Agenda

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

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

Friday, April 26

TimeSessionPresenter(s)Location
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
4:15PM-5:15PMBreak
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

TimeSessionPresenter(s)Location
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

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

Friday, April 26 – Sunday April 28

TimeSessionLocation
Friday
8AM-6PM
Saturday 9AM-5PM
Registration & Alumni
Weekend
Hospitality Lounge
Sponsored by the Fund for UNC Kenan-Flagler
Tent, Latane Plaza
(Registration)
Tillman Lobby, McColl Building (Hospitality Lounge)