Events

For additional information regarding any of the Kenan Institute’s events, send an email to KIEvents@kenan-flagler.unc.edu.

Virtual Event: Dean’s Speaker Series — Bobby Long & Louise Brady

Tuesday March 16, 2021 • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

This event has been postponed to the 2021-2022 academic year. More

Webinar: Rethinc. Labs — Topics on Quantum Circuit Optimization

Thursday March 25, 2021 • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Rethinc.

Quantum circuits are an essential aspect of quantum algorithms and applications. Their efficiency can greatly impact not only the efficiency of higher level algorithms but also their feasibility and applicability, especially in the current NISQ era. In this talk, Shaohan Hu, will join us from the Future Lab of Applied Research and Engineering at JPMorgan Chase to discuss two pieces of his recent work on building efficient quantum circuits. More

Webinar: NCGrowth — Blueway Guide Launch

Wednesday March 31, 2021 • 1:00 PM
NCGrowth • CREATE

Co-hosted by the North Carolina Office of the US Economic Development Administration and the North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Industry Office at the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, NCGrowth’s Blueway Guide provides communities the tools they need to leverage waterways for economic development and increased quality of life. Speakers will include outdoor industry businesses, economic development professionals and community leaders. More

Webinar: Rethinc. Labs — Fairness in Justice: Use of Machine Learning in Pre-trial Detention

Wednesday April 7, 2021 • 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Rethinc.

Join our panel of experts who will share their technological, legal and social expertise to answer the questions raised by the real-world performance of risk assessment instruments. More

Virtual Event: Dean’s Speaker Series — Michele Buck

Thursday April 8, 2021 • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Please join us for an exclusive conversation with Hershey's Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Michele Buck on Wednesday, April 8. This virtual experience is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford. More

Webinar: NCGrowth — Heritage Placemaking

Thursday April 15, 2021 • 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
NCGrowth

Join NCGrowth, the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and the Conservation Trust for North Carolina to explore how economically mindful heritage placemaking is taking shape in Black communities across the country. More

Virtual Event: 2021 Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference

Thursday April 22, 2021 to Friday April 23, 2021

This invitation-only conference will convene 150 thought-leaders from academics, industry and government to debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy. More

2021 UNC Sustainability Awards

Thursday April 22, 2021 • 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Center for Sustainable Enterprise

As long-standing leaders in sustainability, the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise are proud to host the University of North Carolina Sustainability Awards. These awards recognize the leadership of North Carolina Business in protecting and promoting the state’s natural resources. More

Virtual Event: Dean’s Speaker Series — Anthony Foxx

Thursday April 29, 2021 • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Please join us for an exclusive conversation with Lyft Chief Policy Officer and Advisor to the Co-Founders Anthony Foxx on Wednesday, April 29. This virtual experience is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford. More

UNC Technology and Business Strategy Forum

Thursday September 16, 2021
Rethinc.

Join us as we explore the current challenges facing businesses and policy makers as disruptive technologies alter operations and strategies — as well as entire industries. The forum hosts business leaders, top scholars and policy experts debating the most pressing current issues in a novel format. More