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IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting-Orlando

2013 IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting
Orlando, Florida, USA

Post-Conference Summary

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2013 IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting a Great Success

IACBE Annual Conference

The Board of Directors, the Board of Commissioners, and the staff of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) are pleased to report that our 2013 Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting (ACAM) held in Orlando, Florida, USA was a tremendous success! The conference enjoyed record attendance again this year, and there were many wonderful opportunities for networking with colleagues and for sharing best practices in business education. Many conference attendees commented that it was the "best conference ever," and echoed the sentiments of one participant who remarked: “Wow! I want to thank you for a wonderful conference. The sessions were excellent and the best I can remember. In addition, the workshop I attended on Friday was extremely helpful. I thoroughly enjoy the IACBE conferences. They are just so collegial, friendly, and inclusive.”

Caribe Royale

Conference Hotel
Caribe Royale Orlando

Conference Location

Caribe Royale Hotel
Orlando, Florida

Conference Dates

April 16-19, 2013

Conference Theme

Business Education Without Borders

Conference Summary

This year’s Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting featured an outstanding lineup of concurrent sessions, speakers, and other activities and events.

Photos from the 2013 Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting have been posted and are now available for viewing:

During the conference, there were a total of 39 sessions dealing with various aspects of business education without borders – another record number of presentations.

OrlandoAt Thursday’s keynote luncheon, Dr. Mark Skousen, Editor-in-Chief of Forecasts
and Strategies, delivered an excellent conference keynote address entitled "The Globalization of Business and Business Education." Dr. Skousen is a nationally-known investment expert, economist, university professor, and author of more than 35 books and scholarly articles. He has taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School, Barnard College at Columbia University, Mercy College, and Rollins College. He also has been a consultant to IBM, Hutchinson Technology,
and other Fortune 500 companies.

Following his address, Dr. Skousen was presented with the IACBE’s 2013
Business Leader of the Year Award.

At Thursday evening’s Accreditation and Awards Banquet – the highlight of each annual conference – the IACBE presented its annual awards of excellence and recognized a total of 9 schools from 4 countries that have recently achieved either first-time accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation.

Recipients of 2013 Annual Awards of Excellence

Accreditation Recipients

This year’s conference also featured the second annual student case-study competition focusing on business ethics. The competition was open to students from all IACBE-member schools, and provided students with an opportunity to showcase their ability to analyze a case, and to identify and discuss recommendations for action in an ethical and thoughtful manner.

Winners of 2013 Case-Study Competition

At the General Meeting of the Assembly on Thursday morning, the IACBE elected new members to its Board of Directors and Board of Commissioners.

New Board Members

Friday’s all-day accreditation workshops were very well-attended, and focused on various dimensions of the IACBE’s quality assurance process.

Conference Satisfaction Survey

We sincerely hope that all of our attendees enjoyed the IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting this year! As part of our own continuous improvement efforts and in order to help us better serve you, we ask that each conference participant take a few minutes to complete this survey and return it to us at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

Conference Satisfaction Survey

We Sincerely Thank Our Sponsors

President’s Circle

Sponsor:Peregrine Academics

Diamond Sponsor

Sponsor:The Stüdnet

Student Case-Study Competition Sponsor

Sponsor:Bloomberg Businessweek

Many Thanks to Our Conference Exhibitors

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Capsim Business Simulations

Cengage Learning


Ivy Software


Peregrine Academic Services

Responsive Learning Technologies

The Stüdnet


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