Community of Practice


The EDF Community of professionals are always learning, developing, and sharing. Join us for virtual table topics, webinars, conference meet-ups, regional events, and more.

The Engineering Development Forum’s Community of Practice is designed to create ongoing professional development for our engineering fundraising community from our peers.

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EDF Virtual Coffee Chat Spring Series

FREE Community of Practice Webinar: Engaging Companies During Changing Economic Times 

Thursday, April 27, 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT

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With corporate layoffs and a shifting economy in the news, how should we best engage companies for our respective engineering schools? Please register for this free panel discussion with fundraising and industry engagement experts on how they are approaching their work. We’ll learn how these leaders are continuing to connect with industry and lessons that can help us have more meaningful connections with corporations. This webinar will not be recorded.


Jennifer Feierman de Lannoy

Senior Director – Development Operations and Alumni Engagement, Columbia Engineering

Nathan Utz

Vice President – Office of Industry Partnerships, Purdue University 

Eric Vieria

Director – Strategic Collaborations, Columbia University

FREE Community of Practice Webinar: First-Time Conference Attendee

Thursday, June 8, 1PM ET/10:00 AM PT

Come meet EDF Board Members to get an overview of the conference and how to make the most of your first EDF Conference. This is a great way to meet people before you arrive in Knoxville and helps enhance the community we all find so valuable. There will be a short overview of the conference program, but please bring questions. If interested, please register here