’99), Dr. Nick Didow, Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni Dean E. Smith Center
6:15PM-9PMCentennial Celebration Gala

Attire: cocktail
Dean E. Smith Center
9PM-11PMAlumni Weekend After PartiesAC by Marriott & Pantana Bob’s

Saturday, April 27

8AM-9AMYoga with 3House StudiosJosephine McCrann (UNC ’11)TBD
7AM-9AMOpen GymGym Downstairs
9:30AM-11AMChampagne Brunch with Dean Doug ShackelfordLive MusicLatane Plaza
11AM-12:20PMState of the School Address & Keynote Address – “A Slice of Leadership” Dean Doug Shackelford & Ritch Allison (CEO, Domino’s Pizza)Koury Auditorium
Koury Auditorium
12:20PM-1:30PMGrab & Go LunchesTBD
12:45PM-1:45PMServing on Corporate BoardsTBDMcColl, Room TBD
Designing Your RetirementElizabeth WallencheckMcColl, 44-person classroom
2PM-3PMEntrepreneurship in North CarolinaMcColl, 75-person classroom
Employer EngagementSandra ChandlerMcColl, 44-person classroom
3:15PM-4:15PMTBDKoury Auditorium
4:15PM-6PMWine Tasting | North Carolina Wines, Debunking the StereotypeTBDTBD
Women-Specific ReceptionLed by Meghan GoskTBD
Beer Tasting TBDTBD
6PM-8PMFood Truck RodeoLive MusicLatane Plaza; Rain Location TBD
8PM-10PMAlumni Weekend Class ReceptionsRizzo & Franklin Street

Sunday, April 28

9:30AM-11:30AMFarewell BrunchRizzo Conference Center, Dubose House
10:30AM-12PMTour of UNC Campus & Visit to Student StoreAlumni TeamUNC – Chapel Hill

Friday, April 26 – Sunday April 28

Saturday 9AM-5PM
Registration & Alumni
Hospitality Lounge
Sponsored by the Fund for UNC Kenan-Flagler
Tent, Latane Plaza
Tillman Lobby, McColl Building (Hospitality Lounge)