May 7-9, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio

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Join us for our pre-conference Connections event, where career center professionals from our partner schools and recruitment leaders from our employer partners will meet to network and discuss industry trends and relevant issues.


Go beyond basic technology training! This year’s conference features a keynote from celebrated local author and educator, Mark White. You’ll also share best practices, receive first hand user advice, and see what’s coming for the 2018-19 academic year and recruiting season.


Spend time getting to know your industry peers over drinks, dinner and other social events throughout beautiful Columbus, Ohio. Get out of the hotel and see more of “America’s Next Silicon Valley!” We’ll show off a little bit of Columbus so you can see why we love our home town.


Monday, May 7

  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Networking Reception

Tuesday, May 8

  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM: Networking Activities, Panel of Experts, Breakout Sessions and more
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Networking Dinner

Wednesday, May 9

  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Day 2 Welcome
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Keynote: Thriving in Disruptive Times: Tips for Managing Hyper-Change, from Mark White
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Connections Breakout Session 


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2018 GradLeaders Conference

Tuesday, May 8

  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 9

  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Conference Welcome
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: KeynoteThriving in Disruptive Times: Tips for Managing Hyper-Change, from Mark White
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Social Event

Thursday, May 10

  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Yoga & 5K
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Breakout Sessions
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM: GradLeaders Update
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Optional Networking Sessions


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Located at the beautiful Renaissance Columbus hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio.


Renaissance Hotel Reservation Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel at the rate of $149 for a King Room. To take advantage of this group rate, make your hotel reservation in one of the following two ways:

  1. Book online
  2. Call Renaissance Enhanced Group Reservations at 877-901-6632. Ask for GradLeaders Meeting May 2018 Room Block to receive the group rate of $149 for a King room.

For more information about the Renaissance Columbus and overflow accommodations, see our hotel information page. 


Airport Information

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)

Airport Phone: +1 614-239-4000
Hotel direction: 8 miles SW
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

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

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