8th UN Global Colloquium of University Presidents hosted by Yale University

Event Type: 
University Academic Year Conference
Event Description: 
The colloquium is convened by the presidents of its six sponsoring institutions, Brown University, Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University—on behalf of and with the support and participation of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The 2016 theme was “Preservation of Cultural Heritage,” with events, workshops, and tours open to the New Haven community.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 to Thursday, April 14, 2016
Multiple spaces on campus
Yale Office of International Affairs
Point of Contact: 
The Yale Office of International Affairs came to YC&E for logistical support for the 8th UN Global Colloquium.
YC&E Project Lead: 
Shannon LeGault and Megan Palluzzi
Scope of Work: 

·        Identified and booked space on campus for lectures, panels, etc.

·        Arranged media services alongside teams from School of Management, West Campus, Sprague Hall, Yale Media Services and Yale Broadcasting Center so that programming could be recorded/live streamed

·        Coordinated catering with Yale Catering, School of Management catering, and Marcia Selden catering

·        Booked travel and transportation for attendees

·        Delivered signage around campus for publicity

·        Prepared name badges for attendees

·        Coordinated the largest event: Ban Ki Moon’s speech in Sprague Hall, a ticketed event that required heavy coordination with the Yale Police Department and Security and was followed with a reception at the British Art Gallery  

·        Coordinated tours at West Campus and organized a joint meeting between the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at Yale and the Office of International Affairs

“The collaboration with YC&E for the UNGC had been simply amazing, characterized by a great professional attitude and perfection.”

-        Stefan Simon, Director of the Global Cultural Heritage Initiatives