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Important Dates, Workshops and Events

Workshops and events are specifically designed for Case Competition participants who want to prepare for the competition. 

Kogod faculty and staff will lead sessions and provide important case analysis and presentation tips. Events also include a panel of judges and a panel of professionals with expertise in the case topic. Workshops are open to all competitors and it is recommended that at least one member for each team attend every workshop.

2015 Workshops & Event Series

These events will help you build skills and excel on competition day.

MEET THE JUDGES
Tuesday, January 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Kogod Student Lounge
A panel of judges tells you what they look for in presentations; what makes a good or bad presentation and solution; and the type of questions they might ask. Enjoy refreshments, sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. 

FREE AGENT SOCIAL
Friday, January 23, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Kogod Student Lounge
If you're looking to form a team for the competition, this is the opportunity to meet other free agents. For the past several years, free agent teams have consistently made it to the final rounds and placed well in the competition.

BREAKIN' IT DOWN: CRASH COURSE ON CASE ANALYSIS
Monday, January 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m., MGC 200
Do you have limited experience in working with cases? What are the important things to look for when reading a case for the first time? Professor Sicina leads a crash course on Case Analysis. Don’t miss this popular and helpful workshop.

WORKING THROUGH A SHORT CASE 
Thursday, January 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m., MGC 200
Professor Sally Fowler shows participants how to analyze and respond to a short sample case. You can read the case before the workshop! There is a copy on the Blackboard site.

CASE RELEASED CREATING, ORGANIZING & PERSUASIVELY PRESENTING YOUR CASE COMPETITION SLIDES
Tuesday, January 29, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Bender Library 115
The Kogod Center for Business Communications builds on the same short sample case that Professor Fowler used in Part I to guide participants through best practices in persuasive presentation and organization You may attend even if you missed Professor Fowler’s workshop. Try to read the case (available on the case competition website) ahead of time. Refreshments will be served.

PANEL OF EXPERTS
Wednesday, February 4, MGC 3-5
6:00-7:00 p.m., Introductions and Q&A
A Panel of Experts, executives with expertise in the case topic, will answer your questions and give you insights into the case. Names of panelists will be revealed when the case is released! Refreshments will be served following the event.

THE BUSINESS LIBRARIAN IS IN: REFERENCE QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Wednesday, February 4, (by appointment) - Email matos@american.edu to schedule
Thursday, February 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Kogod Lobby
Friday, February 6, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Kogod Lobby

Consult with business reference librarian Michael Matos on how to most efficiently access powerful business evidence to support your solution.

PIZZA BREAK FOR TEAMS
Thursday, February 5, 7:00 p.m., Terrace Lounge
Work with your team and enjoy pizza and beverages courtesy of the K-LAB.

REHEARSE WITH THE CENTER FOR BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Friday, February 6, 10:00 am - 6:00 p.m., Kogod Conference and Breakout Rooms
Teams will be required to sign up in advance; space is limited.

Important Dates

REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, November 3, 12 pm.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR FREE AGENTS Thursday, January 23, 11:59 pm (note that this may end earlier should registration capacity be reached before the deadline).

RESUMES DUE FOR JUDGES TO RECEIVE Tuesday, January 27, 11:59 pm on Blackboard.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL COMPETITORS Monday, February 2, 11:59 pm (note that this may end earlier should registration capacity be reached before the deadline).

CASE RELEASED Tuesday, February 3, 11:59 pm on Blackboard.