The seventh annual UNC System Advancement Symposium was held on June 2 and 3 and hosted virtually by UNC Chapel Hill.  The event was kicked off by a live-streamed grand opening at the Carolina Athletics Media and Communications Center with UNC System President Peter Hans, UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, University Advancement Vice President Timothy Minor, and UNC Chapel Hill Vice Chancellor for University Development David Routh who all gave a warm southern welcome to the 600 event attendees.

Over the two-days, Advancement professionals immersed themselves in their choice of 42 breakout presentations.  The Symposium was proud to welcome keynote speakers, John Glier, CEO of the GG+A, a global consulting firm in philanthropic management headquartered in Chicago and London, and Pierre Quinn of The Cardell Group, LLC, a consulting firm that focused on growing leaders and empowering teams of all sizes through coaching, consulting, and training.

The Symposium included several virtual networking opportunities, virtual exhibitor booths, and even a virtual reception that encouraged interactions among participants through casual and fun virtual games.  The Symposium has been praised for being highly engaging and interactive, as well as rich in value-added professional development content.

Presentation materials, along with Zoom recordings provided by some of our presenters are posted on the Policies & Procedures page on our Intranet site.  Please hover over to the Policies & Procedures link near the top of the page and select “UNC System Advancement Symposium” form the drop-down menu.  Once you are in, choose the “2021 UNC System Advancement Virtual Symposium” subfolder and where you will find downloadable materials.  For more information, please contact Felicia Umstead

Whova, our official virtual symposium mobile app and web platform, is still available for any of our registrants to access until end of 2021. Please also feel free to check out our official website for all things about the virtual symposium including agenda, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, etc.