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2012 IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Post-Conference Summary

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2012 IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting a Great Success

IACBE Annual Conference

The Board of Directors, the Board of Commissioners, and the staff of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) are pleased to report that our 2012 Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting held in Kansas City, Missouri, USA was a tremendous success! The conference enjoyed record attendance this year, and there were many wonderful opportunities for networking with colleagues and for sharing best practices in business education. Many conference attendees commented that it was the “best conference ever,” and echoed the sentiments of one participant who remarked: “...thanks for a great conference. I love the IACBE conferences. There is such collegiality and just an atmosphere of inclusion.”

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Conference Hotel
Kansas City Downtown Marriott

Conference Location

Kansas City Downtown Marriott
Kansas City, Missouri

Conference Dates

April 18-20, 2012

Conference Theme

Accountability in Business and Business Education

Conference Summary

This year’s Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting featured an outstanding lineup of concurrent sessions, speakers, and other activities
and events.

Photos from the 2012 Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting have been posted and are now available for viewing:

During the conference, there were a total of 34 concurrent sessions dealing with various aspects of accountability and social responsibility in business and business education – a record number of presentations.

Kansas CityThis year’s conference also featured the first annual student case-study competition focusing on business ethics. The competition was open to students from all IACBE-member schools, and provided students with an opportunity to showcase their ability to analyze a case, and to identify and discuss recommendations for action in an ethical and thoughtful manner.

Winners of Case-Study Competition

At Thursday’s plenary luncheon, Dr. Judith Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), delivered an excellent conference keynote address entitled “The Increasing Demand for Public Accountability in Higher Education and its Implications for Accreditation.”

At Thursday evening’s Accreditation and Awards Banquet – the highlight of each annual conference – the IACBE presented its annual awards of excellence and recognized a total of 18 schools from 6 countries that achieved either first-time accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation.

Recipients of Annual Awards of Excellence

Accreditation Recipients

Friday’s all-day accreditation workshops were very well-attended, and focused on various dimensions of the IACBE's quality assurance process.

In partnership with Keuka College (NY), the IACBE also introduced at this year’s conference a significant new international initiative – the International Business Education Consortium (IBEC). The IBEC is a gateway for IACBE-member schools, both domestic and abroad, to building a global campus network, and was formally launched at this year’s IACBE University.

More about the IBEC

We Sincerely Thank Our Sponsors

President’s Circle

Sponsor:Peregrine Academics

Ruby Sponsor

Sponsor:Ivy Software

Student Case-Study Competition Sponsor

Sponsor:Bloomberg Businessweek

Many Thanks to Our Conference Exhibitors

  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • Capsim Business Simulations
  • Cengage Learning
  • Ivy Software, Inc.
  • LiveText
  • Peregrine Academic Services
  • Responsive Learning Technologies

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