Harnessing the power of alumni - a European perspective

Brussels, 19 March 2015

Programme

Wednesday 18 March 2015

19.00

Seminar dinner

Thursday 19 March 2015

08.30

Registrations and coffee

09.15

Welcome and introduction
Queenie Lam, Project Manager, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

09.30

Getting started in alumni relations - incentives, objectives, means
Carolyn Wever, Director Development and Alumni Relations, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

10.15

Tracking students and alumni - trends and key observations in the European context
Michael Gaebel, Director Higher Education Policy, EUA (Brussels, Belgium)

11.00

Coffee break

11.40

Rounding up the lost sheep - best practice in tracking and engaging alumni
Daniel Bargetze, Managing Director, St. Gallen University (St. Gallen, Switzerland)

12.20

Toolbox for alumni fundraising online: How to create a giving culture?
Raimonds Kulbergs, Managing Director, Funderful (Riga, Latvia)

13.00

Sandwich lunch

14.00

Pooling resources and effecting changes - contributions of national alumni networks
Mariana Lemos, Community Manager, Campus France (Paris, France)
Stefan Bienefeld, Head of Division Development Cooperation and Transregional Progammes, DAAD (Bonn, Germany)

15.00

Coffee break

15.30

The bigger the better? - added value of a mega European alumni infrastructure (Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Bernd W├Ąchter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

Claire Morel, Deputy Head of Unit "International Cooperation and Programmes", European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)
Jonathan Jelves, Treasurer, Erasmus Student Network (ESN) (Brussels, Belgium)
Leasa Weimer, President, EMA (Cologne, Germany)
Nicola Filizola, Vice President EU Affairs, garagErasmus (Pisa, Italy)
Neringa Tumenaite, member of the Transition Board, OCEANS Network (Brussels, Belgium)

16.45

Wrap-up and goodbye