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2023 Conference Sessions Overview


  • Track A: Alumni/Student Affairs
  • Track B: Business Processes
  • Track C: Communications/Marketing/Public Relations
  • Track D: Development/Fundraising
  • Track E: Engagement (Events, Stewardship/Cultivation)
  • Campfire: Workshop or Moderated Q&A Discussion
  • Panel: Moderated Q&A discussion with panel of participants
  • Presentation: Speaker presents a topic with an allotted time for Q&As

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

8:00 amRegistration & Information Desk Open
8:30 amAVAP Newcomer Session
9:00 amWelcome & Opening Keynote: Human Giver Syndrome, Kay Coughlin
10:30 am
Session Block 1
Track A/B/D: The Future of Annual Giving (Campfire)
Track C: Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Fire (Presentation)
Track E: Show and Tell Tech Exchange (Campfire)
12:00 pmLunch and Networking
1:30 pm
Sessions Block 2
Track A: Engaging Non-Traditional Alumni (Panel)
Track B: Financial Trends in Veterinary Care (Panel)
Track C: Communications Workshop- bring a project to discuss (Campfire/Workshop)
Track D: Ethics of Gift Acceptance (Presentation)
Track E: Calculating ROI on Events-successes/failures (Campfire)
3:00 pm
Session Block 3
Non-Supervisor/Managers: Setting Boundaries Workshop, Kay Coughlin (Campfire)
Team Leads/Supervisors/Mangers: Crucial Conversations for Team Engagement (Campfire)
4:15 pmClosing Remarks/Announcements
6:00 pmAVAP Social

Thursday, July 13, 2023

8:30 amRegistration & Information Desk Open
9:00 amWelcome & Sponsor Presentation
10:00 amAAVMC Update on State of Veterinary Colleges
11:15 am
Session Block 4
Track A/E: Engaging Alumni with on Campus Events- successes/failures (Campfire)
Track B: How Does Your Organization Measure Up? (Presentation)
CVMs will complete a pre-conference survey regarding org. structure and metrics.
Track C: Social Media Marketing Strategies (Presentation/Campfire- TBD)
Track D: Leveraging Unique Gifts- Planned Giving/Practice Sales (Presentation)
12:00 pmLunch and Networking
1:30 pmTrack A & E: Engaging Students (Campfire)
Track B: The Corporatization of Veterinary Medicine (Campfire)
Track C: Sharing Impact Through Creative Storytelling (Panel)
Track D: Engaging Grateful Clients Outside of the Veterinary Hospitals (Campfire)
3:00 pmTrack A/C/E: Free for All/Burning Questions (Campfire)
Track B: Engaging Alumni Through Giving Programs (Campfire)
Track D: Faculty Communication Techniques (Panel/Campfire)
4:15 pmClosing Remarks/Announcements
6:00 pmOptional Networking/ Dine-Arounds

Friday, July 14, 2023

8:30 amRegistration & Information Desk Open
9:00 amWelcome & Keynote: Gold Standards of Compassionate Communication,
Dani McVety, DVM
10:00 amAlumni Panel
11:00 amWellness Panel
12:00 pmClosing Remarks (Passing of the Gavel/2024 Conference Hype)
1:00 pmOptional Networking/ Dine-Arounds
2:00 pmOptional Tour of Dumb Friends League Animal Hospital @ CSU Spur
7:00 pmAlumni Receptions @ AVMA