“The GAW” is Global Alumni Relations’ event of the year: an annual opportunity for IE Alumni to come back home to IE and reconnect with places, things and people that changed their lives. It is the weekend to reunite, learn, network and socialize with classmates, other alumni and professors, as well as involve their families in the community.
The GAW will offer spaces and enjoyment on Campus for every member of the IE Alumni Community:
> The best IE Content: diverse talks, debates, panels, conferences and workshops by IE Professors and IE Alumni of the 5 IE Schools.
> Social cocktails & meals: enjoy the evenings on campus while doing some IE Style networking. Lunch and brunch will also be offered for everyone on Saturday and Sunday (respectively).
> Campus Tours: to showcase how the campus has been growing and innovating.
> Class Reunions: This year, we are celebrating the reunions for programs that graduated in 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2017.
> Fun interactive family activities: unique experiences to create memories and enjoy with all profiles of the IE community - partners and children included!
> Kids Area: on Friday the 8th from 15:30 – 18:30 and Saturday the 9th from 11:00 to 18:30, kids between 2 and 12 years of age will be cared for and entertained while parents are enjoying the grown-up activities. *Please note that opening times are subject to change.
The GAW will take place in Madrid at our IE Campus (most of the activities will be at María de Molina 31 Bis). The dates of the event are June 8th to June 10th.
Please head to the Agenda section on the website for the most updated scheduling and further details. Here is a quick summary of the activities planned on the Global Alumni Weekend:
Friday 8th: Registration opens at 15:00h and we break into workshops at María de Molina 31 Bis. We have a break in between and then another session of workshops. Opening ceremony at Patio de María de Molina 31 Bis, which includes the EPIC Awards Ceremony followed by cocktail, and music from 20:30 – 22:00.
Saturday 9th: Full day at IE! Morning Welcome Coffee at 11:00 followed by more workshops with IE professors and networking opportunities. At 14:30 lunch is planned in the Patio de María de Molina 31 Bis. Finally, many fun activities will be held. In the late evening.
Sunday 10th: Farewell brunch at Patio de María de Molina 31 Bis.
*Please note that activity times and locations are subject to change.
The following Class Reunions will be held at this first edition of The GAW:
> 15th anniversary: IMBA September 2002 and EMBA February 2003.
> 10th anniversary: EMBA October 2007, MBA September 2007, MBA February 2008, IMBA September 2007.
> 5th anniversary: IEU BBA, IMBA April 2012, IMBA November 2012, MIM September 2012, School of Human Science & Technology All programs from the intake of October.
> 1st anniversary: EMBA April 2016, IMBA September 2016, IMBA January 2017.
For further information regarding the Class Reunions, please check the Class Reunions section in this website.
Since we are so close to the event date we cannot include more classes in the Class Reunions list, nor plan specific activities for your class at this point, but we can definitely give your class recognition (though some kind of decoration or mention during the event) if more than 10 people join this year´s GAW.
Class Reunions planning requires at least nine months in advance, because we build Class Reunions Committees with one or two representatives from each section per intake, and they support us with spreading the word to their class and with planning activities around the ones we organize at The GAW. Many people also travel for this occasion, which is why planning in advance is important.
This time around, we encourage you to come to the GAW with as many people of your class as possible, get a feel of what this event is like, and start getting excited for your next milestone anniversary (1, 5, 10 , 15 or 20 years).
We are currently working very hard to establish the IE Class Reunions tradition! Since we need help from Alumni to organize Class Reunions: are you interested in being part of your future Class Reunions organizing committee? If so, please fill this form and we will get in touch with you soon.
We look forward to seeing you at the GAW!
Definitely, as we mentioned before every IE Alumni is welcome at The GAW. In fact, we encourage you to join the event.
Partners and children are welcome! Your family is an important part of the IE Alumni Community. Partners do need to purchase a ticket. For this, we have created special prices Two Person Ticket in case you´re coming with your partner. We are happy to accommodate your children at no extra cost. They only need to be registered when you complete the registration form. For further information please check the Get Your TICKET here section in this website.
Business Summer Casual. Please take into account that the weather in Madrid could be warm in June. Hopefully, we will not have rainy days, but just in case, come prepared.
Children between the ages of 2 and 12 will be entertained and supervised by child professionals. It is crucial that children attending and making use of this service are registered in the Get Your TICKET here area of this website. Please note that children don’t have to pay a registration fee. Children that are not registered prior to the event will not be able to be left at the Kids Area. Please make sure you register your children.
The full ticket price is 160€. However, the earlier you buy your ticket, the better price you will be able to get. Early Bird price is of 85€ and will be available until April 11th. After that, the pre-sale price will be of 120€, available until May 9th.
The ticket price includes access to all the activities planned during these three days including:
> Friday June 8th – 15.30-20.30: activities on campus and opening ceremony.
> Friday June 8th – 20.30-22.00: Cocktail & Music on campus.
> Saturday June 9th – 11.00 to 14.30: activities on campus. From 14.30 to 16.00 pm: lunch. From 16.00 on afternoon activities.
> Sunday June 10th – 12.00 to 15.00pm: Brunch on campus.
Please note: partners and children are welcome to the event. Partners must also buy a ticket, and children between 2 and 12 years of age must be registered to be able to enjoy Kids Area but are free of cost. For partners, we have created Two Person Ticket with beneficial rates.
Please also note that the exact starting and ending times of activities may vary.
Registration will be closed June 6th, or when tickets are sold out.
Yes, all tickets are refundable.
Requests for tickets purchase withdrawal will be accepted only until May 7th, 2018.
After this date, we regret that we will not be able to refund any ticket. Please take this into account, as there will be no exceptions to this policy.
Yes. We have Two Person Ticket available that offer discounted prices. When buying more than one ticket, please make sure to fill out the other person’s information, as this will be used to create the credentials that will allow him/her to access to the event.
Yes, all the prices include the Spanish VAT of 21%.
Yes. Please make sure to bring your passport, ID or other official identification for the registration period (Friday and Saturday). We will need to check it before giving you the credentials. This is for security reasons, as we want to guarantee a safe environment for all attendees.
No. Your ID or passport will suffice for you to get your credentials and access to the event.
No. Each participant is responsible for making their own hotel and travel arrangements. However, please go to the “Attendee Benefits” section on the website, where you will find several discounts and promotions.
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