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    Early-Bird Pricing!

    Register before August 13th for a discounted rate!

12th Annual Alumni Business Conference

Early-Bird Pricing!

Register before Aug. 13 for discounted tickets at $135 each. The ticket cost will increase to $165 after Aug. 13.

Register today for the 12th Annual Alumni Business Conference on September 8, 2017 in Austin. The conference theme is Texas Entrepreneurship: Disrupt // Own // Connect. The conference includes presentations from distinguished faculty, industry experts, and panel discussions. For questions about this event, please email the alumni office or call 512-232-2441.

Ticket Cost: $135 before Aug. 13, $165 after Aug. 13 - Register now!

Texas CPAs are eligible to receive CPE credits for the conference. There will be a sign up sheet at the registration table for those seeking CPE credits. We will also include a reminder about CPE credits in follow up emails after the event.

We understand that plans can change and offer refunds through Sept. 1, 2017, which is the last day before we incur costs from our vendors. Please email the alumni office to request a refund.

Alumni Business Conference Speaker Lineup

A detailed listing of speaker photos and biographies is coming soon!


Rob Adams, Texas Venture Labs

Rajiv Bala, S3 Ventures

Mark Bunting, UT Moody College of Communication

Ken Cho, People Pattern

Dean Jay Hartzell,
McCombs School

Dan Laufer, Victoria University of Wellington and Global Expert on Crisis Management

Sandy Leeds, McCombs School

Luis Martins, McCombs School

Joah Spearman, Localeur

Krishna Srinivasan, Live Oak Venture Partners

Kelly Steckelberg, Zoosk


Zeynep Young, Next Coast Ventures

Alumni Business Conference Schedule

Friday, Sept. 8

 8-8:30 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Presentations and Lunch

 4:15-6 p.m.

Networking Reception 

Hotel Room Block

Room Block Information

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol
1701 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701

Reservations: register online  
Room Block Dates: Sept. 7-9, 2017
Special Conference Rate*: from $189
Room Block Deadline: Aug. 8, 2017
*Refer to reservation code MCA or the McCombs Alumni Business Conference to receive this special rate.

If the room block sells out, or if you prefer a different location, you can search this list of area hotels.

Restaurants and Entertainment

You will most likely want to visit your favorite restaurants, museums and music venues while you are in Austin. Here's a brief list of recommendations and resources.