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Leadership and Innovation Alumni Gathering

Alumni Gathering: Building a Movement

Montgomery, Alabama, October 26-29, 2023

We are excited to announce that NYU Steinhardt is hosting an inaugural Leadership and Innovation Alumni Gathering event Thursday, October 26, 2023 through Sunday, October 29, 2023. NYU has a long-standing and deep commitment to providing immersive experiences that extend beyond the borders of the NYU campus. The Alumni Gathering will provide a unique opportunity for alumni to re-engage with their cohort colleagues, make new connections, expand their alumni network and build a movement that will last a lifetime.

Participants will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in a curated experience that will include visits to the Peace and Justice Memorial and Legacy Museums, a keynote speech by Bryan Stevenson (Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative), an optional visit to Selma and several convenings that will allow for alumni engagement, networking and community building. The Founders of the program, Dr. Lisette Nieves and Dr. Noel Anderson will be in attendance. Saturday evening we will have a celebratory dinner and performance by Latin Grammy nominated Afro-Latin Jazz artist, Elio Villafranca.


Thursday, October 26:

  • Hotel Check-ins (morn and day)
  • Welcome Dinner at the Renaissance Hotel, Remarks from:
    • Dr. Lisette Nieves, President of the Fund for the City of New York and Distinguished Clinical Professor, NYU Steinhardt
    • Dr. Noel Anderson, Steinhardt Director of Leadership and Innovation and Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at New York University’s Steinhardt
    • Award for Bruce Huang Family Scholarship

Friday, October 27:

Saturday, October 28:

  • Breakfast on own
  • Optional Day Tour and Lunch: Visit Selma and then Gee’s Bend (Boykin, Ala) or Explore Montgomery - we will follow up with a separate sign-up sheet
  • Closing Dinner and Event (6pm - 10pm)

Sunday, October 29:

  • Closing Breakfast/Planning Session (8am - 10am)

What is Included: Peace and Justice Memorial Museum, Legacy Museum, 2 dinner receptions, 1 lunch and 1 breakfast closing reception.

What’s not Included: Hotel Stay and Flight - we have reserved a block of rooms at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center (Marriott) for $332 per night. NYU Staff and Faculty will stay at this hotel. If you are interested in staying at the Renaissance, please visit this link to book your group rate for the NYU Steinhardt Leadership and Innovation Alumni Group and use the following reservation code: NYUNYUA
Please note this room rate will be available until August 15, 2023.

Airport Recommendation: It is recommended that you fly into Montgomery Regional Airport, it is a 12 minute drive from the airport pending traffic.

Cost of Event

$1,000 now
Pay two installments:
$500 deposit now (*please note the deposit is non-refundable)
$500 final payment due by June 30, 2023

Registration will close as of June 30, 2023.

There will be a limited number of spots available to attend this event, registration is on a first come first serve basis, please reserve your spot as soon as possible.