Reunion Dates: 19–21 May 2017

MAY 19-21, 2017

One-Year Reunion Photos

Photos from on-campus activities are available online on the HBS reunion photo galleries page. The gallery page is behind the LEFA login. You can order directly from the site at a small cost.


FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Welcome Party
Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza, Boston
Join your classmates for the kick-off event of the weekend! Drinks and appetizers will be served.
Suggested Attire: Casual cocktail

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. & 9:45 a.m.
Buses depart the Boston Park Plaza Hotel for HBS campus
Suggested Attire: Casual

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Reunion Check-in & Continental Breakfast
Meredith Room & Williams Room, Spangler Center
* Check-in will continue through 3:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
Welcome Remarks
Burden Auditorium
Kristin Mugford, Melvin Tukman Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Start-Up Showcase
Burden Auditorium
Your classmates are working on some great new start-ups, come learn about them! Classmates will give a brief pitch on their company, followed by a panel discussion about the highs and lows of new ventures. The panel will be moderated by Brad Minkow, Sec. G and Siri Uotila, Sec. D.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Faculty Sessions
Get back to the classroom with some of our most beloved professors presenting on thought-provoking topics!

Jeffrey Bussgang, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Aldrich 112
The entrepreneurial journey can be obsessive, overwhelming and consuming. The quest to disrupt industries and make billions can sometimes result in startup addiction, neglecting friends and family in the pursuit of financial success and fame. This talk will share the techniques employed by some of the most talented entrepreneurs to manage their lives alongside their careers.

Rory M. McDonald, Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Aldrich 12
This talk reflects on our current obsession with data and information. Drawing from personal experience and the latest research, we consider some pitfalls that arise when using data to formulate strategies and make important decisions about business, life, and career. Through a mix of stories and examples, we explore the underappreciated role of observational insight, experimentation, and theory to answer questions like: Why do valuable opportunities get overlooked? Why don’t companies and individuals learn from experience? How can we improve our chances of success?

Matthew C. Weinzierl, Associate Professor of Business Administration

Spangler Auditorium
Understanding the roots of debates over economic policy. We live in turbulent political times, and debates over the proper role of government are increasingly heated. In this discussion, we will go below the surface of these debates and try to understand, and even appreciate, the different sides. We will focus our discussion on tax policy, where major reform is high on everyone’s agenda but difficult to achieve. The obstacle: tax policy is one place in which society has to decide on—not just debate—some of its most difficult tradeoffs.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Section Reflections & Lunch
Aldrich Section Classrooms
Boxed lunches will be provided for all alumni and guest attendees. Lunches can be picked up outside each section classroom.
Section A- Aldrich 7
Section B- Aldrich 8
Section C- Aldrich 9
Section D- Aldrich 10
Section E- Aldrich 11
Section F- Aldrich 107
Section G Aldrich 108
Section H- Aldrich 109
Section I- Aldrich 110
Section J- Aldrich 111

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
MyTakes Series
Burden Auditorium
Listen to personal accounts from your classmates in these short TED-style talks. Topics range from personal experiences to business matters and everything in between!

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
TGIF │ Pub Social
Spangler Lawn
Rain Location: Williams Room

5:15 p.m.
Buses depart for Boston Park Plaza Hotel

6:00 p.m. and on
Section parties
Various locations around Boston (see list below for details)
Suggested Attire: Cocktail

Section A
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
40 Court Street, Boston
Hosts: Allen Yang, Michail Alexandros

Section B
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
The Palm
1 International Place, Boston
Hosts: Jeff Zeller, Anndrea Moore

Section C
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
40 W. Third Street, South Boston
Host: Karan Kumar

Section D
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge
Hosts: Philippe Brunet, Liat Berry

Section E
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Towne Stove & Spirits
900 Boylston Street, Boston
Hosts: Tyler Harris, Kate O’Donnell

Section F
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
540 Atlantic Ave, Boston
Hosts: Kyle Casella

Section G
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
The Brahmin
33 Stanhope Street, Boston
Hosts: Kyle Dempsey, Sergio Marrero, Meghan Murphy, Carmen Collyns

Section H
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
District Hall
75 Northern Ave., Boston
Host: Vipul Chhajer

Section I
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
300 Technology Square, Cambridge
Host: Maimouna Diakhaby

Section J
6:00 – 9:00pm
Rosa Mexicano
155 Seaport Blvd., Boston
Hosts: Allie Buckvold, Paul Sperduto, Leticia Tavares

9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
All Class Gala
Dance the night away with your whole class at the Boston Children’s Museum!
Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street, Boston
Suggested Attire: Cocktail

Please note: Partners, guests and children are invited to participate in all reunion activities. No formal child care will be provided by HBS during reunion weekend, however, we are happy to help recommend for all childcare needs throughout the weekend. Please email Katie Tripp with any questions.

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