The national MBA Conclave Curriculum and Teaching Conference is designed specifically for teachers and administrators of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Business Administration, including those who focus on:
The conference is designed to meet the needs of:
Is to provide local teachers and administrators with a comprehensive overview of contemporary curricula, pedagogy, and program development strategies, including dialogue with leading educators and industry executives. Specific objectives of the conference are to provide practical, take-home strategies and tactics relative to:
Averages 200, with approximately 80% from secondary, 10% from post-secondary, and an additional 10% from other settings. Participants include high school and community college faculty; local administrators; DECA, BPA, FBLA, and FCCLA advisors; state supervisors; teacher educators; and others interested in program development.
Include senior-level Fortune 1000 managers (typically VP and above), entrepreneurs with a unique story, and leading educators, including successful classroom instructors.
Is offered annually by several different colleges and universities. Specific offerings and requirements are at the discretion of the sponsoring colleges. Documentation for continuing education credits (CEUs) is available at no additional cost. Details.
Teacher feedback about Conclave, including video endorsements.
Minneapolis, Minnesota awaits your arrival! The MBA Conclave Curriculum and Teaching Conference has become the single most important conference attended by many business and marketing teachers. This four-day conference expands over the course of a weekend to help accommodate the greatest number and minimize days out of school without sacrificing the extremely high-quality programming this unique conference offers.
The goal of Conclave is to provide teachers and administrators with a comprehensive overview of contemporary curricula, pedagogy, and program development strategies, including dialogue with leading educators and industry executives.
We will consider all high-quality proposals, but there are four focus areas for sessions this year – designed to fit the needs of secondary and postsecondary business and marketing instructors, CTE administrators, and state administrators. The focus areas, along with areas of interest are:
Teacher-to-Teacher Classroom Strategies – Credentialing • E-Learning • Flipped Classroom • Integration of Soft Skills • Mentoring • Project Management • Project-Based Learning (PBL) • Student engagement • Work-Based Learning (WBL) • Strategies that work in middle school classrooms
The Power of Technology – Digital marketing • Social media • Integration of 21st Century Skills • There’s an app for that • Technology that works in middle school classrooms
Growing Your Program – Communication strategies • Unique partnerships between secondary/postsecondary/business and industry • Use of data for program management and improvement • Credentialing • Creating an Action Plan
Using MBA Research’s Resources – Understanding the National Standards • Learning Center • High School of Business • Developing a Course through Curriculum Builder • Ethics in the Classroom • Understanding a LAP • Best Practices for LAPs • Understanding ASK Exams
You must submit your proposal using the link below (coming soon!). The person submitting the form will be the contact for all presenters of the session. Educational presenters must be registered for Conclave. If you have specific questions regarding your presentation, please contact Tammy Cyrus, Director of Professional Development at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for proposal submissions is June 30, 2022.
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!
NOTE: This event is very likely to sell out. We strongly recommend early registration or advance purchase of tickets.
Don’t need transcribed, university academic credits, but want documentation to meet continuing education requirements? All Conclave registrants will receive documentation of participation INCLUDING documentation of specific sessions attended. It’s free, but here’s the catch: We can document your participation only if you submit the appropriate survey for each session. Here’s how it works:
MBA Research Conclave provides you with the opportunity to interact with business and marketing teacher leaders, state supervisors, and others interested in teaching business and marketing education at the secondary and postsecondary levels.
Each year, some of the best and brightest teachers and administrators nationwide attend Conclave. While it is a smaller conference, you will have the chance to impact approximately 200 decision makers from across the country— state and local supervisors who influence purchasing, and business and marketing teachers who make purchasing decisions for their local programs.
Many sponsorship opportunities are available.
State supervisors (30+ states annually) and lead teachers of business and marketing:
Many thanks to our 2021 Conclave Sponsors!
Nancy Schuehler, Director of Fraud Strategy, Verizon
Do You Speak Digital Finance?
Joe Saculles, Senior VP of Operational Initiatives, U.S. Bank
The Future of Banking
Ohio State Athletics Digital Media Team
Pat Kindig, Associate AD of Digital Assets; Monique Bowman, Associate Director, Digital Media; Carson Reider, Assistant Director, Digital Media
Insightfully Incite: Ohio State Athletics Digital Media Voice
Presentation (web page)
Additional Resources: (industry outlets and services OSU uses to stay up to date)
Gayle Saunders, APR, Founder and CEO, The Saunders PR Group
The Building of a Great Career
Michael Baran, PhD, Senior Partner and Digital Solutions Lead
To Create Inclusive Workplace Cultures, We Must Address Subtle Acts of Exclusion
Shonna Dorsey, MS, PMI-ACP, Senior Business Systems Consultant in Information Services
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
Community Engagement to Strengthen Employees and Employers
Adam Lukoskie, Vice President
National Retail Federation Foundation
Survival of the Fittest: How Smart Retailers Thrive in a Pandemic
Glenn Elliott, Owner
Employees Are Your Best Marketing Tool
Joe Saculles, Senior Vice President of Operational Initiatives
Going Remote with Large Teams
Nicole Clevenger & Raygan Barrett, Co-Founders
Creative Thinking and Entrepreneurship
Kimberly Payne, Duluth Trading Co.
Culture and Comfort in the Workplace: How happy employees can affect the bottom line
Nikki (Jackson) Lanier, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Leading in Spite of: Honoring your Leadership Lens
Scot Duval, International Trademark Association (INTA)
Trademarks, Brands, and Intellectual Property: Protecting the “Real Deal” in a Counterfeit World
Stacey Yates, Louisville Tourism
The Making of Bourbon Country
Holly Atha and Rick Mangini, MBA Research
Business Trends Across America
Donald Lassere, Muhammad Ali Center
Be Great: Do Great Things—Living the Legacy of Muhammad Ali
Adam Lukoskie, National Retail Federation (NRF)
The Power of Retail: Building Skills and Careers
Featured Session, Saturday
Donna Deeds, Kauffman Foundation
The Two Cups of Coffee Challenge: Building Bridges with Business and Industry
Featured Session, Sunday
Danny O’Neill, The Roasterie
Growing Globally, Roasting Locally: Reflections of Bean Baron
Steve Weaver, The Candle Lab
The New Age of Business Is Now
Kristie Larson and Tami Parr, American Royal
Mission Awareness Through Branding
Charles King, Evergy
Handle with Care: Customer Service in the Age of Data Breaches
Heather Miller and Erica Hart, EVERFI
Breaking Barriers for your Students through Financial Education
“Teacher, how do I become a…?” Inspire your students to pursue STEM and entrepreneurship careers
Quick Start Quide
All Course One-Pager
McKenzie Humann, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
The Federal Reserve Tour
Daniel Mack and John Williams, Kansas City Royals
The Result Is Worth Rooting For, But N!=1 (a.k.a. Can We Please Run it Twice?)
Ryan Hogue, Kansas Speedway
Marketing at 200 MPH!!
September 30–October 3, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The MBA Conclave is designed for anyone who teaches or administers the teaching of business administration (entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management/administration, and marketing) build better, bigger, stronger programs at the local level. Every session is designed for take-home value.
Presenters include senior-level Fortune 1000 managers (typically VP and above), entrepreneurs with a unique story, and leading educators, including successful classroom instructors.
In addition to the basic conference, we offer value-added workshops. These workshops are heavily attended and often sell out. (In most, space is limited to a maximum of 20 participants per workshop.) There is a small additional fee for each workshop, with the fee depending on the costs of transportation, Internet access, or several other variables. These workshops differ from the regular conference seminars in that they are longer (most are 2 1/2 hours or longer) and provide more hands-on experience. Be sure to read the descriptions carefully as some will require that you bring a laptop computer or complete some type of advance preparation.
Conclave averages 200, with approximately 65% from the high school arena, 20% from colleges, and an additional 15% from other settings. Participants include high school and community college faculty, local administrators, DECA, BPA and FBLA advisors, state supervisors, teacher educators and others interested in program development.
We do not put a cap on the conference. However, the pre-conference workshops will most likely sell out and The Celebration! will sell out.
More than a party, The Celebration! is your opportunity to meet and network with many of the nations leading Business Administration teachers and administrators. Often includes dinner and entertainment located at a venue that highlights our host city. It’s become a focal point of the annual MBA Conclave! Nearly everyone participates, so don’t be left out. Ticket required. However, register for Conclave prior to August 31 and your ticket is FREE!
Advanced registration and payment is preferred. However, you may register on-site. All payment (credit card, checks, purchase orders) must be received by first day of the conference and may be paid on-site at conference registration desk.
100% refund of basic registration for cancellations prior to October 1; 75% thereafter. No refunds for no-shows. Sorry, no refund for sold-out workshops and tours, or The Celebration! after October 1. (You may send an alternate. No charge for substitutions at any time.)
No, however we cannot provide transportation to and from the conference or to and from any activity associated with the conference (i.e. The Celebration!).
A continental breakfast and lunch is included both days of the conference. Lunch is usually a boxed lunch or occasionally a sit down meal with a featured speaker. The only dinner provided is at The Celebration! (A ticket to attend The Celebration! is required.) Also, a boxed lunch is provided if you are participating in early back-to-back pre-conference workshops (first session immediately followed by second session).
No. The pre-conference workshops are an additional fee for each workshop attended. They are very in-depth and hands on, you will not have time to “hop” to another. However, the actual conference will have several sessions offered every hour for you to choose from.
Should you? Yes, but it is not required. You will benefit greatly by reading the session descriptions ahead of time. Our website lists every session description and speaker bio. Because you have several options every hour, we recommend you take note of what sessions interests you the most and prepare once you’ve received your conference program at registration. Having a plan ensures that you do not miss the sessions that you most want to attend, guaranteeing you the best conference experience.
Yes. After the conference we will post on our website any material the speakers provide us with. You will be able to access and download the material for free!