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2018 Global Operations Forum

October 16-17 | Denver


This program will examine international operations run by colleges and universities, with a focus on management and business support for programs operating overseas as well as compliance with both U.S. and foreign regulations. Topics on the agenda will include:
  • Identifying and tracking worldwide activities;
  • Global support models and best practices;
  • International human resource and benefits issues;
  • Foreign banking and cash management practices;
  • Distance learning challenges when operating overseas; and
  • Innovative business processes to support international activities.
Whether your institution is relatively new to operating outside the U.S. or has a dedicated global operations department, this forum will offer you the opportunity to learn from campus experts, hear the latest developments from international operations professionals, and network with peers facing similar challenges.

**If you are registered for the 2018 Tax Forum taking place just before the Global Operations Forum at the Grand Hyatt Denver you will receive $100 off your registration fee!  Please note that you must register for the 2018 Tax Forum first in order to receive the discount. This discount code will be provided on your Tax Forum registration confirmation.  Please use that when registering for this program.**
Questions regarding this program, please contact Alex Smith at or 202.861.2508.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Email LaTosha McNeal at or call 202.861.2852 for sponsorship information. 


What You Will Learn

  • An understanding of recent regulatory developments impacting compliance with U.S. and foreign requirements
  • Explore institutional models for global support and best practices
  • Identify key components and strategic thinking related to setting up operations abroad

Who Should Attend

  • College and university professionals working in global operations support/international outreach
  • Legal/general counsel
  • Risk managers
  • Sponsored projects administrators



No prerequisites and/or advance preparation required.

Meet The Presenters

  • Krister Anderson, , Harvard University
  • Jocelyn Bishop, , Harvard University
  • Joseph Cassidy, , Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Roberta Chang, , Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Kapil Dua, , Sannam S4
  • William Ferreira, , Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Mary Catherine Gaisbauer, , University of California, San Francisco
  • Karen Kearney, , Stanford University
  • Jodi Kessler, assistant director, tax, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Usma Khan, , University of California, San Francisco
  • Nancy Majerek, , University of Notre Dame
  • Maureen McGinness, , University of Pennsylvania
  • Joe O'Regan, , Harvard University
  • Blagomira Ovcharova, , Harvard University
  • Christine Potter, , Cornell University
  • Patricia Reid, , Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Kyle Richard, , University of Washington
  • Curtis Saueressig, , KPMG LLP
  • Megan Schneider, senior director, government affairs, NACUBO
  • Erich Schneider, , University of California, San Francisco
  • Abhinav Sood, , Sannam S4
  • Winona Ward, , University of California, San Francisco
  • Wendi Wright, , Stanford University
  • Darnele Wright, , University of California, San Francisco

CPE Information


Participants will be awarded up to 7.5 CPE credits for this group live event. CPE credits can be earned in the following categories: Business Law, Finance, Management Advisory Services, and Taxes.

NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website


The registration fee covers the attendance for one person and includes session admittance, breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, and reception as specified by the program schedule, and access to program materials. Advance registration ends on September 14, 2018.

Member Early Ended September 15, 2018


Non-Member Early Ended September 15, 2018


Member Regular Ended October 18, 2018


Non-Member Regular Ended October 18, 2018



Day 1

Show Full Day

Day 2

Show Full Day

Hotel & Travel Information

Rooms Rate

Double: $199.00

Single: $199.00

Phone Reservation: 888.421.1442

Rates guaranteed until: 9/14/2018 (subject to availability)

The Grand Hyatt Denver will truly provide an exceptional experience. Their AAA Four Diamond hotel in Denver, CO welcomes you with beautifully designed guestrooms and premium amenities that make your stay easy and comfortable. Discover what happens when urban luxury meets personalized service and enjoy instant access to everything exciting that Denver has to offer.


Call for Proposals

The call for presentations is closed. For questions about submitting content, contact Jeanne Cure, Manager, Program Development.

Guidelines for Submission

  • The deadline for submissions was May 14, 2018.
  • Submission of a presentation does not guarantee participation in the program.
  • Do not submit proposals unless each speaker is available to present at any time during the program dates of October 16-17, 2018.
  • Include all presenters that will take part in the presentation. Do not list co-presenters without definite commitment that the co-presenter will be on the program. The co-presenter(s) must agree to all the terms and conditions for participation.
  • The program committee strongly prefers that proposals from vendors include at least one speaker from a college or university. All sessions must be educational and focused on content rather than promoting specific vendor services.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent by July 27, 2018.
  • The person listed as the primary contact for the proposal will be informed of the final decision.
  • All selected speakers will receive an official confirmation letter. Speakers must complete an agreement form in order to be confirmed for a session.
  • Up to two (2) speakers per selected session will be given complimentary registration to the conference.
  • NACUBO reserves the right to revise presentation titles and edit the session description of selected presentations for NACUBO promotional and program publications.


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