Student Run Business Association
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SRBA Conference

Annual Conference 2019

Coming Together: Relationships and Running Businesses

WHEN: March 29-31, 2019. Conference will begin at 3pm on March 29 (but join us earlier for pre-conference activities) and conclude by 2pm on March 31.

WHERE: Hosted by Harvard Student Agencies, the nation’s largest student-run business program, the 2019 conference will be held on Harvard University’s campus in Cambridge, MA.

Registration has CLOSED!

If you are still interested in attending the conference, please email us as soon as possible at srba@hsa.net


Why You Should Attend

Our SRBA Annual Conference unites student-run business organizations (and aspiring educational organizations) from across the country to work, learn, and grow together. The Annual Conference is more than a place to hear amazing ideas from amazing students, leaders, and support organizations. It’s an opportunity to make connections that make businesses succeed now and relationships that last a lifetime.

The conference programming is purposefully designed for both members of established student run businesses and individuals looking to just get started! Whether you have millions of dollars in revenue and want to perfect your marketing strategies, or are just beginning to get your feet wet with university relations, this conference is the place for you. We welcome students, advisers, board members, alumni, and university officials. Not sure if this conference is for you? Email us at srba@hsa.net!


Registration Details

Admission Costs:

Non-Member Schools

  • Regular Admission (register before March 15): $100/attendee

Member Schools*

  • Regular Admission (register before March 15): $25/attendee

*SRBA member schools must use promotional code emailed to them to unlock member ticket types.

What’s Included: Conference admission includes access to speakers, workshops, networking events, Friday evening reception & dinner, and breakfast & lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Where to Stay: We recommend attendees look into staying at the Sheraton Commander or local AirBnBs. The Sheraton Commander Hotel has provided SRBA Conference Attendees special rates if booked before February 28; be sure to check out more information about where to stay and book through our special link found here.


Conference Agenda

The conference will include:

Workshops

From learning how to start a retail empire, engage alumni, and fundraise, to discussing organizational values, strategic marketing, and women in the workplace, our conference workshops will have it all! With more than 15 workshops taught by both students and advisors from more than 10 schools, you’ll be able to choose exactly what you want to learn, and engage with experts on the topics of your choice!

Roundtables

We are all experts at our own work, and roundtables will allow us to share our best practices. Rotating from table to table, students and advisers will discuss best practices with peers. Topics will include integrating technology in the workplace, managing friends and peers, balancing school and work, and hiring and training practices. Attendees will leave roundtables full of new ideas and inspiration for their own work.

Networking Opportunities

Idea sharing and friend making won’t stop at the end of the day! There will be a dinner reception and unstructured time for attendees to get to know one another, discuss ideas, and build lasting friendships. Attendees will build connections and a network that they can leverage to help one another solve problems in the months — and years — ahead.

Keynote Speakers

Expert keynote speakers will talk about influential business tactics, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Andrea Cunningham, a marketing and communications entrepreneur who led marketing efforts in launching some of the world’s most famous products, from Atari’s Asteroids to Apple’s first Macintosh computer, will be one of multiple keynote speakers. From these speakers, attendees will learn how to best manage their SRBs and how to apply their SRB expertise and experience in post-undergraduate roles.

Professional Development

As much as we all love SRBs, we can’t be students forever. With an alumni panel, composed of graduated employees of SRBs, attendees will learn what their predecessors wished they had known before, where they went after college, and how to best leverage their experience for post-undergraduate opportunities. Additionally, students’ resumes will be aggregated and distributed to potential employers.

Visit Harvard

The conference will take place at Harvard University, the oldest higher education institution in America and home to the largest SRB in the country. Attendees will visit Harvard’s beautiful campus, meet and work in Harvard’s academic buildings, and enjoy a beautiful spring weekend in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just a few subway stops from downtown Boston.


Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

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