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2021 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference 

2021 | Pandemic Recovery

The COVID 19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of business. Every organization has been faced with the challenge of how to pivot and revise business plans and tactics for either the pandemic or the planned recovery. With this theme, we hope to encourage submissions of timely research that help explain organizational responses to the pandemic and/or provide guidance to both researchers and organizations as they move forward into the ‘new normal.’ We are especially interested in submissions on the topics of Equitable Recovery or Diversity and Recovery. As in previous years, submissions for proceedings papers and presentations or developmental sessions are welcome in either our themed or our standing areas (tracks).

Schedule for September 24th (DRAFT)

Keynote Speakers:


Keynotes will highlight community, inclusion, and the critical role of Business Schools in building a better future, as well as provide inspiration on what can be accomplished with determination and dedication


Panel: Where from Here? Thriving in a COVID VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) world

  • Alan Hilburg (Moderator), President and CEO of Hilburg Associates

  • Craig Smith, Group President, International for Marriott International, Inc

  • George Fertitta, President and CEO of Bloomberg Associates, the philanthropic consulting arm of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable organization, Bloomberg Philanthropies

  • Vincent Mai, Chairman and CEO of Cranemere, LLC


Mental Health Expert:

  • Jill Stewart, BSW, MSW, RSW, CAE

Award Winners:

Doctoral Consortium

This interactive session will provide doctoral students an opportunity to discuss strategies and tips on how to deal with a wide variety of issues that can impact each stage of the PhD journey. Topics may include a variety of challenges students may be facing including, but not limited to, developing a research program, work/life balance, effective supervisor communication, and developing a timeline for completion.  Individuals who register for the program will be sent a short questionnaire asking about the topics that are most relevant to them and that they would like to have addressed in this interactive 2-3 hour session.  The responses from students will provide the foundation for themes and ideas that will be discussed. More ...


Although registration is free this year, you must pre-register for ASB2021 (online):

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Gary Evans, Chair ASB 2021
Faculty of Business
University of Prince Edward Island

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