2021 CGS Annual Meeting | Dec 1-4, 2021 | New Orleans, LA
 
Members of the non-profit and business communities help the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) fulfill its mission of advancing graduate education. To help our members benefit from the expertise of industry leaders, CGS invites proposals from companies and non-profits to propose Annual Meeting sessions of interest to the CGS membership. Companies and non-profits gain valuable opportunities to engage with leadership and staff from CGS’s nearly 500 member universities. CGS members are national and international thought leaders in their fields, and at the Annual Meeting they share up-to-date information about needs and trends in graduate education. This year we offer two opportunities to present a session at the CGS Annual Meeting.  Additional information is available in the 2021 CGS Partnership Prospectus.

Lightning Sessions
These 30-MINUTE SESSIONS are an opportunity to share, demonstrate and discuss a recent innovation in graduate education with graduate deans and staff. While we welcome proposals on any topic, CGS gives particular priority to proposals focused on areas of special interest to graduate education administrators.

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 4 spots available
$4,500 members; $6,000 non-members

Lightning Session & Proposal Guidelines
  • Presentation may mention or endorse a particular product or service
  • Presentation should not serve as a focus group 
Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • Potential interest to graduate deans and staff
  • Integration of relevant data and/or case studies
  • Established record of success with the innovation(s) you plan to share
  • Knowledge and expertise of presenters
Concurrent Sessions
These ONE-HOUR SESSIONS are integrated into CGS’s regular programming of concurrent sessions. Your company is invited to collaborate with clients or colleagues to demonstrate its thought leadership on pressing issues in graduate education.

Thursday, December 2 or Friday, December 3, 2021 | 4 spots available
$7,000 members; $9,500 non-members

Concurrent Session & Proposal Guidelines
  • Panel content should not exceed 45 minutes, to allow ample time for questions (2-3 speakers is optimal)
  • Presentation should not be focused on a particular product or service, although sponsors may feature insights and examples of their work with graduate school clients
  • Presentation should not serve as a focus group 
Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • Addresses pressing issue in graduate education
  • Knowledge and expertise of presenters
  • Commitment of at least one graduate dean at a CGS member university to participate
  • Integration of relevant data and/or case studies
  • Novelty (avoids overlap with other sessions likely to be held at this year’s Annual Meeting)

For full consideration, proposals are due Monday, May 24, 2021. If you have any questions about the proposal submission process, please contact Adrienne Vincent at avincent@cgs.nche.edu or 202-461-3868.


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* 1. Organization Name and Contact Information

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* 2. Type of Session Proposal

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* 3. Proposed Session Title (if your session is accepted, you may modify this information for the meeting program)

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* 4. Proposed Session Description (60 words or less. If your session is accepted, you may modify this information for the meeting program)

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* 5. Learning Outcomes (Please provide 3-4 bullets highlighting what participants should expect to learn from the presentation.)

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* 6. Potential Speakers (While you do not have to provide confirmed speakers at this point, please note for the 1-hour concurrent sessions, at least one graduate dean from a CGS member university must present at the session.)

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