Schedule at a Glance

All times are Central time zone

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020
1:00 PM 8:00 PM Registration
11:00 AM 1:00 PM Executive Committee working lunch
1:30 PM 2:30 PM Plenary 1:

An Introduction to the Auburn Family & Empowering Ambassadors of Hope

2:30 PM 2:40 PM Break
2:40 PM 3:40 PM Plenary 2:

Donor Retention isn’t Speed Dating

3:40 PM 4:50 PM Table Topics:

  • New to Development
  • New to Engineering
  • New to Management
  • Development Coordinators
  • Mid-Career Fundraisers
  • Mentor Matchup
  • Corporate & Foundation Relations
  • Manager / Chief Development Officers
  • Donor Relations / Special Events
5:00 PM 5:45 PM Campus & Toomers Corner Tour
6:15 PM 10:30 PM Transit to and from Welcome Reception
6:30 PM 7:30 PM War Eagle Welcome Reception
7:30 PM 10:00 PM Sunset Social
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020
8:00 AM 4:30 PM Registration
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM 9:30 AM Plenary 3:

Disruptors in Philanthropy – How Giving is Impacted by Public Policy, Generational Shifts, Crowdfunding and Economic Headwinds

9:30 AM 9:45 AM Break
9:45 AM 10:45 AM Break Out Session 1:

  • The Importance of Collaboration in a Fundraising Strategy
  • Fundraising During a Crisis
  • What’s the deal with management?!
  • “MABEline”- UTK’s SynDaver Program
10:45 AM 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Break Out Session 2:

  • Coaching your team to a record season and sustaining momentum during a campaign
  • We’re All in This Together – A Conversation about International Fundraising
  • Opportunities and Obstacles: Charting Your Development Career
  • Fundraising for Maker Space / Competition Team Centers
12:00 PM 12:20 PM Lunch
12:20 PM 1:30 PM Plenary 4:

Donor Panel – Long-Term Relationship Building & Transformational Gifts

1:30 PM 1:45 PM Break
1:45 PM 2:45 PM Table Topics:

  • Campaign Events
  • EDF Executive Committee
  • Membership
  • EDF Hosting
  • Philanthropy for Entrepreneurs
  • Successful Discovery Calls
  • Graduate (MS, PHD) Alumni Engagement
  • International Alumni
  • Pipeline Management
  • Stewardship Delightful Surprises
  • Young Alumni Engagement
  • Advisory Councils
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Organizational Structures in Engineering Development Offices
2:45 PM 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM 4:00 PM Break Out Session 3:

  • Development Communications
  • Young Alumni Programs
  • Navigating your Career Through Mentorship
  • Fundraising Models for Engineering Facilities
5:45 PM 9:30 PM Transit to and from Dinner
6:00 PM 9:00 PM Ultimate Auburn Experience Supper
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2020
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Breakfast & 2021 EDF Announcement
8:30 AM 9:30 AM Plenary 5:

Crisis Management and Ethics in Fundraising

9:30 AM 9:45 AM Break & Swag Swap
9:45 AM 10:45 AM Break Out Session 4:

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Development Profession
  • Artificial Intelligence and Major Gifts
  • Career Track Session TBD
  • Stewardship Best Practices
10:45 AM 11:00 AM Break & Swag Swap
11:00 AM 12:30 PM Box Lunch & Closing Plenary 6:

First Things First – Who Are YOU?
Developing Your Personal Leadership Values and Philosophy

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