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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

Kenan Scholars North Carolina Capital Trek

Friday February 8, 2019
Raleigh, NC

The Kenan Scholars will take a trip to the state capital to learn more about an important public sector actor, the North Carolina state government. Scholars will gain first-hand knowledge about the roles and responsibilities of state government, the services it provides and the role that business plays in these processes. 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

European Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC) Symposium 2019

Thursday May 30, 2019 to Friday May 31, 2019
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Institute for Private Capital

This invitation-only symposium will be similar in structure and style to the longstanding PERC Symposium held in the fall in Chapel Hill. This event will supplement and bring new topics to light in the ever-expanding field of private equity research. 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

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