Speaker Resources

Sponsorship Resources

Conference Resources

A conference is a large-scale event type typically hosting over 250 guests. Conferences are a professional development and networking opportunity that consist of the following:

  • Career panels 
  • Coffee chats
  • Keynote speakers
  • Meals
  • Optional Closing Reception

Conference planning typically begins eight months to a year ahead of the selected date. Conference Vice Presidents and chairs are required to work with the Conference Advising Team in order to produce a seamless, successful Columbia Business School branded event.

Conference Advising Team


Nicole Zisa

Conference Advisor

  • Event planning guidance
  • Conference planning process 

E-mail Nicole

Xylina Cocinescu

Associate Director of Young Alumni & Student Programming

  • Speaker & Alumni  approval

E-mail Xylina

Quadri Olanlege

Assistant Director, Student Engagement & Corporate Relations

  • Corporate Sponsorship

E-mail Quadri

Jamie Bonadonna-Van Beverhoudt

Accounts Payable and Procurement Manager

  • Contract approvals, payment of goods and services

E-mail Jamie

Tricia Baione

Executive Director of Career Education & Advising

  • Career/topic assistance & guidance 

E-mail Tricia

Keshia L. Mark

Associate Director, Public Relations

  • Merchandise & logo approval

E-mail Keshia