Use the 24 hours before the start of the main programme to network with international participants and those new to the conference.
This year's programme includes interactive sessions that will ensure you make lasting connections with colleagues who face similar issues and benefit from the expertise of speakers from around the world.
12.00-13:00 Pre-Conference Lunch and Networking for Early Arrivals
13:00-13:30 Pre-Conference Registration
Speakers: Gunilla Bergstrand, annual fund director, Linkoping University; Kate Hunter, executive director, CASE Europe
14:00-15:15 Interactive Workshop - What's Your School's Vision and Mission? And Yours as an Advancement Professional?
Speakers: Christopher Vlahos, associate vice president of alumni relations, Case Western Reserve University
15:15-15:45 Tea, Coffee and Networking Break
15:45-17:00 Meet Your Neighbours - Alumni Relations in a Small Office - Starting up
15:45-17:00 Meet Your Neighbours - Building Credibility Internally
15:45-17:00 Meet Your Neighbours - Communications and Marketing When Global and International Competition Increases
15:45-17:00 Meet Your Neighbours - Fundraising Challenges in Non-Anglo-Saxon Countries
15:45-17:00 Meet Your Neighbours - Fundraising, Where to Start?
17.30-18:45 Walking Tour of Birmingham
18:45-21:00 Pre-Conference Reception and Dinner at Shimla Pinks
08:45-09:45 Interactive Workshop 2: New Opportunities for University Brand Building
Speakers: Kirsti Lehmutso, communications director, University of Helsinki
09:45-10:00 Tea, Coffee and Networking Break
10:00-11:00 Interactive Workshop 3: Engaging Stakeholders - What They Really Want
Speakers: Mark Phillips, managing director, Bluefrog
11:00-11:30 Lessons from the Meet Your Neighbours Discussions
Speakers: Amir Pasic, vice president of International Operations, Council for Advancement and Support of Education
11:30-12:00 Design Your Own Conference Programme
With help from the Planning Committee Members, led by Gunilla Bergstrand, annual fund director, Linkoping University
A tour of Birmingham and a dinner on Monday 27 August are included to make sure you maximise networking opportunities. See here for more information on Birmingham, and how to get there.
Pre-Conference Fee (including reception): £195
Pre-Conference reception only on Monday 27 August Fee: £95