2014 Alumni Weekend

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

We look forward to seeing you this week!

All GSB alumni are invited back to campus for a fun and inspiring weekend. Join us for faculty talks, networking, professional development, and even a football tailgate and game. Last year over 1,300 alumni and guests joined us for the largest Alumni Weekend ever. We'd love to see you there. 
Check out when is your next reunion

Online registration is now closed. You can still register at the reunion. There will be a registration table at all reunion events.

Find out who's registered to attend - See Who's Coming

As you pack your bag and plan your weekend, here are a few last minute details that might come in handy.

Parking Information - It is Reunion Homecoming for the entire University, so plan extra time to park.
  • Thursday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 24 - Free reunion parking is located near the stadium at the corner of Campus Drive and Galvez Street, and adjacent lots. Golf cart shuttles will be available to transport you to and from this parking lot to the Knight Management Center.
  • Saturday, Oct. 25 - Free parking is available all day for GSB Alumni in Parking Structure 7 at the Knight Management Center. Use the Serra Street entrance off El Camino Real for the quickest access to Parking Structure 7. We highly recommend arriving early, due to crowds at the football game. You will need a GSB Alumni parking pass to park in this structure. Print your pass online, or pick up a pass at the registration desk on Friday.
  • Sunday, Oct. 26 - Free parking is available all day for GSB Alumni in Parking Structure 7 at the Knight Management Center; no pass required.

REUNION REGISTRATION - Located in between Community Court & Town Square at the Knight Management Center. Registration will be open and staffed on Thursday from 12:30-5:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Make this your first stop of the weekend to check in, pick up your nametags, event tickets, and get the most up-to-date information on the weekend’s events.
DRESS - Fall weather in the Bay Area can be unpredictable, so dress in layers. The dress for the day is casual.

-- See important information about weekend parking 

Alumni Weekend Schedule

Event Pricing:

- Thursday Day Program (includes daytime programs) - Complimentary
- Friday Day Program (includes breakfast and lunch) - $45/person
- Saturday Day Program (includes breakfast and lunch) - $45/person
- All other event pricing will be listed after each event description.

Note: Class specific events are highlighted below and when printing the schedule, we recommend printing in Firefox & Chrome.

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.

COST: There is no charge for this event; and registration is NOT required.

1:30 - 3:00 pm

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

COST: Included in Thursday program registration.

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

COST: Included in Thursday program registration.

Friday Activities, October 24

8:00 - 9:30 am

Registration and Breakfast
Knight Management Center

COST: Breakfast is included in Friday program pricing.

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.

COST: Included in Friday program pricing.

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.

COST: Included in Friday program pricing.

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.

COST: Included in Friday program pricing.

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Lunch
Knight Management Center

COST: Lunch is included in Friday program pricing.

1:45 - 2:45 pm

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

COST: Included in Friday program pricing.

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.

COST: Included in Friday program pricing.

4:30 pm

Knight Management Center Tour
Meet in front of registration tables

COST: There is no charge for this event; and registration is NOT required.

Saturday Activities, October 25

8:00 - 9:30 am

Registration and Breakfast
Knight Management Center

COST: Breakfast is included in Saturday program pricing.

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

COST: Included in Saturday program pricing.

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.

COST: Included in Saturday program pricing.

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Lunch
Knight Management Center

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

COST: Lunch is included in Saturday program pricing.

12:30 pm Kick-off

Football Game
Stanford Stadium
Stanford vs. Oregon State

COST: $50/person

1:30 pm & 2:30 pm

Knight Management Center Tours
Town Square, Knight Management Center

COST: There is no charge for this event; and registration is NOT required.

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.

COST: $25/Person

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.

COST: There is no charge for this event; and registration is NOT required.

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