Global Conference: Programs

The Programs Subcommittee has the important responsibility of selecting the educational programming for the conference, and therefore should be diverse and representative of all areas of MBA CSEA membership, including: small and large schools, ranked and unranked schools, international schools, part-time programs, specialty masters programs, employer members, directors, seasoned professionals, and any other target segments as defined by the organization.  

Skills set: Subcommittee co-chairs should have leadership qualities, the ability to manage and motivate teams of volunteers, strong attention to detail, strong industry knowledge and organizational skills.
Ideal committee size: 12 - 15
Co-chairs: 3

Speaker categories are defined as follows:

  • Keynote Speakers – an invited speaker on the main stage speaking to all conference participants; an expert in their field who is not eligible for membership (including school, employer or affiliate membership). Speakers may be paid, but that is not the only qualifying criteria. Keynote speakers provide content to the assembly (not just an introduction).
  • Plenary Session Speakers – non-paid speakers that speak to the entire assembly with no other conference activities taking place at the same time. Topics are relevant to both employers and schools. Speakers can be standalone or panels.
  • Breakout Session Speakers – non-paid speakers that speak during a breakout session with multiple sessions taking place at the same time. Breakout session speakers are typically selected from the call for programs, but additional outreach can be made as defined in the conference policies. Topics are relevant to subsets of the assembly. Breakout sessions address the needs of both employers and schools and the full range of experience levels.

See the Conference Policies for speaker registration requirements.

Conference Policies Cheat Sheet: Speaker Policies

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