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This year's Student-Run Business Conference will host a variety of sessions and panels with business leaders and industry professionals. Our event descriptions are below. Check back to this site for updates on speakers and additional sessions!


The Business Value of Social Responsibility

This session will kick off our conference and introduce attendees to social responsibility. We know that there is significant business value to doing good; how can we find ways for our businesses to contribute? How can we be change-makers in our communities while remaining fiscally responsible?


Communicating Your Business Values

Did you know that 90% of US consumers would switch to a brand associated with a cause? As your business looks to take on socially responsible initiatives, it is important to properly market your projects and achievements to your consumers. Join us in discovering how businesses can best market their values to differentiate themselves from their competition.


Socially Conscious Leadership

When done well, business leaders can create great change for their community and employees, but this requires a strong vision and leadership style. Attendees of this session will discuss how to shape their business trajectory toward social responsibility and how to engage their staff in the company’s purpose and mission. This session with provide practical tools for mobilizing staff, clarifying what matters most, and creating impact in businesses.


Nice Guys Finish First: Panel Discussion

The term “social responsibility” has many meanings among different entrepreneurs and business leaders. In this exciting panel discussion, attendees will hear from a variety of local business leaders as they share what it means to implement the ideals of social responsibility into a business’ model, how they came to prioritize social initiatives, and tips for our businesses as we look to engage in these pursuits.