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Alumni Volunteers Meeting

20 - 21 May '22

Alumni Volunteers Meeting

INSEAD Europe Campus
20 - 21 May '22

Alumni Volunteers Meeting

INSEAD Europe Campus


Dear Volunteers and Friends of INSEAD,

We are very pleased to invite you to attend the hybrid Alumni Volunteer Meeting (AVM) from Friday 19 to Saturday 20 November 2021, taking place on the INSEAD Europe campus in Fontainebleau, and via dial-in for those unable to travel. We are very excited for our first in-person AVM in two years and are looking forward to seeing a great turnout of presidents, representatives and ambassadors from the NAAs, NACs, Global Clubs and the IAF, as well as guest speakers, staff and the IAA Executive Committee.

We encourage you to arrive in Fontainebleau on Thursday evening, 18 November, as the AVM will start on Friday morning at 9:00 am with the IAA presenting the topic pillars that will formulate our next 3-year strategy. This will be followed by breakout rooms to discuss these topics with individual IAA VPs, an update from INSEAD’s leadership team, a faculty session and plenty of networking time. On Friday evening we will be hosting a dinner to thank you for the time and energy you dedicate to your volunteering.

On Saturday, along with the General Assembly and best practices sessions, we will have a team-building exercise that promises to be a lot of fun!  That will be followed by a fair for MIM’22Ds and MBA’21Ds to convey the value of the alumni network and benefits of NAA membership to current students. As you know, this initiative has a big impact on membership figures, and we would therefore be very grateful if you could please stay for the full length of the programme and participate in the fair. On Saturday evening we will have dinner and dancing at Le Cercle on campus, so time to let our hair down and socialise informally!

We have a slightly shorter weekend programme for the IAF with a start at midday on Friday. We are looking forward to very interactive sessions including best practice sharing, training on “How to make the ask” and an update on INSEAD Fund results.

Partners are welcome to join the dinners taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings – please note that daytime activities are reserved for volunteers.

In the meantime, we encourage you to book your hotel room now. All bookings need to be made before 1 November. Please book one of the allocated rooms at the INSEAD Hotel Ermitage quoting this code: CS181. Payment can be made in advance with all major credit cards.

We very much look forward to the AVM and to connecting with the incredible team of volunteers that make the INSEAD alumni network so strong and vibrant.

Warm regards,


IAA Programme

Friday 19 November

Text in bold= in-person only

07:45-8:50 Auto-test before going to Amphi Outside CII (Library)


Welcome from IAA President Amphi MBA’70
Main Campus
09:05-9:30 IAA President Strategy Update Amphi MBA’70
Main Campus
09:30-10:30 Updates from IAA ExCo VPs with Q&A Amphi MBA’70
Main Campus
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break In front of Amphi MBA’70
Main Campus

IAA VP-led BORs:

  • LLL/Horizontal learning, value added services
  • YA/EDP engagement
  • Central support
  • iLink
  • Communication
  • Global Clubs
  • Financial structures, sponsorship


  • BOR Plessis 0.17
  • MB1.31
  • NW0.15
  • BOR Plessis 0.16
  • MB1.30
  • MBA’70
  • NW0.20
  • Alumni Forum Presentation
  • Alumni Awards Update
Amphi MBA’70
Main Campus
12:20-13:50 Lunch Cercle
13:55-14:00 Welcome from IAA President & IAF President Amphi MBA’70
Main Campus

Update from INSEAD’s Leadership Team

Amphi MBA’70
Main Campus

Faculty Session by Albert A. Angehrn, Professor of Information Technology
“Exploring the “Boost AI Simulation”: The Artificial Diffusion Challenge”

Amphi MBA’70
Plessis Mornay BORs : 0.10a, 0.10b,0.18a,0.18b, 0.16, 0.17, 2.05-2.08.

17:00-17:15 Coffee Break In front of Amphi MBA’70
Main Campus
17:15-17:45 Wrap-up of day 1 Amphi MBA’70
Main Campus
19:15 Bus departs from campus In front of
Plessis Mornay

Dinner at «Le Patton»
31 Bd du Général Leclerc

22:45 Bus departure for campus Fontainebleau

Saturday 20 November

07:45-09:20 Auto-test before going to Amphi Outside CII (Library)
  • Welcome and Introduction of new NAA/GC Presidents
  • Presentations by subsidy recipients
Amphi A
Main Campus
10:00-10:45 General Assembly Part 1: Discussions
(Open to all)
Amphi A
Main Campus
10:45-11:15 General Assembly Part 2: Formal Proceedings
(Voting rights only)
Amphi A
Main Campus
11:10-11:20 Wrap up and closing Amphi A
Main Campus
11:20-12:00 Networking time  
12:00-14:00 Lunch Cercle

Best practices sharing:

  • ​Membership increase and customized benefits
  • ​Events ideas and securing sponsorships
  • NAA and GC cross collaboration
  • Improving communication


  • Amphi A
  • Plessis: Flat room 2
  • Plessis: Flat room 1
  • BOR MB1.31
15:30-17:30 Team-building exercise: Batucada INSEAD Self Restaurant
18:00-19:30 NAA, NAC, GC Fair for MBA’21D, MiM’22 Participants.
Followed by cocktails
Amphi A, Main Campus
La Rotonde, Plessis Mornay
20:00-01:00 Dinner & Dancing Cercle
* Version as of 15/11/2021

IAF Programme

Friday 19 November

Text in bold= in-person only

07:50-12:15Auto-test before going to lunchOutside CII (Library)
13:55-14:00Welcome from IAA President & IAF PresidentAmphi MBA’70
Main Campus

Update from INSEAD’s Leadership Team

Amphi MBA’70
Main Campus
15:00-17:00Faculty Session by Albert A. Angehrn, Professor of Information Technology
“Exploring the “Boost AI Simulation”: The Artificial Diffusion Challenge”
Amphi MBA’70
Plessis Mornay BORs : 0.10a, 0.10b,0.18a,0.18b, 0.16, 0.17, 2.05, 2.08.
17:00-17:15Coffee BreakIn front of Amphi MBA’70
Main Campus
17:15-18:00INSEAD Fund - Update on fundraising results AY 20/21MB1.30
Main building, 1st floor
19:15Bus departure from campusIn front of Plessis Mornay
19:30-22:45Dinner at «Le Patton»
31 Bd du Général Leclerc
22:45Bus departure for campusFontainebleau


Saturday 20 November

07:50-08:50Auto-test before going to MB1.30Outside CII (Library)
09:00-10:45Best practice sharing: Giving Day - Reunions - NAA eventsMB1.30
Main building, 1st floor
10:45-11:00Coffee breakMB1.30
Main building, 1st floor
11:00-12:00Training session: "How to make the ask"MB1.30
Main building, 1st floor
* Version as of 15/11/21 

Partner Programme

Discover Rosa Bonheur’s Castle & Moret-sur-Loing, Saturday 16 May

09:30 Departure by bus from INSEAD (main reception), to Rosa Bonheur’s castle
10:00-12:00 Discover the French artist, an animalière (painter of animals) and sculptor, known for her artistic realism with a guide. Since May 25, 1899, time has stood still in Rosa Bonheur's studio.
12:05 Departure by bus to Moret-sur-Loing
12:20-14:30 Lunch at «La Gavotte”, a traditional city restaurant with our guide Giulia
14:45-16:45 Guided visit with Giulia of the historic heart of the city
16:45 Bus departure to INSEAD (main reception)
17:15 Arrival at INSEAD (main reception)

Cocktails followed by dinner and disco dancing.
Please wear a hat native to your country !

The programme includes guide, transport by coach, lunch & visit of the museum

Thomery – guided tour with Giulia at Rosa Bonheur’s museum

Closed for several years, they have recently re-opened the doors of the restored and redesigned workshop. The privileged visitor will enter the universe of the artist, from her workshop to her "cabinet de travail".

Everything is there…

Her embroidered blouse, hat, boots, palettes, brushes, colors, sketchbooks or notes, right down to her cigarette butts. The scent of turpentine mixes with the artist's violet fragrance ... No need to reconstitute, you just have to let yourself be carried away!

Moret-sur-Loing - Guided tour of the village

Our guide Giulia will take you round this small medieval town of around 4,500 inhabitants whose origins seem to date back to the Gallo-Roman era.

We will discover the interesting remains (12th century gates and keep, the gothic Church, the fortifications on the Loing side) and some beautiful landscapes that have inspired many impressionist painters as Alfred Sisley and John Russel.


Please be sure to reserve by 1 November 2021 as the rooms that we have reserved will only be held until then.
Please book one of the allocated rooms at the INSEAD Hotel Ermitage quoting this code: CS181

Cancellation policy:

If you cancel the booking the following cancellation fees will apply:

Cancellation on or after 30th day prior to arrival date: 50% of two nights
Cancellation on or after 7th day prior to arrival date:100% of two nights

If you leave earlier than your confirmed departure date, or if during your stay you should leave temporarily, you will be charged for the whole stay.

No-show policy:

If you fail to arrive or if you arrive after your confirmed arrival date, you will be charged for any unoccupied night(s).

INSEAD Hotel Ermitage****

Route de l'Ermitage
77300 Fontainebleau


Price:€155,00 B&B

Tel: +33 1 60 72 40 50

E-Mail: [email protected]

Useful Information

Travel Subsidy

Any President/Association that wishes to apply for a travel subsidy, is requested to complete and submit the Application Form and return it to Briony Blohm by 1 November for the IAA Exco to review.

Covid-19 travel requirements

Government regulations require all participants to have a valid vaccination certificate to demonstrate that people are fully vaccinated (with an EMA‐approved vaccine or similar), or that they have a negative test result (PCR or antigen) dated within the last 48hrs, or that they have proof of having recovered from COVID‐19 within the last 6 months, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Those traveling from within France will need their pass sanitaire. For further details on requirements in France, please visit this website.

Covid Daily Testing protocol and Safety Measures

Please click here for a detailed AVM Covid testing protocol for your reference. In the meantime, please take note of the important notes below:
  • All attendees are required to always wear masks except when eating (including amphi, BORs, bus and coffee breaks)
  • During coffee breaks, please remember to keep distance and avoid small groups or gatherings
  • Hand sanitizers will be available on site
  • Please make sure you always carry a copy of your vaccination certificate
  • COVID testing will be available for the Alumni Volunteers Meeting on INSEAD campus during the AVM for daily tests (free of charge) for all volunteers and partners attending any session or social event on either day (including faculty and staff involved in the AVM).
  • Please note the daily auto-tests schedule for everybody
 Friday 19 November  Auto-tests (results in 5m)  7h45 - 14h00
 Saturday 20 November  Auto-tests (results in 5m)  7h45 - 14h00


  • We have also arranged for Antigen and PCR tests for travel purposes. Please note that tests taken outside INSEAD will have to be self-paid.


Address: Boulevard de Constance, 77305 Fontainebleau Cedex, France


For taxi reservations, participants are invited to make their individual bookings either by going on-line to or by sending an email to [email protected].
If you are willing to share a taxi with other participants, please inform the taxi company when booking.
This company will apply the INSEAD negotiated rates. Please click here for the estimated fare.

CDG/Fontainebleau (price for max three passengers)
€160 from 8:30 am to 6:15 pm
€185 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 am and on Sundays

ORLY/Fontainebleau (price for max three passengers)
€100 from 8:30 am to 6:15 pm
€130 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 am and on Sundays

Dress code

The dress code will be business casual for the on-campus events and the Friday evening dinner.


To connect to INSEAD Wifi, please select “INSEAD” network and follow instructions or create a guest account.

Footnote shop

The campus shop located in the bar area will be open on Saturday morning until 1:00 pm. Find all your INSEAD gear and the latest business publications on the Footnote website.

Media, filming and photography

We reserve the right to use any film and/or photography from the event in our print and digital marketing collaterals.

Make a Gift

To make a gift to INSEAD, please click here.

Contact Us


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