The GMAC 2014 Annual Conference was a great success! The conference provided two eye-opening keynotes and featured over 90+ concurrent session speakers in five timeframes.
Thank you to all who attended, speakers and experts who shared their knowledge and best practices, the GMAC 2014 Annual Conference Advisory Group, and everyone who helped make this program a success.
To access the presentations from the conference, please visit the agenda; here you will find handouts and slides listed under the appropriate session title. Please note: not all slides are posted as some presenters have not given us permission to post.
For further information, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Conference registration fee includes all scheduled meals and program materials. The registration fee for the 2014 event is US$950 per registrant. We invite you to take advantage of the 18% early bird discount (conference fee $779) running now through April 7, 2014.
We are excited to host your school. So that we can maximize the breadth of schools attending, if your school would like more than seven people to attend, please let us know. We will place any additional registrants (above the seven) on the waitlist for the present time.
Acceptable forms of payment include VISA, American Express, Discover Card, and Check.
You will receive an email confirmation within 5 business days after receiving a receipt of registration. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact email@example.com.
Cancelling Your Registration
Refunds will be granted if written cancellation notice is received by email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before May 16, 2014. Refunds will not be granted after this date. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for a refund.
Registration substitution will be granted if: (1) written notice is received by email email@example.com on or before June 4, 2014 and (2) replacement registration is submitted on or before June 4, 2014. Substitute registrants will be subject to a US$95 fee if original registration was submitted on or before March 31, 2014.
List of Schools Registered
|| Lamar University
|| University of Denver
|American University in Cairo
|| Lehigh University
|| University of Edinburgh
|Arizona State University
|| London Business School
|| University of Florida
|Ashridge Business School
|| London School of Economics and Political Science
|| University of Georgia
|Asian Institute of Management
|| Louisiana State University
|| University of Hawaii at Manoa
|| Loyola University in Maryland
|| University of Houston
|| Marquette University
|| University of Illinois at Chicago
|Ball State University
|| Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|| University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|| McGill University
|| University of Iowa
|Baruch College, The City University of New York
|| Mercer University
|| University of Kentucky
|| Miami University
|| University of Manchester
|| Michigan State University
|| University of Maryland
|| Monterey Institute of International Studies
|| University of Massachusetts, Amherst
|| Morgan State University
|| University of Melbourne
|| Nanyang Technological University
|| University of Miami
|Brigham Young University
|| National University of Singapore
|| University of Michigan
|California State University, Dominguez Hills
|| New York University
|| University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
|California State University, Fullerton
|| NMIMS University
|| University of Missouri, Columbia
|California State University, Northridge
|| North Carolina State University
|| University of Missouri-St. Louis
|| Northeastern University
|| University of Nevada, Las Vegas
|Carnegie Mellon University
|| Northwestern University
|| University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
|Case Western Reserve University
|| Ohio State University
|| University of North Carolina, Greensboro
|| Ohio University
|| University of North Texas
|China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
|| Old Dominion University
|| University of Notre Dame
|Chinese University of Hong Kong
|| Peking University
|| University of Oregon
|| Pennsylvania State University
|| University of Oxford
|City University, London
|| Pepperdine University
|| University of Papua New Guinea
|Claremont Graduate University
|| Portland State University
|| University of Pennsylvania
|Claremont McKenna College
|| Providence College
|| University of Pittsburgh
|| Purdue University
|| University of Rhode Island
|College of William and Mary
|| Queen's University
|| University of Richmond
|| Renmin University of China
|| University of Rochester
|Copenhagen Business School
|| Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
|| University of Saint Thomas
|| Rice University
|| University of San Diego
|| Rollins College
|| University of San Francisco
|| Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
|| University of South Carolina
|| S P Jain Institute of Management & Research
|| University of South Florida
|East Carolina University
|| Sacred Heart University
|| University of Southern California
|EDHEC Ecole de hautes études commerciales du Nord, Nice
|| Saint Louis University
|| University of Tennessee, Knoxville
|| San Francisco State University
|| University of Texas at Austin
|| Santa Clara University
|| University of Texas at Dallas
|| Seton Hall University
|| University of The Witwatersrand (Wits)
|ESADE Business School
|| Shanghai Jiao Tong University
|| University of Toronto
|ESMT European School of Management and Technology
|| Shenandoah University
|| University of Tulsa
|| Simmons College
|| University of Utah
|Florida International University
|| Simon Fraser University
|| University of Victoria
|Florida Southern College
|| Singapore Management University
|| University of Virginia
|Florida State University
|| Southern Methodist University
|| University of Washington, Seattle
|| St. John's University, New York
|| University of Windsor
|Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
|| Stanford University
|| University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
|| Stockholm School of Economics
|| University of Wisconsin-Madison
|George Mason University
|| Suffolk University
|| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
|George Washington University
|| Syracuse University
|| UNSW Australia
|| Temple University
|| Vanderbilt University
|Georgia Institute of Technology
|| Texas A & M University
|| Villanova University
|Georgia State University
|| Texas Christian University
|| Virginia Commonwealth University
|Great Lakes Institute of Management
|| Texas Tech University
|| Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
|| Vlerick Business School
|| Tsinghua University
|| Wake Forest University
|| Tulane University
|| Washington State University
|Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
|| University College Dublin
|| Washington University in St. Louis
|| University of Alabama
|| West Virginia University
|IE Business School
|| University of Arizona
|| Western Kentucky University
|IESE Business School
|| University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
|| Western Michigan University
|| University of Arkansas, Little Rock
|| Western University
|Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
|| University of British Columbia
|| Willamette University
|Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
|| University of Buffalo
|| Yale University
|Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
|| University of California - Berkeley
|| Yonsei University
|Indian School of Business
|| University of California, Davis
|| York University
|| University of California, Irvine
|| University of California, Los Angeles
|Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresa (IPADE)
|| University of California, San Diego
|International School of Management (ISM)
|| University of Cambridge
|Iowa State University
|| University of Cape Town
|Johns Hopkins University
|| University of Chicago
|Kennesaw State University
|| University of Cincinnati
|Kent State University
|| University of Colorado at Boulder
|Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
|| University of Connecticut
|La Salle University
|| University of Delaware
For Member Schools
Special conference sessions for attendees from GMAC Member schools.
GMAC Admission Directors Symposium | Wednesday, June 11 - Thursday, June 12
Plan to attend the Admission Directors Symposium exclusively for decision makers in the admissions process!
Scheduled prior to the GMAC Annual Conference, this symposium allows you to learn directly from your global colleagues. You'll also have the opportunity to network with peers who do what you do. Attendance at this pre-conference symposium is limited to Admission Directors from GMAC Member schools.
The Admission Directors Symposium registration fee is US$200.
For the Symposium and Annual Conference agenda, click here.
GMAC Annual Meeting of Member Schools | Thursday, June 12 | 5 - 6:30 pm
Deans and both primary and alternate representatives from GMAC Member schools will convene to discuss the overall direction of GMAC with the Council's board of directors and management. Note: per the adjusted membership guidelines, all representative changes must be completed by March 31, 2014; questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sign-in for the Annual Meeting will be on Thursday from 4:30 - 5 pm
- The Annual Meeting will be held from 5 - 6:30 pm
- Primary and alternate representatives are required to attend this meeting.
Travel & Lodging
Travel & Lodging
The GMAC 2014 Annual Conference will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel. The hotel features picturesque views of the harbor, and is conveniently located near Harbor East, the Baltimore Aquarium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 USA
The GMAC negotiated rate at the conference hotel has expired and we understand that the hotel is sold out for the dates of the conference. You may check availability at other close by hotels:
Baltimore Courtyard Inner Harbor, 1000 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore
Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor, 625 S. President Street, Baltimore
Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, 625 S President St, Baltimore
(alongside the Hilton Garden Inn)
Travel Information for GMAC Primary & Alternate Representatives
For information on GMAC member school representatives attending the Annual Meeting of GMAC Member Schools, please visit the website here.
Top Five Things to Do in Baltimore
- Baltimore Orioles Game at Historic Camden Yards: one of Baltimore's favorite summer pastimes. The Orioles play the Boston Red Sox on June 11 and the Toronto Blue Jays on June 12 - 13.
- National Aquarium: one of the best aquariums in the United States, highlights include a blacktip shark reef, the dolphin show, and the Australian exhibit.
- Fort McHenry: primarily known for the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812, when American troops stopped a British invasion. The battle inspired Francis Scott Key to pen what would be the the national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner".
- Visionary Art Museum: home to a spectacular collection of beautiful, bizarre, and innovative art produced by self-taught invidivuals, usually without formal training.
- Historic Fell's Point: a historic waterfront community that has remained largely unchanged due to the foresight of historic preservationists. Fell's point is know for its interesting selection of markets, restaurants, shops and historic sites.
Adam Grant | Opening Keynote | Friday | June 13 | 9:15 am
Adam Grant is an award-winning teacher, researcher, and tenured management professor at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book that is being translated into more than two dozen languages. Malcolm Gladwell recently identified Grant as one of his favorite social science writers, calling his work “brilliant.”
Grant has been recognized as the single highest-rated professor in the Wharton MBA program, one of BusinessWeek's favorite professors, and one of the world's top 40 business professors under 40. His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NFL, Merck, Pixar, Goldman Sachs, the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, Facebook, Estée Lauder, Apple, Microsoft, JP Morgan, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and the US Air Force, Army, and Navy. At Wharton, he has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for all of his classes and earned the Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty MBA Teaching Award. He has designed several experiential learning activities based on The Apprentice in which students have raised over $175,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while developing leadership, influence, networking and collaboration skills.
Luke Williams | Closing Keynote | Saturday | June 14 | 8:30 am
Luke Williams is professor of Innovation at NYU Stern School of Business, and executive director, Berkley Entrepreneurship Center at New York University; fellow, Global Innovation at Frog Design; and international bestselling author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business.
Williams is a globally recognized authority on innovation leadership. He works with organizations on challenges ranging from creating new products and services, to transforming organizational processes and behaviors. Williams is a sought-after commentator on disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and cultural change. He is invited to speak worldwide, and his views are regularly featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, GQ, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, NPR and MSNBC. He is the inventor of over fifty United States patents.
Whether this is your first conference or your twenty-first, please check this area frequently over the coming weeks as we will be providing useful hints and tips for navigating the conference experience.
Know Before You Go
- Learn about the Be Inspired contest and get ready to participate!
- If you'd like to be on camera, make sure to sign up early for our video testimonial opportunity.
- Want to give back to the conference and to your colleagues at the same time? Sign up to be a session columnist to summarize (500 words or less) key learnings of a session you are already planning to attend.
- Think about what you hope to get out of the conference – networking? benchmarking? exposure to new ideas? Make a “conference wish list” – this will help you determine how best to spend your time, which sessions to attend, and who you would like to meet with once you are in Baltimore.
What's New at the 2014 GMAC Annual Conference?
Our goal is to add to the GMAC Annual Conference experience each year based on feedback from you, our attendees. Below are some new features and activities to look forward to.
Annual Conference Advisory Committee 3.0.New participants from around the globe have helped create interesting and engaging global content.
More learning opportunities. We are offering 42 concurrent sessions this year, an increase from the average of 34 sessions in previous years.
A change of schedule. Based on previous feedback, our closing keynote has been moved earlier to ensure that more attendees can hear our dynamic speaker. In addition, to bring you the best content possible, select sessions will include virtual speakers and panelists.
More networking opportunities.To close the conference on a high-note, we've added a networking lunch on the final day.
Crowd sourced content. This year, we introduced a Call for Proposals (designated in the agenda as CFP Sessions) to generate content. As a result, we will have 12 sessions created and presented by you!
Volunteer opportunities. Would you like to help your colleagues glean key ideas from each session? Volunteer to summarize the key learnings of sessions you attend and you will be featured in a number of places on gmac.com.
Be inspired contest. We’ve developed a fun, new contest that gives you the opportunity to Be Visible, Be Social, Be Smart, Be Involved, and Be Connected.
What's Coming Back?
We are excited about our new offerings, but just as excited to continue to offer conference items that you’ve consistently told us you enjoy.
Our conference mobile app. Use this app to find the latest agenda, maps, information, conference updates, and attendees. Content will be available in the app by late May.
The conference hashtag #GMAC2014AC. We encourage you tweet out session learnings, conference comments, colleague photos, and more!
Our fabulous keynote speakers. Accomplished authors and graduate management experts Adam Grant and Luke Williams will provide our keynote.
The Opportunity Zone. Stop by to learn, watch a product demo, win a prize, charge your phone, or simply just visit!
2014 Annual Conference Advisory Group Members
GMAC would like to thank the members of the 2014 GMAC Annual Conference Advisory Group who continue to share their time and contribute their insights and ideas throughout the planning of this conference:
Director of Admissions
Kogod School of Business
Assistant Dean, Graduate Admissions
School of Management
Welcome to Baltimore!
As professionals in admissions, marketing, and program management, we’ve all seen first-hand the landscape of higher education evolve. This annual event will help you keep up with trends, brainstorm new ideas, make new friends, see old colleagues, and share a common understanding and appreciation for the hard work we do at our respective schools.
As longtime attendees, we are keenly aware of the significant value of GMAC’s Annual Conference and the learning opportunities it presents. We are specifically excited about the work that went into incorporating your ideas into this year’s conference. We are proud to host an event that you look forward to attending each year. Based on your feedback, the conference schedule has changed back to a Thursday – Saturday timeframe to allow for more opportunities to network, attend concurrent sessions, and learn how to overcome challenges and celebrate successes on a regular basis. We are expecting to have 150 “newbies” join us this year, and do hope to meet as many of you as possible. Please introduce yourself and make a new connection.
See you in June!
Judi, Patty, Elizabeth, Erin, Sandra, Jason, Sara, Jean, and Kevin
Members of the 2014 Annual Conference Advisory Group
Student Recruitment Manager
University of Edinburgh Business School
Senior Associate Director
Walter A. Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
Director, Member Services, Americas
Graduate Management Admission Council
Associate Director, Market Development - North Asia
Graduate Management Admission Council
School Services Manager, EMEA
Graduate Management Admission Council
Director, Learning and Teaching Innovation Center
Director of Graduate Admissions
Zicklin School of Business
Baruch College, The City University of New York