Friday, May 20, 2022 Saturday, May 21, 2022

A Pfestival to Honor Jeff Pfeffer

Join the Pfestival, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate a once-in-a-century scholar, Jeff Pfeffer, and his tremendous career.
Open to
Stanford Community


United States

Has any single thinker had as much influence on as many domains of organizational scholarship as Jeff Pfeffer? Power, health, demography, careers, corporate politics — Jeff’s contributions have been both singular and lasting. Many of us owe our careers to the pathways he blazed.

At long last, a group of Jeff’s students and colleagues is hosting an event to celebrate Jeff and his career. (Just to be clear: Jeff is not going anywhere, and has no plans to ease up on Stanford administrators as long as Hoover Tower is still standing.) The best way to celebrate Jeff is to engage his work, share the newest insights that have followed, and anticipate future directions.

We invite you to save the date — Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, 2022 — to join the Pfestival, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate a once-a-century scholar.

Organizational Behavior

Friday, May 20, 2022 Agenda

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Opening remarks and reception

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Power in organizations

6:30 – 8:30 pm


Saturday, May 21, 2022 Agenda

8:00 – 8:45 am

Breakfast and opening remarks

8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Panels on resources dependence and evidence based management

12:00 – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 4:15 pm

Panels on time is money and the future of work

4:15 – 7:30 pm

Closing, cocktails, and dinner 

Sunday, May 22, 2022 Agenda

9:00 – 10:30 am

Informal breakfast

Important COVID-19 Restrictions

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  • If you are experiencing symptoms of upper respiratory illness, please refrain from attending the event.
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