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Dean’s Speaker Series: Susan St. Ledger

Tuesday January 15, 2019 • 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC

Join the Kenan Institute for an afternoon with Susan St. Ledger, the President of Worldwide Field Operations at Splunk. More

Homegrown Tools for Economic Development Launch

Wednesday January 16, 2019 • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC

NCGrowth will host a launch event for Homegrown Tools, a web tool that tells the story of small towns that have successfully stimulated private investment and job creation, on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The event will be livestreamed. More

The Future of FinTech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and the Emerging Financial Ecosystem

Thursday January 24, 2019
Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC

This event will feature leading business leaders, academic researchers and public sector financial regulators to discuss emerging trends, issues and opportunities in the financial technology sector. The symposium will include discussions of the future of the fintech space, blockchain, cryptocurrencies and other emerging technologies, as well as regulatory issues affecting this rapidly evolving market. More

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference

Thursday January 31, 2019 to Friday February 1, 2019
Breakers, Palm Beach, FL

This invitation-only conference will convene 150 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. More

Leadership Luncheon with John Allison

Wednesday February 13, 2019

The Kenan Institute will host John Allison for an exclusive conversation about leadership with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School students. Allison is an Executive in Residence at the Wake Forest School of Business, as well as a member of the Cato Institute’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. More

North Carolina Investment Forum

Thursday February 21, 2019
Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC

The forum will convene an invitation-only, highly select group of private capital investors who back N.C.-based companies. By providing a chance to share information on investment strategies, markets and life-cycle investment policies, the forum will ensure all participants leave with a greater understanding of how the public and private sectors can better work together to bolster investment in the North Carolina economy. More

Alternative Investments Conference

Thursday March 28, 2019 to Friday March 29, 2019
Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC
Institute for Private Capital

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. This conference serves as a forum for investment managers, institutional investors and academics to network, share ideas and stay abreast of the latest industry trends. More

New Technologies & Economics for Carbon Capture/Sequestration Conference

Friday March 29, 2019 to Saturday March 30, 2019
Energy Center

The UNC Energy Center will host a conference on Carbon Capture/Sequestration (CCS). The conference will feature a keynote address from John Minge, who is chairing the National Petroleum Council’s current CCS study. Spokespersons for emerging technology developers, NetPower and ExxonMobil, will present their capabilities and recent efforts to demonstrate their effectiveness. Spokespersons from major oil companies, utilities and the National Renewable Energy Lab will discuss options for economically deploying captured CO2. More

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Conference

Wednesday June 5, 2019 to Friday June 7, 2019
Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC
Center for Sustainable Enterprise

The 11th Annual ARCS Research Conference will be hosted by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. More