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Conferences & Events

Prepare for a packed 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.

A Conversation with Stella McCartney and Indra Nooyi

Fashion designer and climate activist Stella McCartney joined former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi ’80 at the Yale School of Management on April 24, 2023 for a talk about combatting the industry’s high carbon emission rates. Read the story.

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.

Feli Oikonomopoulou, Yale SOM MBA'24, and lead organizer of the 2023 Impact Investing Conference, reflects on what impact investing does and does not mean. “It is about actively seeking out opportunities to create social value while generating financial returns.” she says. Read her blog post.

2023 Yale Impact Investing Conference

Jump in and help plan the next Private Equity Conference or the big MBA soccer tournament. Our 45-plus student clubs cover diverse areas of professional interest and affiliation and produce dozens of talks, workshops, panels, and other events in an average week. You'll have the opportunity to take on a leadership role in an area that's important to you.

Video: Join Us for the Black Venture Summit

On March 31, 2023 Yale SOM hosted the inaugural Black Venture Summit, a collaboration between the student-led Black Business Alliance and CTNext, Tsai CITY, and Startup Yale. Student leaders Mea-Lynn Wong ’23 and Julian Love ’23 introduce the event.

Serious competition

It was the week of the Harvard-Yale football game, known as The Game, and the spirit of competition was in the air. Nearly two dozen SOM-affiliated pooches lined up, vying to become the first ever SOM mascot. Only one could win.

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Yale SOM Speaker Series

Each year, dozens of global leaders and decision makers visit campus to share insights and engage with students and faculty.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy ’03 Discusses the Loneliness Epidemic
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy ’03 Discusses the Loneliness Epidemic