2015 Forté MBA Forums Information Page
for Schools and Exhibitors
Please bookmark this page; it will assist you in planning your event participation.

 

Held in late summer and early fall across the United States, Canada and the UK, Forté Forums educate potential MBA students about business careers and opportunities in MBA education. The events offer women leaders from businesses and schools around the country a chance to share their experiences and insight in an informal setting. Register now to attend.

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FORUMS FORMAT
The format for these events is highly interactive. Each event will consist of two panels, the Alumnae Panel and the Admissions Panel, except in London where there will be the Alumnae Panel only. The Alumnae Panel will include a moderator and four to five panelists from various industries and career stages. The Admissions Panel will include a moderator and three senior admissions officers to discuss the MBA application process. Women will have the opportunity to network with school representatives during the entire program.

We rely on your help to promote these events! Please help us spread the word to your audiences. We make it as easy as possible by providing instructions and simple-to-use marketing tools in the online Promotion Toolkit, available from this site in June.

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TIMELINE

5:30 - 6:00 pm Representative sign-in and set-up
Representatives must set out and pack up all materials
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Attendee Registration
School Fair Open 
Schools and Exhibitors are encouraged to keep their exhibit tables open from 6:00-8:30 pm in New York and Washington, DC and from 6:00-8:15 pm in all other cities.

Networking Reception
Light refreshments will be served. Please make sure to eat prior to the event or bring something to eat with you. 

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Alumnae Panel
School Fair

8:15 - 9:00 pm
Admissions Panel
School Fair Closes 
Schools may pack up at 8:30 pm in New York and Washington, DC and 8:15 pm in all other cities.

London: 8:00 - 8:30 pm Networking

 
 
DATE CITY & EVENT LOCATION
ACCOMMODATIONS
Monday, August 17

Boston
Liberty Mutual
30 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Reservations: 1-800-225-2008
Rate: $239
Cut-off Date: July 18, 2015
Tuesday, August 18 Washington, DC
Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Reservations: Reserve Here
Rate: $249
Cut-off Date: July 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19

Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

The Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Reservations: 1-800-937-8461
Rate: $169
Cut-off Date: July 16, 2015
Thursday, August 20 Miami
Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Reservations: 305-679-3066 (Morgan Aloma, Event Sales Manager)
Rate: $104
Cut-off Date: July 30, 2015
Monday, August 24 Seattle
The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Reservations: 1-888-627-8513
Rate: $269

Cut-off Date: August 3, 2015
Tuesday, August 25 San Francisco
South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport - South San Francisco
250 Gateway Boulevard South San Francisco, California 94080
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS Group Code: FFD
Rate:
$255
Cut-off Date: August 4, 2015
Wednesday, August 26 Los Angeles
The LA Downtown Hotel
333 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

The LA Downtown Hotel
333 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Reservations: Reserve Here
Rate: $169
Cut-off Date: July 20, 2015
Thursday, August 27 Houston
The Westin Galleria & Westin Oaks Houston
5060 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77056

The Westin Galleria & Westin Oaks Houston
5060 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77056
Reservations: 1-800-228-1212
Rate: $149
Cut-off Date: July 30, 2015
Monday, August 31 Chicago
Chicago-Booth Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 E. North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Reservations
1-888-627-7106
Rate:
$179
Cut-off Date: August 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 1 New York I
Bank of America
One Bryant Park
New York, NY
Royalton Hotel
44 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Reservations:
 1-800-606-6090
Group name:
 Forté Foundation
Group Code:
 FF0115
Rate: 
$259
Cut-off Date
August 4, 2015
Wednesday, September 2 New York II
Bank of America
One Bryant Park
New York, NY
Royalton Hotel
44 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Reservations:
 1-800-606-6090
Group name:
 
Forté Foundation
Group Code:
 
FF0115
Rate: 
$259
Cut-off Date
August 4, 2015
Thursday, September 3 Toronto
One King West Hotel & Residence
1 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1A1

One King West Hotel & Residence
1 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1A1
Reservations: 1-866-470-KING
Rate: $269
Cut-off Date: August 23, 2015
Thursday, October 1 London
Chicago Booth - London
The Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5HA
United Kingdom

*IMPORTANT NOTE FOR LONDON: Exhibitor materials for London cannot be shipped directly to the forum venue.  They will have to be brought onsite with your representative/s when they check-in to set-up their exhibit table. All exhibitor materials will have to be removed at the end of the event.
Doubletree Hilton London - Victoria
2 Bridge Place, London, SW1V 1QA
United Kingdom
Reservations: 0044 20 7400
Reference Code: GFORT
Rate:
199.00

 

 

EXHIBITOR GUIDELINES AND SHIPPING INFORMATION
Shipping addresses and instructions will be available from this site as they become available.

Download Guidelines

Shipping To Venue:

  • Bring materials with you unless shipping to the venue is absolutely necessary.
  • If shipping materials, please limit your items to one small to medium box per location.
  • Please limit the number of materials you send to the below suggested quantities: 

350 (NY and DC)
225 (BOS, CHI, SF and LA)
150 (HOU, TOR, LON)
100 (ATL, MIA, SEA)

  • Clearly label box with your organization’s and/or representative/s name.
  • Include completed return shipping labels/forms with original shipment (see "Shipping From Venue" below).
  • Box should be shipped to arrive no more than TWO days prior to the event.
  • Box that arrives more than two days prior will be returned to the sender and/or will be charged an additional fee.
  • Provide tracking information for shipped box to Jamie Bratcher (jamie@fortefoundation.org) and to your onsite representative/s.

Shipping From Venue:

  • Include completed return shipping labels/forms with your original shipment if you want remaining items returned. Information needed on shipping label/form: Recipient name, address, phone number and billing account number
  • Onsite exhibitor representative/s must pack remaining items and label them with the completed return shipping label/form.
  • Forté will arrange for materials to be picked up by the appropriate shipping company on the next business day. If return label/form is not included in the original shipment, remaining items will be discarded.
  •  
Exhibitor Display/Materials:
  • One 6 foot table clothed with two chairs will be provided.
  • One banner tablecloth may be displayed. No stand up, floor length signage may be displayed.
  • Laptops and iPads are welcome but internet service will not be provided.
  • Promotional materials such as catalogs, pens or other small items are acceptable giveaways. No large giveaways or display items are acceptable due to room size constraints.
  • Exhibitor representatives are responsible for placing materials on assigned tables.

Parking and Transportation

Download parking and transportation information here