2016 New Directors and Coordinators Meeting
July 31- August 3
Princeton, NJ


Meeting Fee: $375 (includes meals and 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 out of the retreat center.  For all three days, which includes room and board, the cost is $350. This will be billed to you after the meeting has concluded.
If you choose to stay at a local hotel instead, we've listed some options below:

  • Nassau Inn - www.nassauinn.com - (609) 921-7500
  • Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn - www.clarionhotel.com - (609) 452-2500
  • Residence Inn Princeton @ Carnegie Center - www.mariott.com - (609) 799-0550
  • Courtyard by Marriott Princeton - www.marriott.com - (609) 716-9100
  • Princeton Marriott Hotel - www.princetonmarriott.com - (609) 452-7800
  • The Westin At Forrestal Village - www.starwoodhotels.com - (609) 452-7900

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)

2016 NDM Full Agenda

Schedule at a Glance 

Sunday, July 31

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, August 1

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 2

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 3

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