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Welcome to the 2017 CASE District I Conference. The CASE Conference is designed to offer a variety of sessions and workshops on advancement services, alumni relations, development, and communications and marketing. Programming is tailored for staff from every kind of institution and at every level—whether you’re a newcomer, a mid-level professional, or a key decision maker/chief advancement officer. Drawing close to 1,000 attendees each year, the conference offers a host of mentor, networking, and social opportunities. Network, interact, learn, and grow!
The Pre-Conference Program is designed to help advancement professionals, at any level, hone and build new skills that they can apply to their careers.
On January 25, CASE District I will recognize award honorees for their outstanding contributions to education through volunteer leadership and professional achievement with six awards.
Recipients are recognized at the annual CASE District I Awards Celebration, which is held during the 2017 CASE District I Conference.
When Google wants to explain innovation and marketing to the top brands in the world, they bring Mitch Joel to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Marketing Magazine dubbed him the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” and called him, “one of North America’s leading digital visionaries.” He is a marketing and communications visionary, interactive expert and community leader. He is also an author, journalist, broadcaster, and passionate speaker who connects with people worldwide by sharing his insights on business transformation, who has been named one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly prestigious “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40” awar
Steve Pemberton is Vice-President, Diversity and Inclusion and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world, employing 370,000 people in 25 countries. Prior to that he served as Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens, becoming the first person to hold that position in the historic company’s 114 year history. He is widely considered a subject matter expert on matters of diversity and inclusion and its importance to the sustainability of organizations and the communities they serve.
Lorna Somers has been working in university advancement at McMaster University since 1988. During that time, she has been involved in the establishment and growth of the annual fund, gift planning and major and principal giving. She has been campaign director for two university-wide comprehensive campaigns, (Changing Tomorrow Today 2001 and The Campaign for McMaster 2010), in addition to directing a series of targeted campaigns for Athletics, the Museum of Art, two campaigns for scholarships and bursaries, the Student Centre and for the Centre for Learning and Discovery. Somers currently focuses her attention on working closely with senior academic leaders and volunteers to secure principal level gifts: most notable among them, the largest cash gift to a Canadian university.