Three events. One historic gathering. Register today!
We’ve all been told that you can’t mix business with pleasure — but this November, the rules will be broken! Thunderbird’s four-day 11.11.11 Global Celebration will combine the school’s first Global Business Dialogue with the celebrations of the official Grand Opening of the newly restored Tower, last night at the old pub and homecoming. This is a great opportunity for you to travel back to Thunderbird for professional development, which your company could support or you could write off as a business expense, while also enjoying a weekend of sunshine and historic events at your alma mater.
Global Business Dialogue
The Global Celebration kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 10, with the school’s first Global Business Dialogue, a two-day conference of stimulating discussion, high-level speakers and global networking centered around the theme “Redefining Global Leadership.” Class of ’79 Thunderbird alumnus Bob Dudley, CEO of BP, and Craig R. Barrett, Retired CEO/Chairman of the Board of Intel, have already signed on as keynote speakers. Participation in the Dialogue will earn you two Continuing Education Credits, give you access an elite group of global leaders and put you front and center in a timely, relevant exchange of ideas on global business issues and trends.
Homecoming & Tower Celebration
Homecoming events span Nov. 10 through 13 and will feature mixers, Regional Night with students, a last night at the old pub, beer and margaritas on the lawn and the traditional farewell brunch.
Events kick off Nov. 10 when hundreds of T-birds will gather at the old pub for a final toast and celebration of memories and history. The pub will re-open at 7 p.m. for this one final night.
Then, on Friday, Nov. 11, Thunderbird will celebrate the official grand re-opening of the historic Thunderbird Tower and the 70th birthday of donor and Trustee Merle A. Hinrichs ‘65 with a gala celebration. Hosted by the Hinrichs, the party marks the culmination of a grassroots campaign that started in 2007 when a group of students began raising funds to save the World War II landmark.
Director of the Tower Restoration, Will Counts ’09, is organizing the event, which he said will be the party of a lifetime, featuring the unveiling ceremony, cocktails, buffet dinner, named entertainment, fireworks and more. The Tower Celebration is complimentary, so don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our history, share memories with old friends, and ring in a new era for the historic Thunderbird Tower. The newly restored Tower is home to the new pub, conference rooms, Thundershop and more.
The Global Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime event you will truly not want to miss! For more information, visit here. To register today and take advantage of an early bird discount, click here. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!