GBSSA 2023 Annual Conference
Innovation and Creative Problem Solving
in Business Education
Wednesday, October 25 - Friday, October 27, 2023
The 2023 GBSSA Conference is hosted in partnership with UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School, which is located in the beautiful Chicago, Illinois.
Wednesday, October 25
Club Quarters Hotel Central Loop and GBSSA Conference Check-In
Address: 111 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
Take CTA Train/Bus to Giordano's West Loop/Greektown
Address: 815 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60607
Casual Welcome Dinner at Giordano's West Loop/Greektown
Take CTA Train/Bus to Club Quarters Hotel Central Loop
Thursday, October 26
8 - 9 a.m.
Address: 750 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607
9 - 9:30 a.m.
Presenter: Scott Schneider, Assistant Dean at UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Improv your Communication and Leadership Skills: An Experiential Sampler
Presenter: Ranjit Souri, Director of Student Professional Development at UIC Business
Note: We will be using improvisational techniques during this session and will ask conference attendees to participate.
Matriculation: Changing the Yes? To Yes!
Presenters: Sarah McBride and Erika Santoyo
A. Gary Anderson School of Management, UC Riverside
White Oak Room
Presenters: Joy Bianchi, Amanda Gill, Jody O'Connor, and Holden Reyes
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Empower & Engage: Building Quality Engagement Through Student Leadership & Events in MBA & Specialized Masters Programs
Presenters: TJ Coblentz, Erica Day, and Liz Sortais
W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Managing Expectations: Discretionary Decision Making to Resolve Complex Issues
Presenter: Nicola Woods, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Presenter: Nicole Kaforski, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Defining Social Impact through Global & Experiential Learning Courses
Presenter: Mohammad Khan, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
Meet at hotel lobby @ 6:30 p.m. and take CTA Train/Bus @ 6:45 p.m. to Second City
Address: 230 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Dinner & Second City Improv Show - "The Best of Second City: Chicago Style"
Dinner and ticket provided by GBSSA. Guests are seated at 7:15 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.
Friday, October 27
8 - 9:30 a.m.
Bridges of Collaboration: Uniting Diverse Programs for Student Success
Presenters: Aimee Hanna and Cody Schara
Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Break - Take CTA Train/Bus to Club Quarters Hotel Central Loop
OPTIONAL: Friday Night Closing Social - Punch Bowl Social
Address: 310 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
The Conference will be hosted at the University of Illinois Chicago.
Student Center East, 3rd Floor - Cardinal Room
750 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607
Club Quarters Hotel Central Loop
111 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
To book your room reservations, click here. Please book your room reservations by Friday, October 6.
If you are having trouble booking your reservation through October 27th, please contact Wilmer Moreno, Manager at Club Quarters, at email@example.com or at (312) 601-3504.
Conference attendees may receive a refund for their conference registration, if requested, on or before Monday, October 9, 2023.
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