Board members meet twice a year at board conferences to network and discuss important issues facing the real estate industry. The meetings provide a variety of thought-provoking programs and opportunities for industry leaders to connect with one another, as well as interact with faculty and students.

Board members are also invited to attend other activities including the successful “Graaskamp Center on the Road” regional roundtable events and on-campus speaker series including the Innovator Award and the E.J. Plesko Distinguished Speaker in Real Estate Development.

CURRENT MEETINGS

April 3-4, 2014

Spring 2014 Board Meeting:
"Back on Track" View Agenda
Four Seasons Hotel; Chicago, IL

Past Meetings

November 21-22, 2013

Fall 2013 Board Meeting:
Thurs, Nov 21: Fall Board Dinner and Keynote
The Plaza Hotel; New York, NY

Fri, Nov 22: "Global Real Estate Markets 2013"
New York Stock Exchange; New York, NY

June 6-7, 2013

Spring 2013 Board Meeting:
James A. Graaskamp Commemorative Conference
American Club; Kohler, WI

November 29-30, 2012

Fall 2012 Board Meeting:
Thurs, Nov 29: Fall Board Dinner and Keynote
The Plaza Hotel; New York, NY View Agenda

Fri, Nov 30: "Global Real Estate Markets 2012"
New York Stock Exchange; New York, NY View Agenda

April 17-18, 2012

Spring 2012 Board Meeting:
"New Beginnings: Assessing the State of our Industry"
Four Seasons Hotel; Chicago, IL

October 19-20, 2011

Fall 2011 Board Meeting:
"Real Estate in Recovery: Navigating a New World of Risk and Reward"
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (Oct. 19) and Grainger Hall (Oct. 20); Madison, WI
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April 14-15, 2011

Spring 2011 Board Meeting:
"U.S. Real Estate Markets: The Next Decade"
Gleacher Center; Chicago, IL

Keynote speaker Dean Adler, CEO and founder of Lubert-Adler Partners, shared his outlook for the immediate future and the biggest challenges facing real estate in the next 10 years.

View Agenda | Read the article: Spring Board Meeting Explores "Real Estate in the Next Decade"

September 15-16, 2010

Fall 2010 Board Meeting:
"The Way Forward: Revitalize and Rebuild"
Fluno Center (Sept. 15) and Grainger Hall (Sept. 16); Madison, WI

Keynote speaker: Alan Berube, senior fellow and research director, The Brookings Institution, discussed the "Demographic Transformation in America."
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April 7-8, 2010

Spring 2010 Board Meeting:
"Back from the Brink: New Challenges, New Opportunities"
Gleacher Center; Chicago, IL

Keynote Presentation by Sam Zell
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October 1-2, 2009

Fall 2009 Board Meeting:
"Turbulent Times and the Future of Our Industry"
Grainger Hall; Madison, WI

Keynote speaker Robert Kelley, senior intelligence officer and former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, shared his unique perspectives on current U.S. conflicts and moving forward as a nation—where we have been, where we are now, and where we need to go.
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April 16-17, 2009

Spring 2009 Board Meeting
Gleacher Center; Chicago, IL

Keynote Presentation by Richard Longworth, author of "Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism."
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