“Graduate Education: Innovating Within and Beyond the Academy”
61st Annual WAGS Meeting
March 3–6, 2019
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Arizona

Conference theme

The 61st Annual Meeting of the Western Association of Graduate Schools will take place in Tucson, Arizona, March 3–6, 2019 at the Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort. As we address Graduate Education: Innovating Within and Beyond the Academy we will explore growing opportunities for channeling innovation and examine new ways to better serve and prepare our students for wide-ranging career pathways.

Local arrangements

Local arrangements will be provided by The University of Arizona, the state’s flagship institution. Located in the breathtaking Sonoran desert of southern Arizona, and within an international border region, the UA attracts first rate faculty members and the highest quality graduate students. As one of top 20 public research university’s in the country, it is widely recognized for its support of interdisciplinary education and contributions to cutting edge research in numerous fields.

March is a perfect time to visit Tucson. The Tucson Festival of Books will be underway on the UA campus and the Mirror Lab and planetarium welcome visitors. The new, modern streetcar connects the campus to the heart of downtown with food and entertainment for all ages. “The Old Pueblo”, as Tucson is known, is today a vibrant, modern city surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges and distinctive southwest landscapes. Bring your family and enjoy a wide range of museums, historic sites, hiking trails, golf courses, swimming, daytrips, and shopping for all tastes. 

Please join us!

WAGS provides a unique networking and professional development opportunity for graduate deans, provosts and vice-presidents for graduate education, graduate college directors, associate deans, recruitment and admissions teams, other graduate college faculty directors, program coordinators, staff, and others committed to serving graduate education.

On behalf of the entire WAGS Board, 2018–2019, we look forward to seeing you in Tucson for this very special conference. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions: wagsofficer@gmail.com.