GBSN 2017 Annual Conference: 
Call for Contributions

“Intersections of Business Education and Economic Development,” the 2017 GBSN Conference in Washington D.C. held November 1 - 3, will focus on the innovative and interdisciplinary ways business schools are collaborating with academia, businesses, NGOs and the public sector to advance economic development and expand opportunities.

GBSN invites members of the international business education, economic development, policy and funder communities to participate and contribute to the conversation at this unique convening. Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for one of four different types of session: cross sector dialogue, research roundtable discussion, innovation showcase, or discussion sessions.

Contributions should be aligned to the following five (5) conference sub-themes:

  1. Collaboration/Interdiciplinarity 
  2. Private Public Partnerships (PPPs)
  3. Sustainability and the UN Global Goals
  4. Impact Measures
  5. Globalization/Localization?

Submission Deadline: March 13th, 2017.

* GBSN Membership is not required to submit an application, however special consideration will be given to proposals that include faculty or staff of GBSN Member Schools.

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For questions regarding the conference or application procedures please email Fabienne Jolivert at fjolivert at or call +1.202.628.9043

Page Schindler Buchanan
Chief Operating Officer
Global Business School Network
1010 Vermont Ave. NW, Ste 201
Washington, DC  20005 USA

GBSN is a nonprofit organization harnessing the power of a network of leading business school to address the critical need for skilled managers, entrepreneurs and leaders for the developing world by increasing access to quality, locally relevant management education. 

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