Reunion Schedule


MBA Class Reunion Weekend 2021 Schedule

Tentative, subject to change

All events will be hosted at the Carlson School of Management unless otherwise noted.



10:30   Lifelong Learning Session- Women in the Workforce Panel (tentative)
               Topic: TBA
               Panelists: TBA

12:00  Dean's Update and Welcome Lunch

1:45    Lifelong Learning Sessions featuring Prof. Myles Shaver
              Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Corporate Strategy
              Topic: Understanding the Twin Cities Headquarters Economy

1:45    Lifelong Learning Session with Prof. Akshay Rao
              Professor, General Mills Chair in Marketing
              Topic: Brand Stewardship- Preserve, Protect, Defend, and Grow Your Brand Equity

1:45   Lifelong Learning Session with Prof. Theresa Glomb
             Professor, The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Human Resources
            Topic: Better At Work- Evidence Based Work Hacks For Improving Your Work Life

1:45   Lifelong Learning Session- Supply Chain Panel (tentative)
             Topic: TBA
              Panelists: TBA

2:45   Networking Break

3:30   Lifelong Learning Session featuring Prof. Alok Gupta
            Associate Dean of Faculty & Research
            Curtis L. Carlson School-Wide Chair in Information Management
            Professor of Information and Decision Sciences
            Topic: Will Humans-in-the-Loop Become Borgs? Merits and Pitfalls of Working with AI

3:30   Lifelong Learning Session with Prof. Mark Bergen
            Professor, James D. Watkins Chair in Marketing
            Topic: Managing During Inflation- Lessons From Hyperinflation

3:30   Lifelong Learning Session- Healthcare Panel (tentative)
             Topic: TBA
              Panelists: TBA

3:30   Lifelong Learning Sessions featuring Prof. Kathleen Vohs
            Distinguished McKnight University Professors
            Land O'Lakes Chair in Marketing
            Tentative Topic: The Workplace After COVID-19

4:30   Networking Break

5:00   All-Reunion Reception 

8:00   Class/Program Informal Gatherings 
             As planned by volunteers, details to follow


10:00 Keynote Session 
               Speaker: Linh Peters '05 MBA, Chief Marketing Officer, Calvin Klein
               Topic: TBA

11:00   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plenary Session
                Topic: TBA
                Panelists: TBA

12:30 Community Food Truck Lunch

1:30   Carlson Families Connect (time tentative)
             Informal gathering for Carlson alumni and their families 
             Featuring our feathered friends from the Raptor Center

2:30  Class/Program Informal Gatherings 
            As planned by volunteers, details to follow

6:00   Dean's Reception 
            McNamara Alumni Center, by invitation

7:00   Class Dinners
             McNamara Alumni Center

9:00  Class/Program Informal Gatherings 
            As planned by volunteers, details to follow


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