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Krannert Alumni Conference

April 19-23, 2021

Krannert is partnering with Socio, a virtual event company with deep Purdue roots, to connect you with a truly interactive virtual conference experience in 2021 at no cost to our alumni and friends!  You can participate from the web, on your mobile device, or your smart TV!

We are offering three types of programming throughout the week to broaden your virtual experience. You will need to register for any (or all!) of these experiences through Socio:

Connect to Class:

Faculty and students have opened up their classrooms for virtual alumni visitors to attend! These classes are open as pre-conference and post-conference opportunities from April 19-23. See schedule for details!

Conference Sessions:

The official Conference Sessions take place from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm EDT from April 20-22. There are five tracks and sessions each day, sponsored by one of our renowned centers or programs. Check out the schedule link at the top for details about each session!
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Global Supply Chain & Operations
  • Economics
  • Data Analytics
  • “Mini-MBA”

Can’t make it to one of the sessions? No problem! Each session will be available ON DEMAND in our Session Library later that night!

Extracurricular Activities:

A wide range of live and on-demand extracurricular activities are available all week. From a virtual 5K or a sneak-peek at future plans for campus, to a mixology class and a live keynote by Ron Insana of CNBC (just to name a few) - there is a little something for everyone! You’ll want to check out the schedule for live events and the Extracurricular Activities Library for on-demand offerings in store for you!

That’s the conference in a nutshell! So, what do you do next?

Since we are virtual this year and want to give you the most personalized, interactive experience possible, you will need to take a couple extra steps when registering. Here is what we recommend:


Visit the Schedule Page and read about all of the live events you may want to attend.


Then visit the Registration Info Page for instructions on how to register and download the Socio app on a web or mobile device.


Register for the “Connect to Class” classes, conference sessions, and live extracurricular activities.  Then download the Socio mobile app to create your account.


Once you’ve registered, don’t forget to read your confirmation email – there is a special gift!

Interested in participating in the Krannert Alumni Virtual 5K?

Throughout April, you can run or walk at your own pace to earn your next piece of race hardware. We even have a virtual jogging tour of campus you can use on the treadmill (or your couch – we won’t judge!).  Race fees will go to supporting our students! You will need to register for the 5K separately from the Alumni Conference to make your race donation to Krannert students.  Check out the Extracurricular link for more information!

Need help registering?

Email us at, and we’ll set up a time to walk you through the registration process!