CGS 61st Annual Meeting

    Meeting Dates and Location
    December 1-4, 2021
    Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
    New Orleans, LA


    We’re looking forward to seeing colleagues at our Annual Meeting in December in New Orleans. While we do intend to have a place-based meeting, please know that our members’ health and safety is our highest priority. We are aware of health concerns and issues and are doing everything we can to create a healthy environment for robust conversation and discussion. Please view the FAQ list that addresses registration questions and COVID protocols in the city of New Orleans, at the hotel, and for our meeting specifically. CGS’s safety requirements and protocols can be accessed here.



    Graduate Education: Leading Change in a Rapidly Changing World


    Join the CGS community in New Orleans, Louisiana! Networking and professional development opportunities abound, including four pre-meeting workshops, six plenary sessions, and numerous concurrent sessions and exhibits.


    Registration and Preliminary Program


    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 reception kick off the meeting on December 1. The meeting continues December 2-4 with plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and the annual awards ceremony luncheon. The exhibit hall will feature coffee and snack breaks, December 2-3.


    CGS COVID-19 Safety Protocols


    Registration and COVID related FAQ’s for the CGS 2021 Annual Meeting


    Online Registration


    Registration Details


    Pre-meeting Workshops


    Meeting Sessions


    Featured Speakers


    Accommodations and Travel


    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 voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
    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.