Conferences & Training

Special Events for Advancement

June 20 - 22, 2018
Intercontinental New Orleans
New Orleans, La., United States

You have the best job on campus—and one of the toughest! This conference provides tools you can implement immediately to tackle the challenges every campus event planner is experiencing. Take time to reinvigorate yourself and your career. Join us in New orleans as we celebrate our unique challenges and creative solutions.

This conference is designed for newcomers to the advancement profession and professionals with mid- and senior-level responsibility.

Program starts at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday and ends at NOON on Friday.

Call for Session Proposals

Session proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 conference. If you, or someone you know is interested in presenting at this year's program, please submit your proposal by March 2.


Benefits of Attending
  • Create "wow" events that positively impact your institution's mission.

  • Discover new trends and learn how to implement them within budget constraints.

  • Explore methods to reinvigorate traditional and annual events.

  • Learn how to promote your value in the organization.

  • Tap into the creative power of a properly developed social media strategy for events.

  • Enhance your career by networking with peers.

Who Should Attend
  • Directors or managers of alumni relations events, regional alumni events and university events

  • Academic event planners

  • Newcomers to special events in advancement

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