Lorna SomersLorna Somers

Keynote Speaker


Lorna Somers

VP, McMaster University Foundation, Director of Development at McMaster University

Lorna Somers has been working in University Advancement at McMaster University since 1988. During that time, she has been involved in the establishment and growth of the Annual Fund, Gift Planning and Major and Principal Giving. She has been Campaign Director for two university-wide comprehensive campaigns, (Changing Tomorrow Today 2001 and The Campaign for McMaster 2010), in addition to directing a series of targeted campaigns for Athletics, the Museum of Art, two campaigns for Scholarships & Bursaries, the Student Centre and for the Centre for Learning & Discovery. Somers currently focuses her attention on working closely with senior academic leaders and volunteers to secure principal level gifts: most notable among them, the largest cash gift to a Canadian university.

Conference-at-a-Glance

Sunday, July 26, 2015

12:00 p.m. Onsite registration opens
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. "Spirit Night"
Welcome Reception
Dinner on your own

Monday, July 27, 2015

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. Sessions
*includes lunch and refreshments
Dinner on your own

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. Sessions
*includes lunch and refreshments
6:30 p.m. "Fire It Up" Dinner

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - 11:45 a.m. Sessions
Lunch on your own

Join us July 26 - 29, 2015 in Kansas City


What to Expect

In July, more than 500 clients from 250 organizations will come together for networking, sharing, and learning new product ideas. From visiting with iModules staff in the Idea Lounge, to enjoying BBQ at the "Fire It Up" Dinner, bringing everyone together is what Sizzler is all about!

Be sure to check out our FAQs section for more information. Also, don’t forget to join the private Facebook group just for iModules clients!

Conference Rates

Early-Bird

$450

Deadline January 31

Group

$50 off

per person

when registering
three or more attendees*

High School

$400

Deadline June 30

Presenter

$400

*Attendees wishing to apply the Sizzler Group Rate must all register on the same form, at the same time. The Group Rate will be automatically reflected on the Payment step of the registration form. The Group Rate does not apply to the Presenter Rate.

Conference-at-a-Glance

Sunday, July 26, 2015

12:00 p.m. Onsite registration opens
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. "Spirit Night"
Welcome Reception
Dinner on your own

Monday, July 27, 2015

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. Sessions
*includes lunch and refreshments
Dinner on your own

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. Sessions
*includes lunch and refreshments
6:30 p.m. "Fire It Up" Dinner

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - 11:45 a.m. Sessions
Lunch on your own

Program

There are various kinds of sessions you can attend during Sizzler. We offer topic-based session tracks for every user level to ensure that you leave Sizzler with new ideas to help you support your organization's goals and initiatives.

Topic-based Session Tracks


  • Content
    Management

  • Data
    Management

  • Email
    Marketing


  • Engagement Strategies

  • Event Management

  • Online
    Giving

  • Product Development

Travel


The conference hotel, the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, is located in the heart of downtown Kansas City and is surrounded by Hallmark's Crown Center. Known as a city within a city, Crown Center offers 85 acres of shops, restaurants, and theaters all at the hotel's front steps. In addition, the Sheraton is a short taxi ride from Kansas City's historic Country Club Plaza and Kansas City's Power and Light District.

Conference Hotel Information


2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: (816) 841-1000
Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center

If you are ready to make your hotel reservations, please visit the Sizzler hotel booking site.

Transportation Information


The airport code for Kansas City International Airport is MCI.

MCI airport is approximately 22 miles north of the Sheraton.

During peak traffic times, allow 30 minutes of drive time between the airport and the Sheraton.

Taxi service is recommended and the approximate fare is $47 from MCI airport to the Sheraton.

Partners and Sponsors

Don't miss this opportunity to reach key decision makers at some of the most prestigious educational institutions. Sizzler sells out each year - partner booths and sponsorships are limited! More information about the exhibit and sponsorship opportunities for partners at Sizzler will be available by the end of November.

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