In addition to our annual Connections Conference and Regional Roundtables, GradLeaders attends and sponsors a wide variety of industry-related events throughout the year.
Here are the upcoming events on our schedule:
June 3-6, 2019 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Join GradLeaders and visit us at our exhibitor booth at NACE 19! Make new connections. Connect with peers. Choose from more than 80 professional development workshops. Find new business solutions in the world-class Expo Hall.
June 8-12, 2019 in Houston, Texas
Join GradLeaders team members, students, alumni, schools and corporate partners for the annual CGSM Orientation Program (affectionately called “The OP”), an intense, hands-on opportunity for students to get real career development advice from the best educational institutions and corporations in the country. Learn more at cgsm.org.
June 23-26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada
There is no better place for HR professional development than SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed. Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers.
June 24-26, 2019 in Hartford, Connecticut
Join GradLeaders for the 2019 Annual EACE Conference! At the Connecticut Convention Center, meetings and conventions are our specialty. What’s even better than a great meeting? A spectacular city! Downtown Hartford is filled with world-class arts & culture, a diverse culinary scene, the best Double-A ballpark in America, and so much more. But don’t just take our word. Experience Hartford for yourself!
June 25-28, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts
Join GradLeaders in Boston for the 2019 MBA CSEA Global Conference. MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA) is the global leader in delivering the tools, developing the relationships and providing the supportive information and services that produce ongoing success for graduate business career services offices and employers.
June 28–29, 2019 in Chicago, IL
Join GradLeaders at its partner association’s annual conference! Meet hundreds of like-minded women MBA students at this two-day conference and start slaying the business world before you even begin your MBA. Learn from highly successful business leaders how to develop stand-out skills and project an authentic leadership style while building a powerful network of impressive colleagues. Learn more at fortefoundation.org.
July 29-31, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN
Join us at the 70th Midwest ACE Annual Conference scheduled for July 29-31, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. The theme for the Conference, "Energized & Empowered: A Celebration of 70 Years," focuses on celebrating successes and entering the next seventy years with a refreshed mindset and excitement. Connect with more than 300 regional college career services and recruiting professionals! Learn more at
Join us for our partner, Forte Foundation’s annual conference! When women of color have their voices heard, we all win. Diverse perspectives lead to brilliant solutions for everyone, from corporations to consumers to communities. Our team of professionals will help you launch yourself as a strong candidate, from maximizing mentorships to crafting your critical thinking skills. Forté will help you shine during your job search and at work while embracing and leveraging your diversity. Learn more at fortefoundation.org.
September 24-28, 2019 in Houston, Texas
Join the GradLeaders team at the 41st National Black MBA Association, Inc’s Annual Conference. The 41st Annual NBMBAA® Conference & Exposition convenes its members, corporate and university partners, and some of the world’s most sought after thought leaders at the George R. Brown Convention Center for a week of exploration in the areas of education, leadership, career opportunities, and networking connections that enable professional development. More than 10,000 professionals will travel to Houston this September to gain access to opportunities that only our national conference can offer. Learn more at nbmbaa.org.
October 1-4, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Join us at The Venetian for HR Tech 19 to get the whole picture of the HR technology market. Whether you’re looking to increase your knowledge to buy and effectively implement new HR systems OR simply to stay on top of this rapidly changing industry — your organization’s success starts here. Learn more at hrtechnologyconference.com.
October 10-12, 2019 in Atlanta, GA
Join us at our partner association’s 2019 ROMBA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate Conference (also known at the ROMBA Conference) is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) graduate business school students - the world's largest gathering of LGBTQ business students in the world. The ROMBA Conference provides future lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender leaders from around the world the opportunity to network, learn, and improve their skills so they will emerge stronger and more confident in the business world. Leading businesses partner with the conference to show support for the LGBTQ community and recruit top level talent. Learn more at reachingoutmba.org.
December 11-13, 2019 in Monterey Bay, CA
Join us for the 2019 MPACE Conference in Monterey Bay! The mission of MPACE is to be the leading resource in professional development for the career services and talent acquisition community. Learn more at mpace.org.
December 9-12, 2019 in Memphis, TN
Join us for the 2019 Annual SoACE Conference on December 9 - 12 at The Peabody in Memphis, TN. The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers, Inc. (SoACE) is an organization of human resources, college relations and career service professionals. Their mission is to promote partnerships between career services professionals and employers by providing innovative resources, professional development and networking opportunities to facilitate the career development and employment of students and alumni. Learn more at soace.org.
Stay tuned for more information about other upcoming conferences and events, including our next Regional Roundtable, Connections, and other tradeshows we regularly attend like MBA CSEA, NACE and regional ACE events.