CANCELLED: Alumni Summit 2020 - Schedule of Events


Thursday, April 30 - Sunday, May 3, 2020

Linsalata Alumni Center
11310 Juniper Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

Cost: There is no cost to register and meals are provided! Alumni and guests are responsible for their own travel costs. Please see lodging/travel for details.

Deadline to register: April 13. For GOLD alumni who are requesting travel reimbursement, airline tickets much be purchased by April 7.

Contact Us

The Alumni Association

11310 Juniper Road
Linsalata Alumni Center
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Phone: 216.368.6280


Thursday, April 30, 2020

5 - 8 p.m. The Alumni Association Board of Directors Welcome and Pizza Party

Mingle with fellow board members and chat with staff members while enjoying local fare.

  • Linsalata Alumni Center, Phi Gamma Delta first floor
  • Attire is casual

Friday, May 1, 2020

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. The Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting and Breakfast (board members only)

Board members will discuss business items during the annual Spring Board meeting.

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Alumni Summit Welcome Lunch and Icebreaker

All attendees are invited to get to know fellow conference attendees before the weekend's activities kick off!

  • Linsalata Alumni Center, Foster-Castele Great Hall
  • Attire is business casual
1:30 - 3 p.m. Leadership Workshop and Group Exercise

Led by Kris McGuigan (MGT ‘05), MBA, BCC, ACRE, founder of Professional Courage, a career services firm empowering high potentials to step up and stand out in the marketplace. Learn more about Kris >

3:30 - 4 p.m. University Update

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder will share an update on the state of the university.

  • Linsalata Alumni Center, Foster-Castele Great Hall
4 - 4:30 p.m. NEW! CWRUConnect

Learn how to navigate the new CWRU Directory and its networking features.

6 - 7:45 p.m. Interactive Dinner at Sears think[box]

This world-class innovation center is your key to accessing a complete ecosystem for venture creation. We'll enjoy drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres and dessert while touring the facility and learning about current projects

  • Sears think[box] (transportation provided)
  • Attire is smart casual
8 - 10 p.m. Mix at CMA (optional)


Saturday, May 2, 2020

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • Washington Inn Bistro (transportation provided)
  • Attire is casual
10 a.m. - noon Deep Dives

Attendees will participate in two topical think tank exercises.

  • Thwing Ballroom (transportation provided)

noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and CWRU Trivia with Prizes

  • Thwing Ballroom
6 - 8 p.m. Dinner and Entertainment at the Maltz

Learn about Phase II of the ambitious project to transform the historic synagogue into a state-of-the-art space for the university's programs in music, theater and dance. We'll enjoy a short student performance in the Silver Hall before dinner.

  • Maltz Performing Arts Center (transportation provided)
  • Attire is business


Sunday, May 3, 2020

9 - 11 a.m. Optional Breakfast

Fuel up for the trek home. All attendees (locals too!) are invited to the Linsalata Alumni Center for breakfast.

  • Linsalata Alumni Center, Flora Stone Mather Living Room