Why Attend the ITGA Conference - Testimonials from Attendees

Vanessa Holford Diana, Professor of English, Westfield State University

My first ITGA conference was truly one of my favorite experiences (in nearly 30 years of attending countless higher ed conferences) because of the warm and welcoming culture of mentorship, relationship building, and idea sharing.  I am grateful to you all for contributing to that professional network of support and development.  Hope to see you all in CO next year! 

Alycia Pessoa, Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations, Providence College

As a first time conference attendee, and a new member to ITGA, I found the conference to be a wonderful blend of insightful information that is pertinent to my line of work, as well as a wonderful networking opportunity. Every attendee was so warm and welcoming. I look forward to many more conferences in my future! 

Dilnavaz Cama, Director,Office of Student Life Willie J. Young, Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement, The Ohio State University

The ITGA University and City Relations Conference is the most relevant and beneficial conference opportunity across our field. The diverse communities that attend, the various perspectives and community/university contexts - these all bring great value to this annual conference. 

Maria Barry, Director of Community Relations Office of People & External Affairs, American University

What a wonderful experience, meeting colleagues from across the country to learn and share about town gown relations. Its a fantastic group and I am proud to be a member.

Lisa Apps, Graduate Assistant - Office of International Education, Marquette University

The 2022 ITGA was a great experience for my first in-person conference. I learned so much from the presenters and my fellow attendees. As a newer member, I felt like I was truly welcomed by my fellow attendees. 

Wendy Donovan, Mayor, Town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia

One of the most valuable conferences I have ever attended. Would like to encourage more Canadian Towns and Post Secondary institutions to attend.