2019 Pre-Conference Institute

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


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (All day)
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Program: Pre-Conference Institute - in conjunction with the NAGAP Annual Conference

Past institute topics include: Creating Graduate Education Opportunities for Veterans & Military Students, Successful Strategies for the Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Graduate Students, Developing Successful International Student Recruitment and Retention Programs.

2019 Pre-Conference Institute: International Graduate Enrollment Management

The enrollment of international graduate students has changed significantly in the past several years. Join GEM professionals and NAGAP colleagues for an intensive half-day workshop on international graduate enrollment management. NAGAP’s first international conference will feature speakers who share best practices to recruit and support international graduate students.


When and Where:

April 10, 2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Who Should Attend:

The Pre-Conference workshop is specifically designed as an intensive, half-day program that focuses on a specific issue affecting graduate enrollment management.


Registration will open in December. More information will be available at that time. 

Hotel Reservations:

Sheraton Centre Toronto is located in the center of downtown Toronto and home to the 2019 NAGAP Pre-Conference Institute and 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


Submission Deadline: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 11:45 p.m. EST

NAGAP encourages its members to apply for an Institute fellowship.  Fellowships are a great way to stretch professional development dollars.

  • What it Covers: Two fellowships are available for NAGAP members.  Each fellowship covers the registration fee and hotel accommodations for two nights.
  • How to Apply: To apply for a fellowship, provide your contact information and a 250-500 word essay here. The submission deadline is February 25, 2019, 11:45 PM EST. 
  • What to Include: The application essay must provide the following information:
    • Reason for interest in attending the Pre-Conference Institute; and
    • How you think the Pre-Conference Institute would assist you in your professional development.
  • Recipient Responsibility: Fellowship recipients must agree to submit an essay about their experiences at the Pre-Conference Institute. Their essays will later appear in an issue of NAGAP’s Perspectives.

Please contact Kathryn Kendall, Sr. Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Online Programs, State University of New York at Buffalo, at kkendall at buffalo.edu, if you have any questions. 

For questions or more information about attending the conference, contact:

Ariana Balayan, Attendee Liaison
Associate Director of Graduate Admission
Suffolk University
Phone: 617-573-8043
abalayan at suffolk.edu

or NAGAP's Executive Office at: (913) 222-8655

Sponsoring at a Professional Development Institute is a great way to advertise your business. There are several sponsorship options. For more information contact Amanda Ostreko, chair of the PDI committee, at amandao at ku.edu.

Payment Questions:
NAGAP Data Administrator
Autumn Menefee
(913) 222-8620 phone
amenefee at kellencompany.com