A conference is a large-scale event type typically hosting over 150 guests on or off-campus. Conferences are a professional development and networking opportunity that consist of the following:
- Career panels
- Coffee chats
- Keynote speakers
- Optional Closing Reception
Conference planning typically begins eight months to a year ahead of the selected date. Conference Vice Presidents and chairs are required to work with the Conference Advising Team in order to produce a seamless, successful Columbia Business School branded event.
Once your event is booked with the Office of Student Affairs, please download and use the 2023-2024 Conference To-Do List to keep track of upcoming tasks and responsibilities.
Conference Advising Team
Associate Director of Young Alumni & Student Programming
Assistant Director, Student Engagement & Corporate Relations
Associate Director of AP & Procurement
New Conference Process
To be considered as new conference at Columbia Business School, this application must be completed in it's entirety. Follow through of each step of the process is also required. All conferences must be sponsored by an officially recognized CBS student organization.
- Fall 2023 Conference Applications: July 1, 2023
- Spring 2024 Conference Applications: October 2, 2023