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 to Barcelona, Spain this coming May 2020.

If you have any questions, please connect with conference@aigac.org.

Registration

Regular (available until May 1, 2020) – $849

Register now! 

See here for conference FAQ.

Feel free to use our week at a glance for an idea of the schedule, or review our travel itinerary.

Call For Speakers

This year, on AIGAC Day (May 20, 2020), we will be organising a short session of speeches.  We invite you to participate in this session and speak on one of the following topics:

Speech Topics:

  1. Case studies – Present a particularly challenging application that you worked on/(or applicant you worked with) in a recent admissions cycle.

  2. Innovations in consulting workflows (including topics on editing processes).

  3. Sales/marketing approaches to the MBA admissions consulting profession.

  4. Innovations in MBA admissions consulting business operations (including topics on client billing, hourly vs. package offerings and why there are such widely divergent practices).

  5. Client Management (including topics on Setting client expectations).

  6. New/Non-conventional Programs relevant to MBA aspirants.

 

About the event:

  1. We plan to accommodate up to 6 speeches.

  2. Each team of presenters will get 10 minutes for presentation, and 5 minutes for a Q&A afterwards.

  3. Presenters will need to register and pay for the conference and are responsible for their own travel and accommodations for the event.

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in making a presentation at this session, please submit a short proposal (in MS Word format):

  1. Proposals should be limited to 3 pages of Microsoft Word content:

    1. Font size 10 or higher

    2. 1.5 line spacing

  2. Title your proposal, and include your name and affiliation.

  3. Each proposal could have multiple authors.  Time reserved per presentation would be 10 + 5 minutes for the whole team.

  4. Include a short introduction and a brief discussion of what you wish to speak about.

  5. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by senior AIGAC members, and shortlisted for presentation.


How to submit your proposal:

  1. Submit your proposal here

  2. Last Date for submissions: February 10, 2020

Questions: Please email conference@aigac.org

 

 

Carbon Offset Provider

Building off our 2019 sustainability themed conference, this year’s conference team has opted to add a new, green touch to registration—a link to an optional carbon offset provider! Use this calculation to help determine the cost, or if you’d prefer to investigate a program of your own, consider this source. We appreciate the efforts you make to help make our world a greener place.

 

AIGAC Conference Registration: Cancellation – Refunds

  • All cancellations must be received in writing to AIGAC in order to be processed. Cancellation requests may be e-mailed to operations@aigac.org.
  • Cancellation requests received by AIGAC prior to March 17, 2020, will be refunded for the full registration fee paid minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • Cancellation requests received by AIGAC on or after March 18, 2020, 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.
  • There are no substitutions for the accommodations lottery accepted.
  • No refunds will be available for cancellations after Friday May 1, 2020, or for no-shows.

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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