Annual Conference FAQs

FAQs

How much is registration and how do I register?

To register please visit our members-only areayou will need your username and password.

AIGAC’s Annual Conference is a members-only event.  Anyone interested in attending who is not a current member should ensure they apply for membership at least 6 weeks (May 1, 2018) prior to the conference. AIGAC allows organizations to register a non-consultant member to attend our annual conference. Small organizations would be allowed to register one non-consultant member, medium organizations would be allowed to register up to two non-consultant members, and large organizations would be allowed to register up to three non-consultant members.

  • Required BASE Registration

    • Regular (between February 17 – June 2, 2017): $849
    • This package will provide you with registration on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 and Thursday, June 14, 2018. We will hold our traditional “All Schools Day” programming on Wednesday June 13, 2018 enjoying a full day along with representatives from approximately 30 schools, hosted at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. Thursday June 14, 2018 we will start the day with programming and a school tour by Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, followed in the afternoon with professional development curriculum developed by AIGAC. Both days will include breakfast, lunch and networking receptions/dinner.
  • Optional Add-On School Tours – For $199 you can attend all or any of the school programming that we have developed across the conference. Each school will provide appropriate meals while we are on campus.  These give you additional time to get to know the schools and their admissions teams, and in some cases, to gain insight from current students or alumni. This year we are offering optional add-on tours at University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business & University of Texas-Austin, McCombs School of Business are currently confirmed.

*New Organization Members – From February 17 – June 2 will receive $100 off registration packages.
** Based on receipt of registration, we will confirm room rate.

AIGAC Conference Registration: Cancellation – Substitutions – Refunds

  • All cancellations must be received in writing to AIGAC in order to be processed. Cancellation requests may be e-mailed to admin@aigac.org.
  • Cancellation requests received by AIGAC prior to March 31, 2018, will be refunded for the full registration fee paid minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • Cancellation requests received by AIGAC on or after April 1, 2018, and no later than April 31, 2018, will be refunded at one-half the total registration fee paid plus the $50 administrative fee.
  • Substitutions will be accepted until 30 days prior to the start of the conference.  There will be a $50 administrative fee for all substitutions.
  • Please note that one-day substitutions are not permitted any substitution made will be made for the entirety of the conference.
  • No refunds will be available for cancellations after Monday, May 1, 2018, or for no-shows.

What is included in registration?

    • All Schools Day – Admissions Directors and Department Leaders are invited to join the conference to provide insight into their individual school admissions processes as well as into overall trends or changes they see shaping applications. This day offers a high degree of interaction between our members and the schools, with breakouts sessions in small groups for more in-depth and personal conversations.
    • AIGAC Afternoon Professional Development – This half-day of sessions features a curriculum covering aspects of our business. Sessions may include topics such as client management, time management, and breakouts by size or genre of company, among others.  Members share with each other in highly interactive conversations.
    • Networking – There will be various opportunities to network with your peers and admissions teams throughout the conference!

What is the best way to get between events & manage my schedule

What’s new this year?

    • Optional Add-On School Tours – We plan to have individual school tours and programming presentations.  This year we are offering optional add-on tours at University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business & University of Texas-Austin, McCombs School of Business are currently confirmed.
    • Transportation – We will be developing a list of recommendations for the travel between the various locations; this will include specific train and airline schedules.  We will have this information available by December 2017.
    • Lodging – Please see our lodging page for hotel recommendations.
      • Chicago –  We have a room block from June 11-14, 2018 at the Hilton Orrington/Evanston, which is just 0.8 miles from Kellogg School of Management.
        Hotel contact info:
        Hilton Orrington/Evanston

        1710 Orrington Ave
        Evanston, Illinois, 60201
        +1 (847) 556-7909
      • New this year!—some MBA programs we are visiting are offering free shared housing to a limited number of attendees. If you would like to be considered for housing at University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business (as of 4/19/2018, the shared housing at Stephen M. Ross is SOLD OUT) or University of Texas-Austin, McCombs School of Business, please indicate your interest on while completing your registration. You will be entered into a drawing after the Early Bird Registration deadline on Jan. 31, 2018, allowing everyone an equal chance at the rooms. If you are selected to receive shared housing, the school(s) will cover the room fee(s). However, a $20 processing fee, per school, will be charged to cover coordination costs. You will be responsible for your own transportation to each event; please see our transportation page for recommendations.

Visas

If you require a visa letter for entry into the United States, please contact AIGAC HQ and we will be happy to assist you.

  • Visa Requirements for Canada:
    • Some of the participants might require a Visa to travel to Canada or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
      Click here to find more detailed information.
    • Americans only need a valid passport
    • Visa-exempt but requiring an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to board their flight to Canada. However, these travellers do not need an eTA if entering by land or sea – for instance driving from the U.S. or coming by bus, train, or boat, including cruise ship.
      • Germany
      • Greece
      • Israel (must have a national Israeli passport)
      • Japan
      • Spain
      • United States (lawful permanent resident of)
    • Visa Required
      • Brazil (note: some Brazilian citizens may be eligible for an eTA if they meet certain requirements)
      • Columbia
      • Israel (must have a valid Israeli “Travel Document in lieu of National Passport)

 

What should I wear?

    • Most of our attendees wear business casual attire to our day programs.  We do plan to have one evening event at an upscale restaurant.
      1. Men usually wear business shirts (no ties) and khaki or dress pants
      2. Women usually wear trousers/knee-length skirts and a blouse or shirt with a collar or a professional dress.

Who will be there?

    • You can view our list of attendees by clicking here