Want to change the world? There’s a degree for that.

Since 2004, the Idealist Grad Fairs have been helping prepare the next generation of nonprofit leaders by connecting thousands of prospective students with hundreds of admissions representatives from public-interest graduate programs across the United States and around the world. Fields represented at the fairs include public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, global and public health, theology, environmental science, socially responsible business, and more. The fairs are free and open to anyone interested in learning about grad school.


September 19: New York
September 20: Atlanta
September 25: Boston
September 26: Philadelphia
October 2: Washington, DC
October 4: Minneapolis
October 5: Chicago
October 9: Seattle
October 11: San Francisco
October 12: Los Angeles

Registration instructions – SOLD OUT
*Please add your program to the waitlist.

Waitlist instructions
Exhibitor FAQ

Send a note to the grad fair manager at gradfairs@idealist.org with any questions regarding hosting, sponsoring, or tabling at a fair. We’ll see you in the Fall!