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2019 AMA Summer Academic Conference

Chicago, IL

Marketing on Fire: Burning Questions, Hot New Methods and Practical Ideas Worth Spreading

AMA academic events are built to surround you with peers who understand your research challenges and provide access to top thought leaders who can help you find solutions. Whether you’re an emerging scholar making your mark or a seasoned academic pushing the boundaries of traditional thinking, we have you covered with events ready to help you advance your career.

Academic Placement Hiring Event

This conference is home to the industry’s largest hiring event. Doctoral students can connect with schools that have open positions. It’s included with conference registration. 2020 Hiring Event information is available.


(Expires 07/08/19)
Standard Pricing
Academic Professional
Academic Professional $789
Doctoral Student (Member) $189 $289
Doctoral Student $389 $489
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Conference Program

New for 2019: Master Classes – SOLD OUT

These lecture-style sessions presented by notable instructors will let you learn new professional development skills to improve your teaching or research.

See the full master class descriptions here.

Master classes are included with AMA Summer Academic Conference registration. (You will receive an email with instructions for attending.) They cost $250 for non-conference attendees.

Practitioner and Academic Panel

Our evening reception will take on a new format where you can mingle with other attendees and hear a lively panel discussion from a mix of scholars and practitioners who will be discussing how our two sides of marketing can better work together.

Panel Speakers

Aaron Robinson

Marketing Science Partner


Geoff Nyheim

US Central Area Director for Amazon Web Services


Maggee Bond

Innovation Executive, Research

Katie Malone

Director of Data Science

Civis Analytics

Conference Co-Chairs

Keisha Cutright

Associate Professor, Marketing

Fuqua School of Business
Duke University

James Alvarez Mourey

Assistant Professor, Marketing 

Richard H. Driehaus College of Business
DePaul University

Renana Peres 

Associate Professor of Marketing 

School of Business Administration 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Upcoming Summer Academic Conference Dates

AMA Event Policies and Commitment to Conference Safety

Downloadable Conference Program

Below you’ll find a schedule at a glance for the event.

Click here to download the detailed agenda.

Friday, August 9

Poster Presentation Lunch

Poster Presenters Schedule

11:30 am – 12 noon: Lunch

12 noon – 1:00 pm: Presentations

Concurrent Sessions

Master Class Sessions

Registration Required

Concurrent Sessions

Practitioner Panel and Reception

Saturday, August 10

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Awards Luncheon

Master Class Sessions

Registration Required

Concurrent Sessions

SIG Receptions

Sunday, August 11

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Event Location

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 836-0100



We’ve secured an AMA room block at a special rate of $242.00 per night (excluding taxes and applicable fees which are currently 17.40% but are subject to change). Please reserve your overnight accommodations early as there are a limited number of AMA special rates available. You can reserve your room online or by calling (877) 303-0104 (be sure to reference the American Marketing Association Summer Academic Conference). Please note: Any hotel room booked outside of the AMA negotiated block of rooms may not be eligible for the discounted rate and could have a different cancellation policy.

The reservation cut-off date is Wednesday, July 11, 2019.

Complimentary guest room Wi-Fi is included.

> Reserve your room here.


Air Travel Discount

The AMA has teamed up with Delta Air Lines to offer a special discount on air travel. Click here to get started. You can also call the Delta Meeting Network at (800) 328-1111 and refer to meeting code NY2M7. There is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via this service.


Conference Attire

Conference attire is business casual. Meeting rooms tend to be cool, so you may wish to bring a sweater/jacket.


Area Attractions, Events and Tourism

Please visit Choose Chicago for additional city information.



The AMA is committed to providing equal access to our meetings for all attendees. If you are an attendee with a disability and require program accommodations, please contact the AMA Support Center at (800) AMA-1150. A member of our staff will ensure that appropriate access arrangements are made. If you have specific disability-related needs for your hotel sleeping room, please be sure to communicate those directly to the hotel when you make your reservation. In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to all attendees, we require that details of all access requests be communicated to our office at least 14 days in advance of the beginning of the meeting.



Special thanks to all our event sponsors!
Interested in exhibiting? Please reach out to Barbara at to learn more.

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Poster Reception Sponsor


Breaks & Refreshments Sponsor


Awards Luncheon Sponsor


Reception Sponsor


Teaching Tool Sponsors






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Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Please reach out to Felipe Reyes for available opportunities:​


2019 AMA Summer Academic Conference