San Antonio, Texas

July 25–26, 2016

The Conference for Big 12 Fundraising Professionals

Sharing best practices and discovering innovative approaches, join seasoned veterans and new professionals from across the nation for pragmatic insights on higher education philanthropy.

Hosted by Texas Tech University

Registration

Conference PassJuly 25–26, 2016$350 Register Now

  • Early pricing (through May 2, 2016) $200
  • Standard pricing (through July 7, 2016) $250
  • At-the-door pricing (through July 25, 2016) $350

Topics

Featured Speakers

Schedule

  1. Arrival Day

  2. Early registration/Badge pick-up

    Be first to pick up your conference swag and avoid the Monday morning check-in line. We will be ready for at-the-door registrations and questions.

  3. Welcome Reception

    Welcome to San Antonio! Refresh yourself and meet up with colleagues before heading out for dinner on the River Walk.

  4. Executive Dinner

    For CEOs and Vice Presidents who lead advancement programs at their institution, dine with fellow leaders from across the Big 12 Conference as you begin a conversation around philanthropic leadership.

  1. Day 1

  2. Information desk open

  3. Registration/Badge pick-up

    Last call for latecomers, grab your conference badge and get ready for two days of practical insights and best practice approaches.

  4. Breakfast

  5. Break

  6. Session 1

    • Executive Meetings
    • Annual Giving
    • Corporate & Foundation Relations
    • Donor Stewardship
    • Gift Planning
    • Major Gifts
  7. Break

  8. Session 2

    • Executive Meetings
    • Annual Giving
    • Career Development
    • Donor Stewardship
    • Gift Planning
    • Major Gifts
  9. Lunch

  10. Keynote Address

    Russell James III

    Professor, Texas Tech University

    Words that Work

    What words increase interest in giving? How do you describe a gift to generate the most interest? Uncover practical, scientifically-based approaches to more effective philanthropic communication.

  11. Break

  12. Session 3

    • Annual Giving
    • Career Development
    • Corporate & Foundation Relations
    • Donor Stewardship
    • Major Gifts
  13. Break

  14. Session 4

    • Career Development
    • Corporate & Foundation Relations
    • Donor Stewardship
    • Gift Planning
    • Major Gifts
  15. Cocktail Reception

    Network, meet-up with colleagues and visit with vendors to learn more about products for taking your advancement programs to the next level.

  1. Day 2

  2. Information desk open

  3. Breakfast

  4. Break

  5. Session 5

    • Executive Meetings
    • Annual Giving
    • Corporate & Foundation Relations
    • Donor Stewardship
    • Gift Planning
    • Major Gifts
  6. Break

  7. Session 6

    • Executive Meetings
    • Annual Giving
    • Corporate & Foundation Relations
    • Donor Stewardship
    • Gift Planning
    • Major Gifts

Venue

Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel

Welcome to the River Walk

The contemporary Hilton Palacio del Rio is the site of this year's Big 12 Development Conference.

Nestled in the heart of San Antonio, this downtown hotel is the perfect starting point for experiencing the city. Located on the world-famous River Walk, nearby attractions include the Alamo, Hemisfair Park, and Tower of the Americas.

Conference Accommodations

Contact

For questions about attending the Big 12 Development Conference or for information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Lauren MalloyTexas Tech University System

  • 806.742.1780