b'FEATURED ARTICLENEWS: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS REGISTERThe Conference Program spans all levels of educational Advancement and in 2021, the Conference will include aMasterclass for Experienced Practitioners which will also provide opportunities for networking,relationship building and opportunities to examine career opportunities and career development.Featured KEYNOTE SpeakersTaylor Stockdale president/headmaster - the webb schools usTaylor Stockdale is currently serving as the sixth Head of Schools of The Webb Schools, located in Claremont, California. Stockdale is a leading American educator with more than 30 years of experience in independent schools in the United States. He is a noted authority on educational leadership, school governance and is currently in the final stages of a $100 million campaign to celebrate the schools Centennial in 2022. krista slade Director, Strategic Partnerships - university of torontoKristaSladehasworkedineducationalAdvancementfor25+years,buildingaglobalcareerwith institutions such as the University of Toronto, University of Melbourne, CASE and the Rhodes Scholarships. She has extensive experience in Alumni engagement, institutional strategy, principal gift Fundraising and volunteer management. She is a CASE Laureate and Crystal Apple recipient.simon jones Director of Development- MGSSimon was educated at MGS, Exeter and Bordeaux Universities, before completing his MBA at the University Of Leicester School of Management UK. After an academic career teaching geography, Simon has lead the Development Office at MGS since 2010, overseeing the Schools quincenteenary celebrations in 2015 and the Next 500 bursary appeal.He is a regular speaker at Development and Alumni relations conferences around the world.andrew gossen executive director, digital at Cornell Uni, USAndrew joined Cornell University in 2010 from Princeton, where he spent eight years in Alumni affairs in a number of diverse roles. His main focus is using digital technologies, including social media, to build audiences and mobilize them on behalf of Cornell. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Princeton and a Doctorate in social anthropology from Harvard University. He is a social media strategist with a strong Advancement background.brenda tournier Associate Director, Alumni Relations & advancement, University of Portsmouth UKBrenda has worked in the field of University Advancement for 15 years, following a varied career that ranges from Marketing management, business consulting and community relations to several successful years as an entrepreneur. Recently, she moved from her role at the University of Western Australia to lead a budding Advancement team at the University of Portsmouth in the UK. OCTOBER 2020 117'