Small groups, big ideas! Meeting over breakfast and lunch in the Exhibit Hall, these focused, small-group discussions continually provide great networking opportunities and generate new ideas that you can bring home and implement on your campus.

Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Balancing Life

Presented by:

  • Maher Robyn - Director of Annual Giving, Illinois College

Secondary Tracks:  Personal Development   |   Roundtables


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Engagment 101 - Ideas that work

Presented by:

  • Sarah Dillon - Director, College Relations, Outreach & Engagement, University of Cincinnati

Secondary Tracks:  Alumni


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Grant Writing - Proposal Accepted!

Presented by:

  • Michele Davis - Executive Director of Grant Development , Davenport University

Secondary Tracks:  Development


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

How to acclimate to your institutions (especially if you didn’t graduate from there)

Presented by:

  • Chelsea Coursey - Director of Advancement- College of Education, Purdue University

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   New Professionals   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Metrics - Using them measure, improve and optimize success

Presented by:

  • Jenny Ziegler - Director of Development Analytics, Lawrence University

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Onboarding yourself – What you need to know about your institution

Presented by:

  • Javan Greeson - Director of Development, Purdue Research Foundation

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   New Professionals   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Regional Alumni Events - Best Practices

Presented by:

  • Stephanie McKinley - Engagement Events and Young Alumni Coordinator, Purdue University

Secondary Tracks:  Alumni


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Relationship between Alumni and Development

Presented by:

  • Jeff Alix - Director of Development & Alumni Engagement, Ashland University

Secondary Tracks:  Alumni   |   Development   |   Roundtables


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Stewardship - Regardless of the Size

Presented by:

Secondary Tracks:  Roundtables


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Stewardship - Regardless of the Size

Presented by:

  • Scott Banfield - Sr. Managing Director of Developoment, Purdue University

Secondary Tracks:  Roundtables


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

The Effectiveness Toolkit: Becoming the most effective advancement professional you can be

Presented by:

  • Nishant Makhijani - Assistant Director of Advancement, University of Illinois Central Administration

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   New Professionals   |   Personal Development


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Transition Between New Bosses

Presented by:

  • April Novotny - Asst. VP Development, Capital University

Secondary Tracks:  Personal Development


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Where's the Remote? - Pros and Con's of working remotely

Presented by:

  • Ryan Jordan - Development Officer, Ohio Wesleyan University

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Monday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

You’re a manager - Now What?

Presented by:

  • Stephen Bloomer - Senior Vice President of Advancement, Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Key Decision Makers   |   Critical Issues


Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Alumni Communications "To Print... or Not to Print"

Presented by:

  • Stephanie Duquenne - Director, Alumni Relations, Illinois State University

Secondary Tracks:  Alumni   |   Communications


Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Annual Giving - Major Impact

Presented by:

  • Adrienne McDade - Director, Annual Giving, University of Cincinnati

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Here’s Your Signs – When to Move on in Your Career

Presented by:

  • Robert Dunlap - Senior Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Northwestern University

Secondary Tracks:  Personal Development


Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

International Prospecting and Engagement

Presented by:

  • Tia Tracy - International Engagement Manager, Purdue University

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Hot Topics Discussions


Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Parents - We can make a difference

Presented by:

  • Landre McCloud - Assistant Director of Alumni Volunteers, The College of Wooster

Secondary Tracks:  Alumni   |   Development   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Recruiting Rockstars – How to get the best to join your team

Presented by:

  • Stephanie Mizer - Recruitment Coordinator, The Ohio State University

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Hot Topics Discussions   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Regional Campuses - Lunch and Learn

Presented by:

  • A. Reginald Best - Vice President of Development, Henry Ford College

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Reunions - Volunteer Management

Presented by:

  • Matthew Baumler - Director Alumni & Constituency Engagement, Lawrence University

Secondary Tracks:  Alumni


Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Social Media during Crises

Presented by:

  • Kristofer Karol - Director, Social Media Strategy, Indiana University

Secondary Tracks:  Communications   |   Critical Issues


Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Stewarding Donors with Dementia

Presented by:

  • Robert Hofmann - Senior Development Officer, School of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota - Duluth

Secondary Tracks:  Roundtables


Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Stewardship - Thinktank for Thanking (Share and Learn)

Presented by:

  • Cameron Mann - College of Agriculture Stewardship Coordinator, Purdue University

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Best Practices - Alumni Association Scholarship Programs

Presented by:

  • Leslie Smith - Stewardship Coordinator ASP, The Ohio State University

Secondary Tracks:  Alumni


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Dealing with the Political Environment

Presented by:

  • Susan Frost - Assistant Vice President, Development, The Ohio State University

Secondary Tracks:  Hot Topics Discussions


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Ethnic Based Alumni Goups/Boards

Presented by:

  • Lindsay Vahl - Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Illinois State University

Secondary Tracks:  Alumni   |   Hot Topics Discussions


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Getting the visit/Establishing Rapport

Presented by:

  • Todd Jensen - Director of Development - Student LIfe, Purdue University

Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Giving Day - 24 hour long celebration

Presented by:

  • Jenny Ziegler - Director of Development Analytics, Lawrence University

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Hot Topics Discussions


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

I NEED MORE TIME! - Tips for good time management

Presented by:

  • David Lasater - Associate Vice President for Advancement, Purdue University

Secondary Tracks:  Personal Development   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Micro-Internships - How they work

Presented by:

  • Jeffrey Moss - Founder and CEO, Parker Dewey

Secondary Tracks:  Alumni   |   Hot Topics Discussions


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Multicultural Marketing and Communications

Presented by:

  • Justin Gibson - Associate Director, Diversity Outreach & Engagement, University of Cincinnati

Secondary Tracks:  Communications


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Navigating conversations with challenging donors

Presented by:

  • Jeri Gabbert - Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, Indiana University Northwest

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Onboarding - Keeping your new colleagues ON target

Presented by:

  • John Dinkens - Director of Advancement, Purdue University
  • Dan Bolsen - Director of Development, Purdue University

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   New Professionals   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Stewardship - Planning at Large Decentralized Insitutions

Presented by:

  • Abigail Hopkins - Associate Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations, Pennsylvania State University

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Talent Attraction - Recruitment

Presented by:

  • Greg Bright - Recruiter, The Ohio State University

Secondary Tracks:  Development   |   Personal Development   |   Advancement Fundamentals


Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Volunteers - Recruit, Retain, Recognize

Presented by:

  • Charlene Gaus - Regional Director, Pennsylvania State University

Secondary Tracks:  Alumni   |   Development   |   Hot Topics Discussions