Graduway Leaders Summit

at Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University

New York

28-29 October 2019

Graduway Leaders Summit

what & why

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28-29 October 2019

Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University

What and why image
What and why image

Graduway exclusively hosts the Graduway Leaders Summit New York as a gathering of leaders with the focus on best practices in alumni engagement and career mentoring.

300+ delegates are expected to attend in order to listen to the industry’s thought leaders, share best practice, develop professionally and network.

Reasons to Participate:

    • Network with colleagues in Alumni Relations (AR) and Career Services (CS)
    • Hear from thought leaders in AR and CS about cutting edge trends in both industries
    • Connect with clients using the Graduway platform and learn best practices



Columbia has negotiated rates with numerous preferred hotels in New York City which can be obtained by booking through the direct link provided on this website, or contacting the hotel directly by telephone and requesting the Columbia rate.  There are also reasonably priced accommodation options in the vicinity of Columbia University on Airbnb.

Getting to the Alfred Lerner Hall:

Maps, directions and parking information can be viewed at this link

Graduway Leaders Summit


Monday, October 28th, 2019
9.00 - 10.00
Registration Desk and Genius Bar Open with Light Refreshments
10.00 - 10.15
Graduway Founder and CEO
10.15 - 11.15
11.15 - 12.15
Alumni Relations Fireside Chat
Boston University
Columbia University
University of Connecticut
12.15 - 13.30
Networking Lunch
13.30 - 14.00
Connecting your Engagement & Fundraising Programs
Tulane University
14.00 - 14.30
In the alumni relations world nothing can be certain except for death and taxes
The Manchester Grammar School
14.30 - 15.15
Networking Break
15.15 - 16.45
Best Practice & Showcasing Success Breakout: Higher Education
Texas Woman's University
Rice University
University of Toronto
Purdue University - Krannert School of Management
15.15 - 16.45
Best Practice & Showcasing Success Breakout: K-12 & Independent Schools
St. Michaels University School
St. Edward High School
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
The Manchester Grammar School
15.15 - 16.45
Best Practice & Showcasing Success Breakout: Non-Profits & Foundations
The Rappaport Foundation
World Learning
16.45 - 17.45
Drinks Reception and Entertainment at Faculty House
British Comedian and Free Style Rapper
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
8.00 - 9.00
Registration Desk and Genius Bar open
9.00 - 10.00
Cornell University
10.00 - 10.45
Career Services Fireside Chat
Columbia University
University of Miami Business School
10.45 - 11.45
Graduway's Next Generation Alumni Network
11.45 - 12.00
Graduway Awards Ceremony
12.00 - 13.15
Networking Lunch
13.15 - 13.45
alumni relations and career services - Better together
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, San Francisco
13.45 - 14.15
Leveraging Alumni for Student Recruiting
West Virginia University
14.15 - 14.45
Making the case for investment in advancement
Brandeis University
14.45 - 15.30
The Great Debate
Brandman University
Champlain College
Stony Brook University
The State University of New York at Buffalo
15.30 - 16.30
Farewell Reception

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Complimentary Tickets
(two per institution)
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Additional Delegates