The Ohio State University Alumni Association

2018 Club and Society Leadership Symposium
Thursday, September 6 - Friday, September 7, 2018
Columbus, OH

2018 Club and Society Leadership Symposium

Join us for the 2018 Club and Society Leadership Symposium!

The Ohio State University Alumni Association cordially invites you to participate in the 2018 Club and Society Leadership Symposium. Hear from alumni association staff and university partners as we celebrate the successes of the past year and discuss ways to engage our alumni and friends.

Your peers and alumni association staff will review best practices and available resources; generate new programmatic ideas; and provide networking opportunities between club and society volunteers.

Thursday, Sept. 6

1 – 5 p.m. (on the hour) Hour-long bus tours of campus
Longaberger Alumni House

2 – 4 p.m. New Leader / Volunteer Orientation
Longaberger Alumni House
Optional for new leaders who have served one year or less
Call 800-762-5646 to register for this session

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Networking event demonstration
This showcases best practices for facilitating an effective Category I Networking event
Longaberger Alumni House

5:30 – 7 p.m. Happy Hour hosted by the Alumni Club of Franklin County
Longaberger Alumni House

Friday, Sept. 7

7 – 8:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast, Fawcett Center
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.: Opening Session
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Regional Breakout
11 – 11:45 a.m.: Educational Session #1
Noon – 1:45 p.m.: Lunch and Award Recognition
2 – 2:45 p.m.: Educational Session #2
3 – 3:45 p.m.: Educational Session #3
4 – 5 p.m.: Round Table Discussions
5:15 – 7 p.m.: Group Photo, Closing Reception, Fawcett Center Ballroom


  • Programming and best practice sessions categorized by alumni group basics, critical issues & master class sessions
  • Lunch and award recognition
  • Regional breakout discussions
  • Alumni group reception
  • Giveaways



Who can Attend

  • Any officer or board member to represent their alumni club or alumni society.
  • Registrants may bring one complimentary guest to the reception
  • There is no limit on the number of attendees from your group.


A block of rooms is held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus/University Area on Olentangy River Rd. The rate is $129 on Sept. 6 and $179 on Sept. 7 – 8. Reservations can be made by using the following link. Reservations must be made by Aug. 8, 2018.


To learn more about and/or to nominate your group for the 2018 Symposium Awards please visit: Award applications are open until Friday, July 20 at 5 p.m. ET. See below for award categories.

  • Alumni Group of the Year ($2,500 prize)
  • Innovative Program of the Year ($1,500 prize)
  • Program of the Year ($1,000 prize)
  • Pay it Forward Award for Volunteerism
  • ARO of the Year (Societies Only)

Football Tickets

If you are a life or sustaining member of the OSU Alumni Association and would like to purchase tickets to the Sept. 8 game versus Rutgers, please call 800-762-5646 to complete your entire registration by phone. Please note that the primary registrant must be attending the whole conference on Friday to be eligible to purchase tickets. Tickets are limited and cost $88 per ticket (limit two per household).

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide refunds after your order is processed.


Registration is required for this complimentary event. You can register online or by calling 800-762-5646.


Please contact or 800-762-5646.