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We are higher education experts. We have pioneered innovative approaches to helping institutions connect with their most important audiences through intentional experiences that add value and feel genuine.

Educe recognizes that colleges and universities must find ways to gather and connect effectively with their key audiences. Every year, our clients schedule hundreds, if not thousands, of events to attract and engage students and alumni, donors and opinion leaders, faculty and peers, parents and prospective students. Our passion is balancing each event’s specific goals with the institution’s strategic objectives and mission.

Experienced

Our higher education experience spans publics and privates, small liberal arts colleges and comprehensive research and land grant universities. We bring fresh thinking to annual programming, build teams to get results, and are experts in shaping events to support broad institutional strategies, plans, and multi-year initiatives. We hit the ground running and tailor each project to your unique needs, challenges, and opportunities. Capabilities include:

  • Academic ceremonies—from commencement to presidential installations
  • Alumni reunion/homecoming and other alumni-focused events
  • Institutional milestones and celebrations
  • Campaign kickoffs, celebrations, and roadshows
  • Groundbreakings and facility dedications
  • Donor recognition and engagement events
  • Regional tours and programming
  • International tours and programming

Strategic

We take a long-view approach to constituency engagement and craft strategies tailored to each institution that are on-message and intentional. Taking a collaborative approach to problem-solving, we work closely with your team to build a shared understanding of project goals while helping to support and develop internal capacity and expertise. We have built long-term relationships with a diverse array of colleges and universities, who have tapped our expertise for:

  • Event program audits and assessments
  • Individualized consulting engagements to build event infrastructure and internal capacity—from team development and volunteer management to annual schedules, processes, policies, and protocols
  • Event strategy, concept, and program development
  • Integration of institutional messages into event planning and program
  • Comprehensive event design and production (environmental, technical, experiential)
  • Event safety – emergency action planning

Results-Oriented

We create meaningful experiences that offer moments of collective sharing combined with opportunities for individual reflection through: storytelling that resonates, opportunities for guest participation, moments of celebration and humor, and a program that builds a deeper understanding and commitment. We can be involved in every detail of event production, and have the capacity to execute multiple events in multiple locations with services that include:

  • Full event production (planning, contracting, and management of all aspects of events)
  • Multi-media design and production
  • Speaker casting, scripting, and coaching
  • Venue scouting and negotiation
  • Booking of entertainment, catering, and other services
  • Event dressing and set construction
  • Volunteer management