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Registration Information

Who should attend?
This meeting is designed for the senior leadership team and those in the leadership pipeline: college and university presidents and chancellors, chief academic officers, vice presidents, presidential assistants, chief government relations officers, chief business officers, chief diversity officers, chief international officers, and other leaders.

What Are the Registration Fees?
Here are the primary registration fees. Please note that the fees vary by ACE membership status and the related meetings and events selected:

ACE Annual  Meeting
ACE Member: $900
ACE Nonmember: $1,050

NADOHE Annual Conference
NADOHE Member: $325
NADOHE Nonmember: $425

NAPAHE Annual Conference: $350

ACE Women’s Network State Coordinator’s Conference: $150
This fee includes the reservation for the Women’s Leadership Dinner.

What are accepted forms of payment for registration?
You may pay with a credit card or check.

  • Register online (American Express, Visa, or MasterCard)

  • To pay by check, please complete the Registration Form PDF

    Make check payable to American Council on Education and mail the completed registration form and check to:

    ACE c/o Netronix
    5 Executive Court, Suite 2
    South Barrington, IL 60010

Do you offer one-day registration?
No, registration is a package for the entire meeting.

How long does it take to receive registration confirmation?
If you register online, an email confirmation will be sent within a few minutes. If you register by mail or fax, you will receive a registration confirmation after the registration is entered.

What is included in the registration fee?
Your registration fee covers plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, workshops, and entrance to the ACE Executive Campus. Also included are coffee and refreshment breaks, the opening plenary and reception, Monday and Tuesday continental breakfasts and luncheons, Monday afternoon break, and most receptions. These events are not deductible from the registration fee. Additional meal or special event tickets may be purchased onsite.

What are the registration deadlines?

  • December 13, 2013: Early Bird Registration
  • March 7, 2014: Regular Registration
  • Onsite registration fee applies as of March 8, 2013

Is my institution a member of ACE?
You may check your institution’s membership status on the ACE website via the ACE Membership Directory.

Can my spouse or partner attend the meeting?
Yes, and there is a charge for a spouse/partner to attend any events. You can add the spouse/partner onto your pre-registration or they can register onsite. Your spouse/partner can attend the meeting like any other registered attendee.

Is there a discount for additional attendees from our institution?
Yes, when two or more attendees register at the same time, the additional attendee(s) will receive $50 off the registration fee. The discount only applies to the ACE Annual Meeting. Additional member registrants must be from the same organization. The discount does not apply to spouses/partners; current ACE Fellows; participants in the Institute for New CAOs, Institute for New Presidents, Leadership Academy for Department Chairs, Spectrum Executive Leadership Program, or ACE Women’s Network; ACE Commission members; and current full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited institution.

Is there a discount for presenters?
Concurrent session presenters will receive a 50% discount on applicable fees. Poster Session presenters will receive a 20% discount.

How do members of the press register?
Registration for members of the press is complimentary. Please contact ACE’s Office of Public Affairs at 202-939-9365.

What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after February 20, 2014, and no-shows are not eligible for refunds.

Cancellation requests may be submitted to Netronix  via email  at, please include in the subject line ACE Annual Meeting, via fax at 847-277-7414, or via phone by calling 847-620-4488.

Can I send a substitute in my place if I cannot attend the meeting?
Substitutions are allowed with the written authorization of the person who is no longer able to attend. Send the name of the registrant and substitute attendee, with contact information to Netronix. Requests may be submitted via email at, with ACE Annual Meeting in the subject line, via fax at 847-277-7414, or via phone by calling 847-620-4488.

When must I cancel my registration in order to receive a refund?
Requests for refunds and cancellations are due by Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Who do I contact regarding payment?
Call Netronix at 847-620-4488.

Do you provide special assistance for persons with physical limitations?
Please list any disability-related accommodations necessary on the registration form or contact Emily Warne at 202-939-9326. We will contact you for special arrangements.

When will I receive my program book and badge?
You will receive your program book and badge when you check in at the meeting registration desk.

Am I required to wear my badge?
Yes, badges are required for admittance to all Annual Meeting functions.

What type of clothing is appropriate?
Most attendees wear business or business casual attire to the meeting and events. Meeting room temperatures are kept at 68 degrees.

Are there any sessions of international interest?
Yes, there will be sessions of international interest. Please see the schedule for details.

Can I attend events for presidents and chancellors even if I’m not one?
These events are exclusive to presidents and chancellors. Others may attend by invitation only.

Do I have to sign up for the concurrent sessions?
You do not have to sign up for concurrent sessions.

Who do I contact if I have questions?
For questions about refunds, cancellations, or substitutions, contact Netronix at 847-620-4488. 

For general questions or comments email or call 202-939-9326.

Who should I contact with questions regarding the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) meeting?
You can contact NAPAHE directly. Please contact Linda Ryan, NAPAHE Administrator, Drake University at 515-271-2147 or

Who should I contact with questions regarding the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) meeting?
You can contact NADOHE directly at 561-472-8479.

Who should I contact with questions regarding the ACE Women’s Network State Coordinator’s Conference?

You can contact the Inclusive Excellence Group directly at or by calling (202) 939-9390.