RossTalks: The Michigan Ross World Tour Is Headed Your Way With an Impressive List of Speakers, Including Charlie Munger


It’s time to paint the town maize and blue ― a new season of RossTalks is heading across the U.S. and around the world featuring the likes of Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Charlie Munger and Equinox Executive Chairman & Managing Partner Harvey Spevak.

These exclusive networking events provide an electric atmosphere in which Michigan Ross alumni can mingle with peers, check in on the pulse of Ross, and meet current and prospective students.

In our new format, Scott DeRue, the Edward J. Frey Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, will moderate as guest-star panelists sound off on the latest trends and topics in business.

Incredible Speakers

We have your all-access pass to the best names in business.

In Los Angeles on November 30, Charlie Munger will share insights and anecdotes in a conversation with Dean DeRue. If you live or work in Los Angeles (and even if you don’t!) this is one you won’t want to miss. 


In Chicago, Elevate K-12 CEO Shaily Baranwal, MBA ‘07, and Equity Residential Executive Vice President & CFO Mark Parrell, BBA ‘88, will sound off on a top-of-mind subject: business and ethics.

Past RossTalks have also featured a number of outstanding alums.

For our first event of the season in New York, Dean DeRue led a panel consisting of Harvey Spevak, BBA '87/MACC '87; BlueOrange Sustainable Capital founder Blair Miller, MBA '07; and By Jordana CEO, Jordana Schrager, BA '16/MiB '16.

RossTalks San Francisco was held in conjunction with the West Coast Forum. This event featured Medallia CEO and co-founder Borge Hald, BBA ‘90, and Associate Professor of Information Systems Nigel Melville, who chatted about the rise of digitalization and the power and risk of artificial intelligence.

Stay tuned to find out what phenomenal speakers will appear at future RossTalks!

International Tour

Our alums are everywhere ― 108 countries to be exact ― and we want to be where you are! That’s why RossTalks isn’t just hitting the road ― we’re flying around the world to Mumbai, Hong Kong, London, and more to bring Michigan Ross to alums who are eager to reconnect.

ROSS ALUMS: Check out the complete list and register for an event near you!
Chicago > 11/09
Washington DC 11/15
Mumbai 11/18
Los Angeles (Registration Closing Soon) 11/30
Ann Arbor TBD
Hong Kong 1/18
Tokyo 1/20
London 2/26
Seoul 5/26
Shanghai 5/28

Learn more about RossTalks