2014 Alumni Weekend Recap

photo-Alumni Weekend

GSB Fall Reunions, Alumni Weekend
October 23 - 26, 2014

What an Amazing Weekend!

What a weekend! Thanks to everyone who attended, the reunion would not have been as enjoyable without you. A big thank you to our reunion planning team for making this such a great reunion - we look forward to the next one!

Alumni Weekend Schedule

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Thursday Activities, October 23

12:30 - 5:00 pm

Registration
In front of Arbuckle Pavilion, Knight Management Center

1:30 - 2:30 pm 

Stanford University Campus Tours
Various Locations

For more information visit full list of campus tours. These events are run through the Reunion Homecoming program.

1:30 - 3:00 pm

"The New Longevity" Panel with Professor Laura Carstensen
CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center

3:30 - 4:30 pm

"Getting (more of) What You Want: Negotiation as Collaborative Problem Solving" with Professor Margaret Neale
CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center

Friday Activities, October 24

8:00 - 9:30 am

Registration and Breakfast
Knight Management Center

8:00 - 9:00 am

"A Balanced View of the Affordable Care Act?" with Emeritus Professor Alain Enthoven, '52
CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center

Learn from Stanford's top faculty through an extraordinary mix of stimulating lectures and discussions. These events are run through the Reunion Homecoming program.

9:30 - 11:30 am

University President's Welcome and Roundtable
Maples Pavilion

Many of us don't want to talk about it or think about it, but extreme weather and a changing planet are a given for the 21st century. The phrase, "climate fatigue," describes a public already saturated with bad news about our future. "Can we move on, please?" people are asking. Unfortunately, not.

It's a daunting problem, but developing new techniques and technologies to address world issues is at the heart of what Stanford does best. We are bringing new people to the table from policy makers and geo-engineers to human behaviorists, business leaders, scientists and even virtual reality designers, all of whom are urgently working on how we can alter and adapt to the trajectory of climate change.

Join 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl as our moderator for this year's Roundtable at Stanford University, where we will apply the expertise and perspective of Stanford’s brain trust and the vision and entrepreneurship of global leaders to what may be the most compelling issue of our time.

11:45 - 12:45 pm

"The Economics of Dating, Job Hunting, and More" with Professor Paul Oyer
CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center 

How do key ideas in economics relate to our social interactions? After more than twenty years, economist Paul Oyer found himself back on the dating scene. He quickly realized that dating sites are no different than the markets Oyer spends his days studying, inspiring him to publish Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating. Oyer will discuss how key ideas in economics - - search, signaling, adverse selection, cheap talk, statistical discrimination, thick markets, and network externalities - - provide a useful guide to finding a mate, and underlie such varied situations as finding a job, ski resort snow reports, college admissions, and even carpet manufacturing.

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Lunch
Knight Management Center

1:45 - 2:45 pm

Welcome Address, State of the School
CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center

3:15 - 4:15 pm

Change Lives: Take Your Business Skills to Africa Panel
Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED)

CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center

SEED's ambitious goal is to transform the lives of people living in poverty by stimulating economic opportunities through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the growth of businesses around the world. SEED launched its first regional center in West Africa in July of 2013 and is looking for experienced business leaders to volunteer their expertise to growing businesses in Africa by serving as a Volunteer Business Coach for one year on the ground, or as a remote Business Advisor from your home or office.

The panel, moderated by Collins Dobbs, a GSB Leadership Instructor, will provide an opportunity to hear first hand what it's like to work as a volunteer business coach in Africa from members of our inaugural team of coaches: Clinton Etheridge, MBA '74, Ed Forman, MBA '79, Jan Swanberg MBA '79, and Bill Scull, MBA '81. All Stanford alumni are welcome to attend this event and apply to our programs.

4:30 pm

Knight Management Center Tour
Meet in front of registration tables

Saturday Activities, October 25

8:00 - 9:30 am

Registration and Breakfast
Knight Management Center

9:30 - 10:30 am

"Think Fast. Talk Smart. Effective Speaking in Spontaneous and Stressful Situations" with Lecturer Matt Abrahams, '91
CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center

9:30 - 10:30 am

Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) Information Session
Classroom W104, Knight Management Center

SEED's ambitious goal is to transform the lives of people living in poverty by stimulating economic opportunities through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the growth of businesses around the world. SEED celebrated the launch of its first entrepreneurship and innovation center in West Africa in July of 2013 and is currently looking for experienced business leaders to volunteer their expertise to growing businesses in Africa by serving as a Volunteer Business Coach in Africa, or as a remote Business Advisor from your home or office.

At this session you will hear from SEED Volunteer Programs staff about the exciting launch of the program and the current opportunities to become involved with SEED.

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Lunch
Knight Management Center

To-go lunch boxes available to fill and take to the game.

12:30 pm Kick-off

Football Game
Stanford Stadium
Stanford vs. Oregon State

1:30 pm & 2:30 pm

Knight Management Center Tours
Town Square, Knight Management Center

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Football Post-Game Party
Schwab Residential Center

Grab some BBQ and a beer, and hang out with classmates after the big Homecoming game.

Sunday Activities, October 26

8:30 - 10:00 am

Alumni Author Meet and Greet
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center (B/C-8), 326 Galvez Street

Mingle with Stanford alumni authors at this showcase of their works.

10:00 - 11:00 am

Classes Without Quizzes
Various Locations

Learn from Stanford's top faculty through an extraordinary mix of stimulating lectures and discussions. These events are run through the Reunion Homecoming program.
https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/reunion/learn

alumni opportunities

  • Affiliations Connecting GSB Women, Black, and Hispanic alumni and students Details

contact us

  • Questions About Alumni Weekend? Contact Leslie Sweat, GSB Alumni Relations, at
    +1-650-725-3253