Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium

Monday, September 25, 2017
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia

Application Period Begins: February 1, 2017
Nominations Deadline: May 1, 2017
Access the Nomination Application

The 27th annual Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium is held in conjunction with the CSCMP’s Annual Conference. The Symposium is a highly rigorous, interactive, and informative event that offers innovative sessions that meet CSCMP's expanded scope and mission.

The Symposium is specifically designed for doctoral candidates in the latter stages of their doctoral studies, specializing in supply chain management and related fields of study, who intend to pursue a career in academia.

The Symposium will:

  • Offer an opportunity for students to develop a richer understanding of supply chain management-related disciplines, including logistics, operations management, supply management, and marketing
  • Provide a forum in which doctoral students will have an opportunity to dialogue with academic and practitioner leaders
  • Provide an opportunity to build a network of academic and nonacademic contacts
  • Expose students to research policy, techniques, and approaches
  • Build a level of professionalism and awareness of issues, challenges, and opportunities in the global business community

Please note: All registered annual conference faculty members are welcome to attend the symposium, but student participants must be nominated and invited in advance.

Nomination Criteria

Please review the Doctoral Symposium nomination criteria.

Please note:
All nominations must be made by faculty and submitted online by May 1, 2017 in order to be considered.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 23
Welcome gathering for students preceding the Board of Directors Reception

Sunday, September 24
Academic Research Symposium (formerly known as the Educators' Conference')

Monday, September 25
Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium
Chairman’s Reception

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26-27
CSCMP’s 2017 Annual Conference