ACSN 2019

Annual Conference

July 21 - 23, 2019
Thank you to all our #ASCN2019 attendees and sponsors that joined us in Washington, D.C.! From the amazing keynote speakers, employer panel, break-out sessions, collaboration with colleagues, and conference sponsors. Stay tuned for our conference recap and SAVE THE DATE for #ACSN2020 in San Diego | Coronado Island - Monday, July 27 - Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Make your plans for 2020 when each summer, the Alumni Career Services Network convenes the largest group of alumni career services professionals in the country for a three-day professional development conference to hear from experts in the field, explore the latest products, and network and exchange best practices with peers. In 2020 we'll gather for the 15th annual ACSN conference on Coronado Island in San Diego!

Year after year, attendees point to peer-to-peer connections as one of the most valuable takeaways of the conference. This conference is a must for all involved in providing career services to alumni in institutions of higher education, from direct alumni career coaching to alumni engagement and programming. 

Check out the 2019 conference highlights below. 


Questions? Contact us at [email protected].


brandonBrandon BusteedPresident, Kaplan University Partners  

"The Coming Era of Human Capital Campaigns and the Evolving Nature of Alumni Career Resources"  

The future of alumni affairs will look very different than it does today. Career services will be offered to alumni, even more so than students. Fundraising campaigns will yield to human capital campaigns that engage alumni in mentoring and career connection opportunities between students and themselves.  In his talk, Brandon will discuss this evolving dynamic and how the line between student and alumni will blur in intriguing ways, as alumni remain lifelong students of their alma maters and become involved in the education and development of current undergraduates.  


allenAllen Gannett - Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Corporate Development, Skyword

"Flashes of Genius - Learning the Art and Science of Creativity"  

The standard view of creativity is one of constant brainstorming punctuated by sudden flashes of genius - it is not something you can be intentional or methodical about. This talk will disprove this, explain how flashes of genius actually happen and provide ways any creator can increase their odds of having one. The talk is based on two years of research for Gannett's book The Creative Curve (June 2018, Penguin Random House). As part of this process, he interviewed dozens of the world's leading creatives such as celebrity chefs, multi-platinum musicians, billionaire entrepreneurs, and fine artists. In addition, he talked to the leading scientists and academics who study the field. Based on this, he found four patterns—The Four Laws of Creative Curve—that all creatives engage in. These laws are not only scientifically valid, but can be followed by any aspiring creative. This talk will give a sneak peek into Gannett's research and a look at how you can leverage it.



WHO'S ATTENDED IN #ACSN2019 (still be in updated)

The following schools are already registered to attend!

Ashford University
Arizona State University
Boise State University
Barnard College, Columbia University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Carnegie Mellon University
College of the Holy Cross
Concordia University
Dartmouth College
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Duquesne University
Emerson College
Emory University
Franklin & Marshall
Georgia State University
Georgia Tech
George Mason University
George Washington University
George Washington University's Trachtenberg School
Georgetown University
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Heller School, Brandeis University
Hill-Murray School
James Madison University
Kansas State University
Kellogg School of Management
Kennesaw State University
Lafayette College
La Salle University
MCPHS University
Miami University
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
National University of Health Sciences
New York University
Northern Arizona University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern Illinois University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Penn State
Penn State Smeal College of Business
Purdue Alumni Association
Quinnipiac University
Saint Mary's University
Sarah Lawrence College
Seton Hall University
Springfield College
St. Margaret's Episcopal School
St. Olaf College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
The Ohio State University
Tufts University
Tulane University
UC Davis
UC Santa Cruz
UMass Amherst
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business,
University of California
University of Connecticut School of Business
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Hartford
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of Maryland University College
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of North Texas at Dallas
University of Oregon
University of Oxford, England
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
University of Toronto
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Ursinus College
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
William & Mary
Williams College

Thank you again to our 2019 Conference Co-Chairs


Kate Schuster
Director of Career Programs and Industry Networks
George Washington University


Michael Steelman
Director of Alumni Career Management & Professional Networks
William & Mary

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Stay tuned for more announcements about #ACSN2020 in San Diego!

Past Conferences

Conference attendees from #ACSN2018 in Nashville can access conference resources here.