How do we organise a Reunion?
|1 Jun 2015|
|WM Summer 2015 edition|
The annual London Reunion has now become a tradition and even before a date is set, we have alumni asking us about details. So for this year’s reunion we decided to use this constant and true interest to generate more interaction from our members.
It was a simple three point plan:
1. Find a great location;
2. Start the reunion earlier to give alumni more time for each other and also to depart from the late hours of the past; and
3. Announce everything through videos on our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ AisbAlumniAssociation.
We started with a teaser video starring Sever Savanciuc, Class of 2011, followed by the full announcement created in a revolutionary, modern, 21st century style that featured me as the center man. Next up was a member of my graduating class, Ruxandra Micsunescu, Class of 2009, currently living in Paris and urging alumni to book their tickets soon as they would regret not having done so!
Soon to follow, Radu Zatreanu posted his video, inviting the Class of 2014 to join him for their rst reunion. Needless to say, it was an e ective campaign; the videos, pictures and all other posts reached over 23,000 people.
The reunion itself was a complete success. Somerset House is an icon of London and we managed to secure a reservation during the weekend. As always, our alumni came with great energy and fantastic news.
It was a special moment when we realized that our alumni are so diverse in their chosen paths: some are doctors, some are university students, some actors, others lawyers, some are IT specialists, others are working on their PhD's. Many of us reconnected with people we had not seen for years. However, the highlight of the event was seeing our newest alumni, the Class of 2014, socializing and exchanging ideas with members who were at their 10th year reunion.
Our community is as strong as ever: inspired, engaged and well prepared.
We have AISB to thank for that. All I can say is that I feel blessed to be a part of this community and see how everyone is willing to help further our goals as the AISB Alumni Association.
A great thank you to all.
Column by Alex Cristescu AISB Alumnus / Class of 2009
Read the entire WORLD Magazine Summer 2015 edition here.