The Harvard Business School Online team is excited to announce that our annual Connext conference is returning this May!

Save the date: Connext will be held virtually on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Connext is an opportunity for HBS Online participants to network, share their experiences, and learn from and with each other.

Hosting the conference virtually not only ensures a safe day for all during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but also aligns with this year’s theme: “Navigating the Digital Frontier.”

Registration for Connext will open at 9 a.m. EST on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Current and former HBS Online participants will receive an email with the link to register. Admission is free, but tickets are limited and are first-come, first-served.

Programming for the day includes:

  • Opening remarks from HBS Online Executive Director Patrick Mullane and a keynote by Senior Associate Dean Debora Spar
  • Livestreamed and pre-recorded lectures and interviews with professors Tsedal Neeley, Rebecca Henderson, Forest Reinhardt, Michael Wheeler, and Yael Grushka-Cockayne
  • Two Live Online Classroom (LOC) case discussions led by professors Nancy Koehn and Sunil Gupta
  • Networking opportunities
  • HBS Online Community Chapter booths
  • Closing remarks from HBS Dean Srikant Datar
  • Exciting announcements from the HBS Online team

It’s important to note that while all Connext attendees will have the option to observe the two Live Online Classroom (LOC) case discussions, there are a limited number of seats for those who can participate in the LOC itself. If you’d like to join either of the discussions, please note your interest on your registration form. Each session has 93 spots available, and participants will be randomly selected after registration has closed.

For those who are unable to join us on May 7, select parts of the conference will be livestreamed to HBS Online’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages, and more recorded content will be shared on our social media channels following the event.

Remember to check your email for the registration link and register starting at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, February 18, 2021. We’re excited to host another day of connection, knowledge sharing, and inspiration, and invite you to join us as we navigate the digital frontier.

To learn more about Connext, explore our frequently asked questions, along with a recap of 2019’s conference and one attendee’s meaningful takeaways.