Skip to Main Content

2024 Event Schedule

2024 Event Schedule 

We're celebrating the 15th anniversary of Global Ivey Day (GID)! Founded by the Ivey Alumni Network in 2010, GID is about connecting and celebrating with classmates, friends, colleagues, and with the Ivey community. Many exciting events, both in person and virtual, have been planned for you by dedicated alumni volunteers and the School (see schedule below). Registration is open, with much more to come this month!

Global Ivey Day Regional Events Map

Chapters are planning many fun and engaging in-person events in cities around the world — you won’t want to miss the party near you! All alumni are invited to attend. Some events may not take place on May 9, so please carefully note dates/times. 

Shane Skillen

Thursday, May 9 at 7 a.m. ET

Marketing is all about emotions. Finding the right connection between your brand and your target market is an essential part of surviving in a competitive landscape. For years, Shane Skillen has been helping brands make that connection through his award-winning market research firm, Hotspex. Skillen's work is all about bringing together his love of creativity, strategic thinking, innovation, and technology! Discover more about his journey on this episode of The Entrepreneur Podcast.

The episode link will be emailed to those who register.

20 Years of Ivey Pledge Ceremony

Thursday, May 9 from 9-9:30 a.m. ET

2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the Ivey Pledge Ceremony! Join more than 15,000 alumni who have participated in this tradition since its introduction by the Ivey Alumni Network in 2004. This virtual event provides alumni with the opportunity to recite — or recommit to — the Ivey Pledge to act honourably and ethically, and receive a unique, individually numbered Ivey Ring.

Neurodiversity at work illustration

Thursday, May 9 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET

This livestream learning event, hosted by The Ivey Academy, will explore the barriers limiting the inclusion of neurodistinct individuals in the workforce, unpack misconceptions about the correlation between support needs and skill levels, and discuss how leaders can reimagine job roles and structures to create more inclusive and productive organizations. We'll be joined by expert guests: Rob Austin, Professor of Innovation and Information Systems and Evolution of Work Chair at Ivey; Thorkil Sonne, Founder, Specialisterne and the Specialisterne Foundation; Moish Tov, CEO, JoyDew; and Denise Arnold, Founding Principal, Denise R. Arnold LLC and PhD Candidate Disability Studies, University of Illinois Chicago. 


Hayden Woodley

Thursday, May 9 from 2-3 p.m. ET

Go back to class with Prof. Hayden Woodley as he takes the group through a virtual case about inclusive leadership. In this 60-minute session you will: discuss how barriers to performance impact organizational success; improve your confidence in your ability to ‘step in’ when you see prejudice and/or discrimination; and develop your ability to gather information to improve your decision-making skills.

NOTE: a one page case will be sent in advance of the session.

If you have any questions about Global Ivey Day, please contact

Connect with Ivey Business School