Alumni Weekend Conference 2014


Idea. Change. Impact. A business conference offering insights on current business issues from faculty and thought leaders. Learn how change evolves into impact on an organization, community and the world.


Early Bird*
Conference, Lunch, Reception Fri, May 1
Friday Cocktail Reception
(al la carte)
Fri, May 1

*Early bird pricing deadline: Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Friday, May 1 // Conference

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration
Marion Anderson Courtyard
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 1
Personal Finance
Shlomo Bernartzi // Professor & Co-Chair of the Behavioral Decision-Making Group
David DeWolf ’05 // Partner & CFO, Abacus Wealth Partners

Creating a Compelling Career Narrative

David Cooley CERT '08 // Director, Alumni Career Services, UCLA Anderson

Does your current career narrative accurately reflect the depth and breadth of your professional experience? Does it focus on the skills that are in demand now?  Utilizing real-time feedback and digital video, this highly interactive workshop will focus on how to successfully articulate your value proposition in interviews, networking events, professional interactions and social media. Regardless of where you are in your post business school career, learn effective ways to frame and showcase your journey of success though tips and insider perspectives from executive recruiters and hiring managers. 
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Details coming soon.
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Disruptive Innovation
Keith Chen // Associate Professor of Economics
11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Craig Kreeger '85 // CEO, Virgin Atlantic Airways
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Alumni Plaza
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 2
Digital Media
Sanjay Sood // Professor of Marketing, UCLA Anderson

Mark Anderson ’02 // Owner & Operator, Certified Farmers Markets
Huntley Castner ’89 // CFO, Lemonade Restaurant Group

Organizational Influence
Noah Goldstein // Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, UCLA Anderson

Internet of Things

Moderator: Guillaume Roels // Associate Professor in Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management, UCLA Anderson
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Managing a Global Health Crisis
Hugh Chang ’90 // Director of Strategy, Planning & Management, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Tim Elliott ’04 // Managing Director, Amplify Markets
Dr. Rekha Murthy // Medical Director, Hospital Epidemiology Dept., Cedars-Sinai
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson Forecast
Ed Leamer // Distinguished Professor, Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
5:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Alumni Awards/Closing Remarks
Details coming soon.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

Marion Anderson Courtyard & Luskin School of Public Affairs (GSM/AGSM)

You must check in at Marion Anderson Courtyard for the Networking Reception (if you haven't already done so for Conference) before heading to the Luskin School of Public Affairs (GSM/AGSM Roof)