2019 Annual Conference

The Mission of NAGAP is to support, advance and engage graduate enrollment professionals by promoting integrity, excellence and collaboration through education and professional development.

Date: 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, April 13, 2019 (All day)
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Time Zone: 

  • Eastern Time

Location: 

Sheraton Centre Toronto - Toronto, Ontario - CANADA

The Annual Conference features dynamic speakers and is designed with numerous educational sessions to meet everyone’s needs - whether they’re new in graduate admissions and graduate enrollment management, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between. The educational sessions will provide new approaches and creative strategies across a variety of topics related to our field, including admissions policies and processes, career and staff development, graduate student support and financial aid, legal and ethical issues, marketing and recruitment, student services and others.

Held each year in April, the conference brings over 900 GEM professionals together under one roof to gain insight and knowledge from peers and experts in the field.


Program & Registration Details

The Conference Program provides full details about the conference including registration details, session topics and schedule, networking events and hotel information. Register online here

Registration Fees:

Early-Bird Conference Registration - by February 1 

  • Current/New Member - $505
  • Non-Member - $685

Conference Registration - Feb. 1 - March 1 

  • Current/New Member - $575
  • Non-Member - $755

On-Site Registration - after March 1

  • Current/New Member - $675
  • Non-Member - $855

If you need to provide your registration payment by check, fill out this form and return it with the payment to the address listed on the form. 


Lodging Information

Sheraton Centre Toronto is located in the center of downtown Toronto and home to the 2019 NAGAP Annual Conference.

Guest Rooms: Enjoy views of Queen City as you relax in the newly redesigned contemporary guest rooms with plush mattress, luxe white linens and a cozy duvet. All of our luxurious Toronto accommodations boast modern work desks, 55" LCD flat screens, Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access.

Internet Access: NAGAP is pleased to provide complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access in your guest room.

Check-in/Check-out: Check-in 3:00 p.m. and Check-out 12:00 p.m. Early check-in and late check-out requests will be accommodated on a request basis and should be directed to the hotel.

For a complete list of hotel features please click here and for information on hotel parking visit hotel parking.

NAGAP Conference Hotel Rates: NAGAP Conference Hotel Room Rate is CAD $250 single/double occupancy for standard rooms and $290 CAD for deluxe rooms, plus taxes. The conference rate will be honored three nights pre/post of the conference dates based on availability.

The deadline to confirm your reservation at the special conference rate is Tuesday, March 19, 2019. However, we may sell-out prior to the deadline.

NAGAP never partners with any housing/travel companies to assist with making hotel reservations. These companies find attendees by scouring the websites and then calling and telling them the housing block is sold-out or almost sold-out, or they missed the deadline to book. They are not breaking the law; however, they are not providing accurate information, and they usually require full payment up-front or non-refundable deposits and have strict cancellation/change polices.

Reservations: Please support NAGAP and book directly with Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel by clicking here.

By booking directly with the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, your reservation counts toward the NAGAP contracted room block.

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON,  M5H 2M9 Canada
Tel: +1 416 361 1000


Flight Information

NAGAP is pleased to offer discounts on select airfares from Delta and Air Canada for the 2019 conference. We encourage you to book early to obtain the best airfares. Delta promotion code is NMSE9, and the Sky Bonus Number is US0084894.  To make your reservations please visit DeltaMeetings and enter the promotional code and Sky Bonus Number. Air Canada promotional code is 7WQV8Q61, this offers a 10% discount on eligible fares.  To make your reservations please visit Air Canada and enter the promo code. 

Toronto is served by the Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ). The Pearson International Airport is approximately 17 miles from the Sheraton Centre hotel and the Billy Bishop Airport is approximately 2.5 miles from the Sheraton Centre hotel.


Ground Transportation Information

Ride sharing services, provided by Uber and Lyft, are now available as part of a pilot project at Toronto Pearson. This is subject to change without notice.

Union Pearson Express Rail Service:

Union Pearson Express is a dedicated air-rail link that speeds travelers from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto, this is the closest station to the Sheraton Centre Toronto. It’s fast, reliable, and the trip only takes 25 minutes, with trains leaving every 15 minutes. UP Express was designed for travelers. Free Wi-Fi is provided on trains and in-station, convenient charging stations for devices, airline check-in kiosks where you can print boarding passes and luggage tags, and up-to-the minute flight information is also available. UP Express offers easy access, with level boarding and plenty of storage so bags are never a hassle.

Pearson Station Location

The UP Express station is located in Terminal 1 next to the Terminal Link Train. From Terminal 1: Follow the "Train to City" signs. From Terminal 3: Take the free Terminal Link Train to Terminal 1 and follow the "Train to City" signs. 

Get a discount on your travel with UP Express! 

Just visit UPexpress.com before April 10, 2019 and use promo code NAGAP2019  to get your 25% discount on adult return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Station to Union Station (regular price $24.70* CAD).  Tickets are valid for one year.

  • select “From Pearson To Union,”
  • select an adult return ticket for your round-trip
  • Add to order, then click the ‘Buy Now’ button and then Checkout to pay for ticket.

At checkout...

  • Apply the promo code NAGAP2019 during purchase.

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by car.  Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.

*Price subject to change. 


Local Information – What to see and do

More information will be provided closer to the conference, including information on available tours.


Fun Run

Like the title says, this is just for fun and a little exercise to start your day. Water will be provided. There is no cost to participate in the fun run/walk, but you may purchase a T-shirt. Be sure to indicate your participation, your T-shirt size and that you have read the waiver on your conference registration form. Proceeds from T-shirt sales will be donated to this year’s charity. 


Community Service Project

Pathways to Education is a national, charitable organization breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program is creating positive social change by supporting youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future. Through the collective power of partnerships, Pathways to Education’s innovative program is preparing youth for tomorrow. For more information visit Pathways to Education


Moderators & Recorders

Interested in becoming more involved at the 2019 Annual Conference? Consider volunteering as a Moderator or Recorder for an education session. More information, including the opportunity to sign up, will be available in February. In the meantime, brief descriptions about the roles and responsibilities of each position are included below.

Moderators arrive to their assigned room a few minutes early to assist the presenter(s) with any A/V or other needs. They are also in charge of introducing the session presenter or panelists to the audience at the start of the session. Moderators’ other responsibilities include making sure the session stays on time, reminding attendees to take notes during the session to assist them in providing feedback via the conference evaluation survey, being prepared to ask a question or two if the members of the audience don’t have any, and closing the session with any additional announcements that might be necessary. Moderators fill out their own brief survey of the session and presenter(s) and are presented with a small token of appreciation for their participation.

Recorders are assigned to a particular session and are responsible for writing a summary of that session for publication in NAGAP’s Perspectives. Summaries should be approximately 200-300 words and are generally due to the Publications Committee shortly after the conference ends. Recorders are presented with a small token of appreciation for their participation in addition to being published.

Sign up to volunteer coming in mid-February.

Learn more in the Orientation PowerPoint


Conference App

NAGAP has an app for that! NAGAP will be utilizing a new, more robust app for the 2019 Annual Conference. Available in mid-March.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

The NAGAP Annual Conference provides multiple marketing opportunities in a fun environment. Contact us today to learn more about being a sponsor in 2019. For more information, click here.