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Bentley Alumni Conference

May 9 and 10, 2024 at Bentley University

May 9, 2024

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Bentley Alumni Conference

Reconnect, discover and innovate with leaders and trailblazers from the Bentley community. Get inspired to tackle the challenges and opportunities in today’s business world. See the program.

Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10
Bentley University Campus

$250 alumni
$200 Falcons of the Last Decade (FOLD) alumni
inclusive of all sessions, meals and receptions

33

sessions

3

keynotes

2

upskilling workshops

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Keynote Speakers

Highly sought after speakers offer powerful insights and industry trends.

Vala Afshar, P ’25

Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce

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CK Kerley

Corporate Trainer and University Instructor

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Barbara Stevens

Former Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Bentley University

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Jeff Twiss

Vice President for Media Services and Alumni Relations, Boston Celtics

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Chad Wright, MSCIS ’01

Chief Information Officer, Boston Dynamics

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Conference Themes

Follow a single theme or mix it up and take in a variety of topics — the choice is yours.

Innovation
a robotic doga robotic dog
Health industries
an MRI machinean MRI machine
Entrepreneurship
a man teaching in front of a blackboarda man teaching in front of a blackboard
Business ethics
a group seated at a round tablea group seated at a round table
Diversity, equity and inclusion
a student smilinga student smiling
Sustainability
trees on campustrees on campus

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Accommodations

Hotel blocks are available until April 8.

Westin Waltham Boston

70 3rd Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
Rate: starting at $249 USD per night, available until April 8.

 

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston

550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Rate: starting at $189 USD per night, available until April 9. 

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FAQs

Who should attend the conference?

The Bentley Alumni Conference is for Bentley undergraduate and graduate alumni at any point in their career.

What are the registration fees?

We offer early bird pricing until Monday, April 8, along with a discounted rate for Falcons of the Last Decade (undergraduate alumni who graduated in 2014 to 2023).

Until April 8:

  • $150 for FOLD alumni
  • $200

After April 8:

  • $200 for FOLD alumni
  • $250

What is included in the registration fee?

By registering for the conference, you will have access to 33 sessions including three keynotes, two upskilling workshops, complimentary breakfast, lunch and snacks each day, receptions on both Thursday and Friday evenings, and industry-based networking opportunities throughout the duration of the conference.

I can’t attend in person; will any of the sessions be virtual?

The conference will be fully in-person this year.

Where can I find the locations for specific sessions?

Each session and event will be assigned a room closer to the date of the conference. You will be able to see the full program with locations on the conference app, which will be shared closer to the conference.

Who else is coming?

Take a look at other alumni who have signed up.

I can no longer attend. Is my registration refundable?

Conference registration fees will be refundable until Sunday, May 5, or may be gifted to the university.

Can I make changes to my schedule after I have registered?

You will be able to build and change your schedule on the conference app, which will be shared with conference attendees closer to the date.

Will parking be available?

Yes, parking will be available in the following lots: L1, L2, L3, and L6. Take a look at our campus map.

Will shuttles to campus be available from the hotels?

Yes, complimentary shuttles will be available.

Where do I go once I’ve arrived on campus?

Check-in for the conference will be held in the LaCava Center, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452.

Are you able to accommodate dietary restrictions?

Yes, you can indicate any dietary restrictions in your registration form.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to the Global Alumni Board for their leadership in presenting the Bentley Alumni Conference, and to the Conference Steering Committee:

  • Cody Aguirre Clearwater ’08, Vice-Chair, Global Alumni Board
  • Kaylee Araoz ’17
  • Jim Buckley ’10, MBA ’11, Global Alumni Board
  • Jenna Caldwell ’94, Chair, President’s Club Council
  • Carl Coken ’86
  • Guillermo Fernandes ’13
  • Ken Foo ’99, MSF ’01, Global Alumni Board
  • Brian Kelleher ’14, Co-Chair, FOLD Board
  • Mark Longo ’89, Global Alumni Board
  • Asimina Morris ’21
  • Danielle Parsons ’05, MST ’06, Global Alumni Board
  • Brianna Rakoski-Calvin ’15, Bentley Mosaic Alumni Council
  • Keith Singletary ’96, Chair, Global Alumni Board
  • Salvatore Ternullo ’14, MSA ’18
  • Christopher Volberg ’17, FOLD Board
  • Courtney Woronka ’21, MBA ’22, FOLD Board

Questions?

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to a member of the Global Alumni Board or to alumni@bentley.edu.