CGS 2017 57th Annual Meeting

    Registration Materials

    Final Program



    Meeting Dates and Location
    December 6-9, 2017
    Westin Kierland Resort
    Scottsdale, Arizona


    Annual Meeting participants will explore important issues in graduate education. Enjoy a unique forum to meet leaders in your field and exchange ideas and information. Graduate deans; associate and assistant deans; faculty and staff from colleges and universities; association, federal and state agency, and other education-related administrators; graduate students, and others interested in graduate education are welcome.


    Pre-meeting workshops and the CGS opening dinner and reception kick off the meeting on December 6. The meeting continues December 7-9, with plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, the annual awards ceremony luncheon, and the annual LaPidus lecture session. Exhibits also will be available to meeting attendees, December 7-8.


    The theme of this year's meeting is "Shaping the Future."


    Online Registration


    Registration Details


    Accommodations and Travel


    Featured Speakers


    Pre-meeting Workshops


    Plenary and Concurrent Sessions


    Awards Lunch and LaPidus Lecture Session


    Exhibitor Information




    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS members receive regular updates of legislative and regulatory proposals impacting graduate education and are provided resources to use in advocacy efforts on their campuses and with policymakers and other constituents. 
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.