USC Alumni Leadership Conference
Answering the Call

Friday, August 31, 2018
University Park Campus

Trojan volunteer leaders are invited to return to campus for a day of inspiring programs—including presentations by the university’s senior leaders—to enhance their leadership skills for engaging the Trojan Family lifelong and worldwide.

Each year, the USC Alumni Leadership Conference brings together volunteer leaders from across the university and around the world, including representatives from regional alumni organizations, alumnae groups, industry networks, affinity programs, age-based groups, the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors, USC school alumni boards and USC Athletics support groups.

The 2018 conference will include exclusive sessions with USC President C. L. Max Nikias, Provost Michael Quick and university leaders, as well as with current students, who will give insight into student life at USC today. After attending breakout sessions spotlighting University priorities and timely leadership topics, attendees may tour the USC Village or enjoy the final networking cocktail reception.

Registration will open in July.

Friday, August 31, 2018

University Park Campus

The complete schedule will be posted in July when registration opens.

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast Buffet (Town and Gown)
Exchange ideas and share best practices for engaging alumni while enjoying a full buffet breakfast.

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Conference Welcome (Town and Gown)

Michael Felix ’83
President, USC Alumni Association Board of Governors

Patrick E. Auerbach EdD ’08
Associate Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Annual Address
USC President C. L. Max Nikias
The 11th president of the University of Southern California shares how he has helped guide USC into the front ranks of the world’s private research universities.

10:15 – 11:20 a.m.
Morning Program Session

11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Breakout Session 1 (Ronald Tutor Campus Center)

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Networking Lunch (Ronald Tutor Campus Center Grand Ballroom)

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Session 2 (Ronald Tutor Campus Center)

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Afternoon Program Session (Town and Gown)

3:45 – 3:55
Closing Conference Session (Town and Gown)

3:55 – 4:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception (Town and Gown)                                                                                   

5:00 p.m.
Pep Rally (Heritage Hall)
(Optional and subject to change based upon USC Athletics)


Breakout session information will be updated in July when registration opens.

Registration opens July 10.

$40 per person / $55 after August 15

All guests must register separately and indicate the sessions they wish to attend.

No refunds after August 15.

For more information, please contact the USC Alumni Association at (213) 740-2300.

2016 Alumni Leadership Conference
Photos from the
2017 USC Alumni Leadership Conference

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