Alumni Conference

If you are interested in attending the Alumni Conference, click the link below.

This event is made possible by The Duchossois Family Foundation


This event is FREE to all WSP alumni. All you have to do is get yourself there.


Schedule of Events

Friday, August 5, 2022

3:00-5:00 pmArrival, check in (The Study, University of Chicago)
5:00-7:00 pmWelcome reception/mixer (Ida Noyes Courtyard, weather permitting)
7:00-10:00 pmExtended reception (The University of Chicago Pub-Ida Noyes basement)

Saturday, August 6, 2022

6:30 amRun/walk along lakefront or low-impact workout with Team RWB (optional)
8:30-10:00 amBreakfast available (Ida Noyes); University of Chicago campus tours
10:00-11:00 amThe Warrior-Scholar Project Book Project – WSP Chairman Mark London and Fellow Harry Foster (Ida Noyes, Cinema)
11:00-4:00 pmAcademic Marketplace (Ida Noyes, Cloister Club)
-Info tables: Education partners & VSOs
11:00-1:00 pmConcurrent Panel Sessions and Workshops (Ida Noyes, Library & East and West Lounges)
12:00-1:30 pmLunch available (Ida Noyes; grab & go)
2:00-4:00 pmConcurrent Panel Sessions and Workshops (Ida Noyes, Library & East and West Lounges)
4:30-6:00 pmSpeaker Series: Civic Engagement and Leadership (Rubenstein Forum)
-Remarks from Senator Duckworth (video)
-Kimiko Ebata: Cultivating Courage and Community (live)
-Alumni Conversation with General Petraeus (video)
-Fireside Chat with Medal of Honor Recipient Allen Lynch (live)
6:00-7:30 pmCocktail hour (Rubenstein Forum)

Sunday, August 7, 2022

8:30-10:00 amBreakfast available (Ida Noyes)
10:00-11:00 amDeparture, check out

Organizations and Info Sessions

*All sessions are concurrent except those labeled “Tabling.” Concurrent sessions are labeled (CS).

OrganizationSession TypeDateTimeLocation
CARE/ABI TaskforceFinancial Literacy (CS)8/6/202211:00-11:50 am
2:00-2:50 pm
Ida Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
Service to SchoolAcademic Advisory (CS)8/6/202211:00-11:50 amIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
The Mission ContinuesCivic Engagement (CS)8/6/202211:00-11:50 amIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
Holland & KnightCareer Development (CS)8/6/202212:00-12:50 pmIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
Using LinkedInCareer Development (CS)8/6/202212:00-12:50 pmIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
Pat Tillman FoundationAcademic Information (CS)8/6/202212:00-12:50 pm
2:00-2:50 pm
Ida Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
Hire Heroes USACareer Development (CS)8/6/20222:00-2:50 pmIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
Building Inclusive Spaces in the Mil-Con CommunityDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CS)8/6/20223:00-3:50 pmIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
Center for Veteran Transition & Integration (CVTI)Academic Information (CS)8/6/20223:00-3:50 pmIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
Admissions TalkAdmissions Panel (CS)8/6/20223:00-3:50 pmIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
Princeton UniversityPanelist8/6/20223:00-3:50 pmIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
University of ChicagoPanelist8/6/20223:00-3:50 pmIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
Columbia UniversityPanelist8/6/20223:00-3:50 pmIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
University of Chicago at Urbana-ChampaignPanelist8/6/20223:00-3:50 pmIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
Yale UniversityPanelist8/6/20223:00-3:50 pmIda Noyes, Cinema & East and West Lounges
FourBlockTabling8/6/202211:00-4:00 pm
Team RWBTabling8/6/202211:00-4:00 pm
Team RubiconTabling8/6/202211:00-4:00 pm
Travis Manion FoundationTabling8/6/202211:00-4:00 pm
Gilman ScholarshipTabling8/6/202211:00-4:00 pm
REVUTabling8/6/202211:00-4:00 pm
Warrior-Scholar ProjectTabling8/6/202211:00-4:00 pm

COVID-19 Policy

All attendees must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 unless eligible for a medical or religious vaccine exemption. Please view the most recent COVID-19 policy for instructions and guidance specifically for attending the conference.


Hotel and Conference Locations

During the conference, we will be staying at The Study at University of Chicago. The Study is approximately 55 minutes from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and 18 minutes from Chicago Union Station. Click on the image to see the full map.

The Alumni Conference is filled with great events. From vendor tables to information sessions, we have it all. Conference events will be held at Ida Noyes Hall on the University of Chicago’s campus. Click on the image to see the full map.


Are you interested in being an exhibitor and engaging with our alumni?

The Alumni Conference offers multiple ways to connect with WSP alumni and support them as they work towards achieving their educational and professional goals. The conference theme, Reconnect. Explore. Develop., is grounded in WSP’s commitment to lifelong learning and will be the focus of the following conference components:

  1. An “academic marketplace” for poster presentations, information tables, and networking opportunities
  2. Panel sessions on graduate and professional school, career and the future of work, veteran health and well-being, and civic engagement and leadership
  3. Workshop sessions that provide practical advice on application- and career-based writing, networking, and being a lifelong learner

If your organization is interested in being an exhibitor, please reach out to WSP’s director of education, Cassie Sanchez, for more information on how to participate.

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