Social Guest Registration

If you are travelling with a partner or friend, and would like to invite them to join one of the social functions of the SMS Annual Conference, please click below to access the registration page for social guests. 

These registration options do not include the lunches or coffee functions, but are available for each of the evening receptions planned as part of the conference except the Interest Group & Community Socials on Sunday. 

Networking Opportunities

From evening receptions to hosted luncheon discussion tables, coffee breaks, and the always-open Conference Lounge-- SMS London offers many opportunities to connect with colleagues and meet new people!

Hosted Luncheon Discussion Tables

On Sunday - Tuesday of the conference, the Conference Lounge will hold small, limited capacity networking luncheon events that are open to any registered conference attendee. Participation is first-come, first-served, and some events may require pre-registration. Buffet lunch will be provided. See below for details on each event.

Sunday, September 18, 12:30 - 13:30

Co-Chairs: Rebecca Kehoe, Cornell University, and Federica De Stefano, HEC Paris

Pre-registration required

The SMS Women’s Networking Event will be an opportunity to engage in discussions with scholars of all genders on a variety of career issues, including negotiations, promotions, balancing research and teaching, and finding co-authors. The event will take place in-person during lunch at the SMS 42nd Annual Conference in London on Sunday, September 18th 2022. The discussion will be structured with table leaders facilitating conversations. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, stories, and their own experiences to share. Our goal is to create an environment that invites connection and community and that helps to overcome the barriers based on gender, geography, career stage, etc. that too often separate us as scholars and people. All are welcome, but participation is limited; first-come, first-served based on pre-registration. Please use the link below to register and complete the topic survey – we will do our best to assign you to one of your preferred topics based on these responses. Registration for this event is currently at capacity-- use the link below to join the waitlist.

Monday, September 19, 12:15 - 13:15

Hosted by: SMS DEI Committee

No pre-registration required; first-come, first-served

Join the SMS DEI Committee members for a luncheon roundtable event where participants will network and connect around important topics related to DEI within the field of strategic management. Each luncheon table will have a suggested topic, but all DEI-related discussion is welcomed and encouraged.

Tuesday, September 20, 12:15 - 13:15

Hosted by: PhD Student Circle on SMS Member Circle

No pre-registration required; first-come, first-served

Join the Student Ambassadors who manage the new PhD Student Circle on the SMS Member Circle, our online community, for a luncheon roundtable event for PhD students! Each luncheon table will have a suggested topic, but all discussion is welcomed and encouraged. While this event is designed to support peer-to-peer student networking, all are welcome to join in on the conversation. Faculty who are interested in supporting students are encourage to participate. 

Evening Receptions


Welcome Reception and Awards Recognition
Saturday, September 17th, 19:00 - 21:00
The SMS Awards and Journal Prizes will be presented from about 19:00 - 19:30

IG&C Socials
Sunday, September 18th, 18:30 - 19:30
Details for each IG&C's Social will be available on the conference app.

Monday Evening Reception
Monday, September 19th, 18:45 - 19:45
A networking opportunity with drinks and canapes


Tuesday Night Event at the Natural History Museum
Sponsored by Imperial College Business School

Tuesday, September 20th, 19:00 - 22:00

The SMS 42nd Annual Conference off-site event will be held at the Natural History Museum, an iconic visitor attraction and leading science research center. Attendees will mingle and enjoy drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres in one of Britain’s most striking examples of Romanesque architecture. 

The dress for this event is business casual and conference name badges are required for transportation and entrance into the event. Participants should meet in the conference registration area at specified bus departure times. Transportation information coming soon.


Lunches, Coffee Breaks, and Conference Lounge

SMS London will have many opportunities for informal networking and meet-ups. IG&Cs will host tables where their members can connect over lunch in the general conference lunchroom Sunday-Tuesday. During coffee breaks, attendees will congregate in the Conference Lounge for refreshments while they chat with colleagues or visit our sponsors' exhibit booths. For anyone needing a quiet place to hold an informal meeting, the Conference Lounge will be open all day Sunday - Tuesday.