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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 on Saturday, February 8, 2014. 

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.

2014 Workshops & Event Series

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

MEET THE JUDGES
Tuesday, January 21, 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. 

BREAKIN' IT DOWN: CRASH COURSE ON CASE ANALYSIS
Monday, January 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., MGC 200
Professor Sicina leads a crash course on Case Analysis. Don’t miss this popular and helpful workshop.

WORKING THROUGH A SHORT CASE
Tuesday, January 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m., MGC 200
Participants will learn 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 and competition website.

CREATING, ORGANIZING & PERSUASIVELY PRESENTING YOUR CASE COMPETITION SLIDES
Thursday, January 30, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Bender Library 115
The Kogod Center for Business Communications builds on the same short sample case that used in Working Through a Short Case to guide participants through best practices in persuasive presentation and organization. You may attend even if you missed the Working Through a Short Case workshop. Try to read the case (available on the case competition Blackboard site) ahead of time.

CASE RELEASED
Tuesday, February 4, 11:59 p.m. on Blackboard.

PANEL OF EXPERTS
Wednesday, February 5, MGC, rooms 3-5
6:00-7:00 p.m., Introductions and Q&A
7:00-7:30 p.m., Meet the panelists over refreshments 

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 sponsored by the Graduate Business Association (GBA).

THE BUSINESS LIBRARIAN IS IN: REFERENCE QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Wednesday, February 5, (by appointment) - Email matos@american.edu to schedule
Thursday, February 6, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Kogod Lobby
Friday, February 7, 11:00 a.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. Refreshments served. 

PIZZA BREAK FOR TEAMS
Thursday, February 6, 7:30 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 7, 10:00 am - 6:00 p.m., Kogod Conference and Breakout Rooms
Teams will be required to sign up in advance; space is limited.