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October 28-29

Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University
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Why Attend

WHAT’S GLS?

Graduway Leaders Summit is THE largest gathering of Career Services, Alumni Relations and Advancement professionals of the year. 

400+ delegates are expected to attend for 2 packed days filled with sessions on best practices, panel discussions and a special keynote from Andrew Gossen of Cornell University.

Join us at GLS to hear from the industry’s thought leaders, share insights, network and go back to work with empowered ways to achieve more for your students and alumni. 

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WHAT TO EXPECT?

  • 2 days of 15+ sessions with 40+ speakers dealing with best practice for the challenges you face daily
  • Networking with 300+ professionals from academic institutions and non-profits, just like yours
  • One-on-one time with the thought leaders driving the industry today
  • Entertainment, refreshments, food and drinks are all included in your GLS experience
  • New York. Need we say more? Actually yes, not only New York but we’ll be hosting the event at one of the world's most renowned institutions, the iconic Columbia University
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Testimonials

Speakers

Speakers

09:00-10:00

Registration Desk & Genius Bar Open With Light Refreshments

The Registration Desk and Genius Bar will operate in the Lerner Broadway Lobby from 9am onwards. At the Genius Bar, existing clients can meet members of the Global Customer Success Team and delegates new to Graduway are invited to view a product demo with one of our Account Executives.

10:00-10:15

Welcome Address

Founder and CEO, Graduway

Daniel Cohen

10:15-11:00

In the Alumni Relations World Nothing Can Be Certain Except for Death And Taxes

We use databases and artificial intelligence to try and model the future of fundraising and alumni relations. However, there is only one thing certain in alumni relations – death and taxes. With this in mind what role should alumni relations platforms play when it comes to the very end?

Director of Development, The Manchester Grammar School

Simon Jones

11:00-12:00

Fireside Chat: The Future of Engagement

Join us for a lively debate on the future of alumni engagement. Thought leaders from top institutions – Boston University, Columbia University, University of Connecticut, and the University of Pennsylvania – will join Graduway North American President Chris Marshall in an interesting (and fun!) forward looking session.

North American President, Graduway

Chris Marshall
Moderator

Asst. Vice President, University of Pennsylvania

F. Hoopes Wampler

Vice President for Alumni Relations, Boston University

Steve Hall

Vice President for Alumni Relations/President, Columbia Alumni Association, Columbia University

Donna H. MacPhee

Vice President Alumni Relations and Communications, University of Connecticut

Mo Cotton Kelly

12:00-13:15

Networking Lunch

13:15-13:45

Connecting Your Engagement & Fundraising Programs

With as many as 80% of high net-worth donors untapped by traditional alumni engagement strategies, and research indicating that engaged alumni are 3.4 times more likely to become donors, the impact of advanced, digital, alumni engagement tactics on fundraising outcomes is undeniable. Join us as we’ll deep-dive into the link between engagement and fundraising, and learn how turning to digital engagement platforms will scale your engagement efforts, resulting in a dramatic increase in donations.

Founder and CEO, Graduway

Daniel Cohen

Founder & CEO, EverTrue

Brent Grinna

Vice President, Tulane University

James Stofan

13:45-14:15

Alumni Relations and Career Services – Better Together

From its launch in April 2017, the Alumni Relations Department and the Office of Career and Professional Development at the University of California, San Francisco have partnered to develop and grow the UCSF Connect networking platform. Learn how these departments created an effective collaboration to promote and increase engagement of UCSF Connect, and the positive impact this partnership has had on the UCSF community.

Program Manager/Career Counselor, Clinical Careers, University of California, San Francisco

Sara Ayazi

Senior Director of Alumni Relations, University of California, San Francisco

Katie Maloney

14:15-15:15

Networking Break

15:15-16:45

Best Practice & Showcasing Success Breakout: K-12 & Independent Schools

A practical and helpful panel discussion as well as several “TedEx” style case studies given by Graduway clients will offer suggestions, ideas, and best practices on launching and managing the Graduway platform. This session is designed for current and prospective clients alike.

Showcasing Success Case Studies
Driving Alumni Relations, from Cradle to Grave, Simon Jones
Work Smarter Not Harder: Peer to Peer Engagement, Brandon Haburkak

Account & Sales Enablement Manager of North America, Graduway

Reesa Hinks
Chair

Alumni Relations Officer, St. Michaels University School

Denise Rees

Director of Alumni Engagement & Giving, Central Catholic High School

Brandon Haburjak

Alumni Executive Director, Belen Jesuit Preparatory School

Carlos Bravo

Director of Development, The Manchester Grammar School

Simon Jones

15:15-16:45

Best Practice & Showcasing Success Breakout: Higher Education

A practical and helpful panel discussion as well as several “TedEx” style case studies given by Graduway clients will offer suggestions, ideas, and best practices on launching and managing the Graduway platform. This session is designed for current and prospective clients alike.

North American President, Graduway

Chris Marshall
Chair

Executive Director of Alumni Engagement, Texas Woman's University

Jasmine Carter

Director of Alumni Programs, Rice University

April Cole

Online Alumni Engagement and Marketing Strategist, University of Toronto

Sarah Steed

Director of Alumni Relations, Purdue University - Krannert School of Management

Amber Watkins

Vice President, Alumni Relations, University of Arizona

Melinda Burke

15:15-16:45

Best Practice & Showcasing Success Breakout: Non-Profits & Foundations

A practical and helpful panel discussion as well as several “TedEx” style case studies given by Graduway clients will offer suggestions, ideas, and best practices on launching and managing the Graduway platform. This session is designed for current and prospective clients alike.

Professional Services Manager, Graduway

Lara McDonald
Chair

Public Relations & Marketing Specialist, The Rappaport Foundation

Sean Horrigan

Director of Alumni Engagement, World Learning

Carla Lineback

College Completion Coach, Take Stock in Children

Allison Jones

Director of College and Scholar Programs, TheDream.US

Tania Wilcox

16:45-17:45

Drinks Reception and Entertainment at Faculty House

Renew old acquaintances and meet other alumni relations and career services professionals during the get-together reception at the University of Columbia’s Faculty House. For nearly a century, Faculty House has served as the center of intellectual and social interaction among the Columbia University community. Get ready for an evening of networking and entertainment with the talented comedian and freestyle rapper, Chris Turner.

Comedian and Free Style Rapper,

Chris Turner

08:00-09:00

Registration Desk and Genius Bar Open

The Registration Desk and Genius Bar will operate in the Lerner Broadway Lobby from 9am onwards. At the Genius Bar, existing clients can meet members of the Global Customer Success Team and delegates new to Graduway are invited to view a product demo with one of our Account Executives.

09:00-10:00

Keynote – “What’s in It for Me?”: Defining and Communicating the Value Proposition of Alumni Relations

Executive Director, Digital, Alumni Affairs & Development, Cornell University

Andrew Gossen

10:00-10:45

The Future of Career Services

Many schools, colleges and universities are facing challenges as they consider new and innovative ways to tackle careers in the 21st century. Career trajectories are no longer linear and it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to position students optimally in front of employers. The need for a digital career ecosystem and roadmap is essential for career services, not only for its buzz worthiness, but in building the brand of its students and alumni. Join us in this in-depth discussion on what career centers are doing to reimagine and reinvent themselves in the wake of career disruption. Success requires all of the hard work and preparation needed to create the new opportunities that align with it. Discover new and novel concepts in the field of career development and how its leaders are rewriting their job descriptions to help every student maximize their career journey.

Career Thought Leader, Career Strategist and Professor, Columbia University

Hassan Akmal
Moderator

Vice President & CAO, Champlain College

Robert M. Caldwell

Associate Dean and Executive Director, Toppel Career Center, University of Miami

Christian Garcia

Associate Vice Provost for Career Education Initiatives, University of Rochester

Joe Testani

10:45-11:15

Networking Break

11:15-12:15

Graduway’s Next Generation Platform

Vice President Product, Graduway

Michael Schurder

12:15-12:30

Graduway Awards Ceremony

Join us in acknowledging the achievements of Graduway clients utilizing their platforms to increase engagement and better serve their alumni and students.

12:30-13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30-13:50

Leveraging Alumni for Student Recruiting

President & CEO of WVU Alumni Association, Inc. and WVU's Vice President of Alumni Relations, West Virginia University

Sean Frisbee

13:50-14:10

Life Lessons From a Two-Year-Old

We launched our Graduway platform two years ago. At first we crawled along in a slow but steady progress. After trial and error and weekly newsletters, we found our groove and started to walk. This momentum led to the discovery of two brilliant ideas. We have two successful formulas not just for our school, but for your institution as well. Get comfortable in your highchairs and get your crayons ready to take notes on how you can stop crawling and start walking today.

Alumni Manager, St. Edward High School

Kaleb Kaschalk

14:10-14:30

Making the Case for Investment In Advancement

Vice President, Administration & Operations, Brandeis University

Elizabeth Crabtree

14:30-15:30

The Debate: Tackling the Biggest Issues Facing Advancement

In a political debate style format our panel of experts will discuss several key issues facing advancement professionals. Moderated by Graduway North American President Chris Marshall, this session is a great way to end the GLS on a high note. Interesting, thought provoking, and always entertaining!

North American President, Graduway

Chris Marshall
Chair

Executive Vice Chancellor, Brandman University

Tod A. Burnett

Executive Director of Alumni Relations, Stony Brook University

Matthew Colson

Director of Alumni Engagement & Giving, Central Catholic High School

Brandon Haburjak

Associate Vice President of Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving, The State University of New York at Buffalo

Cynthia Khoo-Robinson

Executive Director of Graduate Career Development, University of Miami Business School

Andrew Stoner

15:30-16:30

Farewell Reception

We invite delegates to gather for a farewell reception in the Lerner Auditoruim North Lobby to enjoy drinks, canapés and conversation before heading home.

register

2 TICKETS PER INSTITUTION

Graduway Clients and Prospects

free

What’s Included

  • Admission to sessions and workshops
  • All conference materials
  • Lunches and coffee/tea breaks
  • Drinks reception (28/10) and farewell drinks (29/10)

ADDITIONAL DELEGATES

$990

What’s Included

  • Admission to sessions and workshops
  • All conference materials
  • Lunches and coffee/tea breaks
  • Drinks reception (28/10) and farewell drinks (29/10)

2 TICKETS PER INSTITUTION

Graduway clients and prospects

ADDITIONAL DELEGATES

$990

Purchase your ticket through Paypal

register

2 TICKETS PER INSTITUTION

Graduway Clients and Prospects

free

What’s Included

  • Admission to sessions and workshops
  • All conference materials
  • Lunches and coffee/tea breaks
  • Drinks reception (28/10) and farewell drinks (29/10)

2 TICKETS PER INSTITUTION

Graduway clients and prospects

ADDITIONAL DELEGATES

$990

What’s Included

  • Admission to sessions and workshops
  • All conference materials
  • Lunches and coffee/tea breaks
  • Drinks reception (28/10) and farewell drinks (29/10)

ADDITIONAL DELEGATES

$990

Purchase your ticket through Paypal

Attendees

information

  • Venue
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation

venue

Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University
Address
2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA
Phone
+1 212-854-9067

Columbia University  is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It has been ranked by numerous major education publications as among the top ten universities in the world.

Alfred Lerner Hall is the student center of Columbia University. Situated on the university’s historic Morningside Heights campus in New York City, the building, designed by deconstructivist architect Bernard Tschumi, then dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, opened in 1999.  The building attempts to both conform to its context of neoclassical buildings as well as break out of their mold.

TRANSPORTAION

  • Public Transportation

The BCEC is steps away from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop, which is the same subway line that services Logan Airport. It’s also a 15-minute walk from South Station, one of Boston’s major transportation hubs. South Station provides local services via bus, subway (Red Line), and the regional Commuter Rail, plus service across the country through Amtrak and bus.

  • Flights

From America

LaGuardia Airport is the closest to the campus; a taxicab ride is about $30 (not including a 18% tip), and the M60 Select Bus Service goes directly from LaGuardia to the campus every half hour for $2.75 (change only). For visitors arriving at any area airport (including Newark International Airport), public transit is available to the Port Authority Bus Terminal (see paragraph above). Coach service and taxicabs are another option; for example, a taxi directly to campus from Kennedy Airport costs approximately $60 (not including a 18% tip).

From Europe

Flights steps away from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop, which is the same subway line that services Logan Airport.

  • Directions

The GPS address of the Visitors Center, Morningside Heights campus, is 535 West 116th Street New York, New York 10027​

  • Parking

To self-park ($20 and $36 for oversized vehicles), from Summer Street, turn onto East Side Drive, drive past the valet area, and continue straight along the side of the building. At the end of the building, make a right and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and you will see the entrance to the South Parking lot in front of you. Accessible parking spaces are also located in this lot, closest to the building (the same parking rates apply).

ACCOMMODATION

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information

Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University
Address
2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA
Phone
+1 212-854-9067

Columbia University  is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It has been ranked by numerous major education publications as among the top ten universities in the world.

Alfred Lerner Hall is the student center of Columbia University. Situated on the university’s historic Morningside Heights campus in New York City, the building, designed by deconstructivist architect Bernard Tschumi, then dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, opened in 1999.  The building attempts to both conform to its context of neoclassical buildings as well as break out of their mold.

The BCEC is steps away from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop, which is the same subway line that services Logan Airport. It’s also a 15-minute walk from South Station, one of Boston’s major transportation hubs. South Station provides local services via bus, subway (Red Line), and the regional Commuter Rail, plus service across the country through Amtrak and bus.

From America

Flights steps away from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop, which is the same subway line that services Logan Airport.

From Europe

Flights steps away from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop, which is the same subway line that services Logan Airport.

The BCEC is a one-minute drive from interstate highways I-90 and I-93, and easily accessible from I-95. Driving directions are available in the PDF below, or view and customize based on your starting point.

There are two hotels adjacent to the to the Bell Harbor Conference Center. Find your best rate online or with the hotels. There is no special group rate. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Proin tincidunt commodo est, eu ultricies odio rhoncus vel. Vestibulum in tempus risus. Morbi auctor lorem ut hendrerit luctus. Sed iaculis interdum venenatis.

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