Conferences & Events

A Full Calendar

The year is filled with speakers, seminars, club meetings, major conferences, and social activities. You'll have the chance to hear directly from business leaders, work closely with your classmates, engage in discussion of the issues you care about, and maybe try a little ice hockey. Here are a few of the opportunities to gain insight and experience—not to mention have fun—in a year at Yale.

Student Conferences

Yale SOM students host a number of conferences each year, including the annual Education Leadership Conference, Healthcare Conference, Philanthropy Conference, and Private Equity Venture Capital Conference.

Google Chairman on Technology

Leaders Forum Speaker Series

Top executives and officials from business, government, and the social sector share insights on an increasingly complex, global world during Yale SOM’s Leaders Forum speaker series. Recently Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spoke about the intersection of technology and business.

Economist Robert Shiller

Convening Yale Speaker Series

Hear from leading Yale researchers in law, history, medicine, and literature in this seminar series. Economist Robert Shiller spoke about "Finance and the Good Society."

Garstka Cup

First-year and second-year students compete for bragging rights in the annual Garstka Cup hockey game.

Internship Fund Auction

Bid on a game of golf with the dean, a week in a vacation home, or a gourmet meal prepared by a classmate, and the proceeds go to the Internship Fund, which provides financial support to students with summer internships in the public or nonprofit sectors.

Leading with Mission

Linda Mason '80, the co-founder of Bright Horizons, spoke with students about building a mission-driven organization.

Insider's View of Government

Prof. Fiona Scott Morton described how spending a year as the top antitrust economist in the Department of Justice deepened her understanding of antitrust policy.

Valuing a Startup

Daniel Ciporin '86, a successful internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist, laid out how he assesses new business ideas.

Student Clubs

Jump in and help plan the next Private Equity Conference or the big MBA soccer tournament. Our 40-plus student clubs cover diverse areas of professional interest and affiliation. You'll have the opportunity to take on a leadership role in an area that's important to you.