Carnegie Dartlet Conference 2020 FAQs

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The 2020 Carnegie Dartlet Conference will be here before you know it!

We get asked sometimes, “Why attend the Carnegie Dartlet Conference?” Our answer: because there’s nothing else like it on the education recruitment marketing conference circuit. Nothing.

We’re convinced this event is amazing, but don’t take my word for it. Check out this list of speakers and judge for yourself.

Previous attendees also had some great things to say—and many return year after year:

  • “Highly recommended.”
  • “Thank you for something different. Refreshing.”
  • “One of the best conferences I’ve been to. Very relevant information from within and outside of higher ed field. And I didn’t feel like I was getting a sales pitch, just useful info I can take back to my campus.”

Still have questions? Here are some we get often.

Q. There are tons of education conferences throughout the year; what makes the Carnegie Dartlet Conference so different?

A. Our agenda and content are unlike any other conference in our space. Presentations are carefully curated to ensure they are timely, appropriate, unique, and on the cutting edge. Unlike many conferences, we do not call for proposals. Rather, we develop our schedule based on attendee feedback, requested sessions, and industry experts’ recommendations; it does not include sessions you may have seen listed on several other conference agendas. One of our biggest efforts is to bring non-education experts in and leverage their knowledge and expertise for the higher education perspective.

Q. Who should attend?

A. Anyone focused on recruitment marketing at an education institution will find this program beneficial. From big-picture concepts to tactical advice, we fill our agenda with valuable and inspiring content and speakers. Also, this conference is big enough to network but small enough that you won’t feel lost in the crowd.

Q. Is this a user conference for Carnegie Dartlet clients only?

A. Absolutely not! Everyone is welcome. This conference does not focus on Carnegie Dartlet services or products; rather, it’s an overall integrated marketing program open to all recruitment marketing professionals. If you are curious about what Carnegie Dartlet has to offer, our team will be there to answer any questions you might have.

Q. What meals are included?

A. Full bellies = active minds. That’s why we’ve got you covered for meals! Both mornings include a continental breakfast. We have full buffet lunches Wednesday and Thursday. And Wednesday night is our fantastic buffet dinner, with an amazing dessert spread and open bar.

Q. What about fun?

A. On Tuesday night before the conference, we have a networking happy hour to meet and greet fellow attendees, speakers, and the Carnegie Dartlet team. Then Wednesday night is an event you won’t forget! Backstage entrance into Epcot, full dinner, open bar, private patio viewing of the nighttime spectacular IllumiNations, and great people. Plus, throughout the conference we know you will find the presentations—and the presenters—engaging, insightful, and fun.

Q. When and where is the Carnegie Dartlet Conference?

A. The 2020 Carnegie Dartlet Conference will be held January 29-30, 2020, at the Yacht Club Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort in central Florida.

Q. What does it cost?

A. Keeping costs down is one of our top priorities. The registration fee is $795, a rate well below many conferences. Also, we were exacting with our hotel choice based on the per-night room rate. We are happy to offer a $245/night rate at a luxury Disney hotel. This rate is also honored for three days before and after the conference for your extended enjoyment. Book quickly, as rooms are limited!

Q. Okay, I’m definitely coming! How and when can I register?

A. Here and now! And follow the conference back channel on Twitter: #CarnegieConf

Q. What do I wear?

A. One of the most common questions we get asked is about attire! First and foremost: we want you to be comfortable. During the day outfits range from business casual to casual. During the nighttime events, we encourage you to be casual as we will be outside and walking a bit. Most of the attendees will be in jeans (including me!).

Want more information? Feel free to contact or me directly at I’m a fanatic of both Carnegie Dartlet and Disney, so I’ll be able to answer all your questions! You can also follow me on Twitter @meghdale.

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