Small College Alumni Directors Conference is July 29-31, 2024!

Join us for the annual Small College Alumni Directors Conference at Davidson College, nestled in the picturesque Lake Norman area near Charlotte, NC.

Connect with colleagues from small colleges and universities across the nation. At SCAD, professionals in the alumni and family industry come together to enrich their professional and personal development through shared knowledge and peer networking. Engage with peer institutions, exchange best practices in advancement operations, hiring and retention, young alumni and identity based programming, alumni career services and strategic planning. 


Registration Opens Monday, April 22

Don't miss out on this opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired at SCAD 2024. See below for schedule information and FAQ. For questions, please email

Do you have an initiative or idea that will ignite engagement, foster connections, and leave a lasting impact?

Whether you're a seasoned professional, a recent graduate, or somewhere in between, we invite you to submit your program proposals for our upcoming conference! This is your chance to showcase your ideas, expertise, and commitment to advancement and alumni work. Your unique perspective and experiences are what make our professional network thrive. Please submit all proposals by June 1, 2024.

Schedule of Events

Day 1: Monday, July 29

5-9 p.m. | Welcome Social at the Jay Hurt Hub

Day 2: Tuesday, July 30

(breakfast, lunch and dinner provided)

8-9 a.m. | Conference Registration Open

9 a.m. - noon| Welcome and Morning Sessions

Noon | Lunch

1:30-4 p.m. | Afternoon Sessions

5:30-9 p.m. | Conference Outing & Social
Charlotte Knights Game
Truist Field

Day 3: Wednesday, July 31

(breakfast and lunch provided)

9 a.m. - noon | Roundtable Sessions

Noon | Lunch

1-2 p.m.| Closing Session


Explore local hotels and take advantage of discounted rates for the conference weekend.

Carnegie Guest House - Davidson College (on campus)
101 Dormitory Drive
Davidson, NC 28035
(704) 894-2127

Rates range between $145-$160/night, plus tax.

To make a reservation call or email the Guest House directly. Be sure to use the code “SCAD24” and/or mention you are with the “SCAD Conference”. 

Davidson Village Inn (across the street from campus)
117 Depot Street
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 892-8044

There are 17 rooms available with twin beds, queen, king, king superior, executive suites and family suites. Rates range between $179-$229/night, plus tax.

To make a reservation call or email the Inn directly. Be sure to mention you are with the “SCAD Conference”.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Davidson (approx. one mile from campus)
125 Harbour Place Drive
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 987-1818

There are 25 King Suites available w/pull out sleeper sofa. Rooms are $149/night, plus tax. 

To make a reservation call 1-800-CALL-HOME or use this reservation link. Be sure to mention you are with the “SCAD Conference”.


The registration fee is $325 and includes:

  • Conference Sessions
  • Most Meals
  • Social Events

Please note that lodging is NOT included in the registration fee. You are responsible for making your own reservation.