31st 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 11, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, April 14, 2018 (All day)
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Time Zone: 

  • Central Time

Location: 

Hyatt Regency New Orleans - New Orleans, LA

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.


Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now open, and the deadline to submit is September 25, 2017. Submit a proposal for an education session using our online submission system.  

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 Conference Planning Committees are excited to make this conference the best one yet!

There are four different formats (Session Format Descriptions) for conference 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.

SAVE THE DATE:  Coming Soon!
NAGAP will host a webinar entitled Creating a Proposal for a NAGAP Conference Education Session. Join us to explore possible topics and learn more about how to develop your proposal.  For further questions, please email Melissa Delaney, Conference Planning Education Chair at melissa.delaney@dominican.edu.   

All Primary Presenters of accepted proposals will be eligible to win one of 10 $50 Amazon.com gift cards! Winners will be drawn randomly during the conference. 

NAGAP 31st Annual Conference Categories for Education Sessions
Proposals should be generally aligned with the theme of the 31st Annual Conference 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 on the NAGAP here. These are just suggestions.  You may identify a topic of your choice as it relates to the category.

  1. Recruitment and Marketing
  2. Money Matters
  3. Integrated Operations
  4. Student Services
  5. Alumni Relations across the Student Life Cycle
  6. Enrollment Modeling and Strategic Planning

Career, Staff and Personal Development


Program & Registration Details

The Registration Brochure provides full details about the conference including registration details, session topics and schedule, networking events and hotel information. - Available in January

Registrations will open for the conference in January.

Registration Fees:

Fees range from $500 (early-bird members) to $850 (onsite non-members). These fees are an estimate to help you budget and are subject to change. 


Lodging

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

601 Loyola Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70113

More information to follow.

NAGAP Conference Hotel Rates: NAGAP Conference Hotel Room Rate is $245 single/double occupancy and $270 triple/quad occupancy. 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 March 19, 2018.

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


Airport Transportation Information

More information to follow. 


Local Information – What to see and do

More information to follow. 


Moderators and Recorders

Interested in becoming more involved at the 2018 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-Feb.

Learn more in the Orientation PowerPoint


Conference Itinerary Planner

Create your conference itinerary by using the NAGAP Annual Conference itinerary planner! You can search on presenter name, view sessions by day, click on the title of each session for the session description and presenter information and get a head-start on planning the education sessions you will attend. Available in mid-March.


Community Service Project

More information to follow. 


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 2018. For more information, click here.