800 Convention Place
Seattle, Washington 98101

The Harvard Business School Club of Puget Sound
& Senior Associate Dean Howard Stevenson welcome you to celebrate an event 100 years in the making! The HBS Centennial Conference is scheduled to bring professors and distinguished alums to Seattle for a full day learning, networking and fun!

Centennial Conference

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Washington State Convention and Trade Center
800 Convention Place, Seattle

9:30 am – 5:00 pm Centennial Conference (Open to All)
6:30 pm –10:00 pm Alumni VIP Dinner & Gala Celebration

Register Today: http://www.hbsps.com/article.html?aid=193

Centennial Conference (Open to All): $100 per person (before 4/20)
Centennial Conference (Open to All): $150 per person (before 4/20)

Centennial Conference

9:30 AM - Conference Kickoff & Launch
Paul Springer & Betsy Jensvold, HBS Club of Puget Sound - Co-Presidents

10:15 AM - Faculty Presentation: To Tell the Truth
Prof. Michael Wheeler - MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Management Practice

Professor Wheeler teaches Complex Negotiation, as well as a variety of executive courses. In recent years he served as faculty chair of the first year MBA program and headed the required Negotiation course. He has also taught Leadership, Values, and Decision Making, and, as Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Mediation & Consensus Building.

11:15 AM - Guiding Principles to Building a Successful Business
George F. Russell, Jr. MBA '58 - Chairman Emeritus, Russell Investments

Internationally known as an advocate for narrowing the gap between the “haves” and the “have nots”, George has a focus on a number of challenges: the promotion of globalization…the destruction of nuclear waste…strengthening U.S.-Russian relations…ground-level humanitarian projects…and bridging the current divide between Muslims and non-Muslims in America.

George pioneered the business of pension fund consulting in the late 1960s and is a well-known advocate of diversified global investing.

11:45 AM - Networking Lunch
Interact and engage with other alums and conference guests. Lunch will be provided.

1:00 PM Alumni Executive Presentations
Participate in interactive sessions with our executive alumni panelists. You will have the opportunity to attend two sessions, each featuring 3 speakers. Our sessions will include:

---> Speaker Bios Available at: http://www.hbsps.com/article.html?aid=193#speakerbios

* Dan Barr, MBA '67 - Personal Evolution and the Productivity Revolution
* Mike Galgon, MBA '97 - Success and Failure in Internet Time
* Jim Garrison, DBA '66 - Flunking Retirement According to Your Wife
* Scott Keeney, MBA '94 - Transforming US High Schools
* Skip Kotkins, MBA '72 -35 Years After HBS: A Few Lessons on Business and Life
* Mead Treadwell, MBA '82 - What the Accessible Arctic Means to You
* Peter Van Oppen, MBA '76 - Things to Unlearn After HBS: Entrepreneurs in Seattle
* Chad Waite, MBA '83 - Venture Capital Growth in Seattle Since 1988
* Bob Zook, MBA '75 -The Punch Line of Success: Heart Warming Relevance

3:30 PM - Faculty Presentation: Making Your Own Luck
Prof. Howard Stevenson - Baker Foundation Professor; Sr. Associate Dean, Dir. of HBS Publishing

Howard H. Stevenson is Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor, Senior Associate Dean, Director of Publishing, and Chair of the Harvard Business School Publishing Company board. Howard was a founder and first president of the Baupost Group, Inc. He is a life trustee of the Boston Ballet and is vice chairman elect of National Public Radio Board of Directors and a trustee of Mount Auburn Hospital. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia. He served as the Vice Provost for Harvard University Resources and Planning after service as Senior Associate Provost from 2005 to 2007. As Senior Associate Dean and Director of External Relations at Harvard Business School from 2001 to 2005 he lead the successful capital campaign. (more)

4:30 PM Continuing the Conversations
Dan Barr, HBS Club of Puget Sound - VP of Innovation

Official Website: http://www.hbsps.com/article.html?aid=193

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