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General

Where are you located?

Our team is based in Amsterdam but we are currently working remotely. If you wish to send us something via post, please sent it to: P.O. Box 10140, 1001 EC Amsterdam.

What is your bank account information?

Triodos Bank 25.47.77.538

What is your Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK) number?

55876420

Who should I reach out to regarding media enquiries?

Our Head of Marketing & Communication, Eveline. Send her a message.

When are your offices open?

We work from 9:00 – 17:30 CET from Mondays to Fridays. We currently work remotely but we are all based in The Netherlands.

Who/what is The Class of 2020?

We used to be! When were founded in 2011, we named ourselves The Class of 2020 because our aim was to solve the student housing crisis for the graduates of 2020. In America graduating classes are named “The Class of X (the year they graduate).” In 2020, we “graduated” from this name and rebranded to The Class Foundation as we continue to strive for improved student accommodation within Europe.

How can I contact your team?

You can contact us via the contact form or by calling Eveline, our Head of Marketing & Communication, via +31 (0)6 1107 8115.

What does you logo mean?

For us, the “C” represents our community and its collaborative stakeholders. It embraces our former diamond shape logo which reflects our legacy and the people we serve, the students and graduates. The “C” also represents an arena and the diamond shape a platform and stage.

Which organisations are partners of The Class Foundation?

We have close to 90 partners which include student housing investors, developers, operators, service providers, higher education institutions, media, and other non-profit organisations. For a full list of our partners, visit our partnership page.

Where can I find your privacy & cookie policy?

Right here. We are a European-based organisation, so we aim to follow GDPR to the nail. Your personal data is only collected with your consent and when approved, we use it for our communications and analytics.

Partnership

What are the benefits to becoming a partner?

Knowledge & Learning

We can provide you with the right platform for a 360-degree outlook on the global factors directing the future of student living, internationalisation of higher education, and urban innovation. Our events, academy programmes and collaborative research can serve as stage for your expertise to shine.

Meet Decision-Makers

Over 60% of our events attendees have “director” or “president” in their job titles. Our events offer great opportunities for you to meet and talk directly with decision makers. With us you are guaranteed to expand your networks, whether meeting our community online or offline.

Increase Your Brand Visibility

Benefit from extensive branding of your company on the communications of The Class of Foundation, at our Conference, and in the Trend Report. At third party conferences, where possible, The Class highlights its partners brands as the community of leaders in the industry.

How can I contact your team?

You can contact us via the contact form or by calling Eveline, our Head of Marketing & Communication, via +31 (0)6 1107 8115.

Which organisations are partners of The Class Foundation?

We have close to 90 partners which include student housing investors, developers, operators, service providers, higher education institutions, media, and other non-profit organisations. For a full list of our partners, visit our partnership page.

Research

Who should I reach out to regarding media enquiries?

Our Head of Marketing & Communication, Eveline. Send her a message.

When will the next Trend Report be published?

Each year we launch our latest edition at The Class Conference in November.

Can I share industry news with you?

Yes. Please fill out this contact form and we will reach out to you in case we have additional questions.

Can I share my organisation's report with you?

Yes. Please fill out this contact form and we will reach out to you in case we have additional questions.

How can I contact your team?

You can contact us via the contact form or by calling Eveline, our Head of Marketing & Communication, via +31 (0)6 1107 8115.

The Class Conference

Can I sponsor this event?

Yes. You can fill out this sponsorship contact form to register your interest and our team will get back to you promptly.

Can I become a media partner of this event?

Yes. You can fill out this media partner contact form to register your interest and we will get back to you promptly.

Do you offer press passes for this event?

Yes. Please fill out this press pass form and we will get back to you soon.

Can I become an exhibitor at The Class Conference?

Yes. You can fill out this contact form to register your interest and we will get back to you promptly.

How much will a ticket to The Class Conference cost?

We do not know yet, since the event may be hybrid, or virtual. All options require different pricing. Our team will make a final decision by July 2021. In the meantime, we suggest you sign up to receive updates so you get the news straight in your inbox.

Where will The Class Conference take place?

We do not know yet. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we want to remain agile. Our team will make a final decision by July 2021. In the meantime, we suggest you sign up to receive updates so you get the news straight in your inbox.

When does The Class Conference take place?

Thursday November 18th, 2021. Visit our conference webpage to receive more information about this industry flag-ship event.

How can I contact your team?

You can contact us via the contact form or by calling Eveline, our Head of Marketing & Communication, via +31 (0)6 1107 8115.

The Best in Class Awards

Can I sponsor this event?

Yes. You can fill out this sponsorship contact form to register your interest and our team will get back to you promptly.

When will the winners be announced?

On November 18th 2021, at The Class Conference.

Who selects the winners and how are they chosen?

You and the jury panel. We will once again implement online voting so you and your team can gather support from your community. Those votes account for 15% of the final assessment. Additionally, the jury panel’s assessment will account for the remaining 85%.

Will there be online voting?

Yes. We very much enjoyed seeing our community excited, engaged, and inspired by the 2020 LinkedIn voting so we wish to continue this tradition.

Who selects the finalists and how are they chosen?

By our team. Two of our team members revise the applications separately and compare their assessment afterwards. The highest ranked applicants will be chosen as the finalists.

When will the finalists be announced?

October 2021.

When is the application deadline?

September 2021.

When does the application period start?

June 2021.

When will the categories be known?

June 2021.

Who can apply for The Best in Class Awards?

Differs per category, however, our awards are mainly targeted towards student housing investors, developers, operators, and service providers. Additionally, the projects and initiatives nominated need to have been completed in the year we hand out the award, unless stated otherwise in the category requirements.

Can I become a media partner of this event?

Yes. You can fill out this media partner contact form to register your interest and we will get back to you promptly.

Do you offer press passes for this event?

Yes. Please fill out this press pass form and we will get back to you soon.

How can I contact your team?

You can contact us via the contact form or by calling Eveline, our Head of Marketing & Communication, via +31 (0)6 1107 8115.

Market Updates

Can I sponsor this event?

Yes. You can fill out this sponsorship contact form to register your interest and our team will get back to you promptly.

Where will The Class Market Updates take place?

The 2021 market updates will be held online.

When will the The Class Market Updates take place?

March 11th: Western Europe (BE, FR, IE, NL, UK)

June 3rd: Southern Europe (IT, PT, ES)

September 2nd: Central Europe (AU, CZ, DE, PL)

Can I become a media partner of this event?

Yes. You can fill out this media partner contact form to register your interest and we will get back to you promptly.

Do you offer press passes for this event?

Yes. Please fill out this press pass form and we will get back to you soon.

How can I contact your team?

You can contact us via the contact form or by calling Eveline, our Head of Marketing & Communication, via +31 (0)6 1107 8115.

Academy

Will I receive a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Students will receive a certificate as proof of their participation. Please do note you will need to have completed the pre-learning phase and have attended the live session.

When will students receive access to the learning platform?

You will receive access to the learning platform 3-5 weeks before the module's live session is planned. This way you have sufficient time to prepare and go over the pre-learning materials.

What are the costs of joining this academy?

Corporate partners of The Class Foundation receive priority registration and receive 8 complimentary credits as part of their partnership agreement. 1 credit represents 1 student for 1 module (4 modules in 2021). The credits can be used however they prefer  i.e. 8 students join 1 module or 2 students join all 4 modules.

Other parties are welcome to join the session if there are still spots available. You can register your interest per module via this waiting list link. Once public registration opens we will send you a message to confirm your registration and to pay for the course. The cost per module is 395 euros excluding VAT.

As a student, what can I except in terms of workload?

We anticipate students will need 10-15 hours to go over the pre-learning materials and attend the live peer group learning session. The pre-learning materials include a course guide, four 20 min videos (2 lecturers, 2 case providers), and a recommended reading list. The live peer group learning session will be 90 min and will include a Q&A with the lecturers and case providers, break out sessions, and presenting the findings from the breakout room to the larger group.

Who can register for the academies?

Corporate partners of The Class Foundation receive priority registration and receive 8 complimentary credits as part of their partnership agreement. 1 credit represents 1 student for 1 module (4 modules in 2021). The credits can be used however they prefer  i.e. 8 students join 1 module or 2 students join all 4 modules.

Other parties are welcome to join the session if there are still seats available. You can register your interest per module via this waiting list link. Once public registration opens we will send you a message to confirm your registration and to pay for the course. The cost per module is 395 euros excluding VAT.

How big will the peer group learning sessions be?

Per module we will have a maximum of 50 students and classes of 25. When the number of registrants exceeds 30 we will split the group into two, a morning session and an afternoon session. We believe 25 students per class and breakout rooms of 6-7 are ideal as it fosters a great setting for networking and interactivity.

How can I contact your team?

You can contact us via the contact form or by calling Eveline, our Head of Marketing & Communication, via +31 (0)6 1107 8115.

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