Stamps Scholars Regional Conference

The Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development
at The University of Pittsburgh

cordially invites Stamps Scholars to attend

A Personal Renaissance:

Learning from the Past to become Leaders of the Future

 Stamps Scholars Regional Conference

February 2-4, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Please join us for a weekend of personal and professional development including attendance at the University of Pittsburgh’s Panther Leadership Summit, interactive leadership workshops, a tour of the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms, and more.

 

Registration for the 2018 Stamps Scholars Regional Conference is now closed. 

 

Direct Questions and Concerns to:
pittstampsconference17@gmail.com

 


 

A Personal Renaissance:

Learning from the Past to become Leaders of the Future

 

Stamps Regional Conference Overview

 University of Pittsburgh

 

The Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to have the opportunity to bring Stamps Scholars from around the country together to connect and grow both personally and professionally. Using our beautiful city as inspiration, Scholar attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on previous experiences and examine how the past can help us to learn and grow as leaders. Our weekend in Pittsburgh will begin Friday afternoon with a Welcome Dinner, continue into Saturday with attendance at Pitt’s Panther Leadership Summit, and conclude on Sunday with reflection and hands-on leadership activities. The conference will end at 1 p.m. Sunday so that Scholars have plenty of time for travel home. Scholars will leave feeling empowered and inspired as leaders of the future.

 

DATES: February 2-4, 2018

 

LOCATION: Conference activities will be held at various locations on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus and around the city of Pittsburgh. Housing will be provided at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center at 100 Lytton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Participants arriving by air should fly into the Pittsburgh International Airport (code PIT). The airport is an approximately 30 minute drive from the University of Pittsburgh.  Other travel options to Pittsburgh may include Amtrak (www.amtrak.com), Greyhound Bus (http://www.greyhound.com), or driving a personal vehicle.

 

STUDENT COST: Subsidized by generous grants from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh, registration for the conference is $120 per scholar. In addition, scholars are also responsible for their own travel to and from Pittsburgh.

 

LODGING: Rooms have been reserved at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center for all scholars in attendance.  Parking at the hotel may be arranged upon request.

 

REGISTRATION: Registration for the 2018 Stamps Scholars Regional Conference is now closed. 

 

Agenda (tentative)

Friday, February 2

 

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Scholars arrive to Pittsburgh and check into hotel during this time. They may unpack, get settled, and spend time in the arranged hospitality room. Dress is casual.

 

5:00 p.m. Students engage in a Leadership Activity and Icebreakers.

 

6:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner will be held for the scholars. Dress is business casual.

 

7:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker

 

8:00 p.m. Social event will be held for scholars in the William Pitt Union, Nordy’s Place.

 

 

Saturday, February 3

 

8:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served for scholars at their hotel. Dress for the day is business casual.

 

9:00 a.m. Scholars will attend the University of Pittsburgh’s Panther Leadership Summit, held in the    William Pitt Union. The Summit includes TEDx style speakers, breakout sessions, and lunch. Scholars may choose any one of several afternoon hands-on sessions. Panther Leadership        Summit Registration and fee is included in the Stamps Scholars Regional Conference

Registration.

 

2:00 p.m. Stamps Scholars will all participate in a Stamps-specific workshop following the

Panther Leadership Summit

 

3:00 p.m. Scholars will attend a guided tour of the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms and travel        to the top floor of the Cathedral

 

4:30 p.m. Scholars will partake in a group leadership activity.

 

5:30 p.m. Scholars will return to the hotel for downtime and to change for evening activities. Dress is       casual.

 

6:30 p.m. Scholars will meet in the hotel lobby to depart for Station Square.

 

7:00 p.m. Scholars will have dinner in Station Square, a social and cultural hub near downtown

Pittsburgh.

 

8:30 p.m. or Following Dinner Scholars will be able to ride up the Duquesne Incline, a restored cable car that carries passengers up Mount Washington and offers some of the best views of the rivers

and downtown Pittsburgh.

 

9:30 p.m. or Following Return to Campus Optional Social Activity will be held.
Sunday, February 4

 

8:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served for Scholars. Dress for the day is casual.

 

9:00 a.m. Scholars will engage in a leadership activity.

 

11:00 a.m. Scholars will participate in a conference reflection activity.

 

12:00 p.m. Scholars will have a final lunch and hear from Closing Speaker.

 

1:00 p.m. Conference concludes. Scholars may depart for airport or attend optional excursion to the Carnegie Museums next to campus if their departure time allows.

The 2017-2018 University of Pittsburgh Stamps Scholars
look forward to meeting you!