Volunteer Conference | Advancement

Volunteer Conference

The registration deadline has been extended to March 30 at noon (EDT)!

Join us at this collaborative gathering to learn, inspire, and share ideas with dynamic volunteers from across the University.

We invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to convene, collaborate, and learn. Now, more than ever, our engagement is important to advancing the mission of the University.


In addition to hearing exclusive University updates from leadership, conference sessions will cover a variety of topics beneficial to roles you hold within, and outside of the University. What truly brings the conference experience to life, however, is the collective passion and perspectives of those who choose to attend.

We are proud to be involved in the planning process of this conference, and to represent thousands of volunteers, like you. We look forward to seeing you in April!

Volunteers in Partnership Conference Steering Committee Members:

Christine Branche ’83 | Washington, DC

Tanya Chanphanitpornkit ’15E | New York, NY

Jane Z. Cohen ’67 | Los Angeles, CA

Larry Cohen ’66 | Los Angeles, CA

Nazmia Comrie ’08| Washington, DC

Ed Fox ’91, ’95M (MD) |Philadelphia, PA

Tony Graham ’81, P’15, P’18 | New York, NY

Nick Jenkins ’81, ’89S (MBA) | Austin, TX

Adam Konowe ’90, P’21 | Washington, DC

Caitlin Olfano ’12 | Rochester, NY

Noah Pizmony-Levy Drezner ’00 | New York, NY

Tiffany Taylor Smith ’91 | Dayton, OH


The Hilton Garden Inn - College Town
30 Celebration Drive, Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 424-4404

Nightly Rate: $134.00 +tax

Please refer to the “Volunteers in Partnership Conference” room block when making reservations. Make a reservation online

Please note: the room block will close on March 21, 2018.


Business casual is the preferred dress for all sessions, including meetings and evening events.


The Hilton Garden Inn is happy to provide a complimentary shuttle to and from the Greater Rochester International Airport. Please use the courtesy phone, located in the baggage claim area, to dial the hotel upon arrival and initiate a shuttle to pick up. Note: There is ongoing construction at the airport and the shuttle will pick up on the departures level.


You may also utilize Uber and Lyft while visiting the region. These riding sharing services have been active in the area since July, 2017.


The conference, including all meals provided on Friday and Saturday, is complimentary. Attendees are asked to cover expenses related to travel, including hotel accommodations.


Please review our Frequently Asked Questions, email us at alumni@rochester.edu
or call us at 877-MELIORA (635-4672)