Started in 2018 at the Carlson School of Management, Convene brings together academic researchers and medical industry executives to share their unique perspectives on trends, opportunities, and challenges in healthcare. Based in the thriving Twin Cities medical ecosystem, the conference promotes cross-disciplinary learning with keynote speakers, engaging panels, and one-on-one conversations with nationally known business executives. 

See past Convene events on our Events page. 



The Carlson School of Management’s Business Advancement Center for Health (BACH) launched in January 2021 to drive industry change in order to create a healthcare system that delivers equitable care to all individuals. BACH is reimagining health and healthcare through new, evidence-based and data-driven sustainable solutions that effectively address healthcare cost, access, safety, and equity. By engaging interdisciplinary experts from academia, industry, and the community, BACH is designing and evaluating business-driven innovations that address critical gaps of equity in healthcare. 

BACH's framework is built on a principle of 4 C's: Convening stakeholders; Conducting collaborative research; Co-Creating innovative business-driven models; and Communicating findings.  

To learn more about the Business Advancement Center for Health, please visit our website.