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Aspen Undergraduate Consortium 2019

In June 2019, The Aspen Institute and Boston University, Questrom School of Business will jointly design and host the next convening of the Aspen Undergraduate Consortium. Over 2.5 days, we aim to inspire teaching faculty and deans to innovate in the classroom by sharing practical, “state of the art” approaches to blending the liberal arts and business. Our agenda will feature:

  • Deep dives into exemplary teaching—At the heart of the convening, participants will examine (and experience) each other’s teaching—and to workshop distinctive elements and themes. These sessions are designed to give participants new insights and actionable ideas for their own teaching.
  • An exploration of the notion of place—As a touchstone throughout, we’ll challenge participants to consider how place matters in what and how we teach. How can we use place-based teaching to blend the liberal arts and business? How might we use place to advance civic education and engagement – and to draw connections between the student’s education and the wider world? What does place mean for us as a community of learners? Who gets to be in our spaces of learning? What do we know about the design of learning spaces?
  • Corporate voices—A select number of business executives will join us as co-developers of business leaders of the future. What kinds of new learning and development resonate in today’s business climate? What are businesses seeking to achieve in their own training and development efforts?
  • Dialogues with the city, self, and colleagues—To enliven the imagination of participants and maximize learning, our agenda will include a carefully designed city tour, time for reflection, and time to connect with peers at schools from the U.S. and Europe.

See more information and link to program overview and agenda below

DATES/LOCATION: June 16 – 18, 2019 at Boston University, Questrom School of Business

REGISTRATION: Participation is US $4,750 for a team of up to three participants. If interested in sending a team, email



Event information
Sun Jun 16, 2019 - Tue Jun 18, 2019
6:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Questrom School of Business
Boston University
Boston, MA