2020 MBAA International Conference: March 25 – 27, 2020

The Palmer House Hilton is a AAA four-diamond rated hotel, hosting visitors to the Chicago Loop for over 140 years.

The historic Palmer House has been offering urban luxury to its guests since 1871.
The Lockwood Bar and Restaurant at the Palmer House is one of many dining options located within the hotel.
MBAA International hosts two entertainment events during the conference which are held in the Grand Ballroom.
Entertainment has included American English, North America’s top Beatles tribute band.

Make sure to register for the 2020 MBAA International conference.

MBAA International is always excited to return home to Chicago!

About Us

We could say that MBAA International stands for a high quality, high value, multidisciplinary gathering of leaders from around the world with almost a half century of history to present and receive useful research, share effective pedagogy, and network in a fun and familiar setting.

We could say that – and it would be true.

Learn more about MBAA International

For questions concerning paper submissions, please contact the appropriate track chair. Contact information is located at the top of the website under leadership – professional track chairs.

Get in touch with us

Do you have any question or a comment? Send an email to: [email protected] Or give us a call at: (615) 898-2838.


Registration cards can be faxed to: (615) 898-5187.

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MBAA Call for Papers 2020

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Submission Deadline EXTENDED:

December 2, 2019

2020 MBAA International


March 25–27, 2020


MBAA International Conference Program

Draft 2 Available NOW

MBAA International FINAL POST-Conference Program 2019

MBAA International Post-Conference Program 2018 FINAL

2019 Performances

Wednesday night saw the return of the Jazz Community Big Band, an 18-piece band playing the music of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones and many more.

Thursday night broughtThe Blooze Brothers a Blues Brothers Tribute Band with an Aretha Franklin Tribute included. This high-­powered, choreographed 11­-piece show band covered music from the ‘40s to today: Motown, Soul, R & B, Classic Rock, Swing, and of course the music and crazy antics of the famous original Blues Brothers.