2014 Development Forum

The 2014 ACSA Architecture Schools Advancement | Development Forum will take place on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 during the AIA National Convention in Chicago, IL. 

This forum will feature panel discussions and sessions on issues facing university development. The objective of the forum is to examine core fundraising strategies, exchange ideas of best practices, evaluate particular challenges of architecture programs, and learn new approaches to fundraising and development opportunities. The forum will be a wonderful opportunity to network with your peers. Bring questions and ideas to share with your development colleagues.

Registration is $125 and includes all the day’s activities: breakfast, lunch, and closing reception. Online registration is now closed.


Chicago, Illinois - McCormick Place, Room 427 AB
2301 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 8:30am - 5:00pm


8:30-9:00am                Breakfast
9:00-9:15am                Welcome and Introductions
9:15-10:30am              Opening Session
                                     Facilitators: Carla Abramczyk, North Carolina State U. & Steve Schuster, 
10:30-10:45am            Break
10:45-12:00pm            CED Frontiers: the Road to a Strategic Map for the Future
                                      Facilitators: Mary Cocoma & Tom Buresh, U. of California, Berkeley
12:00-1:15pm              Lunch
1:15-2:30pm                Launching a Pilot Program to attract Long Term Investment from Donors
                                     Facilitators: Stephen White, Gregory Laramie, Lisa Raiola &
                                      Daniel Alexander, Roger Williams U.
2:30-2:45pm                Break
2:45-4:00pm                Common Issues: Breakout Sessions
4:00-5:00pm                Reception 

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Eric Wayne Ellis
Director of Operations and Programs