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SEER Symposium


Join us for the 7th Annual SEER Symposium in 2018 as we continue exploring the next generation of business strategy, focusing on entrepreneurship, values, and innovation. It is a unique event that explores all facets of business from high-level strategy to boots-on-the-ground implementation. With an interactive format that encourages participation from an engaged and energized audience of graduate business students and business leaders, this gathering of experiences from a broad spectrum of world-changing innovators, executives, thought-leaders and entrepreneurs will challenge and inspire you.

The event will feature a powerful line-up of speakers challenging conventions to change the way we think about everything from food, energy, fashion, economic opportunity, and the sustainable organization itself. The day includes talks by our inspiring speakers, our annual student/alumni entrepreneurial "Fast Pitch" competition, and breaks for breakfast, lunch, and coffee to give attendees ample time to network and interact with one another.



Marci Zaroff

"Business and social-environmental responsibility are not mutually exclusive. To have an event like this - that embodies environmental principles - is an opportunity to drive that forward."

Marci Zaroff
ECOlifestyle Entrepreneur, Educator and Innovator
2016 SEER Symposium Speaker

Andrew Basmajian

"This is perhaps the best single-day program I have attended, ever. 2016 was the fourth time I have participated and each time I walk out blown away."

Andrew Basmajian
Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
SEER Symposium Attendee

What Makes the SEER Symposium a Unique Experience?

Inspiring ideas

Hear Inspiring Ideas with Disruptive Solutions

Because of the power of technology and global connectivity, entrepreneurs have unprecedented resources at their disposal to target challenges both locally and globally.

Connect with others

Connect with Others Interested in Sustainability

An intimate venue cultivates one-on-one interaction with sustainability trailblazers from a variety of different industries.


Explore Values-Based Innovation

Examine the crossroads between values and business as world-changing innovators, thought-leaders, and entrepreneurs share their journeys in creating profitable companies that help make the world a better place.

Connect with others

Network With Top Industry Thought Leaders

Engage and connect with leaders who are changing the trajectory of business during this uniquely targeted opportunity for collaboration.

Robert Bikel

"Companies must integrate social and environmental values into strategies that create long-term competitive advantage."

Robert Bikel
Director of the SEER Program
Instructor of SEER Business and Management

The SEER Certificate

The Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy certificate, led by Director of the SEER Program, Rob Bikel, allows full- and part-time MBA students to complement their degree with courses that prepare them to:

  • Incorporate values and ethics into a successful career in 21st-century business
  • Apply SEER values to companies large or small and across a diverse range of industries
  • Lead the next wave of great organizations