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Sessions

All events are at the Convergence Center unless noted otherwise. All times are Eastern. This schedule is subject to change.

THURSDAY, July 28

Keynote: The Gifts of Giving //

9:30–10:30 a.m.

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Louis Tay, William C. Byham Associate Professor in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Purdue University

Tay will present social-scientific research on prosocial giving, showing that giving has incredible benefits for those who give as well as the recipients.
Tay will present social-scientific research on prosocial giving, showing that giving has incredible benefits for those who give as well as the recipients.
What’s Coming Next for Purdue for Life //

10:45–11:45 a.m.

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Jillian Henry, Vice President for Engagement at the Purdue for Life Foundation

Learn about the strategic priorities for the Purdue for Life Foundation and how we are setting goals to help more alumni, friends, and fans stay connected, get involved, and give back. Learn how you can help impact the future of Purdue!
Learn about the strategic priorities for the Purdue for Life Foundation and how we are setting goals to help more alumni, friends, and fans stay connected, get involved, and give back. Learn how you can help impact the future of Purdue!
Tap into Your Psychic Power: Understanding Yourself and Others Through DISC //

1–1:45 p.m.

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Brooke Linn, Executive Director of Learning and Talent Development at the Purdue for Life Foundation

Have you ever wanted to develop the psychic power of reading people? This is your chance! In this session, we will explore the DiSC profiling tool that will help you understand how to classify observable behaviors into patterns and enhance your communication strategies as a result. You will be introduced to the DiSC framework, take a self-assessment, and practice implementing strategies with someone new in your network.
Have you ever wanted to develop the psychic power of reading people? This is your chance! In this session, we will explore the DiSC profiling tool that will help you understand how to classify observable behaviors into patterns and enhance your communication strategies as a result. You will be introduced to the DiSC framework, take a self-assessment, and practice implementing strategies with someone new in your network.
Networking Opportunity //

2–2:45 p.m.

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Boilermaker Bragging

An opportunity for you to make connections, share best practices, and learn from other volunteer leaders in a small-group environment.
An opportunity for you to make connections, share best practices, and learn from other volunteer leaders in a small-group environment.
Marketing and Communications Best Practices //

3–3:45 p.m. and 4–4:45 p.m.

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Steve Schlenk, Cathy Swick, Aaron Martin, and Leslie Morehouse of Purdue for Life Foundation Marketing and Communications

Join a panel of leaders from the Purdue for Life Foundation Marketing and Communications team to learn tips and tricks for maximizing your marketing and communications work. Plus, get a sneak peek at some giant leaps we have planned for the weeks ahead!
Join a panel of leaders from the Purdue for Life Foundation Marketing and Communications team to learn tips and tricks for maximizing your marketing and communications work. Plus, get a sneak peek at some giant leaps we have planned for the weeks ahead!
Board Leadership: How to Run an Effective Alumni Board //

3–3:45 p.m. and 4–4:45 p.m.

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Casey Dexter of Purdue University and Andrea Hatch of the Purdue for Life Foundation

This session is geared toward those who currently hold alumni board leadership positions or are interested in holding a leadership position in the future—but any alumni board member can gain insights! This session will cover the importance of board bylaws, constitutions, member agreements, and mission statements; recruiting and onboarding new members; planning meetings and retreats; and maintaining momentum between board meetings.
This session is geared toward those who currently hold alumni board leadership positions or are interested in holding a leadership position in the future—but any alumni board member can gain insights! This session will cover the importance of board bylaws, constitutions, member agreements, and mission statements; recruiting and onboarding new members; planning meetings and retreats; and maintaining momentum between board meetings.
Recruiting More than Just Volunteers //

3–3:45 p.m. and 4–4:45 p.m.

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Alumni Leaders Alex Bosch, Lisa Bracher, Joyce Miles, and Mary Slater, Moderated by Natalie Evans of the Purdue for Life Foundation

Learn from a panel of alumni leaders about how they effectively meet the first requirement of volunteer recruitment—attracting alumni, friends, and fans to their events. Discover how they are changing and expanding outreach events to build more relationships and how they are meeting the needs of rapid growth.
Learn from a panel of alumni leaders about how they effectively meet the first requirement of volunteer recruitment—attracting alumni, friends, and fans to their events. Discover how they are changing and expanding outreach events to build more relationships and how they are meeting the needs of rapid growth.
Purdue Ties: Expand Your Network and Participate in Mentoring! //

3–3:45 p.m. and 4–4:45 p.m.

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Courtney Cassady and Jimmy Cox of the Purdue for Life Foundation

Learn how you can help cultivate a culture of helping and giving back through Purdue Ties, the premier networking and mentoring platform of Purdue University. Available to anyone who loves Purdue, Purdue Ties is perfect for networking, mentoring, job searches, and finding individualized connections.
Learn how you can help cultivate a culture of helping and giving back through Purdue Ties, the premier networking and mentoring platform of Purdue University. Available to anyone who loves Purdue, Purdue Ties is perfect for networking, mentoring, job searches, and finding individualized connections.
Campus Tour: Hagle Hall //

5–6 p.m.

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Aaron Yoder, Director of External Relations for Purdue Bands & Orchestras

Visit the new home of Purdue Bands & Orchestras, Hagle Hall, which will open in July 2022. Yoder will provide an overview, share program updates, and lead the tour of this incredible new space.
Visit the new home of Purdue Bands & Orchestras, Hagle Hall, which will open in July 2022. Yoder will provide an overview, share program updates, and lead the tour of this incredible new space.
Keynote: Purdue Global–Four Years In //

6 p.m. // The Shively Club in Ross-Ade Stadium

| The Shively Club in Ross-Ade Stadium

Frank Dooley, Chancellor of Purdue University Global

Over dinner at the Shively Club, Dooley will discuss the strategic plan and other priorities for Purdue Global.
Over dinner at the Shively Club, Dooley will discuss the strategic plan and other priorities for Purdue Global.

Friday, July 29

Private Ceremony //

8–9 a.m. // Dauch Alumni Center

| Dauch Alumni Center

Alumni Club Awards

While most conference attendees enjoy breakfast at the Convergence Center, some will attend this invitation-only event at Dauch as the Purdue for Life Foundation’s alumni clubs honor their very best.
While most conference attendees enjoy breakfast at the Convergence Center, some will attend this invitation-only event at Dauch as the Purdue for Life Foundation’s alumni clubs honor their very best.
Help Purdue Recruit the Next Generation of Boilermakers! //

9:15–9:45 a.m.

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Susie Saberniak, Senior Assistant Director in the Purdue University Office of Admissions

Learn about Purdue Alumni Recruiting for Tomorrow (PART), an alumni volunteer program that represents a collaboration between Purdue’s Office of Admissions and the Purdue for Life Foundation. The goal of PART is to have alumni volunteers represent the University at local college fairs and college-night programs throughout the U.S. and convey the impact a Purdue education can have.
Learn about Purdue Alumni Recruiting for Tomorrow (PART), an alumni volunteer program that represents a collaboration between Purdue’s Office of Admissions and the Purdue for Life Foundation. The goal of PART is to have alumni volunteers represent the University at local college fairs and college-night programs throughout the U.S. and convey the impact a Purdue education can have.
Volunteer Opportunity //

9:45–10:45 a.m.

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“Welcome to Purdue” Postcards

They’ve applied to Purdue, been admitted, and accepted their offer. Help welcome members of the Class of 2026 to their new home by writing them postcard messages that welcome them to campus and inspire their Purdue journey!
They’ve applied to Purdue, been admitted, and accepted their offer. Help welcome members of the Class of 2026 to their new home by writing them postcard messages that welcome them to campus and inspire their Purdue journey!
Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and You //

11 a.m.–Noon

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Himani Shah, Director of the Office of Industry Partnerships at the Purdue for Life Foundation

Learn more from Purdue and Purdue for Life Foundation leaders about how you can support diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives in engagement, development, and the Office of Industry Partnerships.
Learn more from Purdue and Purdue for Life Foundation leaders about how you can support diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives in engagement, development, and the Office of Industry Partnerships.
Keynote: Building a Brand That Matters–153 Years in the Making //

12:30 p.m. // Purdue Memorial Union Faculty Lounges

| Purdue Memorial Union Faculty Lounges

R. Ethan Braden, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Purdue University and Purdue University Global

Over lunch at the Purdue Memorial Union faculty lounges, Braden will share how Purdue’s nationally recognized central marketing team champions the University’s mission, reputation, and brand—and how essential alumni volunteers are as Purdue brand ambassadors.
Over lunch at the Purdue Memorial Union faculty lounges, Braden will share how Purdue’s nationally recognized central marketing team champions the University’s mission, reputation, and brand—and how essential alumni volunteers are as Purdue brand ambassadors.