2014 MBA Health Care Conferences

MBA health care conferences are an amazing opportunity to learn and network in the Health Sector. The latest topics on news articles and text books come alive and attendees are brought to the cutting edge. People who dedicate the time and energy to go to these events are also very passionate about the topic and are great to meet and talk with. 

I know that many fellow MBA students would like to attend a few of these conferences. But how many are out there, and when and where are they? I've always assumed that all the top MBA programs held a health care conference. I now share with you a comprehensive list of all the Top 20 MBA programs that have at least one annual student-run health care conference. 

The list is ranked by date, ascending. I had written a post on the first half of 2014, and now this an update for the second half of 2014. This should be helpful for returning 2nd year MBA students and 1st years.

MBA Health Care Conferences, 2nd half 2014 

November 14 UNC
November 15 Duke
November 15 Kellogg
November 21 Columbia
Date TBD Booth

Brief overview of conferences

Fuqua (Duke)

Time For a Check-up: Curing Health Care Through Innovation
Conference website
Location: Durham, NC
Duration: 1 day
2014 Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Details TBD. Read my blog post on the 2013 conference here.

Kenan-Flagler (UNC)

Disruptive Innovation: Rewiring Health Care
Conference website
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Duration: 1 day
2014 Date: Friday, November 14, 2014

Details TBD

Kellogg (Northwestern)

Recharting the Borders of Health Care
Conference website
Location: Evanston, IL
Duration: 1 day
2014 Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Details TBD. Site is not yet updated

Booth (University of Chicago)

Title TBD
Conference website
Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 1 day
2014 Date: TBD

Details TBD. Site is not yet updated.


Using Data and Technology to Innovate, Value, and Reengineer Healthcare
Conference website
Location: New York, New York
Duration: 1 day
2014 Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Details TBD. Site is not yet updated

Already occurred in 2014:


Feb 2014 agenda
Location: Cambridge, MA
Duration: 1 day
2014 Date: Feb 8

There are 4 keynote speakers at HBS's annual MBA health care conference, which will take place on Saturday on Feb 8. The 4 keynotes have yet to be determined.

Wharton (U Penn)

Wharton Health Care Business Conference (Feb 2014 agendaFeb 2013 agenda)
Wharton Alumni Health Care Conference (Oct 2013 agenda)
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Duration: 2 days (Feb), 1 day (Oct)
2014 Dates: Feb 20-21

Wharton has a 2-day MBA health care conference in February each year. The speakers and panels for the Feb 2014 conference have yet to be announced. In 2013, the keynote speakers were Kent Thiry, CEO of DaVita, and Bruce Broussard, CEO of Humana. Wharton also has a 1 day alumni conference in the fall of each year.

Sloan (MIT)

Innovations in Health Care Conference (Dec 2013 agenda)
Bioinnovations (Feb 2014 agenda)
Location: Cambridge, MA
Duration: 2 days, 1 day
2014 Dates: Feb 28

MIT has 2 health care focused conferences. In its Dec Innovations in Health Care Conference, Robert Master, CEO of Commonwealth Care Alliance was its keynote. The upcoming Bioinnovations conference will have keynote speakers Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA, and Dr. George Church, of the Wyss Institute of Synthetic Biology and Director of the Personal Genome Project. More keynote speakers will be announced in the future.

Haas (UC Berkeley)

Feb 2014 agenda (TBD)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Duration: 1 day
2014 Date: February 28

Keynote for the 2014 conference: Ryan Howard, founder & CEO of Practice Fusion, a startup that offers a free, web-based EHR that currently serves over 75 million patients.


Apr 2014 agenda (TBD)
Location: New Haven, CT
Duration: 1 day
2014 Date: April 11


  1. Hey Steven, this is a treasure trove I've been looking for. Great job. Thanks for putting it together :-)

    1. You're welcome Sathya. I'm going to post another for MBA case competitions in health care, once they have more details out.

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