The Kenan Institute Roundtable delivers a forum for the exchange of ideas among private sector professionals, academics, and leading policymakers in North Carolina, the U.S., and the world.

Roundtable events engage key stakeholders in thought leadership and action. Through a variety of conferences, symposia, expert speakers, and closed-door roundtables, the Institute connects Roundtable members and institutions to generate a deep understanding of the most important issues facing the economy and private-sector business.

Roundtable membership supports the leading work of the Institute’s core initiatives in entrepreneurship, dynamic economies, and global commerce and advances the mission of the Kenan Institute by funding programs, research, and graduate student fellows.


Individual Roundtable Members enjoy preferred access to all Roundtable events for themselves and a guest, invitations to all other Kenan Institute events (including research conferences, symposia, and special speakers), and the annual Directors Dinner.

Corporate membership includes sponsorship of a specific event or recognition across all Kenan Institute Roundtable events, admission of six designated guests to an event, and is a tax-deductible contribution to the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Individual: $5,000
Corporate: $25,000
Kenan Institute Roundtable


David Knowles
Director of Business Development and Finance

Roundtable Event Schedule

2017 UNC Sustainability Awards
The prestigious UNC Sustainability Awards recognize leadership and best practice in environmental and business sustainability for North Carolina enterprises.
The Business of Aging, the Silver Tsunami, and the Eldercare Economy
The aging of the boomer generation combined with increased longevity is ushering in a huge wave of older adults, a silver tsunami which will dramatically transform all of our nation’s social, economic, and political institutions.
Kenan Institute Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference
This invitation-only conference will convene 100 thought-leaders from academics, industry and government to debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy.
UNC Alternative Investments Conference
Since 2008, the Alternative Investments Conference has served as a forum for private equity, hedge fund, venture capital, and other alternative asset professionals to network, share ideas, and stay abreast of industry trends.
Is Trade Good for America?

Roundtable events engage key stakeholders in thought leadership and action.