Avanti Higher Ed Summit

Avanti Higher Ed Summit

Sponsored by:

The Avanti Higher Education Summit

Date: June 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Embassy Suites - Saratoga Springs, NY

Why Attend This Conference?

The theme of the conference is Infusing Innovation & Entrepreneurship into Today’s Higher Education. It is very clear to many experts that the way we educate students is becoming more obsolete based on the coming employment shift. For educational institutions to remain viable they must teach a whole new career mentality that includes innovation, problem solving, entrepreneurship, and value creation. Better to take action now than wait until it is too late.

Who Should Attend This Conference?

This event is designed for those who hold leadership positions in higher education and are tasked with responding and leading through internal and external change.

About The Avanti Entrepreneur Group

The Avanti Entrepreneur Group was founded by David Mammano, a 20+ year veteran in the education world. He started the organization to help industries infuse a mindset of entrepreneurism and innovation into their strategy. The Avanti Entrepreneur Group focuses on helping organizations grow by adopting cutting edge practices in leadership development, marketing, recruitment, customer/employee retention, organizational development and workplace culture. 

About David Mammano

David Mammano began in the education industry back in 1995.  He is the founder of Next Step Magazine, which became a nationwide resource used in 20,000+ high schools in every state. As the magazine industry changed, so did David.  He went on to pivot his direction to more online resources such as Next Step Academy, Next Step College Prep and many more helpful products.  His company went on to become an Inc. Magazine 5000 Company three years in a row. His goal is to always strive to provide incredibly objective and helpful content that enables college-bound teens to prepare for college. Twenty years later, David is combining his love of the education world with his entrepreneurial talents into providing the higher ed world incredible innovative content and resources!


Keynote Speaker

Michael Glauser, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University

Mike has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, business consultant and university professor. He is the cofounder and chairman of My New Enterprise, an online training and development company for aspiring entrepreneurs. His is also the founder and former CEO of Golden Swirl Management Company and of Northern Lights. Mike has consulted with hundreds of startup companies and large corporations in the areas of business strategy, organization effectiveness and leadership development. His clients have included Associated Food Stores, The Boeing Company, Department of Workforce Services and Esso of Inter-America. 

Mike has published numerous articles in magazines and three books on entrepreneurship: “Glorious Accidents,” “The Business of Heart” and “Main Street Entrepreneur,” which chronicles his 4,000 mile bicycle ride across America to interview 100 remarkable entrepreneurs who have successfully merged livelihood and lifestyle in places they want to live. He received a Ph.D. from Purdue University, and BS and MS degrees from the University of Utah.

VIDEO | Michael Glauser

Featured Speaker

David MammanoDavid Mammano
Founder and CEO of Next Step College Prep, founder of Avanti Entrepreneur Group, America’s Entrepreneur Coach

For more than 22 years, David Mammano has been a serial entrepreneur. Having started seven businesses from scratch, today he is helping others start or grow their businesses by infusing the latest entrepreneurial principles into their strategy. David founded a three-time Inc. Magazine 5000 Growth Company, is the host of The Avanti Entrepreneur podcast, was a TEDx speaker, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Rochester, as well as the author of business and college planning books. 

David graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Advertising. He is also a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program, an executive education program offered through the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).


Visit Eventbrite.com or call (585) 742-1260 ext. 700 to purchase your single ticket.

Single Ticket Pricing
• Single ticket: $895 each (Early bird discounted ticket before April 15, 2017)
• Single ticket: $995 each (After April 15, 2017)

Group Pricing
• 3-5 tickets: $695 each (Early bird discounted ticket before April 15, 2017)
• 3-5 tickets: $795 each (After April 15, 2017)
• 5+ tickets: $595 each (Early bird discounted ticket before April 15, 2017)
• 5+ tickets: $695 each (After April 15, 2017)

To purchase tickets at group rates, please call (585) 742-1260 ext. 700 to place your order by phone or contact David Mammano.

Purchase your room at a discounted rate before May 27th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Please reference "AVA" when booking for discounted rate.


Event Schedule

Tuesday | June 27, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
Cocktails / Hors devours Meet & Greet at Embassy Suites

Wednesday | June 28, 2017
7:30 a.m. 
Check-In / Breakfast

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

David Mammano

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. 
Michael Glauser

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Break / Exhibition Fair

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
Michael Glauser / Team Exercises

12:45 - 1:30 p.m. 

1:45 - 4:30 p.m. 
Michael Glauser / Team Exercises

Get Involved!

Download the Sponsor Packet Information
Become a sponsor with a variety of affordable options and reach leaders in the higher education industry. 

Download the Attendee Flier
Receive group discounts and bring your leadership team to the event. Group exercises will be sure to benefit your college/university. 

Download the Workshops Information
Learn more about the topics the will be addressed during the workshops.