Annual Conference

The AIGAC Conference is designed to increase your professional resources and contacts, as well as to keep you updated on the latest trends and changes in the graduate application process. Our members have said that our conference is like a family reunion because you develop such a great network of colleagues with whom you can share your experiences and learn. Each spring, our conference provides a chance to re-energize with peers before returning to the trenches of the application season. Join us as we travel from Nashville to Washington, Charlottesville to Durham, this coming May 2019.

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Draft Schedule 
Schedule is subject to change

Friday May 3  – Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management
9:00am – 2:00pm – Registration, Breakfast, School Tour & Presentations planned by Vanderbilt, Lunch

Saturday May 4 – Travel Day

Sunday May 5 – Darden DC Campus Rosslyn*
Board Meeting: 9:30am – 3:00pm ET
Welcome Reception & Dinner: Location & Timing TBD
*This is Darden’s space in DC located in the Rosslyn area of Arlington, Virginia, not to be confused with the main campus in Charlottesville

Monday May 6 – Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business
8:00am – 1:00pm – Registration, Breakfast, School Tour & Presentations planned by Georgetown, Lunch
1:15pm – 5:15pm – AIGAC Business Afternoon (AIGAC members only)
Dinner: Location & Timing TBD
Reception with Admissions Officers: Location & Timing TBD

Tuesday May 7 – All Schools Day @ Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business
8:00am – 9:00am – Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:00am – 12:00pm – All Schools Day Panels & Breakouts
12:15pm – 1:15pm – Lunch
1:15pm – 5:00pm – All Schools Day Panels & Breakouts

Wednesday May 8 – Darden School of Business – University of Virginia
8 / 9:00am – 2/3:00pm – Registration, Breakfast, School Tour & Presentations planned by Darden, and Lunch

Thursday May 9 – Duke University – Fuqua School of Business
8 / 9:00am – 3:00pm – Registration, Breakfast, School Tour & Presentations planned by Duke, and Lunch
Closing Reception: Location & Time TBD


The AIGAC Conference Experience – Listen & Read below


Listen to AIGAC member Maria Wich-Vila tell you what the AIGAC conference means to her!


By Donna Bauman, Stratus Admissions Counseling

To say that the AIGAC conference exceeded my expectations is an understatement. I literally have used something I learned from the conference just about EVERY DAY since in my work with my clients and colleagues at Stratus Admissions Counseling. One of the biggest benefits is just having such a deeper understanding of the “culture” and “fit” at each program we visited. They were all amazing programs, but it was clear to me that each has a distinct “personality.” As consultants, we help our clients by sharing these insights and encouraging them to go beyond the surface in discovering these nuances for themselves. (full text here)

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