2018 Midwest Academy of Management Conference Oct. 11-13 in St. Louis
September 12, 2018
The Webster University George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology will host the 2018 Midwest Academy of Management conference (MAM) Oct. 11-13 at the Westin St. Louis Hotel and at Webster's Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis.
The conference theme, "The Spirit of Community: Academics and Practitioners Collaborating to Improve our Future," draws upon the spirit of St. Louis heritage.
Attendees will have more than 100 management-related papers and symposiums to choose from, with conference tracks in categories such as strategy, leadership, human resources, diversity and inclusion, leadership and ethics, organizational behavior and development, supply chain, and health care and hospitality.
The event has also created local opportunities for Webster faculty to present and Webster students to network with other doctoral candidates from universities across the MAM region.
Simone Cummings, dean of the Walker School, will be the Webster University host. She is accompanied by MAM 2018 site coordinator John P. Orr, who is associate professor of management in the Walker School, and Denise Harrell, director of recruitment and program for the Walker School. Orr and Harrell are working closely with Carolyn Wiley, a Roosevelt University professor of management who is also the current MAM president.
The opening Thursday events will be based out of the Arcade Building at Webster's Gateway campus. The Westin St. Louis will be the host site for programming on Friday and Saturday.
Thursday Schedule at Gateway Campus
- 10-4 p.m. Doctoral Consortium: Doctoral students from MAM regional school gather for a day of sessions on potential doctoral careers, and skills work to help students on their dissertations.
- 11-5 p.m. Risk Assessment for Professors & Practitioners. H. Michael Johnson, PhD, PMP, will cover the basics of risk assessment, and help students to identify risk elements in their own organizations. Johnson handles risk monitoring for Nestle Global Technology Solutions America's, and serves as program lead for Webster's MA in Information Technology Management. (This PDW is good for 4 units of Continuing Education Credit from the Project Management Institute.)
- 5-6 p.m. MAM board meeting, open to members, in the Arcade Auditorium.
- 6-9:30 p.m. MAM welcome reception, sponsored by the Walker School, in the Arcade Contemporary Art Projects gallery.
Thursday's events also include an MAM tour of America's Central Port across the river in Granite City, Illinois.