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.

Like you, we have been closely monitoring the global spread of COVID-19. Following discussions with our annual conference host school, IESE, and learning of the travel restrictions imposed upon many admissions personnel, the AIGAC Board has voted to hold our 2020 annual conference virtually, on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19, 2020. For those of you not yet registered for our conference, we hope that this virtual format enables more of you to participate!

We are pleased to offer this amazing opportunity to come together with colleagues and benefit from having an audience with admissions directors, in an interactive format. The event will feature some of your favorite conference activities, such as admissions case studies as well as new programming with admissions officers addressing how their schools and admissions offices are responding to changing global circumstances.

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

Registration

All Access Pass – $325 – Register now! 
Registration closes May 14th, 2020

Program

Participating Schools

 

FAQs

1. How much is registration and how do I register?

To register please visit our members-only area, you 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 prior to the conference.

  • Full Registration – $325
    Includes access to both days, including programming with school representatives and AIGAC colleagues.

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 April 17, 2020, will be refunded for the full registration fee paid minus a $50 administrative fee.
    Cancellation requests received by AIGAC on or after April 18, 2020, will be refunded at one-half the total registration fee paid minus 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.
  • No refunds will be available for cancellations after Friday May 1, 2020, or for no-shows.

2. What should I wear?

Most of our attendees wear business casual attire to our day programs.  

  • Men usually wear business shirts (no ties) and khaki or dress pants
  • Women usually wear trousers/knee-length skirts and a blouse or shirt with a collar or a professional dress.

More questions? Feel free to connect with us over email at conference@aigac.org

3. How will the virtual conference be delivered?

The virtual conference will be delivered through the Zoom platform, which is easy to use even if you have never used Zoom before. You will be sent a link to join the conference and the meeting will have easy accessibility for registered members, using a provided password. 

4. Will there be a Zoom demo organized before the actual conference?

Yes, we will organize a Zoom demo before the conference to ensure that participating members are comfortable with the technology and are able to make the best use of the time and access during the conference. 

5. How is the AIGAC virtual conference going to be different from the webinars and info sessions that the schools deliver anyway?

The AIGAC virtual conference will consist of a wide variety of interactive sessions in the form of live presentations, Q&A Sessions, Breakout Rooms and Informal Networking opportunities – very much like the AIGAC in-person conferences. The AIGAC Conference team has developed well-curated programming that goes beyond the information that schools present through their info sessions, and touches upon relevant and crucial topics such as Covid-19, how schools are leveraging tech during their admissions and program delivery, new program trends in recent times and insights from key stakeholders in the business school ecosystem. 

6. Will I get a recording of the sessions if I am unable to attend the conference?

While we realize how keen you may be to listen to the sessions and interactions, we may not be able to provide recordings of all sessions. It is possible that some sessions are accessible post the conference, but we will be in a position to confirm the same only closer to the conference. Please note that participants are not permitted to record sessions on their own devices, non-adherence to which may result in cancellation of AIGAC membership. 

7. Can I have a colleague / team member / friend participate in the conference along with me?

If you know someone who may be interested in participating in or listening to the conference, please encourage them to register. The conference is open only to members who have registered through AIGAC. 

8. Where can I get more details about the conference schedule and programming?

The conference schedule and programming is available above. 

Please note that the program is currently being worked on and is subject to changes. If you have any questions about any of the sessions, please feel free to email conference@aigac.org

9. What happens in case of any breach of any of the terms and conditions?

If any member is found not adhering to the defined policies and guidelines, the case may be brought up with the Governance committee and the member in question stands to lose their AIGAC membership status. 

Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring AIGAC? See our page on Sponsorship for more details.

The AIGAC Conference Experience – Listen & Read below

Hear from AIGAC members Scott Edinburgh and Karen Marks about the upcoming virtual conference.

 

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