Press Information

ACE2019, ACE’s 101st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, is one of the largest gatherings of higher education leaders in the country. It provides an excellent venue to explore and discuss the major issues facing postsecondary institutions today. We welcome members of the media to cover the meeting.


Media are invited to attend plenary and concurrent sessions on a complimentary basis. Some receptions, the ACE Board of Directors meeting, invitation-only events, and special sessions for presidents and chancellors are closed to the media. Media must wear ACE’s media credential when onsite at the Annual Meeting for entry into sessions.

Eligibility Requirements

We encourage media to register in advance of the meeting to expedite the credentialing process.

Trade Press/Mainstream Media/Wire Services/Online Journalists

Please provide a business card and/or appropriate email signature. Only publications that feature original, regularly posted, or published editorial content about higher education will be considered. Personal newsletters, blogs, or web pages do not qualify.

Freelance Journalists

Please provide a letter of assignment from a publication fitting the qualifications listed above.

TV/Radio Broadcast Journalists

Please provide a business card and/or appropriate email signature, and a list of sessions of interest if recording. Note that the same qualifications apply to broadcast outlets as to trade press/mainstream media/etc.

For Onsite Registration

Members of the media who register onsite must provide a business card from a recognized news organization or a publication, and a letter of assignment to a member of ACE’s Public Affairs staff upon their arrival at the meeting.

ACE reserves the right to refuse credentials to those who do not meet the eligibility requirements.

How to Register

Please contact ACE’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 939-9365 for a code to complete the complimentary online registration.

Photography, Video, and Audio

Photography and video and audio recordings of the ACE Annual Meeting must be approved in advance by a member of ACE’s Public Affairs staff.

For additional information, please contact ACE’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 939-9365.

Consent to Use Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ACE meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ACE’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Press Room:

  • All registered media representatives obtain information, meeting updates, materials, and receive general assistance from ACE Office of Public Affairs staff in the press room located in Meeting Room 301 on the 3rd floor. Computers and printers will be available.    
  • Press room hours:
    • Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
    • Monday: 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.–Noon   

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