Schedule at a Glance

The ACE Annual Meeting begins on Saturday, March 11 with social events at 5:00 p.m. and ends on Tuesday, March 14 with the closing plenary concluding at 11:00 a.m.

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Saturday, March 11

7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION OPEN
Open to all attendees

5:00–6:00 p.m.

International Welcome and Networking Reception
Open to all attendees

5:30–6:30 p.m.

ACE Women’s Network Reception and Presentation of the ACE State Network Leadership Award
Open to all attendees

5:30–7:00 p.m.

Reception for Presidents and Chancellors
Exclusively for presidents, chancellors, and rectors

7:00–9:00 p.m.

ACE Women’s Leadership Dinner and Presentation of the Donna Shavlik Award
Ticketed event


Sunday, March 12

7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION OPEN
Open to all attendees

7:30–8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for Presidents, Chancellors, and Rectors
Exclusively for presidents, chancellors, and rectors

7:45–8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for Chief Academic Officers
Exclusively for chief academic officers and provosts

8:00–9:30 a.m.

ACE Breakfast Roundtables
Open to all attendees

8:15–11:00 a.m.

Presidents/Chancellors/Rectors Caucus Sessions
Exclusively for presidents, chancellors, and rectors

9:45–11:00 a.m.

Morning Concurrent Sessions
Open to all attendees

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
Open to all attendees

11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

ACE NETWORKING LOUNGE OPEN
Open to all attendees

11:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Focus Zone Presentations
Open to all attendees

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Boxed Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Open to all attendees

11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Joint Presidents, Chancellors, and Chief Academic Officer Luncheon and Presentation of the ACE/Fidelity Award for Institutional Transformation
Exclusively for Presidents, Chancellors, Rectors, and Chief Academic Officers

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
Open to all attendees

2:00–3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Open to all attendees

2:00–3:15 p.m.

Presidents/Chancellors/Rectors Caucus Session
Exclusively for presidents, chancellors, and rectors

3:30–4:45 p.m.

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
Open to all attendees

5:00–6:00 p.m.

The Robert H. Atwell Plenary Session and Presentation of the ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award
Open to all attendees

6:00–7:00 p.m.

ACE Connects Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Open to all attendees


Monday, March 13

7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION OPEN
Open to all attendees

7:45–9:15 a.m.

Monday Morning Breakfast Plenary and the Presentation of the ACE Student of the Year Award
Open to all attendees

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Mid-morning Energizer in the Exhibit Hall
Open to all attendees

9:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

ACE NETWORKING LOUNGE OPEN
Open to all attendees

9:15–10:15 a.m.
and
1:15–3:00 p.m.

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
Open to all attendees

9:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Focus Zone Presentations
Open to all attendees

10:15–11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Open to all attendees

11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

Luncheon Plenary Session and Presentation of the 2017 TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence
Open to all attendees

1:15–2:15 p.m.

Ice Cream Social in the Exhibit Hall
Open to all attendees

2:15–3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
Open to all attendees

5:00–6:00 p.m.

ACE Council of Fellows Reception
Open to all attendees

6:30–7:30 p.m.

Celebrating Diversity Reception
Open to all attendees


Tuesday, March 14

7:00–11:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION OPEN
Open to all attendees

7:00–8:00 a.m.

ACE Network Breakfast
Open to all attendees

8:15–9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Open to all attendees

9:30–9:45 a.m.

Morning Coffee Break
Open to all attendees

9:45–11:00 a.m.

Closing Plenary and Presentation of the Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award
Open to all attendees

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