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Upcoming Conference

2023 Summit – Graduate Enrollment Management Summit

Start Date

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 4:00 PM

End Date

Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 12:30 PM


New York Marriott Marquis – New York, NY

Join us Wednesday, April 12 to Saturday, April 15.

Join us for three days of education with friends and colleagues along with our vendor exhibitors and sponsors in the only professional association dedicated to graduate enrollment management on Wednesday, April 12 to Saturday, April 15. Click on the menu items below to learn more.

Speakers              Exhibiting & Sponsorship                 Pricing                    Hotel Information

Pre-Summit Institute         Schedule

Wednesday, April 12

All Day - Arrivals
8am: Pre-Summit Institute Registration & Continental Breakfast
9am-12pm: Pre-Summit Institute Session
12pm: Lunch & Networking (Pre-Summit Institute registrants only)
3pm: Chapter Meetings - PAGAP, TXGAP, CAGAP
3:30pm: Chapter Meetings - BioGAP, NEGAP
3pm: Annual Conference Registration opens
4:30pm: First Timers Session
6pm: Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall (light hors d'oeuvres)

Thursday, April 13

7am: Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8am: Summit Registration/Help Desk
8am: Welcome & Awards by NAGAP President, Kristen Sterba
8:45am: Keynote Address, April Hernandez Castillo
9:45am: Networking break with refreshments
10:30-11:30am: Professional Development Sessions – Track 1
11:30am: Lunch on your own
1:30-2:30pm: Professional Development Sessions – Track 2
2:30pm: Networking break with refreshments
3:15-4:15pm: Professional Development Sessions – Track 3
4:15-4:30: Break
4:30-5:30: Professional Development Sessions – Track 4
6:30-9:30pm: Offsite Event, Swingers - Premium Mini-Golf Club

Friday, April 14

7:30am: Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8am: Summit Registration/Help Desk
‎8-9am: Plenary Speaker
9-9:45am: Networking break with refreshments
9:45-10:45am: Professional Development Sessions – Track 5‎
10:45-11:00am: Networking break
11-12pm: Professional Development Sessions – Track 6‎
‎12-1:30pm: Business Meeting
2-3pm: Professional Development Sessions – Track 7‎
‎3-3:45pm: Networking break with refreshments
‎3:45-4:45pm: Professional Development Sessions – Track 8‎
‎5-7pm: Leadership Reception (invite only)‎

Saturday, April 15

‎‎8am: Summit Registration/Help Desk
‎8-8:30am: Coffee Station
8:30-9:30pm: Professional Development Sessions – Track 9‎
9:30-9:45am: Break
9:45-10:45am: Professional Development Sessions – Track 10‎
11-12:30pm: Lunch and Closing Keynote


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Best known for her riveting performance as “Eva” in the hit movie, Freedom Writers, starting Hilary Swank, April Hernandez Castillo was living the Hollywood dream. She started on tv shows such as; Person of Interest, Law & Order: SVU, Dexter, and New Amsterdam to name a few. However, behind the glitz and glamor was a woman dealing secretly with a traumatic past.

April’s inspirational story of resilience, overcoming adversity, and choosing to move forward no matter what happens in life is a message that resonates with audiences across the globe. In her keynote entitled, Moving Forward, April intimately describes how she was able to take all her tragedies and turn them into triumphs by choosing to never give up. Form growing up in the tough streets of the Bronx during the Crack Epidemic Era, to being in an abusive relationship as a teenager, to almost taking her own life, April truly understands what it feels like when the odds are up against you. In order to move forward in life we must first make a choice to do so.

“My life dramatically changed when I made two critical decisions during my abuse. I made a choice to leave, and I made a choice to live.”

Understanding her platform as an actor and speaker has allowed April to grace an array of audiences all the way from juvenile detention facilities to one of the most prestigious stage to date, TEDx.

Her message has reached thousands of students and conferences nationwide and internationally. April is also an author who is set to release her highly anticipated work, her memoir, Embracing Me.

One of her favorite quotes is from the movie “Rocky Balboa”.

“It’s not how hard you hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward that’s how winning is done.” - Rocky


Wood headshot (002) L. Maren Wood

L. Maren Wood, PhD is CEO and Director of the Center for Graduate Career Success, a ‎mission-driven organization that partners with universities to prepare master’s and ‎doctoral students for career success. The Center provides digital training platforms ‎‎(Beyond the Professoriate and Beyond Graduate School) through which graduate students ‎explore career options and learn job search strategies. In 2022, the Center formed a ‎sponsorship partnership with ETS Global Higher Education Division to provide virtual ‎trainings for master’s and doctoral students.  
Since 2013, Dr. Wood has dedicated her career to supporting universities in preparing ‎graduate students and PhDs for meaningful careers in academia and beyond. Her expertise ‎has been featured in Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and peer reviewed ‎books. She also serves as external advisor on committees such as the Council of Graduate ‎Schools Humanities Advisory Committee and the ETS Graduate Education Advisory Council, ‎and is regularly sought as a keynote speaker. 
Dr. Wood earned her PhD in American History from UNC Chapel Hill. A proud Canadian, ‎she now lives in Denver. ‎

imageedit_9_7297318236 ‎Paul Krismer

Paul Krismer teaches the practical application of positive emotions to achieve corporate and personal excellence.

Paul is a noted public speaker and trainer. His authentic and passionate commitment to his subject matter shines through his work. Playful and captivating storytelling complements his intelligent and accessible presentation of the science of success. His teaching is powerful, authoritative, and convincing. At the same time, Paul is exceptionally practical, providing tools that audiences and entireworkforces can immediately use.

Paul Krismer has a proven track record as an inspirational leader. For twenty years, he has served in senior management roles—overseeing hundreds of employees, multi-million dollar projects, and cheerfully growing future leaders. As a Certified Executive Coach, Paul is appreciated for his kindhearted, yet relentless pursuit of the client's best life. Helping people to reach greater happiness and success is his trademark promise.

Paul is the best-selling author of Whole Person Happiness: How to be Well in Body, Mind and Spirit.As a teacher of cutting edge positive psychology, he is truly a "Happiness Expert".Paul is a proud member of the International Positive Psychology Association and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.


Registration Type & Package
Early Bird
Member $595.00 $675.00 $775.00
Non-Member $875.00 $995.00 $1,095.00
Single Day Pass Non-Member $495.00 $495.00 $495.00
Single Day Pass Member $350.00 $350.00 $350.00

Exhibiting and Sponsorship

Sponsorship and exhibit booth sales are now open for the 2023 GEM Summit in New York City, April 12 – 15, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Make plans now to join us for a great week of education and fun in the heart of Time Square.


Please review this website in its entirety; it contains all the details about:

  • Booth pricing
  • Booth selection (you select your booth from the interactive floorplan)
  • Booth inclusions
  • Sponsor opportunities, benefits, and much more!  
  • FAQ’s

For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring the 2023 GEM Summit, please reach out to

2023 Exhibitors to date:

  • Academic Partnerships
  • Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI) 
  • Adelphi University
  • Advantage Design Group
  • Best Practice Solutions
  • Cambridge English C1 Advanced
  • CampusXR
  • Capture
  • CareerEco, a company
  • Carnegie
  • Clearmix
  • CollegeNET
  • DD Agency
  • Drexel University School of Education
  • Duolingo English Test
  • EAB
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE)
  • Educational Perspectives, NFP
  • EducationDynamics
  • EducationUSA
  • Element451
  • Encoura
  • Enrollify
  • Enrollment Rx
  • ETS
  • Gecko
  • Gen Next Education
  • HigherEdJobs
  • IERF - International Education Research Foundation
  • International Education Evaluations
  • Interstride
  • Keystone Education Group
  • Liaison International
  • M Square Media
  • Michigan Language Assessment
  • MPOWER Financing
  • Net Natives
  • Pepperland Marketing, LLC
  • Prodigy Finance
  • ProspectCloud
  • QS Quacquarelli Symonds - London
  • Scholaro
  • Simpled - Student Recruitment Tours
  • Slate by Technolutions
  • SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
  • Spark451
  • Springer Publishing
  • Studyportals
  • Unibuddy
  • VisionPoint Marketing, LLC
  • Waybetter Marketing
  • World Education Services
  • XEquals
  • ZAP Solutions

Pre-Summit Institute

Turning the Spotlight on YOU

We invite you to participate this in this year’s Pre-Summit Institute (Wednesday, April 12th, 9:00am-12:00pm)! This year’s Institute has been developed to help NAGAP members build their interpersonal and leadership skills to become more successful in their GEM career and beyond! From identifying the excellence within yourself to increasing productivity and improving morale of others, this highly-interactive session will provide tangible takeaways and help you build a strong future in higher education. Built upon the principles Dependable Strengths, Wendie Phillips will lead attendees through the process of identifying the value they bring to their institution and team by confidently articulating and utilizing their individual strengths. A continental breakfast and lunch is included as part of the registration fee. 

NAGAP encourages its members to apply for a Pre-Summit Institute fellowship. TWO fellowships are available for NAGAP members, and each fellowship covers the registration fee for the pre-summit institute. All other travel costs are the responsibility of the member. 

To apply for a Pre-Summit Institute Fellowship, please click here.

Questions regarding the PSI can be directed to

Hotel Information

New York Marriott Marquis - Meeting Host Hotel
The newly renovated New York Marriott Marquis is an iconic fixture of Times Square and brilliantly captures the vibrant energy and spirit of Manhattan. Located on West 46th Street and Broadway, the hotel places guests near some of NYC's most exciting attractions including Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Theater District. Experience redesigned restaurants with bold New York flavors, including the city's only revolving dining room with 360-degree views of Manhattan. Set the stage for a relaxing stay with spacious accommodations, 24-hour fitness center, in-room dining, and 5,000 square foot M Club. After an eventful day of meetings, sightseeing, relax and recharge with views of Broadway, Times Square and Manhattan. Visit the reimagined New York Marriott Marquis 

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

BOOK YOUR HOTEL HERE. Please adjust the dates accordingly. Please note, there are a limited amount of rooms available of each type at the NAGAP rate of $299. After these rooms are all booked, the rate goes up to $369 a night. The rate will be honored three nights pre and post of the official conference dates. The deadline to make reservations is March 20, 2023, or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first.

If your selected dates are sold out, please see the information for an overflow hotel below.

Exclusive Benefits for NAGAP GEM Attendees that book reservations through the official housing room block:

  • Two lucky winners will win two nights of your hotel stay complimentary. The drawing will be held after March 21 and winners will be notified via email.
  • One lucky winner will receive a complimentary suite upgrade for your stay.
  • Attendees and Exhibitors that book through the official housing block will receive a 20% discount to hotel Food and Beverage outlets and discounted coupons to NYC attractions. 

Check-in/Check-out: Check-in 4:00 p.m. and Check-out 11:00 a.m. Early check-in and late check-out requests will be accommodated on a request basis and should be directed to the hotel. 

Please support NAGAP by making your reservations through the official housing block. We never partner with housing companies; they may reach out to you stating the housing block is full or you missed the deadline. These companies misrepresent what they offer and often require non-refundable payment upfront. 

Hilton New York Times Square - Overflow Hotel
234 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

BOOK YOUR HOTEL HERE. You can also book by contacting central reservation at 1-800-HILTONS and providing check-in/check-out dates and group code: NAGAP

Room Rate: $299 + $35/night fee
The deadline to make reservations is March 29, 2023, or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. 

The Knickerbocker - Overflow Hotel - SOLD OUT
Conceived as the premier luxury lifestyle hotel overlooking Times Square between Broadway and Bryant Park, the Knickerbocker offers the perfect respite from the high-octane energy of a vibrant city. Located just .2 miles from the meeting hotel, attendees can easily walk between locations.

The Knickerbocker
6 Times Square
New York, NY 10036

BOOK YOUR HOTEL HERE. Please adjust the dates accordingly. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms available at the NAGAP rate of $299. The rate will be honored two nights pre and post of the official conference dates. The deadline to make reservations is March 21, 2023, or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. 

Guests have up to 48 hours prior to check in date to change or cancel a ‎reservation.  Please note that changing arrival /departure date may result in rate ‎changes and /or loss of special offer availability if any.‎

WAIVED RESIDENCE FEE CONCESSION OF $40 plus tax per night which provides the ‎following services, amenities, and added value offerings: 

  • Unlimited premium high-speed wireless Internet access for all devices 
  • ‎Unlimited local, long-distance, and international phone calls
  • Unlimited access to and
  • Access to fitness center
  • Two bottles of water in-room, replenished daily
Check-in/Check-out: Check-in 3:00 p.m. and Check-out 12:00 a.m. Any attendee ‎seeking to receive special consideration for late checkout should inquire at the ‎front desk on the day of departure at their earliest convenience.  Such late check-‎out requests may impose a fee of one-half of the current night rate plus applicable ‎sales tax.‎

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer discounted* airfares for NAGAP GEM Summit attendees traveling to New York, NY. 
Please note the following: 

  • *Not all fares are eligible for a discount; fare rules determine eligibility. 
  • *Discounts vary depending on the class of ticket purchased and apply to round-trip travel only. 
  • Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons, or promotional offers.  

To take advantage of these travel discounts for flights to and from New York: 

  • Visit the 
  • Enter your departure and destination cities, travel dates, then click the Advanced Search link. 
  • Enter meeting code NM2BS and click search. 

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® Reservations at +1-800-328-1111.