2020 Graduate Enrollment Management Summit

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (All day)
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Hosted by: NAGAP
Venue: Loews Royal Pacific at Universal Orlando - Orlando, FL


NAGAP's Graduate Enrollment Management Summit 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 Summit brings over 900 GEM professionals together under one roof to gain insight and knowledge from peers and experts in the field.

Registration for this event will open in December.  

Call for Proposals - GEM Reimagined

The Call for Proposals deadline has passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a presentation proposal!

We know our membership has vast expertise, and we want to capitalize on those strengths. Consider presenting or facilitating a discussion on topics that would contribute to the professional or personal development of your graduate enrollment management colleagues. Your NAGAP Board and the Education and Summit Planning Committees are excited to make this the best one yet!

There are four different formats for education sessions: Presentations, Panels, Special Interest Forums and Vendor Presentations.  As you think about your area of interest or expertise, consider which format best aligns with your educational content, personal style or comfort level.

NAGAP 2020 Graduate Enrollment Management Summit Categories for Education Sessions

Proposals should be generally aligned with the theme of the Summit and focus on the various aspects of the graduate enrollment management life cycle from prospective students through alumni engagement.

Please note that suggested topics in each category can be found here. These are just suggestions.  You may identify a topic of your choice as it relates to the category.

  • Recruitment and Marketing
  • Money Matters
  • Integrated Operations
  • Student Services
  • Alumni Relations across the Student Life Cycle
  • Enrollment Modeling and Strategic Planning
  • Career, Staff and Personal Development 

Program & Registration Details

The Summit Program provides full details about the conference, including registration details, session topics and schedule, networking events and hotel information. The program will be posted in December. 

Registration Fees will be posted in December.

Cancellation Policy Only written requests for refunds will be accepted and you can send your requests to the NAGAP Executive Office at info@NAGAP.org. NAGAP has no desire to retain fees paid by members unable to attend; however, hotel guarantees and other related expenses make the following refund schedule necessary. All refunds will be processed after the Summit. 

  • Cancellations will be accepted until date TBD. Refunds will be issued in the same manner as the payment was received, minus a $100 processing fee.
  • No refunds will be issued after date TBD. No exceptions.
  • Substitution of registrants is allowed and such requests must be submitted in writing.

Lodging Information

Information regarding the Loews Royal Pacific at Universal Orlando will be provided this fall.  

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.

Loews Royal Pacific at Universal Orlando
6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: 407-503-3000

Flight Information

NAGAP is pleased to offer discounts on select airfares from Delta for the 2020 Summit. 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. 

Orlando is served by the Orlando International Airport, which is approximately 16 miles from the Loews Royal Pacific.

Ground Transportation Information

Ground transportation information will be provided once meeting registration is available.

Local Information – What to see and do

Information will be posted soon. 

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 for $20. 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


Moderators & Recorders

Interested in becoming more involved at the 2020 Graduate Enrollment Management Summit? Consider volunteering as a Moderator or Recorder for an education session. A call for volunteers will be sent out to registered attendees in mid-February. 

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.

Learn more in the Orientation PowerPoint

Conference App

NAGAP has a new app. Download the NAGAP app directly from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Search for NAGAP Events and download the conference app today. 

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 2020. More information is available here

What to Know Before You Go

More information will be provided here closer to the meeting dates.