An In-person Conference at La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, April 6, 2024
The theme of the conference is: “Embracing Disruptive Ideas”
The conference will be held on Saturday, April 6th and will run from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM with concurrent sessions throughout the day. We expect to share new experiential exercises and thought-provoking discussions on teaching what matters to our students.
More on the theme…
We all see the challenges…climate issues, ChatGPT, elusive happiness, and a constantly changing tech landscape. Our “problems” tend to be interconnected, boundary-spanning issues in which the nature of both the problems and the solutions may be strongly contested. These are usually framed as “wicked” problems and as difficult to teach as they are to manage.
But suppose we flip the narrative on that and hold these disruptive ideas up to the light to embrace the possibilities.
To use Toffler’s famous typology, we are living in a new Technosphere, Infosphere, and Sociosphere*. We ask how management has changed but how about management education? In this new world we can re-frame those problems as catalysts for change. They also offer new opportunities for the curriculum and the classroom.
The focus of the 2024 MOBTC will be to learn how our colleagues are finding new ways to engage our students. We can also share some of our frustrations that the wicked problems still seem unsolvable. Some of those conversations might be uncomfortable but most will be revealing, and we should accept the challenge of embracing disruptive ideas.
Our challenge: How do we shape courses and experiential learning to engage our students, stimulate our thinking, and be disruptive in positive ways?
MOBTC 2024 is interested in receiving your ideas and energy for those questions and others. The theme is a guideline, but we are open to good ideas from all perspectives. As always, our goal is “hands-on” demonstrations and “learning by doing.” If you would like feedback or suggestions for developing a proposal, contact anyone on our Program Committee.
You can pay the $70 MOBTC registration fee with a credit card using our Square point of sale app. Simply click on the “Pay Here” button below, enter the information, ask for an email receipt, and enjoy your registration!
Thanks for your registration for MOBTC 2024.
See you on April 6, 2024.
Proposals are welcome at any time but are due by Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. And please plan on joining us for a welcome reception on Friday, April 5th at 5:30 PM at the nearby Courtyard Hotel. The cost of the reception is included in your registration fee as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday.
If you are planning on staying over in Philly, we now have a block of rooms reserved with a conference price ($199/night) at the Courtyard by Marriott – Phila City Ave. at 4100 Presidential Blvd. Phila, PA 1931 215-477-0200.
You will find the information for your online reservation at the link below:
Book your group rate for MOBTC Reception Room Block
Last day to Book: Wednesday, March 6, 2024.
Your proposal (2-3 pages) should state 1) what you will do, 2) how you will do it, 3) how much time you will need. The hallmark of MOBTC is “hands-on” learning. Your presentations should be a demonstration for class use rather than a description of what was done. Please plan for the active involvement of session participants. Proposals should be original or an innovative redesign of existing work.