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Sunday, October 2nd
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
AcademicWorks will host a casual welcome reception with cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres at the AT&T Conference Center to kick-off the 2016 AcademicWorks Conference. Please join us for this mix and mingle to register for the event, meet your colleagues from other institutions/organizations, and have an opportunity to meet the AcademicWorks Team in person.
Monday, October 3rd
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Opening Session
AcademicWorks staff will welcome all attendees to the conference and give an overview of what all has occurred since last year’s client conference, including how we have incorporated client feedback that was provided at the 2015 AcademicWorks Conference. We will also introduce our staff and give a synopsis of the schedule ahead.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote: John Taylor, Principal at John H. Taylor Consulting
The most successful scholarship programs thrive when financial aid, fundraising staff, donor relations, communications, and the finance office all work together. This keynote is meant to bring together everyone involved in the scholarship process to collaborate as the landscape of fundraising is constantly changing. We will take a look at what other institutions are doing to stay ahead of the curve – or get out from behind the curve – by renovating their donor relations programs.
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Overview of the Latest AcademicWorks Features
We know that working in AcademicWorks isn’t your only focus. If you’ve been too busy to keep up with the past year’s new feature releases in AcademicWorks, now’s your chance for a comprehensive look back at what we created based on your excellent input!
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions (Attendees can attend one of five sessions):
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break & Refreshments
2:30 – 3:30 p.m Breakout Sessions (Attendees can attend one of five sessions):
AcademicWorks staff and clients will be leading the discussion on how they fully utilize each of the key feature sets within the AcademicWorks Platform.
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. A Vision for the Year
Our Chief Technology Officer, Aaron Scruggs, will be giving us all a vision of the future and what’s to come in the AcademicWorks Platform over the next year. This is one you definitely won’t want to miss!
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Celebrating 5 Years Of AcademicWorks at Rattle Inn! (Dinner Included)
Tuesday, October 4th
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions:
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 – 11:00 a.m. Client Roundtables
The AcademicWorks Conference affords you the opportunity to learn from your peers and speak to your own success. Join in on the conversation to discuss AcademicWorks best practices, tips for scholarship management in general, donor relations, and more! We will have separate groups based on whether you are:
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m.– 11:45 p.m. Closing Sessions
We will conclude the AcademicWorks conference with door prizes and a recap of the prior two days.