MBA Research
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Not-for-profit, research-based support for all Business Administration educators: entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management/administration, and marketing.



2019 session info coming soon!

Start planning now! Every session is designed with the classroom teacher in mind! Take home specific, actionable ideas that can change how you do business in your own classrooms. Session info is updated frequently so check back often! Here’s what you’ll find at the 2018 Conclave:

  • Hands-On! Pre-Conference Workshops. Roll up your sleeves and come ready to work! These Hands-On! sessions are offered in two flavors: 3 hour introductory workshops and in-depth full-day workshops. In either case, the goal will be to work through a specific topic so that you are ready to act on it when you get home. Click here for the available Hands-On! Workshops.
  • Concurrent Sessions. These are your traditional conference presentations where you’ll find a mix of 45-minute sessions presented by business executives, local entrepreneurs, and some of the nation’s leading business/marketing educators. Session info: 
  • QuickStop Show and Tell Sessions. These QuickStop sessions (15-minutes each) are designed to send you home with a laundry list of actionable ideas. Sort of like a TED Talk, each QuickStop presenter is charged with sharing something of significant value while the clock ticks. Click here for the list of QuickStop sessions.
  • DeepThink Roundtables: As the name implies, DeepThinks are intended to help work through a problem or idea in a discussion-oriented atmosphere. Click here for the list of DeepThink Roundtables.


The Celebration! social is always a big hit during Conclave. It is a time that allows attendees, presenters, and MBA staff to come together to celebrate all the hard work you do to ensure students a bright future and a time of just plain fun! Come ready to have a great time!

Ticket required: 

  • FREE with conference registration before August 31
  • $49 for conference registrants after August 31
  • $59 for guests not registered for the conference

NOTE: This event is very likely to sell out.  We strongly recommend early registration or advance purchase of tickets.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Don't miss the opportunity to connect with a genuine global icon on its hometown turf. Join us for a tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory during Conclave 2019! Celebrate the extraordinary role Louisville Slugger baseball bats have played in the sport's past, present, and future.

From the forest to the field, you'll follow the timber that's been crafted with the same pride that started in 1884. Watch the wood chips fly as you walk right through the heart of the production line. Smell the wood, see the sizzling brand, hear great stories, and witness history in the making. In addition, our group will learn more behind-the-scenes information from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Marketing and Communications Manager Andrew Soliday. After the tour, everyone gets a FREE miniature Louisville Slugger bat - a $7 value!

Kentucky Derby Museum/Churchill Downs

There are few American sporting events with the history and popularity, and not to mention style, of the Kentucky Derby. If you joined the tens of millions who watched the Kentucky Derby this year—or were among the 160,000 people from around the world who attended—you won't want to miss the exclusive tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack during Conclave 2019! 

Join us for:

  • A special presentation geared toward business and marketing educators
  • A Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack
  • A showing of "The Greatest Race," a one-of-a-kind 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience
  • Two floors of interactive exhibits