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Pre-Summit Sessions


Online registration for Summit is now closed. Please visit the Summit registration desk beginning at 7:30am on Wednesday, November 14 in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, Level 2 of the Hilton Chicago.


Newcomer’s Session

Wednesday, November 14 | 8:30 – 11:30am
Career Level: New to the industry, entry-level

By now everybody has heard the term "speed dating" - well, our Newcomers panel and attendees will have a chance to transform the concept into "speed networking". The combined years of industry expertise in this session is phenomenal and each participant will have a unique opportunity to learn from some of the very best in our profession. Session participants are encouraged to come loaded with not only plenty of questions about any and all areas of institutional advancement for our esteemed panel members to address but also lots and lots of business cards!

Cost: $95, includes continental breakfast


Executive Session

Wednesday, November 14 | 8:30am – 12:45pm
Career Level: Director and above

Register via link provided in emailed invite.*

In this invitation-only session, executive-level professionals in advancement services will focus on leadership change, both inside and outside of advancement services, and change management caused by leadership or other changes. You will have a chance to network and learn from the insights of other attendees.

Navigating Change: Effective Strategies for Dealing with Changes in Leadership, Direction, and Even Mission
Presented by: Stuart Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Graham Pelton

Organizational change can present both significant challenges and opportunities. In this case-based session, you will be challenged to think about the impact of organizational change, both for business continuity and the array of ways change impacts the enterprise. Stuart Sullivan will lead an interactive session focusing on all aspects of organizational change and how development offices can navigate through what are sometimes turbulent waters.

This will be an interactive session with a keynote presentation and networking luncheon.

Cost: $175, includes continental breakfast and lunch

*This event is by invite only. Register through link provided in emailed invite (first sent on August 13). If you do not receive an email and feel you should, please email to request an invitation. 

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Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Workshop

Wednesday, November 14 | 8:30am – 11:30am

This workshop is designed for the management-level advancement services professional who wants to have a deeper understanding of data analytics and business intelligence. Small group work will provide a unique opportunity to learn and share with your peers in the industry.

Workshop Program:

Data analytics and business intelligence overview/review presentation
Case study/group work on real-world technical problems related to data analytics and business intelligence crowdsourced from you!
Vendor lightning demos on how their products can assist with the resolution of discussed topics

Cost: $95, includes continental breakfast