The 2022 Strategic Initiatives Conference at UC Berkeley

SIGAP is grateful to UC Berkeley for hosting this year's Strategic Initiatives Conference (SIC). The invitation-only conference will be held in person from Sunday, August 7 to Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Themes and features of the 2022 conference will include:

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

  • Best practices of staffing, launching, engaging, and sunsetting strategic initiatives

  • Inter-institutional and multi-institutional SI gift collaborations

  • A comprehensive update of the SIGAP white paper of best practices

  • A donor session with a transformative global philanthropist

 

Conference Details

This will be a fully in-person event with a group of 40-60 participants that are specifically selected based on their interest submission. In the spirit of open sharing supported by our culture of keeping conversations in the room, a remote/hybrid option will not be available, nor will sessions be recorded.

 

The conference fee is $1,000, not inclusive of travel or accommodations, payable to Berkeley. There will be a hotel room block available in Berkeley at a rate of $199/night + tax.

Conference Schedule*

Sunday, August 7

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Opening Reception at the Chancellor's Residence

Connect with other conference participants, and hear from UC Berkeley's Chancellor Carol Christ.

Monday, August 8

8:00 - 9:00 am

9:00 - 10:30 am

10:30 - 11:45 am

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 - 2:00 pm

2:00 - 2:15 pm

2:15 - 3:15 pm

3:15 - 4:15 pm

4:15 - 5:30 pm

5:30 - 6:30 pm

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Refreshments and Networking

Welcome & Introductions + Session 1

Session 2

Break and Travel to Lunch

Luncheon with Keynote Conversation with Sandy I. Weill

Break and Travel to Afternoon Sessions

Session 3

Session 4

Break/Downtime

Cocktail Reception

Dinner Keynote with Julie Morgan Hooper

Vice Chancellor, University Development and Alumni Relations

Tuesday, August 9

8:00 - 9:00 am

MLK Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

Refreshments and Networking

9:00 - 9:50 am

Session 5

10:00 - 10:50 am

Session 6: Thematic Breakout Groups

  • Climate

  • Data Science

  • Neuroscience

  • Precision Health

  • Others (Upon Interest)

11:00 am - 11:45 pm

Session 7

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Boxed Lunch & Closing Conversation

*Draft. Additional details to follow