The CVCR hosts semiannual symposiums, one in the spring (usually May) and one in the fall (usually November). Expert speakers from industry and from Lehigh University give presentations on cutting-edge research, emerging trends, and best practices in supply chain management. Most symposiums also include panel discussions or breakout sessions.

CVCR symposiums generally have approximately 200 attendees, of whom roughly 2/3 are supply chain practitioners and 1/3 are Lehigh faculty, students, and staff. Practitioners come from a wide range of industries, including:

  • Retail
  • Consumer packaged goods (CPG)/manufacturing/distribution
  • Government/military/aerospace
  • Pharma/health
  • Technology
  • 3PL/logistics
  • Consulting

Symposiums are one-day events and include continental breakfast, lunch, and a post-symposium cocktail reception, at which attendees can network and continue discussions sparked during the symposium.

Each symposium is preceded by a Networking and Student Recruiting Reception, held the prior evening, at which companies can get to know some of Lehigh’s best and brightest undergraduate and graduate-level students.


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Interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor of an upcoming symposium? Sponsorship is available for several symposium events, including the networking reception, the student research poster competition, and meals. Please contact us for more information.


“The breadth of companies represented across industry and the region, along with the range of topics and best practices, has made the CVCR Symposiums a value-added experience each year.”
Caldwell Hart, Director Supply Chain Management & Process Innovation, Dresser-Rand Co.

“I learn more in this one-day program than many other 2-3 day programs that cost significantly more money and time. The symposium topics are always right on target to what is driving our industry.” Ted Uhlman, Rodale

“Excellent symposium! Small, informal setting provides wonderful opportunity to discuss topics with thought leaders. Great job!” Daniel Mattioda, Major, USAF, Asst. Professor of Logistics Management, Air Force Institute of Technology