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Shidler College of Business

More than 1,400 business deans, educators and industry leaders from approximately 60 countries will be in Honolulu to the attend the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM), April 22–24, at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center.

This year’s conference will address new issues and emerging trends in business education that are relevant to the more than 780 AACSB-accredited schools worldwide.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business is sponsoring the ICAM welcome reception, and on Sunday, April 22, Shidler College of Business Dean Vance Roley and college namesake Jay H. Shidler will present “Best Practices in Fundraising for the Long-Run,” 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Their presentation will explore innovative approaches to fundraising to secure long-term financial stability and will highlight Shidler’s $228 million gift to the college using land-based investments.

“This is the second time AACSB has held its conference in Hawaiʻi since 2008,” said Roley. “Hawaiʻi’s ideal location between East and West offers business educators and leaders an opportunity to experience a truly multicultural environment that blends western ideas with various ethnic cultures in a unique Hawaiian setting.”

The conference also features plenary speakers Susan David, author of the bestselling book, Emotional Agility; Lynne Doughtie, chairman and CEO of KPMG LLP; and Paul Zak, scientist, entrepreneur and author of Trust Factor and The Moral Molecule.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence and professional development services to more than 1,600 member organizations and nearly 800 accredited business schools worldwide.

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