A Conference for Higher Ed Marketers

Feb 17-19, 2020

The Kimpton Brice Hotel, Savannah, GA

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Early bird ends December 31, 2019

About

Featuring an all-new format, Stamats 2020 is the total recruitment package: Attendees will learn best practices for recruiting traditional students, explore innovative strategies for recruiting non-traditional students, and discover how to connect with each of these audiences using the latest tools and research. Every session, every workshop, and every speaker is focused on one goal—your success.

The full conference is $750 with options to select attendance for one, two, or three days. Optional workshops available on day one.

Keynotes

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Dr. Harold Lee Martin, Sr.

Chancellor of North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical
State University

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Richie C. Hunter

Vice President, Strategic Communications
& External Relations
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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John McLoughlin, MPA

Senior Director of Enrollment
Concordia College-New York

Who Should Attend

Any higher ed professional who’s involved in the planning and implementation of marketing and programming directed at traditional (first-year freshmen, transfers) and non-traditional (undergraduate, graduate) students.

This Includes

  • Undergraduate/degree completion programs
  • Graduate programs
  • Continuing education programs
  • Certificate programs
  • Online/hybrid degree programs

Schedule

Monday, February 17

Conference Day One

7:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. - Workshops, Keynote, and Sessions

7:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. - Registration and Workshops

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - 3 pre-conference workshops (3 hours each)

  • Workshop #1 – Admissions Training, Ryan Trout, Enrollment Pros
  • Workshop #2 – Developing a Powerful Brand, Beatrice Szalas, Stamats
  • Workshop #3 – What Thriving Institutions Look Like in 2020 and Beyond, Bob Sevier, Stamats

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch On Your Own

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. - Keynote and Sessions

Keynote: Dr. Harold Lee Martin Sr., Chancellor of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Afternoon sessions will kick off with Dr. Harold Martin, Sr. and include a variety of marketing, brand, and recruitment strategies. Presenters will share proven, goal-focused ideas for reaching and engaging prospective students. Many sessions will include marketing and recruitment strategies for reaching and engaging non-traditional students, both undergraduate and graduate.

Networking and dinner opportunities in the evening.

Tuesday, February 18

Conference Day Two

8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. - Keynote and Sessions

Coffee and light breakfast included

Keynote: Richie C. Hunter, Vice President, Strategic Communications and External Relations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Buffet lunch and presentation by Jason Jones, award winning photographer and filmmaker.

A full day of empowering information with two sessions to pick from each hour. Stamats’ strategists and thought leaders as well as higher education practitioners will examine digital best practices, website compliance, brand messaging, lead nurturing, and more—everything you need to know to build a more successful marketing and recruitment enterprise.

Networking and dinner opportunities in the evening.

Wednesday, February 19

Conference Day Three

8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. - Keynote and Sessions

Coffee and light breakfast included

Keynote: John McLoughlin, MPA, Senior Director of Enrollment at Concordia College-New York

A half-day of sessions devoted to solid proven marketing and recruitment strategies. Topics will cover best practices, innovative ideas, and real-world solutions that get results—all from higher ed professionals who are applying these strategies every day. Many sessions will include brand, marketing, and recruitment strategies for reaching traditional and transfer students.

Conference ends at Noon

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Cody Watson

Associate Director of Marketing | William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business

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Kelly Paul

Assistant Director of Marketing | UNC Greensboro Online

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Amy Luethmers

Chief Marketing Officer | University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Darren White

Principal Consultant | D. White & Company

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Mariah Obiedzinski

Director of Content Services | Stamats

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Jason Jones

Lifestyle Photographer and Cinematographer

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Becky Morehouse

Senior Vice President | Stamats

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Trista Wdziekonski

Director of Graduate Studies | University of Michigan-Dearborn

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Patrick Stark

Director, Consulting & Market Research | Stamats

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Tracey M. Duncan, Ed.S., Ph.D., LPC, ACS

Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Program Development and Associate Professor of Counselor Education

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Beatrice Szalas

Vice President, Client Services | Stamats

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Randy Burge

Vice President | Stamats

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Jenny Carrick

Sr. Director of Communications & Marketing | Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

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Eric Sickler

Vice President for Client Services | The Thorburn Group

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Sarah Clough

Vice President, Business Development | Stamats

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Bill Thorburn

Executive Creative Director and CEO | The Thorburn Group

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Joan Benson

Associate Vice President, Digital & Creative Strategy | Stamats

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Robert A. Sevier Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Strategy | Stamats

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Lisa Brosky

Vice Chancellor, External Relations, Pima Community College

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Ryan Trout

Found and CEO of Admissions Counselor Training

 

Hotel

Kimpton Brice Hotel | The Southern Belle of Hotels in Savannah GA

The Kimpton Brice Hotel is like any good Southern belle — beautiful and poised on the outside, a bit sassy and rebellious on the inside. Enjoy the boutique hotel’s urban resort vibe right in the center of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District, filled with museums, churches, gardens, monuments, mansions and more. In fact, The Kimpton Brice Hotel is centrally located in the historic district, just a cobblestone’s throw away from the famed River Street and walking distance to City Market. No need to choose between storied and modern when you can get both at The Kimpton Brice Hotel.

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"Savannah's Coolest Hotel"

- Fodor's Travel 2018

"Best Hotels in the South, 2018"

- Southern Living

Transportation

Directions from the Savannah Airport

  • When leaving the Savannah airport, head south on I-95 South.
  • Take I-95 South until you come to Exit 99 A/B (I-16).
  • Take I-16 East until it ends and merges with Montgomery Street.
  • Stay on Montgomery Street until you reach Bay Street.
  • Turn right on Bay Street and continue 10 blocks.
  • We are on the right at the corner of Bay and Houston Streets.

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Restaurants

The dining scene in Savannah is as varied as the cuisine. From Southern cuisine to more down-home establishments to upscale New American, you will have a virtual smorgasbord of dining and food options here. Check out just some of the many great places to eat in Savannah, Georgia!

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Things to See in Savannah

Walk or Ride to Nearby Attractions from The Kimpton Brice Hotel.

Emmet Park (1 block)
Savannah History Museum - 1.2 miles
Savannah Riverboat Cruises - 0.4 miles
Savannah Theatre - 0.7 miles

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