Events and Learning Opportunities

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Annual Conference

Attend the premier meeting designed specifically for graduate management education professionals.

For more than 30 years the Graduate Management Admission Council has been bringing together professionals from the graduate business and management industry to gain insight and knowledge from colleagues and experts. This event takes place over a three-day period and includes a wide variety of concurrent sessions, networking opportunities, and speakers as well as the sought after Expo where companies showcase their graduate management products and services.

Annual Conference 2019 | Denver, CO | June 19-21, 2019
Annual Conference 2020 | Baltimore, MD | June 17-19, 2020 | More information coming soon.

Master's Leadership Symposium

The GMAC Master’s Leadership Symposium is a premier event designed specifically for school professionals with strategic responsibility for business master’s programs around the world. Join and network with like-minded professionals, explore market trends and gain in-depth perspectives around the challenges and opportunities faced by this growing segment of the graduate management education industry.

December 5-6, 2019 | HKUST Business School Central | Hong Kong

Marketing Workshops for School Professionals

The Art & Science of Marketing GME Programs

As new GME programs and online options proliferate, the quest to attract and convert quality applicants becomes increasingly difficult. This two-day interactive workshop will help those responsible for marketing and admissions functions to develop the skills required to understand and attract prospective applicants and engage and entice them—with the right message, at the right time, and on the most effective platforms.

October 21-22, 2019 | Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ 

Admissions Institute for New Professionals (AINP)

Expand your network and skill set at events tailored to newly hired admissions, marketing, and recruiting professionals.

GMAC is committed to the professional development of anyone with a career in graduate management admissions, whether a seasoned veteran or just starting out. The GMAC Admissions Institute is an intensive, skills-based program focusing on the core knowledge needed to excel in graduate management admissions. Designed specially for those with six months to two years of experience, the Admissions Institute helps newly hired admissions, marketing, and recruitment professionals develop the skills necessary to succeed in their careers.

United States

AINP US West 2019 | San Diego, CA | July 22-25, 2019
AINP US East 2019 | Arlington, VA | July 29-August 1, 2019
AINP Europe 2019 | London, England | May 13-15, 2019

Asia-Pacific

AINP Asia 2019 | Hong Kong | September 17-18 2019

Global Symposia

Learn about issues of critical importance to the European and Asia Pacific graduate management education landscape.

GMAC offers symposia in both Europe and Asia that explore topics and trends related to graduate management education. Past year's topics have included social media, selection, and differentiation. These events offer the added benefit of being presented from the host region's perspective, giving global audiences unique insight into current issues.

Events include:

GMAC European Conference: An opportunity to examine in-depth topics of global significance and local interest, as well as strategies and best practices focused on a local perspective. For professionals at all levels with responsibility for admissions, marketing, and program direction. European Conference is held in the Fall.

European Conference 2019 | Fontainebleau, France | November 20-22, 2019 

GMAC Asia-Pacific Conference: A global forum for exploring issues of critical importance within a growing Asian graduate management education landscape. For professionals at all levels with responsibility for admissions, marketing, and program direction.

APAC Conference 2019 | Singapore | November 7-8, 2019 | More information coming soon.

Conference Archive

Leadership Conference

At the Leadership Conference, professionals from around the world gather in an intimate setting to learn, share insights, and discuss core industry issues.

The GMAC Leadership Conference, co-presented with MBA Roundtable, offers professionals from around the world the opportunity to gather in an intimate setting to learn, share insights, and discuss the issues that matter most to the global management education community. 

Leadership Conference 2019 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | USA | January 22-25, 2019
Leadership Conference 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ | USA | January 14-17, 2020