About the Workshop
Virtual Fall 2021 workshop
Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, the NABSW ‘in situ’ workshops in London have been suspended, due to social distancing, quarantine and continuing high levels of infection in the capital.
Mindful that this is no time for admissions and student recruiters to be sitting on their laurels, NABSW seeks to continue to support boarding school marketing endeavours, and will for the second time be hosting a VIRTUAL Workshop, Tuesday/Wednesday October 5/6, 2021.
MARCOM has once again been engaged to host the on-line appointments system; there will be five hours of appointments on two consecutive days which will allow for 10 online encounters by Zoom each day, a total of 20 appointments. As is common, participation will be by invitation, and international consultants/agents enjoy high reputations.
The most challenging aspect to the event is that participants will not be in the same time zone. Each day, the timings will be staggered differently.Tuesday 5 October
|6am - 11am||Pacific Daylight Time, Vancouver, Canada|
|9am - 2pm||Eastern Daylight Time, New York, USA|
|2pm - 7pm||British Summer Time, London, UK|
|5pm - 10pm||Eastern European Time, Istanbul, Turkey|
Wednesday 6 October
|4am - 9am||Pacific Daylight Time, Vancouver, Canada|
|7am - noon||Eastern Daylight Time, New York, USA|
|Noon - 5pm||British Summer Time, London, UK|
|3pm - 8pm||Eastern European Time, Istanbul, Turkey|
We invite you to express your interest in participation by emailing the Director on firstname.lastname@example.org
How it works:
35 schools drawn from all corners of the USA and Canada will participate. As there is large demand for limited places, early registration is recommended.
35 educational consultants/agents representing approximately 15-20 different countries will also participate, by invitation only.
School profiles and the profiles of each educational consultant/agent will be shared with each party. This information will be released to schools only after payment of the fee to participate in the workshop.
Agents and schools are already in the high season for recruiting students for fall admission, so it is an ideal time for agents to add new schools to their portfolios with the possibility of results in six months. It takes time to build relationships, however, so realistically schools should take the long view when evaluating results.
Each school has 20 appointment slots spread over the two days. An electronic appointments system will be in place. The procedure will be as follows: one month before the workshop, when full fees have been paid, schools and agents alike will be provided with a full listing of participants. Appointments can then be scheduled directly online by both parties. On the day of the event, the Zoom interaction will be managed by MARCOM.
The cost of the package for each participating school (for one delegate) includes a standard table, welcome reception, 2 dinners, 1 working lunch, and refreshments during the two days. Participation costs cover the accommodation expenses of those international consultants/agents with whom school delegates will be scheduling appointments. The package costs US$5,550.
NABSW® is also offering a literature distribution option for those schools unable to attend. This option is limited to six schools per workshop, and the fee is US$500. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
- Hotel accommodation: £219 (equal to approximately US$288 as of October, 2020) bed and breakfast per night, for a double room with single occupancy. You will receive a code upon registration to benefit from negotiated preferential rates; January 1, 2022 deadline.
- NABSW® is delighted to welcome non-workshop-participating spouses/partners to participate in all social events hosted by NABSW® during the course of the weekend. A small cash charge will be made to cover the cost of such catering/refreshments and will be announced in advance.
Once a school has submitted a registration, the cancellation policy will apply. All registrations are considered final and complete; NABSW® cannot accept "provisional" nor "unconfirmed" registrations. If payment has not been made at the time of cancellation, because of tardiness on the part of the participating school, NABSW® will bill institutions based on the following refund policy:
- Requests for refunds on the basis of cancellations must be submitted in writing to NABSW®.
- For a cancellation made in excess of 4 months before the start of the workshop, a full (100%) refund minus a US$200 cancellation fee will apply, except in the case of medical or personal emergencies
- Cancellations made between 3 months and 4 months before the start of the workshop: 80% refund
- Cancellations made between 1 month and 3 months before the start of the workshop: 40% refund
- Cancellations made less than 30 days before the start of the workshop and/or after the electronic scheduling system has gone live, whichever is the earlier: no refund. However, NABS will gladly accept another member of your admissions team from your school to take your place, to mitigate your loss.
- Weather-related refunds cannot be granted.
|Venue:||London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square|
London W1K 6JP
|Telephone:||+44 (0) 20 7493 1234|
|Fax:||+44 (0) 20 7514 1528|
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NABSW® ProgramPlease note that this schedule is provisional and subject to change
Friday February 4, 2022
Arrival and hotel check-in
|3:30pm - 4:30pm||Presentation on “American/Canadian education for international consultants”|
|4pm - 6pm||Registration|
|4:45pm - 5:45pm||Presentation for schools entitled “Working with educational agents in the recruitment/admissions process”|
|7:15pm||Welcome buffet dinner (assigned seating)|
Saturday February 5, 2022
|09:00am||Hall opens. Set up tables and schedule last-minute appointments.|
|5:00pm||Exhibition Hall closed (and secured) for the night|
|6:45pm||Drinks and dinner|
Sunday February 6, 2022
|09:15am||Hall opens. Scheduling of last minute appointments.|
|11:00am||Appointment 15 / Refreshments available in foyer|
|11:30am||Appointment 16 (last appointment)|
|12:00pm||Exhibition Hall closes and workshop ends|
Sunday afternoon and evening opportunities exist for school representatives to schedule interviews with any interested international students resident in the UK, and for school representatives to organize and host independent alumni receptions for families who may be resident in the UK.
NABSW® has contracted the Marcom eSchedule Lite online appointment scheduling solution for this event. This online solution greatly streamlines the appointment scheduling process while giving you full control over your schedule.
In early January 2022, all participants will receive their Marcom eSchedule Lite login information. They will then be able to send appointment requests and schedule meetings with each other via the system. Prior to the workshop, participants will simply need to print the PDF version of their schedule.
Marcom eSchedule Lite is provided and supported by Marcom Connect, the leading provider of appointment scheduling solutions for events. Please visit http://www.marcom-connect.com/ for more information.