A World-Class Education in How Great Organizations
Leverage Milestone Anniversaries

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The Anniversary Forum, a virtual gathering
November 1-2, 2023
11am-2:30pm est

Milestone Master Presenters

M-EdwardsShellie Frey
VP, Chief Branding &
Communications Officer

Golden State Foods
75th Anniversary

Milestone anniversaries are unique opportunities to honor an organization’s legacy, enhance its brand, and galvanize relationships with all stakeholders into the future.

Ted RyanDr. Tina Bernot
Executive Director of Development
Murray State University
100th Anniversary

Anniversary University™ | The Anniversary ForumAn anniversary celebration requires time to plan and bold leadership to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Blayne Beal
Director of Centennial Coordination
Texas Tech University
100th Anniversary

An anniversary is a celebration of all you have achieved and your vision for the future. Planning, execution and buy-in across all levels of the organization are critical.

Angie-MarcheseAngie Marchese
Vice President of Archives & Exhibits
Elvis Presley Enterprises

Archivists preserve stories that rekindle memories and create new ones through the artifacts that become the heartbeat of an organization.

Jennifer-MuccioliJennifer Muccioli
Director, Corporate Affairs
Lakehouse Communications
125th Anniversary

Your anniversary is about reflection, celebration, and momentum; use this time to lean into your future-focused mindset.

Hallie HarenskiHallie Harenski
SVP, Marketing & Communications
Crum & Forster
200th Anniversary

Milestone anniversaries are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To make sure it’s fully leveraged and flawlessly executed , you must start planning at least 2-3 years prior,

Mark-RushingVern Oakley
Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer
Tribe Pictures

Milestone celebrations and video storytelling need to prioritize emotion to be successful. Speaking to the heart is the most effective way to mobilize your tribe.

Lisa Alonge
Anniversary University®

Use your Anniversary as a gift to the people you serve and the planet that serves us all.

The Anniversary Forum is the best Conference I’ve ever been to.

Kevin Bishop
Former Head of Global Brand

Forum Testimonials

The Anniversary Forum gave my co-chair and me invaluable tools to organize planning and determine next steps. Being with professionals going through the same experience was like therapy!
Kim Garris
Ph.D. Chief External Relations Officer
Shippensburg University

The Playbook Has Arrived!

The playbook has everything you need to be able to plan a milestone anniversary with confidence.

The case studies, advice, and planning tools will save you
time, money, and stress.

Read what’s covered in the playbook
and what your peers have to say!

Need more support than The Anniversary Forum?

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Enroll in Anniversary University®

Planning requires unprecedented amounts of time, resources and knowledge.
Learning from Milestone Masters who pull back the curtain to share best practices and pitfalls to avoid is priceless! What you learn will reduce stress, save time and money and maximize outcomes deserving of your organizations once-in-a-lifetime milestone anniversary.

Anniversary University®is the only premier knowledge and resource center for executives in the early phase of planning a milestone anniversary for corporate, higher-education, and non-profit organizations.

Our mantra is “Always Be Helping.”

We are passionate about serving those tasked with leading a milestone anniversary, often for the first time, and want to share all we’ve learned the past fourteen years so you can confidently plan and achieve outcomes beyond what you may imagine can be accomplished.

Essential Anniversary Planning Resources

Each resource complements the other and will empower teams to
design and execute an impactful and memorable anniversary.

1. The Anniversary Forum

Widely regarded as the must-attend Master Class for executives in the early phase of planning. The planning team may attend The Anniversary Forum in 2023,
date to-be-announced.
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2. Milestone Anniversary Planning,
    A playbook for leaders

The only comprehensive “how to” planning guidebook.
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3. Anniversary Planning Video Library

Learn from twenty-six diverse in-depth corporate, higher-ed and non-profit case studies presented by senior marketing, communications, and brand executives. Read more

4. Connections and Referrals

Upon request, Anniversary University will share leading edge information, answer pressing questions, offer ideas, and connect you with experts or agencies endorsed by AU which you add to your “A-team.”

Previous Enrollees of Anniversary University®
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