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.

Early bird pricing is available until January 31, 2019, and registration will formally close April 19th, 2019. If you have any questions, please connect with conference@aigac.org.

Pricing

Full Registration – $799 until March 31st (regularly $849)
Includes access to all schools and all programs,  including All Schools Day and AIGAC Afternoon Professional Development. No transportation or lodgings are included.

Single-Day Registration –  $499
Includes access to one of the following school programs: Vanderbilt, Darden, or Duke. This must be confirmed in advance. Does not allow access to the housing lottery.

For more details, please see the registration page or our FAQs. You can also look at our recommended travel itinerary which has a brief look at the overall program.

Registration

Recommended Travel Itinerary & Program

FAQs

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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