2017 New Directors and Coordinators Meeting
July 30- August 2
Princeton, NJ


Meeting Fee: $375 (includes most meals and accommodations at Erdman Conference Center)
$180 (include most meals and participant finding own accommodations)
Registration Deadline: June 30

About the New Directors and Coordinators' Meeting
Each summer the Bonner Foundation organizes an orientation meeting for new Bonner Scholar and Bonner Leader Program Staff. New program administrators can expect to learn about the history of the Foundation, how to implement the program on your campus, how to report information to the Foundation and make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people.

You should attend if

  • New Bonner coordinators, directors, or other staff at current Bonner schools
  • Prospective Bonner schools, any staff or faculty who are evaluating the possibility of beginning a Bonner Program should attend the meeting. If you can only attend one day, we generally suggest attending the Monday sessions.

We are able to provide housing at the Princeton Theological Seminary's Erdman Retreat Center.  This is the recommended housing choice since all our meetings will be held on campus. However, we have limited rooms available here. Participants will be given housing here based on the order we receive registration. All rooms at Erdman will have shared bathrooms with only one other participant. For all three days, which includes room and board, the cost is $375. This will be billed to you after the meeting has concluded.
If you choose to or need to stay at a local hotel instead, we've listed some options below:

  • Hyatt Place Princeton  -  (609) 720-0200
    • Block of Rooms Reserved until June 29th - Code: G-CBBF
    • 2.5 miles driving distance from conference location
  • Nassau Inn - (609) 921-7500 
    • Be on the lookout for Summer Promotion for a discounted Rate
    • Within walking distance to The Bonner Foundation, Princeton Theological Seminary

 Travel Options from Philadelphia and Newark Airports
We strongly recommend that you fly into Newark Airport since the public transportation from there is far easier for you than from Philadelphia (which takes you as far as Trenton, where you'll have to catch another train that takes you into Princeton Junction and then take another small train (the Dinky) into Princeton.  You can get more information on airport transportation options here:

  • New Jersey Transit (trains from Newark to Princeton)
  • Olympic Airporter (shuttle to Nassau Inn in Princeton)
  • Philadelphia
  • SEPTA (trains from PHL to Trenton, NJ)

Schedule at a Glance 

Sunday, July 30

Time Activity
5:00 PM Registration
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM Dinner at the
Bonner Foundation
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome and Opening

Monday, July 31

Time Activity
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM The Road Ahead
9:40 AM - 11:15 AM Recruitment and Financial Aid:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Starting Strong
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:15 PM - 5:00 PM Developing Students
5:30 PM Reception at Bonner Foundation
6:00 PM Leave for Dinner

Tuesday, August 1

Time Activity
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Service Partnerships
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Staffing
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM My Role Conversations
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Campus-Wide Engagement
5:30 PM Reception at Bonner Foundation
6:00 PM Leave for Dinner

WEdNesday, August 2

Time Activity
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Learning Communities
10:20 AM - 11:15 AM Foundation Support
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Next Step & Closing