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8th Partners in Business Ethics Symposium

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Overview

The Department of Business, Government & Society at the McCombs School of Business invites you to the 20th Strategy and the Business Environment Conference on May 8-9, 2020.  

This conference rotates among several top business schools including Harvard Business School, Northwestern Kellogg, Stanford GSB, Wharton School, and Texas McCombs.

The conference annually brings together leading scholars from these business schools and related disciplinary fields who work on research questions related to firms’ engagement in their nonmarket environments, including via corporate political activity and corporate social responsibility.

The program for the conference will be announced in early March 2020.

Symposium Details

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Location

Location

The symposium will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705.

For more information, visit the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center website.

Lodging

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Hotel

Just steps away from the center's meeting and dining facilities, the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center hotel offers 276 guest rooms and 21 suites with inspiring views of the university's Main Building Tower, the State Capitol, or our serene central courtyard. Walk to exhibits at the Blanton Museum of Art or shows from the collections of the Harry Ransom Center or the LBJ Library, and enjoy a performance at the famed Performing Arts Center. Or explore the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, cheer the Longhorns at Texas Memorial Stadium, and shop on colorful Guadalupe Street—all within walking distance.

Booking at Special Conference Rate

There are two ways to book a room for the conference at the designated conference rate.

Phone:

To book a room call AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Hotel Reservations at 512-404-1900 or 877-744-8822 toll free. Be sure to reference the "8th Partners in Business Ethics Symposium" when you call so that you can get the special rate given to symposium attendees.

Online:

You can also use the dedicated online reservation site for the conference. This give you access to the group rate! Just click the button below.

Book a Hotel Room Now!

Please be sure to book your room before October 8th, 2019 for the special rate.

Other Accommodations

Schedule

Partners in Business Ethics Symposium 2019

Wednesday, November 6

Activity

Location


6:30-7:00 PM


Evening Reception: Realizing Ethical Leadership
Welcome

Robert Prentice, McCombs School of Business,
PBE Steering Committee Member

Dean Jay Hartzell, McCombs School of Business
Hor d'oeuvres


Guadalupe Room

7:00-7:30 PM

 

Keynote Address
Microsoft Representative


Guadalupe Room

7:30-9:00 PM

Dinner and Networking

Guadalupe Room

 


 

Thursday, November 7

Activity

Location


8:00-8:30 AM

Breakfast & Coffee

Room 201

8:30-8:40 AM


Welcome 

Dean Jay Harzell, McCombs School of Business
Speaker TBD


Room 201
8:40-9:00 AM

 
Keynote
Daron Roberts, Founding Director, Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation,
UT-Austin

Room 201

9:00-9:15 AM

Preview of New Ethics Unwrapped Videos

Cara Biasucci, Program Director & Creator

Room 201

9:15-10:30 AM

Panel Discussion #1: How Leaders Can Foster an Ethical Culture:
A Behavioral Ethics View from Academia

Moderator: Julie Irwin, McCombs School of Business, UT-Austin
Panelists: Amit Kumar, McCombs School of Business, UT-Austin
Nick Epley, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Mary Kern, CUNY Zicklin School of Business


Room 201
10:30-10:45 AM
Break
 

10:45-12:00 PM


Panel Discussion #2: How Leaders Can Foster an Ethical Culture:
A View from Industry

Moderator: Ethan Burris, Director, Center for Leadership & Ethics
Panelists: Martin Otto, CEO & COO, HEB
Cheryl Hughley, Managing Director Culture, Southwest Airlines
Alicia White, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Whole Foods Market


Room 201

12:00-1:00 PM

Address: Prof. Joanne Ciulla, Rutgers Business School
"The Moral Hazards of Leadership"

Lunch

Room 201

1:00-2:30 PM

Panel Discussion #3: Leading Ethically in the Age of "Me, Too": Special Challenges

Moderator: Meme Drumwright, Leader, Communication & Leadership Degree Program, UT-Austin
Panelists: Kathleen McElroy, Director, School of Journalism
Tamara Fields, Managing Director, Accenture
Peggy Cunningham, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University

Room 201
 
2:30-2:45 PM

Break
 

2:45-4:00 PM 

Panel Discussion #4: The Role of Leaders in Fostering a Compliance Culture

Moderator: Paul Kinscherff, former CFO, Boeing International
Panelists: Andrew Phong Vo, Managing Director: Head of HR for
Growth Markets, Accenture



Room 201

4:00-4:15 PM

Concluding Remarks
Invitation to PBE Symposium 2020
 

Register

Registration

Conference attendance is restricted to registered attendees only.

Contact

FAQ

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