The Darden School’s Business in Society Conference is an annual event that brings together a diverse audience of students, community members and business leaders to discuss the role of business in providing lasting value in an increasingly complex global society. This year’s conference theme is Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), and we will explore how these initiatives are enhancing business relationships and improving communities worldwide.

Darden is pleased to welcome Andrew O’Brien, Special Representative for Global Partnerships in the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, as the event’s keynote speaker. Additional conference sessions will address social impact bonds, the role of the international non-governmental organization (NGO), and PPPs as an opportunity to build the nation’s resiliency.

This event is organized and sponsored by the Net Impact Club, Emerging Markets Development Club, Energy Club, Education Club, Business & Public Policy Club, Healthcare Club, as well as Darden’s Institute for Business in Society and University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. For questions about the event, please contact Niti Kalra (

Register HERE for this free event! The full agenda and session details can be viewed below.

BiS Conference Flyer 2015