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  • CBFA Conference Schedule
    (Some minor modifications may be made as we finalize the details.)

    Thursday, October 17 

    Pre-conference Workshop
    (More details on accompanying page)
    9:00 a.m. — 4:15 p.m. 
    “Management as a Liberal Art: Insights from Peter Drucker, Our Christian Faith, and the Practice of Management”

    Thursday, October 17 

    2:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
    Registration, Weber Center, Room 101

    5:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
    Opening reception with “Heavy Hors D’oeuvres”

    7:15 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
    Welcome, praise and worship in Centennial Chapel, Ray Hilbert

    Friday, October 18 

    Breakfast provided at Hotels 

    7:30 a.m. — 8:10 a.m.
    Opening devotional and announcements, George Kalemkarian

    8:25 a.m. — 10:55 a.m.
    Academic sessions
    Also 2 or 3 local field trips TBD (each limited to 15 to 20 people)

    11:30 a.m. — 9:00 p.m.
    Trip to Chicago
    (See special section on available tours on website.)
    • Box lunches and trip via Peoria Coach to Chicago, 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
    • Transportation provided directly to or very near your chosen activity; activities generally will last from about 1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
    • Free time, 4:00 p.m. — 5:00 pm.
    • Dinner on your own; finish dinner by 7:00 p.m. and load buses for return trip (via Planetarium drive for nighttime view of Chicago)
    • Return to hotels and campus by 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 19 

    Breakfast provided at Hotels

    7:45 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
    Opening devotional, Dr. Susan Emmerich
    Annual business meeting

    9:15 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
    Plenary session with panel of businessmen and women

    10:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
    Academic sessions

    12:15 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.
    Luncheon buffet
    Ozinga family: “An American Success Story,” Professor Charles Emmerich
    Poster sessions and dessert

    2:15 p.m. — 4:40 p.m.
    Academic sessions
    Also, 30-minute tours of Olivet’s new $30 million geothermal heated Student Life and Recreation Center available on a limited basis 

    4:45 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
    Free time for networking, group meetings or returning to hotels

    7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
    Closing banquet and awards ceremony, Dr. John C. Bowling, President of Olivet Nazarene University
    Dress will be business attire.


  • CBFA Conference Schedule