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Global Networking Night 

Global Networking Night is Thursday, March 16, 2023!





Background 

Over the past few years, Global Networking Night has evolved to allow the flexibility to host in the way that works best for their community and in accordance with local public health guidance. 

  • Harvard Clubs and HAA Contacts may elect to host their event either in person OR online.

  • Those electing to host online may choose to team up with one or more other clubs to host a regional event. 

  • As in 2022, professional interest-based Shared Interest Groups have the option to host industry/profession-based events (not bounded by location) online.

  • As always, all Shared Interest Groups are invited to sign on to cohost local events – whether online or in-person – with the local Club or Contact.

Global Networking Night brings thousands of Harvard alumni together in cities around the world via events hosted by Harvard Clubs, HAA Shared Interest Groups, and HAA Contacts. Hosting or cohosting a Global Networking Night event is a great way to build awareness of and engagement with your alumni community. 


How to Participate

Review the 2023 GNN Frequently Asked Questions list here. 

Host and Co-hosts are able to sign up to participate in Global Networking Night events by Thursday, January 26, 2023 for the following roles:

Shared Interest Groups  may sign up to host Global Networking Night events or cohost Global Networking Night events by Thursday, January 26, 2023. 

  • Professional Interest Groups  can sign up here to host an online industry/profession-based event. 
  • Start time, end time, contact information for the planning lead, event link/login information, and any information to be included on your local event page is required.  
  • All SIGs will have the option to sign up to co-host local events organized by Clubs or Contacts. 
  • Contact information for a local planning lead is required for each location. 

The local Club or Contact is responsible for determining whether local events will take place in person or online and making location arrangements. SIG planning leads will be connected to the Club or Contact via email once the event is confirmed.  
 

Clubs and Contactsmay sign up to host a local Global Networking Night event by Thursday, January 26, 2023. 

  • Confirmed location information is required to register an in-person event. 
  • A link to participate and any additional information required to log in is required to register an online event. 
  • Start time, end time, contact information for the planning lead, and any information to be included on your local event page is required for all events.

 

Email Marketing Calendar

  • Monday, February 6, 2023 – Alumni registration goes live
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023 – Invitation    
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 – Reminder to Not Heard From
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – Reminder to Clickers
  • Sunday, February 26, 2023 – Harvard this Week Feature #1
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023 – Reminder to Not Heard From
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – Last Call for Registration
  • Sunday, March 12, 2023 – Harvard this Week Feature #2
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 – Psych Up Message
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023 – Confirmation/Participation Details
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023 – Global Networking Night
  • Saturday, March 18, 2023 – Post-Event Follow Up

 

Helpful Resources 

  • 2023 FAQs 
  • GNN 2023 Networking Event Toolkit - this document provides you with resources that will empower you to host your networking events. 
  • Information Sessions –Hosts and co-h osts can sign-up  here for one of two live 30-minute Information Sessions in February to ask any questions as it pertains to Global Networking Night and learn about the various dates and resources event contacts should be aware of.  The GNN 2023 information sessions will take place on:
    • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 8 am ET
    • Thursday February 9, 2023 at 2 pm ET
  • Social Media Toolkit - A comprehensive guide  for Clubs, SIGs, and volunteers with existing social platforms to provide fun and interactive ways in which you can engage with registrants ahead of the event!
    • Tag us @harvardalumni and use the hashtag #HarvardNetwork to be featured on HAA's social media pages and at https://alumni.harvard.edu/programs-events/gnn
  • Digital Assets – Download branded Global Networking Night images to put in your marketing emails or to post on your webpage. 
  • GNN 2022 Data Dashboard - View 2022 GNN event locations and registration numbers in a visual display. The 2023 dashboard will be shared when registration goes live.

Questions? Please email clubs@harvard.edu