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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.

Speaker              Exhibiting & Sponsorship                 Pricing                    Hotel Information

Pre-Summit Institute


April Hernandez CastilloApril_Hernandez-346x365x0x0x345x365x1653961255

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


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) 
  • Cambridge English C1 Advanced
  • Capture
  • Carnegie
  • DD Agency
  • Drexel University School of Education
  • Duolingo English Test
  • EAB
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE)
  • Educational Perspectives, NFP
  • Encoura
  • Enrollify
  • ETS
  • Gecko
  • HigherEdJobs.
  • IERF - International Education Research Foundation
  • International Education Evaluations
  • MPOWER Financing
  • Net Natives
  • Prodigy Finance
  • QS Quacquarelli Symonds - London
  • Slate by Technolutions
  • SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
  • Spark451
  • VisionPoint Marketing, LLC
  • World Education Services 
  • Waybetter Marketing
  • ZAP Solutions

Pre-Summit Institute

Turning the Spotlight on YOU

A Pre-Summit Institute focused on personal development, leadership skills, and staff management.

Join NAGAP for a Pre-Summit Institute (the afternoon of Wednesday, April 12th)! This year’s Institute has been developed to help NAGAP members build their interpersonal and leadership skills, to become more successful in your GEM career and beyond! From identifying and utilizing the strengths of yourself and your team to motivating staff and faculty, this session will provide tangible takeaways and help you build a strong future in higher education.


Additional details will be shared closer to the Summit. Questions regarding the PSI can be directed to

Hotel Information

New York Marriott Marquis 
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 

BOOK YOUR HOTEL HERE. Please adjust the dates accordingly. Please note, there is an early bird rate of $289 for a certain number of rooms of each type. After these early bird rooms are all booked the rate goes up to $299 per night.

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

  • Early Bird room rate of $289 – limited number of rooms available, first come, first served.
  • 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. 

NAGAP’s conference rate is $299 plus taxes. The rate will be honored three nights pre and post of the official conference dates. The deadline to make reservations is March 20, 2023. 

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 misrepresenting what they offer and often require non-refundable payment upfront. 

New York Marriott Marquis 
1535 Broadway 
New York, NY 10036 

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 NMV8G and click search. 
  • Add The SkyBonus Points Member Number is: US0084894. (Please note that this will NOT impact your personal SkyMiles® benefits) 

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