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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

Dean’s Speaker Series: Roger McNamee

Friday March 29, 2019 • 12:30 PM
Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC

The Kenan Institute will host an exclusive conversation with Roger McNamee, a long-time Silicon Valley insider currently on tour for his new book ZUCKED: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe. More

New Technologies & Economics for Carbon Capture/Sequestration Conference

Friday March 29, 2019 to Saturday March 30, 2019
Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School and Rizzo Conference Center, Chapel Hill, NC
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

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Workshop

Friday April 12, 2019 • 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

The aim of this all-day workshop is to familiarize you with the Microsoft Azure public cloud and some of its Big Data and Machine Learning technologies. By the time you leave the workshop, you should know the following: (1) how to navigate Azure and how to spin up new resources to do your work; (2) know different data collection & sanitation techniques and technologies; (3) have a feel for implementation of machine learning platforms that will facilitate your research aspirations. More

Kenan Scholar Alumni Gathering

Friday April 26, 2019
Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC

The Kenan Institute's inaugural gathering of Kenan Scholars alumni will coincide with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School's centennial anniversary and the school’s annual Alumni Reunion Weekend. 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