Conferences & Speakers

The Center for Customer Insights hosts a number of events and conferences throughout the year.

Yale Customer Insights Conference

Cutting-edge academic researchers and business practitioners from around the world collaborate on research into consumer choices, marketing strategy, brand performance and product innovation.

Conferences: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

Marketing Strategy Conference

Emerging marketing ideas and trends are the focus of this annual conference. Recent speakers include CMOs and other senior leaders from Chanel, Cartier North America, General Electric, PepsiCo, Yahoo! North America, Omnicon, American Express, Unilever North America, the Publicis Groupe, Toyota, Google, MTV and Converse.

2013Engaging Consumers in a Complex World
2012Higher Velocity Marketplace: Technology, Innovation, and Engagement in the New Marketplace
2011Marketing and Innovation in a Shrinking World

China India Insights Conference

This is an academic conference highlighting research on consumption and investment behavior in China, India and other emerging markets.

Conferences: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

Yale/Interbrand Sustainable Marketing Summit

Sustainability in business is no longer a side conversation. This conference explores new ways of thinking about sustainability, authenticity, and storytelling with talks from leading academics and practitioners across a range of fields.

Conferences: 2013

YCCI Leadership Colloquia

Top executives speak to students on business, marketing and policy topics. Recently featured were speakers from: AMC, Interbrand, NBC Universal, Nielsen, American Express, Google, IBM, MTV and Procter & Gamble.

2014: A Conversation with Vikram Nangia, EVP of Customer Service Network Engineering, American Express
2014: A Conversation with Ross Martin, EVP Scratch/Viacom Media Networks
2014: A Conversation with John Pepper, Jr. YC '60, Retired Chairman and CEO, The Procter & Gamble Company
2014: A Conversation with Linda Schupack '92, EVP of Marketing at AMC Networks
2014: Josh Feldmeth, CEO Interbrand New York, San Francisco, & Toronto
2013: A Conversation with Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York
2013: Dan Ciporin '86, General Partner, Canaan Partners
2012David N. Levenson, former President, Wealth Management, The Hartford

Sustainability Marketing Colloquia (in partnership with CBEY)

2014: Multi-National Corporations Marketing at the BOP: Scaling Social Impact
2014: Why Caesars Bets on Green
2014: Fat Tire, Slim Footprint: Crafting Sustainable Beers and Brands
2013: Nudging Big Buyers Towards Greener Products
2013: "Don't buy this!" Building Patagonia’s Aspirational Brand
2013: Johnson & Johnson: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands