FAQ

What is the waitlist and how does it work?

Due to overwhelming demand for LGAW 2016, we have established a waitlist as we work with our vendors to expand capacity for LGAW 2016. The wait list has closed on 9/30.

As space becomes available, we will take registrants off the wait list in the order in which names have been added. We will contact you via email and/or phone to let you know if there is an availability. If there is an availability, you will have the opportunity to purchase one ticket for yourself (and one ticket for your guest, if you plan on bringing a guest).

If you have any questions, please email NYC2016@lauderinstitutealumni.com. Thank you for your understanding as we work to accommodate unprecedented excitement for the event.

What is the price to attend the weekend?

There are 4 tickets available at different price levels:

  • Weekend Attendees: $250 Regular (subsidized)
  • Weekend Supporters: $500 (full cost)
  • Weekend Sustainers: $1,000 (includes a $500 tax deductible donation to the Lauder Institute Alumni Association)
  • Weekend Champions: $2,500 (includes a $2,000 tax deductible donation to the Lauder Institute Alumni Association)

The ticket price is the same for alumni, guests of alumni and current students.
All Supporters, Sustainers, and Champions will be recognized on our website and at the Weekend (unless individuals prefer to remain anonymous; all individuals will be contacted directly to convey their preference). These contributions go to support the programming efforts of the LIAA.

What is included or not included in the ticket price?

  • All ticket levels provide full access to Saturday’s events (all Conference events and the Lauder Soiree).
  • Class Dinners, the Soiree After Party and the Sunday Farewell Brunch have a la carte pricing.
  • Friday night Welcome Cocktails are complimentary.
When does early bird pricing end?

Early bird pricing has ended on Friday September 2nd.

What is the refund policy?

A full refund of your registration can be issued up until September 30, 2016.

Will there be swag?
We’re putting together gift bags that will be given out to all attendees of the reunion weekend, and we’re reaching out to members of the Lauder community with requests for donations. Contributions can range from products to gift cards or discount coupons, and donors are welcome to including marketing collateral to boost their brand awareness. We are also looking into providing tax-exempt receipts for in-kind (product/non-cash) donations.
To contribute to the gift bags, e-mail NYC2016@lauderinstitutealumni.com or henigsarit@gmail.com.
What is the dress attire for the weekend?

Friday Welcome Cocktails: Cocktail attire
Saturday Conference: Business casual
Saturday Soirée: Lauder Black Tie (Tuxedos, dark suits and party dresses – get ready to dance!)
Sunday Brunch: Weekend Casual

How many guests can I bring?

Each alumnus may bring one guest to the weekend.

Is there a preferred hotel and special rate available?

Hotel discounts through Starwood Hotels
See rates and reservation links below. Act now! Rooms are limited.

Sheraton Times Square
$249/night + tax (Queen, or 2 Doubles)
811 7th Avenue 53rd Street
New York NY 10019 United States
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/LauderInstituteAlumni
“Rediscover a New York Icon. The newly-refreshed Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel offers sought-after amenities for travelers and elegant new guest rooms with a modern touch perfectly positioned between Central Park and Times Square in the Midtown business and entertainment district.”

Le Parker Méridien New York
$269/night + tax (Superior King)
119 West 56th Street
New York NY 10019 United States
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/lauderglobalalumniweekend
“Uptown. Not Uptight.”

Are children able to attend events?

Yes, children are welcome at the Farewell Brunch on Sunday. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children at any of the other events as most events will have an open bar. You are welcome to bring children over the age of 21 as your one “guest.”

Are there babysitting options?

Please contact us for a suggested list of babysitting services.

If you have any questions, please email us at NYC2016@lauderinstitutealumni.com.