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Registration begins on June 22, 2022

Exhibit at an Idealist Grad School Fair

Since 2004, Idealist.org has hosted graduate school fairs bringing together graduate programs and prospects considering graduate school to further their social impact career.

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2022 In-person Fairs

Idealist Grad School Fairs Schedule

All 2022 fairs will be held in-person, from 5PM to 8PM local time

  • October 06: Chicago, IL
  • October 12: San Francisco, CA
  • October 13: Los Angeles, CA
  • October 24: New York, NY
  • October 26: Boston, MA
  • October 31: Washington, D.C.
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2021 Attendee Data

Who Attends Our Fairs?

Part time vs. full time programs? Open to relocation? See the breakdown in our 2021 fair attendee report

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Sponsor a grad fair

Increase Your Reach at Our Events

Sponsors enjoy the following benefits:

  • Guaranteed booth - no need to register!
  • Premier placement at the fair
  • Included in Idealist's marketing materials

The Idealist Grad Fairs have been a longstanding staple in our strategic recruitment plan. The Fairs attract both a diverse range of prospective students and graduate programs that seek to marry their mission-driven commitments to serving the public good through promoting the value of advanced education in the attainment of professions of purpose.

Jennifer Forney, Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment School of Public Affairs, American University

Frequently Asked Questions

You'll need to be an administrator of your program's account as well as have an active Idealist Grad Schools membership.

1) Log in to your Idealist account and select your program's account from the dropdown list in the upper right corner. You will be taken to your program's Dashboard.

2) Click "Grad Fairs", which is located on the left side of the Dashboard (this link will appear when the registration period begins)

3) Select the fair(s) you'd like to attend from the list on the right. Please remember the following registration stage limitations:

  • During Stage 1, all schools with an active directory membership can register for one Idealist Grad School Fair
  • During Stage 2, all schools with an active directory membership can register for as many fairs as they like (subject to availability)

4) Click the blue "REGISTER" button. If a fair is full, you will automatically be added to the waitlist.

NOTE: Once you've hit "REGISTER", an invoice will be generated. You will be able to view it in your Dashboard and pay via credit card or check.

Have questions?

Visit our help center for answers to any questions you might have about our fairs.

Can't make it to the fairs?

Connect with prospective students all year long with our new directory!