The 49th Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference will be hosted by the Cape Breton University Shannon School of Business in Sydney, Nova Scotia from Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Cape Breton University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, as are all Atlantic Schools of Business. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

The theme for ASB 2019 is Msit no’kmaq, a Mi’kmaw word which roughly translates to “honouring all my relations.” Msit No’kmaq is regularly said as a means of recognizing the importance of relationships; relationships between people as well as the many animate and inanimate actors in our environment. At ASB 2019, a focus on relationships includes relationships and reconciliation, relationships in business schools, and relationships between partners who have helped build stronger multi-sectoral partnerships. Consistent with ASB’s developmental focus, we will also create opportunities for students to develop long lasting relationships with researchers in later stages.

YearConference ThemeHost University
2019Msit no’kmaqCape Breton
2018Diversity and ManagementMoncton
2017Work and Play in the Tidal ZonesAcadia
2016The Business of Knowledge / The Knowledge of BusinessSaint Mary’s
2015Entrepreneurship: Passion and PracticeNew Brunswick
2014Communities, Context and CommunicationMount Saint Vincent
2013Business in TimeSt. Francis Xavier
2012Business as Usual?Dalhousie
2011The Business of Business SchoolsPrince Edward Island