( )

Please Select Ticket Type

PCUAD Winter Conference
PCUAD Winter Conference
PCUAD Winter Conference
PCUAD Winter Conference
PCUAD Winter Conference
PCUAD Winter Conference
PCUAD Winter Conference
PCUAD Winter Conference
PCUAD Winter Conference
PCUAD Winter Conference
PCUAD Winter Conference
PCUAD Winter Conference

Wednesday, Jan 4 - Friday, Jan 6, 2017

Regular price $ 600.00

About the Event


We look forward to welcoming you to Caltech for the PCUAD 2017 January Conference! 



Download full itinerary (pdf) »


Tue. 1/3
9:00am – 4:00pm
Pre-Conference Activity: 

Post-Rose Parade Float Viewing - $13.00

Coming early? Following the New Year's Rose Parade, see the floats up close. Walk within feet of the floral and animated masterpieces parked along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards. Come rain or shine, take a closer look at the design and workmanship that went into each float entry and learn more about the float process from Tournament volunteers – “white suiters” – on hand. Please contact Elizabeth Emerald at eemerald@caltech.edu if you would like to participate and she will reserve a space for you. Hotel shuttle will drive those interested in going to view the parade floats.

Visit the Tournament of Roses Website for more info.

Wed. 1/4

Registration and Welcome

Pasadena Hilton
168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Rate is $157. The group name is Caltech-PCUAD
**Please book hotel by December 1st, 2016. 

Click Here to Book Room »

 Noon – 6:30pm Registration and Check In

3:00 - 4:30pm
Pre-Conference Activity

Tour of the Caltech Seismological Laboratory
Caltech Campus

2:30pm — Shuttle departs from hotel
3:00pm — Tour
4:15pm — Shuttle to hotel

The Seismological Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology is one of the world’s most renowned centers for seismological and geophysical research in the world and has a long and distinguished history, reflecting both its contributions to science and its service to the public.

During your tour you will see the operations and media centers and learn what scientists do when an earthquake occurs and how information is distributed to the public.  You will learn about the history of seismic monitoring in southern California, development of earthquake products and tools for critical users of earthquake information, current research and community outreach and educational programs.  A highlight of the tour will be a demonstration of the developing Earthquake Early Warning System for California and the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, visit the Caltech Seismological Laboratory website.

To RSVP, Contact: Elizabeth Emerald at eemerald@caltech.edu
5:30 – 6:30pm

New Member Orientation

Santa Barbara Conference Room, Pasadena Hilton
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception & Dinner

La Grande Orange, Pasadena
Shuttle departs the hotel at 6:30pm and returning after dinner.
Thu. 1/5

Conference Day 1

all events to be held at the
Caltech Athenaeum, 551 S. Hill Avenue, Pasadena
7:15am Transportation to Campus
7:30 – 8:25am


Caltech Alumni House, Pasadena
Walk to Caltech Athenaeum
8:45 – 9:15am

Welcome, Agenda Review, Housekeeping, Show of Hands

9:15 – 10:45am Break
10:15 – 10:45am

Measuring Success

Key Questions: How does your University leadership measure the success of your alumni relations program? How should they? What are the most meaningful metrics for our field?
10:45 – 11:00am Break
11:00 – Noon

Building Sustainable Programs

Key Questions: How does your shop effectively bring new programs to life in ways that ensure they can be sustained? 
12:00 – 1:15pm

Lunch and Group Photograph

Caltech Athenaeum, West Steps
1:15 – 1:45pm

Discussion with Brian Lee, Caltech Vice President for Development and Institute Relations

Key Questions: How does Caltech measure the success of alumni relations programs? What is the value of a strong alumni relations program?  Does the Caltech University leadership understand the role of alumni relations?
1:45 – 2:45pm

Young Alumni Panel

Key Questions: How do they interact with their alma mater? How do they WANT to interact? What do they need/want from their alma mater? What services are they still using/want from their alma mater?
2:45 – 3:15pm
Red Door Café
3:15 – 4:15pm

Alumni Relations Innovations

Key Questions: What have some schools recently accomplished that is something the entire PCUAD membership should hear about? What are some fresh ideas for us to consider in our own shop? This should hopefully lead to some invigorated discussions during dinner!
4:15pm Transportation back to hotel
6:15 – 10:00pm


Takami Sushi and Robata, Downtown Los Angeles
811 Wilshire Blvd. 2100, Los Angeles
6:15pm — Shuttle departs from hotel
Enjoy breathtaking views of downtown Los Angeles at Takami Sushi and Robata. Shuttle departs the hotel at 6:30pm and returning after dinner.

Fri. 1/6

Conference Day 2

Pasadena Hilton, San Gabriel Conference Room
8:00 – 8:45am


8:45 – 11:00am

PCUAD Business Meeting

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Membership Committee Report (Patrick)
  • Treasure’s report (Susan Cohen)
  • Committee Updates
    • Advocacy (led by Sarah Cook)
      • Key Questions: What does the advocacy group see in the survey results? How do we look different in five years? What is our long-term vision?
  • ARAMP (led by Jeff Schanz)
    • Key Questions: What is useful about the current data set? What would make this a truly critical part of our association with PCUAD? How is the data interpreted? How is the data disseminated?
  • Membership (led by Patrick)
  • Upcoming Conferences
  • New Business


Lunch with To Go option

Lunch will be served in the San Gabriel Patio. For those needing to catch a flight or travel, there will be “to go” containers available at lunch.

Questions? Contact: : events-reg@alumni.caltech.edu

Who's Coming?