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Annual Meeting

The ACAD Annual Meeting is held in January in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Each year ACAD hosts a track of sessions and workshops that run parallel to the theme of the AAC&U meeting and provide academic administrators with sessions tailored specifically to their needs.

This year’s meeting is January 24-27, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Register now and reserve your hotel room or learn more about past annual meetings.

ACAD prides itself on providing exceptional and dynamic sessions that engage our membership and others in discussions on topics that are both timely and relevant to today’s academic leader. Participants can expect to leave the meeting feeling revitalized and armed with the necessary resources to return to their campuses to face any challenges.

ACAD posts its Call for Proposals in the late spring of the year preceding the meeting.

Highlights of the ACAD Annual Meeting

  • Deans’ Institute: Created in 2012 in response to requests for unique programming from our members survey, the Institute is a full-day event held on the Wednesday before the conference. The Institute includes a prominent opening plenary speaker, a series of small group roundtable discussions on more than 15 topics in Higher Education, and a closing session.
  • Members Breakfast and Business Meeting: Held on the Friday morning of the meeting, this is the most important opportunity to engage our members in the work of ACAD while enjoying a valuable networking opportunity.
  • ACAD Keynote Luncheon: Held on the Friday of the conference, ACAD engages dynamic and timely speakers to discuss current issues and trends in Higher Education.
  • Friday Night Reception: Co-hosted with Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences (CCAS), this event is open to everyone and is a great way to network with colleagues old and new.

Important Links for Annual Meeting

If you are interested in being a presenter, or would like any additional information about the ACAD Annual Meeting, please contact the ACAD office.

Future Annual Meetings:

  • January 24-27, 2018  Washington, DC
  • January 23-26, 2019 Atlanta, GA
  • January 22-25, 2020 Washington, DC

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