The Fitzwilliam Conference, held each year in May since 1970, is a participatory retreat for seasoned college admission professionals from both sides of the desk.

Fitzwilliam offers the time, space, and environment of trust for the talented and seasoned to reflect on the business of kids and the college admissions process. It’s not farfetched to say college counseling and college admission as professions continue to be invented at the conference year-after-year.

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Registration for the 2019 Conference is now open!

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Fitzwilliam is an invite only conference. If you would like to request an invite, click the link below.

Fitzwilliam Conference at the Woodbound Inn

Conference Schedule

Everything you need to know about our 2019 Fitzwilliam Conference.

Resources for You and Your Team


When you sign-up for our e-mail list, you will get consistent updates about the conference and resources to help you and your team succeed. 

What People are Saying about the Conference


John Doe UI/UX Designer

The level of honesty and trust among attendees on both sides of the desk at Fitz is really remarkable. Unlike any other conference I’ve been to, the overall vibe of Fitz is that of mutual understanding that we’re all in this together and having honest discussions, however difficult or uncomfortable they may be, is what is going to make us all better.

John Doe UI/UX Designer

This was my first Fitzwilliam Conference. I found the experience to be unique and valuable. It was great to be around incredibly talented folks in our profession and to have the freedom to discuss what we thought pertinent. The camaraderie was a very nice surprise for me. I hadn’t expected the veterans of this conference to be so welcoming and friendly.

Conference Schedule


The 50th Fitzwilliam Conference will be held May 19-21, 2019 at the Woodbound Inn, Rindge, NH.

Program

Sunday, May 19
4:00 p.m. – First-timer reception
4:30 p.m. – Welcome reception 
6:00 p.m. – 3rd Annual Pig Roast
8:00 p.m. – Evening Discussion - Both Sides of the Desk!

Monday, May 20
7:00 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Sessions (School & College)
9:45 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. – Sessions (School & College)
11:30 a.m. – Lunch and Roundtable Discussions
12:30 p.m. – Networking Time . . . golf, hiking, antiquing, etc.
6:30 p.m. – Dinner
8:00 p.m. – Prayer Meeting, An Evolving Fitzwilliam Tradition . . .

Tuesday, May 21
7:00 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Sessions (School & College)
9:45 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. – Sessions (School & College) 
11:30 a.m. – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Departure


Register now to attend our Conference!


Greg Edleman

Director of Admission, Carnegie Mellon University

Greg Edleman
Director of Admission
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
greg@fitzwilliamconference.com
412-453-6175

Mike Steidel

Dean of Admission, Carnegie Mellon University

Mike Steidel
Dean of Admission
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
mike@fitzwilliamconference.com
412-453-6175

Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott
Conference Founding Member
bill@fitzwilliamconference.com
412-453-6175