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The 2024 Strategic Initiatives Conference

SIGAP is grateful to Columbia University for hosting the upcoming Strategic Initiatives Conference (SIC) from Sunday, July 28 to Tuesday, July 30, 2024

At each conference, we aim to provide meaningful discussions where lessons learned are analyzed and shared in a replicable way. Previous topics have included: 

  • Insights on the largest SI gifts of recent years, including presentations by peers

  • An analysis of the evolution of strategic initiatives from faculty-, school-, or president-led priorities 

  • Best practices for launching, engaging, and sunsetting strategic initiatives 

  • Due diligence and scrutiny of complex gift structures

  • Inter-institutional and multi-institutional SI gift collaborations

  • Designing for effective SI governance 

  • Emerging trends in strategic initiatives at international universities


This year's programming, including keynote speakers, will be announced in the coming weeks.  

2024 Conference Details

This is an event by selection only, convening a group of approximately 60 leading professionals. They are specifically selected based on their Submission of Interest

In support of our culture of keeping conversations in the room, which allows for open and candid participation, a remote/hybrid option is not offered, nor are sessions recorded.

2024 Conference Schedule Preview

Note: Schedule and details are subject to change. A more current schedule will be available in the 2024 Participant Site for those selected and registered for the conference. Information will be available in the weeks leading up to the conference.  

Sunday, July 28, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm | Welcome Reception and Networking Opportunities

Monday, July 29, 2024

9:00 - 9:15 am | Welcome and Introductions

9:15 - 10:45 am | Session 1

10:50 - 11:50 am | Session 2

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Keynote Lunch

2:15 - 3:25 pm | Session 3

3:30 - 4:40 pm | Session 4

6:00 - 8:30 pm | Dinner & Keynote 

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

9:00 - 10:30 am | Session 5

10:45 - 11:45 am | Session 6

12:00 pm | Closing Remarks

12:30 pm | Conference Ends

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