Host the 2019 Student Development Institute

The Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association is currently accepting proposals from member institutions in the Central Conference Rotation Region to host the 2019 Student Development Institute.

The annual student conference provides students involved in the higher education visit experience the opportunity to connect with others from around the country for networking and professional development. Usually held during the second week of January, the conference is held in a different region of the country each year on a rotating basis.

Interested parties should submit the Proposal Interest Form should by Friday, December 1, 2017.

Full proposal PDF document is due by Friday, December 15, 2017 via email to

Proposals are intended to be brief and to be used as a starting point for further discussions with the CIVSA board. A typical proposal will be 2-4 pages and include a high-level description of the following items:

  • Proposed conference chair, with list of qualifications
  • Information on transportation between local airport and your institution (distance & cost)
  • Other institutions within 30 minutes drive that could potentially offer campus tours to attendees
  • Conference Space (proposed facilities available at the target conference venue, any costs associated with space or technology, maximum capacity for large-group session)
  • Proposed conference dates for two day conference (typically a Friday and Saturday during the first two weeks of January)
  • Transportation costs (or any anticipated need) during conference
  • Meal options and estimated cost range per person for Friday dinner and Saturday lunch
  • Closing dinner options/locations, including estimated cost range per person
  • Any other considerations (such as special events, external funding to be solicited, potential keynote speakers, or local attractions)
  • A Signed Letter of Institutional Support (Institutional Support Template)

Information from previous Institutes that may be useful as you prepare your proposal can be found here.

Please contact Event Coordinator, Betty Spengler, with any questions at

Future Student Development Institute Rotation

2021, 2024, 2027

2019, 2022, 2025

2020, 2023, 2026

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