We’re excited to open submissions to our Higher Ed Communications Leadership Roundtable hosted by The University of Pittsburgh.

This Roundtable will be held Feb. 20–21, 2019 and is available to 20–25 qualifying internal and external communications professionals in higher education.

To learn more about the Roundtable, visit the landing page.

What can you expect?

The Roundtable is a two-day commitment. Its purpose is simple: to benefit your career and your organization. Though the discussion is free-flowing, we set an agenda based on a short online survey sent to attendees. The survey gives us an idea of what’s on everyone’s mind.

Evening activities, in which attendees mingle and network with peers and industry leaders, complement the daily agenda. Shortly after the Roundtable ends, you’ll get a detailed set of notes taken by one of our Ragan editors in attendance. Our house scribe allows you to pay full attention and contribute your thoughts to the discussion without the distraction of notetaking.

We call it a combination of group therapy, benchmarking, idea sharing and networking.

Why so exclusive?

Since the discussion centers on the experiences of the participants, it’s vital that our attendees have seen enough success and failure to support a strong discussion.

Who’s attending?

Past Leadership Roundtables have hosted participants from nearly every industry. Many attendees lead large teams, but others come from teams of one or two communicators.

Our main concern is to find experienced, talented persons for a high-level discussion between peers. We encourage those who fit this description to apply.

Attendees have come from the following organizations:

  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • Meredith College
  • University of Miami
  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • University of Alberta
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System
  • Cengage Learning
  • UC San Diego Library
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


    Roundtable application

    We ask that you submit a brief application. This ensures a rich experience for all Roundtable attendees.

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    If we think you and our Roundtable fit each other well, we will respond to your application no later than three weeks before the event. Thank you and good luck