Registration Information

Welcome to the ACE2017 Annual Meeting registration information page! Below, you’ll find all the information you need to register for ACE2017, as well as the special events featured this year and our partner association meetings. Here you can find our registration deadlines and pricing information for members, nonmembers, program participants, and spouses and partners.

Are you ready to get lost in the splendor and history of the nation’s capital? We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC.

For any information that you cannot find on this page, please visit our FAQ page. Have a question that is not covered on the FAQ page? Please feel free to contact us at annualmeeting@acenet.edu.

Registration Deadlines

Start Date Cutoff Date Registration Type
September 12, 2016 November 16, 2016 Early Bird Registration
November 17, 2016 February 23, 2017 Advanced Registration
February 24, 2017 Onsite (March 11-14, 2017) Final Registration

Registration Rates

  • Early Bird Registration

    $975

    Ends Wednesday, November 16

    Advanced Registration

    $1,050

    Ends Thursday, February 23

    Final
    Registration

    $1,200

    Begins Friday, February 24
  • Early Bird Registration

    $1,175

    Ends Wednesday, November 16

    Advanced Registration

    $1,250

    Ends Thursday, February 23

    Final
    Registration

    $1,400

    Begins Friday, February 24
  • Early Bird Registration

    $575

    Ends Wednesday, November 16

    Advanced Registration

    $600

    Ends Thursday, February 23

    Final
    Registration

    $625

    Begins Friday, February 24
    Registration allows access to all Annual Meeting events except the Women’s State Network Conference and Dinner. Spouses/partners of presidents, chancellors, or CAOs may attend Sunday President/Chancellor Caucus events. These events are closed to all other spouses/partners.
  • Early Bird Registration

    $828

    (Member)

    $998

    (Non-Member)

    Ends Wednesday, November 16

    Advanced Registration

    $892

    (Member)

    $1,062

    (Non-Member)

    Ends Thursday, February 23

    Final
    Registration

    $1,200

    (Member)

    $1,400

    (Non-Member)

    Begins Friday, February 24
    Participants of the following programs receive a 15% discount. A priority code is required to receive the discounted price. Priority codes will be emailed to current program participants by ACE program leaders. Please note that Priority codes cannot be applied to a Final Registration, so please register before February 23, 2017.
    • ACE Commission Members
    • ACE Fellows
    • ACE Institute for New Presidents
    • ACE Women’s Network
    • Advancing to the Presidency
    • Association for Chief Academic Officers
    • Association of Chief Academic Officers
    • CIGE Meeting Participants
    • Institute for New Chief Academic Officers
    • National Women’s Leadership Forum
    • Spectrum Executive Leadership Program

ACE Member Discount

Members of ACE receive a discounted rate to attend the 99th Annual Meeting. You will be asked to find your organization in a drop-down menu once you begin your registration. You can also check your organization’s membership status on the ACE website with the Membership Directory

Special Events

  • Pre-conference: Master Classes
    • Nonmember: $240 (Early Bird), $260 (Advanced), $280 (Final)
    • Member: $200 (Early Bird), $220 (Advanced), $240 (Final)
  • ACE Women’s Network State Chairs Conference (includes a ticket to the Women’s Leadership Dinner)
    • Saturday and Sunday, March 11–12—$200 (Early Bird), $220 (Advanced), $240 (Final)
  • Women’s Leadership Dinner only
    • Saturday March 11 (Tickets are not available onsite, so please purchase in advance.)—$125

Exhibit Hall Passes

Attendees who are interested in only attending the Exhibit Hall activities and networking with exhibitors will now have the chance to do so!  Exhibit Hall passes are now available for Sunday and Monday of the Annual Meeting for $200 (Early Bird), $220 (Advanced), or $240 (Final).  

Exhibit Hall pass holders will be able to attend on Sunday and Monday of the conference. The pass for each day provides access to all the activities taking place in the Exhibit Hall.

Exhibit Hall Activities:

Sunday (11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; 6:00–7:00 p.m.)

  • Visit ACE exhibitors
  • Focus Zone Presentations
  • Boxed Lunch
  • Afternoon Break
  • ACE Connects Opening Reception

Monday (9:15–10:15 a.m.; 1:15–3:00 p.m.)

  • Visit ACE exhibitors
  • Focus Zone Presentations
  • Mid-morning Energizer Ice Cream Social

Registration Fees for Partner Association Conferences

National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) Annual Meeting

  • NAPAHE Annual Meeting Only (NAPAHE Member)—$425
  • NAPAHE Annual Meeting Only (NAPAHE Non-Member)—$475
  • Both NAPAHE and ACE Annual Meetings (NAPAHE Member)—$300
  • Both NAPAHE and ACE Annual Meetings (NAPAHE Non-Member)—$350

ACE Annual Meeting Attendees also registering for the NAPAHE Annual Meeting receive a 20% discount:

  • Early Bird Registration—$780 (ACE Member) 
  • Advance Registration—$840 (ACE Member) 
  • Final Registration—$960 (ACE Member) 

National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Annual Meeting

 

Forms of Payment

The accepted forms of payment for registration are credit card and check. You may register online and pay by credit card (American Express, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard) or pay by check. Please note: Purchase orders are not accepted as payment.

There must be an online registration completed before a check can be accepted. Checks must indicate names of participants. Any check received without names will be returned with a request for clarification. Please make your check payable to the American Council on Education, complete your online registration form, and mail the check to:

ACE2017 Annual Meeting
C/O Streampoint Solutions Inc. 
1875 I Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Checks must be submitted and received 20 days after registration is completed. All checks must be postmarked and received by no later than Friday, March 3, 2017. If check payment is not received, registration status will be automatically cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact Streampoint Solutions regarding payment at (844) 256-3377 or by emailing ACE2017Registration@streampoint.com.

Wire Transfers

Wire transfers will be accepted for registrations outside of the United States. For more information, please contact ACE and email annualmeeting@acenet.edu.

Registration Confirmations

If you register online with a credit card, an email confirmation will be sent to the email address provided. If you choose “Pay by Check,” you will receive a pending registration message. You will receive a registration confirmation after the payment check is received and processed.

Accessibility

Please request accessibility services when you register. When making hotel reservations, be sure to communicate your needs in the “Room Type Requested” area. ACE wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you are in need of auxiliary aids or services, please contact us at annualmeeting@acenet.edu.

Modifications

Modifications to event registration may be made online at any time.

Substitution Policy

Substitution of registrations is permitted prior to the conference and onsite. Only one substitute is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations associated with the substitution as well as updating any contact information.

Onsite Registration

You may register onsite at the ACE Registration Desk beginning on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. Onsite registration fees will apply. Individuals registering onsite must pay the registration fee by cash or credit card; American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover are accepted. Checks will not be accepted onsite.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after February 10, 2017, and no-shows are not eligible for refunds. Cancellation requests may be submitted to Streampoint Solutions via email at ACE2017Registration@streampoint.com. Please include “ACE2017 Cancellation” in the subject line. Credit cards will be refunded within 30 days of the request. Check refunds will be issued within 60 days of the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

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