Special Events

Last Year’s (2017) Special Events

District I Achievement and Recognition Awards Celebration
Wednesday, January 25, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Staffordshire, 3rd Floor

Each year, District I recognizes outstanding individual contributions to education through volunteer leadership and professional achievement with six awards. Nominations are sought from throughout the membership, and recipients are honored at this celebration, which gathers together district leaders, volunteers, and conference attendees for a memorable evening.

The awards bestowed on DI members include the Chief Executive Leadership Award, the Distinguished Friend of Education Award, the Eleanor Collier Award, the Carol and Stephen Hebert Award, and the Rising Star Award. In addition, those who have completed 25 years of service for nonprofits in the professions encompassed by CASE are added to the Quarter Century Circle. Please join us and be part of this special event.

Separate registration is required. $50 for the District I Achievement and Recognition Awards Celebration for conference attendees and $75 for individuals not attending the conference.

Conference attendees may include the purchase for the Awards Celebration while completing the conference registration form. If you are not attending the conference or if you’ve decided to attend the Awards Celebration after you’ve completed the conference registration please register for the Awards Celebration here.


CASE District I Annual Meeting and Excellence and Platinum Awards Luncheon
Thursday, January 26, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
America Ballroom, 4th Floor

This lunch will recognize outstanding achievement in higher education and independent school communications and programming. Adding to a longstanding tradition of recognizing accomplishments in the communications arena, the district is saluting achievements in a variety of event and programmatic categories, with the Excellence and Platinum Awards. Come see–and celebrate–the best our district has to offer, with the gold award winners in all Excellence and Platinum Awards categories. If you are not registered for the conference but would like to the Excellence and Platinum Awards Luncheon you can register here.

Learn more about the Excellence and Platinum Awards


Networking Lunch
Thursday, January 26, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Essex South, 3rd Floor

Join fellow CASE colleagues to dive deeply into topics discussed during conference sessions, chat about trending advancement themes, or sit back and enjoy lunch with some new and old friends.  Meeting one another for follow-up conversations over lunch offers an ideal opportunity to participate in focused, self-facilitated small-group conversations that enable attendees to generate new ideas, ask questions about topical issues, and gain tips and insights into the valuable experiences of colleagues.


Full Conference Networking Reception with Sponsors and Exhibitors 
Thursday, January 26, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
America Ballroom, 4th Floor

Take a break after all the engaging content of the first day, and refresh with the exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall. You’ll be treated to sweet and savory treats and energizing refreshments to keep you going through the rest of the day. This is a great opportunity to make some headway on collecting passport stamps for the drawing on Friday, and learn how these educational and corporate partners can help you achieve your goals throughout the year.


CASE After Dark
Thursday, January 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Bar 10, 2nd Floor

Not quite ready to call it a night after the conference? Come meet at Bar 10 after dinner for a night cap with your colleagues.


Closing Ceremony and Networking Reception
Friday, January 27, 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
America Ballroom, 4th Floor

The last session ends at 12:45 p.m., although we will gather one last time to officially end the 2017 conference. Join us for the closing reception of the CASE District I Annual Conference. Enjoy refreshments, make those last contacts with colleagues and friends, and participate in drawings for raffle prizes. It’s a great way to end the conference!

Registration is now live for the 2018 conference.

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