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You are Invited to Visit CIMBA

paderno_scooterCIMBA welcomes advisors and college administrators to visit our program. It is our pleasure to showcase our beautiful campus in Paderno del Grappa while highlighting the academic rigor of our courses, cultural enrichment opportunities for our students, and the unique learning environment of our Leadership Institute. There is no better way to understand CIMBA than by experiencing it! We encourage you to attend our biennial CIMBA Advisor’s Conference, hosted on the Paderno del Grappa campus. However, you are welcome to visit at other times if it works better for your schedule. Below you will find information about both options.

Advisor’s Conference

rsvp buttonBy far, the best way to experience CIMBA’s unique offerings is by attending our biennial advisor’s conference. This conference typically includes three full days of activities and sessions and is usually held in mid-fall. The 2017 Advisor’s Conference will be October 9-12. Conference attendance is the most cost effective way to visit and evaluate the program. 

Advantages of conference include:
Pick-up and drop off at the Marco Polo Airport in Venice, eliminating the need for arranging additional transportation.
Lodging on campus, showcasing the living arrangements and cafeteria offered to students.
Guided campus tour
Conference session presentations and discussions, including:

    • Overview of all programs: undergraduate, graduate, MBA, and executive
    • Current student and faculty panels
    • In-depth review of on-site safety, services, behavior policies, student leadership, cultural activities, and volunteer opportunities for students
    • Neuroscience of leadership and discussion of the Leadership Institute
    • Pre-departure support and resources
Additional activities may include:

    • Trip to Asolo, a picturesque nearby town known for its history dating back to the 5th century. This is a common place for our students to visit.
    • Pizza making at a local pizzeria
    • A famous CIMBA gourmet dinner with students for a true taste of Italy and a CIMBA experiential event. 
Registration & Costs:

    • We are understand the budget constraints of many departments and universities. In order to help you attend our conference, we continue to maintain a low registration cost.
    • Conference fees include:
    • Accommodation in our residence halls
    • All meals while on campus, including gourmet dinner
    • Internet access
    • Conference materials & activities
    • Transportation to and from Venice Marco Polo Airport
    • Registration Fee: $400
    • Arrangements can be made to stay in a nearby hotel, rather than the dorms. The cost for this option is an additional $150.
    • CIMBA is also pleased to be able to offer scholarships and discounts for this year’s attendees. Qualification for a scholarship will be based on your responses to the conference registration survey. Recipients will be notified of their award on a rolling basis. Questions about pricing qualifications can be directed to cimba-italy@uiowa.edu
Deadlines:
The registration deadline to attend the CIMBA conference is July 1, 2017.  Payment must be received by August 15, 2017.
Travel Arrangements:
Please do not finalize any travel arrangements until you receive travel confirmation from CIMBA staff at the end of July.
Guests:
Guests are welcome to attend for a fee of $400.  This fee will include accommodation, meals, transportation, and limited conference activities.  Attendees bringing a guest will receive a double occupancy room unless other arrangements are made with the CIMBA staff. 
View the 2015 agenda here – 2017 agenda coming soon!

Visit Campus on Your Schedule

We understand schedule conflicts may prevent you from attending the conference or perhaps you are already in Europe for other business and would like to visit at another time. We are always eager to showcase CIMBA and will gladly assist with the coordination of some of your travel arrangements. We will work to find a time that works best for you while keeping in mind Italian holidays, student schedules, and campus events. Every effort will be made to grant you access to any portion of the program experience that interests you. Please contact the Brandelle Unkrich, our U.S.-based CIMBA Director, for assistance in setting up your visit.

 

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