Speakers and Conferences
The convenience of Columbia Business School’s New York location and its close ties to the business, nonprofit, and government communities means that students are constantly afforded the opportunity to hear from the very leaders who are actively shaping the business landscape.
Many professors invite practitioners to guest-teach a class session, while other leaders address larger groups of students at on-campus events organized by student clubs, research centers, and regular speaker series such as the Silfen Leadership Series, the Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum, the Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum, the Montrone Seminar Series on Ethics, and more.
Conferences led by student clubs also attract well-known guest speakers, participants, and alumni from across industries and around the world, providing students with greater insights into the current business environment. These conferences are entirely student run and give club members the opportunity to build industry connections while applying the management skills they learn in the classroom.
Some of the larger student conferences include:
Business Student Association Conference
Columbia Investment Management Association Conference
Columbia Women in Business Conference
India Business Conference
Marketing Association of Columbia Conference
Media Management Association Conference
Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference
Retail and Luxury Goods Conference
Social Enterprise Conference