Wharton Stories: Conferences

A class project on wildfire prevention led three Wharton undergrads to present their findings at the Women in Data Science Conference at Penn.

Predicting Random Forest Fires in California

“While we need experience to learn, it is mostly interfering with the learning process,” said Annie Duke, author and retired professional poker player.

How to Learn from Wins and Losses — and Other Lessons from Poker

At this year’s MARC Conference, undergrads heard from Wharton alum and Christian Lacroix CEO Nicolas Topiol on how he helped revive the luxury fashion house post-bankruptcy.

4 Brand Strategies That Put Christian Lacroix Back on the Runway

Wharton Prof. Gad Allon discusses how new platforms like Uber affect the behavior of gig economy workers at the 2019 London Global Wharton Forum.

What Motivates Workers in the Gig Economy?

Prof. Mauro Guillen shared his findings on the effects different governments have on GDP per capita at the 2019 London Wharton Global Forum.

Does It Pay to Have a Monarchy? The Answer Might Surprise You

Wharton Prof. Lori Rosenkopf argues that we’re not benefitting from “shorter network paths” created by social media, and offers two solutions to activate them.

Social Networks Have Made the World Smaller — But Not Simpler

During his keynote for the 2019 WCAI Conference, Chief Data & Analytics Officer A. Charles Thomas mapped out the evolution of analytics as he’s seen it in the last 20 years of his career.

General Motors’ A. Charles Thomas: Lessons Learned from a CDAO’s Journey from the Back Office to the C-Suite

Jeff Raider, WG’10, and other leaders in retail shared their insights into keeping ahead of industry trends at the 2019 Wharton Graduate Retail Conference.

How the Co-Founder of Harry’s and Warby Parker Navigates Constant Disruption in the Retail Industry

Michelle Jaffee, W’19, and Monica Volodarsky, W’21 share their experience attending a social impact conference at the University of Utah — including a captivating hackathon addressing student debt.

What Two Wharton Undergrads Learned at Utah’s Winter Innovation Summit

Jessica Pugh, WG’19, will be heading to Google this fall to work on global strategy while thinking of carving a bigger space for underrepresented minorities.

Jessica Pugh is Pushing for Diversity and Inclusion in the Tech Industry