This year I will be joining the CASE Asia-Pacific Institute in Alumni Relations (APIAR) again as a faculty member. I was privileged to be part of the inaugural event last year, and am honored to be invited back. It's a great introduction to alumni relations for those relatively new to the profession, and a strong networking and learning opportunity for new and experienced participants.
The full conference takes place over three days this year, from 7 to 9 August, at the Nanyang Executive Centre in Singapore. Full details are here:
Last year's was the first-ever alumni relations institute in Asia, and it received great reviews from participants. This year, we've updated the schedule and content to reflect attendees' needs. The Institute is more compact, so you'll spend less time away from the office. Among other topics, we'll explore
- using digital tools for generating alumni engagement
- the relationship between alumni relations and fundraising, and
- working with students and alumni volunteers.
We'll also explore metrics and benchmarking, connecting with international alumni, branding for alumni associations, ethics, and how to keep in touch with recent alumni.
CASE is also providing a discount for 2 or more delegates from the same institution who register together.
Here's the full schedule:
As a bonus, the event ends just as Singapore gears up for its National Day celebrations (9 August), so if you're coming to Singapore, stay for the holiday weekend, and enjoy parades, concerts, and fireworks. A lot of fireworks.
Here's a short (< 2 minutes) video welcome from Institute chair Marie Earl (note that after the video was recorded, the end date for the conference was changed to 9 August):
Photo: Fireworks on Singapore's National Day, by Lip Jin Lee via Creative Commons.