Connections 2020

A Decade in Review and a New One in View

Join us May 11-13, 2020 for a look back on what kept us up at night back then, how the industry has changed and to try to predict what further changes we can expect in the next decade.    

  • Look ahead at the exciting opportunities, challenges, changes and emerging trends we will experience in the 2020’s.
  • Big focus on data (we have a rich bank of it), innovation, the rapidly changing “higher ed” landscape, employers’ evolving talent needs and more 




Connections 2020 will kick off with our keynote speaker, Damian Zikakis. Damian, a Gallup-certified CliftonStrengths Coach, will provide a Strengths overview and share how understanding and leveraging them positively impacts the both the individual and the team. Additionally, each attendee will have the opportunity to learn their “Top 5 Strengths” and discover how to maximize them.

Clifton StrengthsFinder:

We encourage all attendees to complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment in advance of the event. This activity is optional, but will enhance your experience of the keynote presentation. 


Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Dr
Columbus, OH 43219 


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Hilton Columbus at Easton Reservation Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton at Easton Hotel at the rate of $199/night. Reserve your room online, or call (614) 414-5000 and tell them you're with GradLeaders Connections 2020.


Airport Information

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)

Airport Phone: +1 614-239-4000
Hotel direction: 8 miles SW

  • Estimated taxi fare: 18 USD (one way)
  • Uber & Lyft available
Visit CMH airport website


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