Conferences & Training

Summit for Leaders in Advancement

July 16 - 18, 2017
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif., United States

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This annual meeting of senior-level higher education advancement professionals offers a unique chance to come together to engage in meaningful discussion about the issues affecting the future of advancement. The Summit provides access to the insider perspectives on such timely topics as public perception of higher education, internationalization and leadership. Experts will share their vision of the future and offer insight for untangling the challenges now facing our institutions.


Call for Proposals

We invite you to help shape the Summit by submitting a session proposal.

The topics below illustrate the kinds of high-level, solutions-driven ideas that address advancement solutions and best practices in alumni relations, marketing, communications, fundraising and management. Please use this list to guide your thinking as you come up with your own topics for submission.

  • Talent management
  • Liberal arts value proposition
  • Advancement on the global stage
  • Trends in messaging and branding
  • Strategic positioning of alumni relations
  • Integrity and ethics in advancement
  • Optimizing major gift fundraising results
  • Working with academic leaders

The deadline to submit your ideas is Jan. 20, 2017.  Proposed sessions and talks will be reviewed by the 2017 Advisory Team and rated on quality of session description, topic and speaker experience.