Save the date for our advancement symposium

Location: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Wilmington, NC

Date(s): May 22nd and 23rd, 2023

Attendance Fee: $110

Hoggard Hall & Hoggard Lawn on a beautiful Spring day on April 7, 2020. PHOTO BY: BRADLEY PEARCE/UNCW

The Symposium has been praised for being highly engaging and interactive, as well as rich in value-added professional development opportunities.


Thanks to our talented team at UNCW, the 2023 Advancement Symposium has special hotel room blocks at the following locations:

The Lumina Resort is the only hotel listed above with a direct UNC Symposium rate booking link. To receive the Symposium rate for the other hotel options, attendees must call to make reservations and state that they are a part of the hotel block for the UNC Advancement Symposium. Websites with direct booking links only allow for individual bookings, and are unable to process group booking requests.

offered at the event

  • Opportunities to share professional practices
  • Speakers who focus on innovative programs
  • Guidance for building strategies to enhance effectiveness of Advancement efforts
  • Networking opportunities
  • Exhibitor booths and partnership opportunities
  • Interactive reception events that encourages relationship building
  • Conference has been submitted for CFRE credit consideration
UNCW’s Like No Other Campaign Banners on Chancellor’s Walk on a warm Summer day on June 30, 2021. PHOTO BY: BRADLEY PEARCE/UNCW


Advancement professionals—including executives, front-line fundraisers, alumni relations professionals, and advancement services employees—from the 17 campuses and 3 affiliates that make up the UNC System are encouraged to attend this event for the opportunity to learn from and network with both colleagues and guest speakers.

interested in learning more?

Our symposium committees and program team are currently developing a detailed agenda for the 2023 symposium. You can check back on this page for symposium-related updates. For additional symposium-related information and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Emily Gillespie here.

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