Student-run conferences draw hundreds of participants to campus to discuss pressing issues and developments in fields including investment, philanthropy, and education. Helping to organize such an event is both a meaningful leadership experience in its own right, and an opportunity to gain exposure to an industry or field of interest. Below is the list of 2019 - 2020 student-led Conferences and Case Competitions at SOM.
Net Impact Case Competition
Student Organizers: Song Kim, Gus Roman
November 7-8, Evans Hall
Student Organizers: Scott Shapiro, Gus Roman
November 16, Evans Hall
The Yale Healthcare Services Innovation: Case Competition is the first student-organized event focused on bringing innovation to care delivery. Home healthcare is an essential part of the healthcare services delivery system and gets too little attention. This year, working closely with our title sponsor FOX Rehab, teams consisting of 3 to 5 students will be given a live case in the area of improving the accuracy of when care is needed and received. Teams will conceive and present their recommendations to a panel of academic and industry judges.
Student Organizers: Temi Ashiru, Alex Chen
February 7, Evans Hall
The Yale Business of Legal Cannabis Conference was the first of its kind at any U.S. business school. The objective of the conference is to convene leaders from all sectors of society – private, government, and nonprofit – to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with the business of legal cannabis. The conference is expected to attract 300 attendees comprised of MBA candidates, other graduate students, and cannabis professionals.
Student Organizers: Lulu Chang, Danny Egol
February 14, Evans Hall
The Yale Philanthropy Conference is an interdisciplinary forum for current and future leaders focused on the business of social change. Now in its fifteenth year, the Yale Philanthropy Conference is the only convening of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector planned entirely by MBA students. Bringing together thinkers, students, and professionals from leading institutions and foundations across the country, the conference fosters discussions about the role of philanthropy in the contemporary society, strengthens professional networks, builds management acumen necessary for vibrant institutions, and cultivates leadership in the social sector and beyond.
Student Organizers: Tony Senanayake, Vicky Zhang
February 21, Evans Hall
The Economic Development Symposium is a student-run conference at the Yale School of Management that brings together senior thought leaders, practitioners, and investors from academia, government, international organizations, NGOs, and the private sector. This event fosters debate and provides actionable recommendations on pressing economic development issues in emerging markets and the U.S.
Student Organizers: Saranya Govindaraju, Tori Tan
February 22, Evans Hall
The Yale Healthcare Case Competition is an annual student-run competition sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory and other corporate leaders in healthcare and biotechnology. The event brings together interdisciplinary teams of students across multiple professional schools and programs to solve the most challenging problems in the field today.
Student Organizers: Katherine Cattanach, Lulu Chang
March 27, Evans Hall
Fempire: The Yale Conference on Women, Technology, and Power explores the role business can - and should - play in advocating for women’s equality and health. Hosted by the Yale School of Management’s Women in Management Club, the conference brings together industry leaders, activists, policymakers, and scholars to discuss the successes, challenges, and mixed incentives that arise when business is called upon to advocate for gender equity and women’s rights. In particular, Fempire examines how corporate policies affect employees, how government policies influence business and society, and the problematic role data can play as a means of advocating for women. Fempire will also explore the Yale University and academic context, looking at the legacy of Title IX in light of current events.
Student Organizers: Kristen Hunt, Mary Zhao
March 28, Evans Hall
The Young Women’s Leadership Conference aims to be a life-changing experience for rising young women leaders from New Haven and the surrounding area to reach for the highest leadership positions. The goal is simple: to inspire these women to aspire to their greatest potential. The Young Women’s Leadership Conference aims to increase each participant’s perceptions of personal leadership and agency, and seeks to ignite and expand the interests of each participant to consider industries in which women are under-represented, including business, politics, engineering, and others.
Student Organizers: Anna Collura, Arielle Sydnor
April 2-3, Omni Hotel, New Haven
The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference exists to create a forum for leaders in education reform. The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference seeks to create a constructive dialogue about how leadership skills applied to the education sector can be used to solve the most pressing and complex challenges in public education.
Student Organizers: Mimi Trinh, Nate Wang
2020-21 School Year, Virtual
Due to the impacts of COVID, the leaders of PE/VC Club have discussed and decided to change the format of this year ‘s conference, converting the one-day symposium supposed to take place in April 2021 to a virtual speaker series taking place throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
Student Organizers: Alexandra Knopf, Gus Roman
April 16, Evans Hall
The Yale Healthcare Conference is a joint effort between the Yale School of Management and the Health Professional Schools at Yale University. This student-led event brings together professionals, scholars, and students to engage in an informative conversation concerning focusing on identifying solutions to contemporary healthcare issues.