Editor's Note (March 11, 2020): In light of recent updates concerning the impact and continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to cancel Connext, scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

This was an extremely difficult decision that took into account guidance and information from Harvard University, local health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

We will be issuing full refunds to all individuals who purchased a ticket for the event. Please allow two to three weeks for refunds to be processed, as we work through these unprecedented circumstances.

We share in your disappointment surrounding this news. As always, thank you for your understanding, patience, and continued support of Harvard Business School Online.


Editor's Note (February 6, 2020): There was a payment processing issue that occurred following the open of Connext 2020 registration. We know how excited many of you were to sign up, and understand it was very frustrating to not be able to do so. Our payment collection vendor found an error in its system, which prevented transactions and registrations from processing.

While we work toward remedying this issue, registration for Connext is temporarily closed and will reopen at 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, February 12.

The team at Harvard Business School Online is excited to announce that our annual conference, Connext, is returning this spring! The event will be held on the HBS campus on Saturday, May 2, 2020, and offer the chance for former and current participants from our global community to come together for a day of networking, learning, and inspiration.

bharat anand with HBS Online learners at Connext 2019

This year's conference will feature programming surrounding the theme “Digital Transformation,” including:

  • Classroom sessions led by HBS faculty
  • Remarks from HBS Online leadership, including our new Senior Associate Dean Debora Spar and Executive Director Patrick Mullane
  • A fireside chat featuring HBS Professor Karim Lakhani
  • A large-format case discussion led by HBS Professor Bharat Anand, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning at Harvard University
  • Networking opportunities with fellow learners
  • And more!

Registration for the event is now open. Please check your email for the link.

Note that space is limited and is first-come, first-served. The conference sold out in a matter of days last year, so be sure to reserve your spot early.

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We look forward to welcoming our learners to campus this spring!

Are you interested in learning more about Connext? Explore our past coverage to find out what it was like to attend the event in previous years.