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Kenan Institute Open House

Wednesday August 28, 2019 • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC

Join leaders from the Kenan Institute and its affiliated centers for an informational meet-and-greet where you can enjoy light bites and drinks while learning more about how to get involved with the institute’s work. More

UNC Sustainability Awards

Thursday September 5, 2019 • 5:30 PM
NC Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill, NC
Center for Sustainable Enterprise

As long-standing leaders in sustainability, the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise are proud to host the University of North Carolina Sustainability Awards. More

Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration

Monday September 9, 2019 to Wednesday September 11, 2019
Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC

Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration will take place Sept. 9–11, 2019 at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, N.C. The Black Communities Conference, a.k.a. #BlackCom2019, is a vibrant and uniquely important gathering featuring panel discussions, local tours, film screenings, workshops, keynotes and more. More

Commercial Real Estate Data Alliance (CREDA) Conference

Thursday October 3, 2019 to Friday October 4, 2019
Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Institute for Private Capital

Real Estate investments continue to rise in importance in the alternative asset space. The Institute for Private Capital will host this event which will present innovative and leading research on real estate investments. More

2019 Business of Healthcare Conference

Friday November 8, 2019
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

This conference brings together students, executives from the private sector, academic researchers and public policy leaders to discuss the most pressing problems in healthcare today. Hosted by the Center for the Business of Health, the Healthcare Club and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. More

11th Annual Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC) Symposium

Thursday November 14, 2019 to Friday November 15, 2019
Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Institute for Private Capital

Private equity continues to grow as a major investment vehicle in the U.S. and globally. The 11th annual PERC Conference will build on its legacy as a leading research symposium in the ever-expanding field of private equity. More

2020 Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference

Thursday January 30, 2020 to Friday January 31, 2020
The 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

Alternative Investments Conference

Thursday March 5, 2020
The 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