2015 CGS 55th Annual Meeting



    Registration Materials

    Preliminary Program



    Meeting Dates and Location
    December 2-5, 2015
    Westin Seattle
    Seattle, Washington





    Annual Meeting participants will explore important issues in graduate education. Enjoy a unique forum to meet leaders in your field and exchange ideas and information. Graduate deans; associate and assistant deans; faculty and staff from colleges and universities; association, federal and state agency, and other education-related administrators; graduate students, and others interested in graduate education are welcome.


    Pre-meeting workshops and the CGS opening dinner and reception kick off the meeting on December 2. The meeting continues December 3-5, with plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, annual awards ceremony, and the LaPidus Luncheon lecture. Exhibits also will be available to meeting attendees, December 3-4.


    The theme of this year's meeting is "Partnering for Innovation." Building partnerships with a range of individuals and organizations is a key leadership strategy for innovation in graduate education. Inspiring plenary and concurrent sessions will highlight strategies that work for developing productive collaborations and networks both within your university and with external partners.


    Registration Details


    Featured Speakers


    Pre-meeting Workshops


    Plenary and Concurrent Sessions


    Accommodations and Travel


    Special Events for Guests


    Online Registration


    Exhibitor Information




    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.


    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.


    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. Based in Washington, DC, the organization provides its members with regular updates and analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals and policies that affect graduate education.
    View Public Policy work


    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.