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Fourth Annual UT “Smokey” Mountain Finance Conference*

Apr. 04-06, 2019

Dancing Bear Lodge

Townsend , TN

Lodging, meals, and sessions are held at the Dancing Bear Lodge, 7140 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, Tennessee. All paper sessions will be in the room adjacent to Appalachian Bistro. UT faculty will organize transportation to any off-site activities.

* "Smokey" is the mascot for the University of Tennessee. The conference is named after a combination of the Smoky Mountains and "Smokey" the dog. 

Thursday, Apr. 04

6:00pm

Welcome reception followed by dinner

Appalachian Bistro

7:30pm

Networking activity

Friday, Apr. 05

7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast

Appalachian Bistro

8:30am - 1:00pm

Networking activity

Hiking in the Smokies

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch

Appalachian Bistro

2:00pm - 3:45pm

Session 1

Born to Be Bad. Jesse Ellis (NC State)

Flow. Caitlin Dannhauser (Villanova)

3:45pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Coffee Break

4:00pm - 5:45pm

Session 2

What Will It Do for my EPS? A Straightforward But Powerful Motive for Mergers? Jim Linck (SMU)

Pay Cascades Lalitha Naveen (Temple)

6:30pm

Dinner

Appalachian Bistro

8:00pm

Networking activity

Smores by the campfire and Cornhole tournament

Saturday, Apr. 06

7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast

Appalachian Bistro

8:30am - 10:15am

10:15am - 10:30am

Mid-Morning Coffee Break

12:15pm

Lunch

Appalachian Bistro

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