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Registration Information

Attendee registration for ACE2018 is NOW OPEN!

Welcome to the ACE2018 Annual Meeting registration information page! Below, you’ll find all the information you need to register for ACE2018, 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

Registration Type Start Date Cutoff Date
Early Bird Registration September 13, 2017  November 16, 2017
Advanced Registration November 17, 2017 February 14, 2018
Final Registration February 15, 2018 Onsite (March 10–13, 2018)

Registration Rates

  • Early Bird Registration


    Ends Thursday, November 16

    Advanced Registration


    Ends Wednesday, February 14



    Begins Thursday, February 15
  • Early Bird Registration


    Ends Thursday, November 16

    Advanced Registration


    Ends Wednesday,
    February 14



    Begins Thursday,
    February 15
  • Early Bird Registration


    Ends Thursday, November 16

    Advanced Registration


    Ends Wednesday, February 14



    Begins Thursday, February 15
    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





    Ends Thursday, November 16

    Advanced Registration





    Ends Wednesday, February 14






    Begins Thursday, February 15

    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 15, 2018.

    • ACE Commission Members
    • ACE Fellows Program
    • ACE Institute for New Presidents
    • ACE Women’s Network
    • Advancing to the Presidency
    • Association of Chief Academic Officers
    • CIGE Meeting Participants
    • Institute for New Chief Academic Officers
    • National Women’s Leadership Forum
    • Spectrum Executive Leadership Program

American Council on Education Membership

Members of ACE receive a discounted rate to attend the 100th 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

Former ACE Employees

ACE is providing former employees a 50% discount to register for the 100th Annual Meeting. To receive more information, please email annualmeeting@acenet.edu to confirm your eligibility and obtain your discount code.

Special Events

  • Pre-Conference: Master Classes (Saturday, March 10, 2018)
    • Strategic Allies: Presidents and Board Chairs Navigating Complex Issues
    • Accelerating Completion: What Presidents and Provosts Need to Know about Digital Learning
    • Learning from Conflict: Campus Climate Lessons from the University of Missouri
    • Harnessing the Analytics Revolution
      • Member: Early Bird ($200), Advanced ($240), Final ($260)
      • Nonmember: Early Bird ($240), Advanced ($280), Final ($300)
  • ACE Women’s Network State Chairs Conference (includes a ticket to the Women’s Leadership Dinner)
    • Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11: Early Bird ($250), Advanced ($275), Final ($300)
      You can register through the Annual Meeting registration page with the appropriate priority code. This conference is exclusive to representatives of an ACE Women’s Network state network. You can contact ACE Leadership directly at aceleadership@acenet.edu or by calling (202) 939-9376 if you have questions.
  • Women’s Leadership Dinner only
    • Saturday, March 10 (Tickets are not available onsite, so please purchase in advance): $125
  • Council of Fellows Weekend
    • Friday and Saturday, March 9-10: $500
      Open to all ACE Fellows (current cohort and program alumni)

Exhibit Hall Only 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 Only passes are now available for Sunday and Monday of the Annual Meeting for Early Bird ($200), Advanced ($220), or Final ($240). Exhibit Hall Only pass holders will be able to attend on Sunday and Monday of the conference. The pass for each day would provide access to all the activities taking place in the Exhibit Hall.

Exhibit Hall Activities:

Sunday (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.)

  • Visit ACE exhibitors
  • Luncheon
  • Afternoon break
  • ACE Connects Opening Reception

Monday (9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

  • Visit ACE exhibitors
  • Mid-morning Energizer and Ice Cream Social

Registration Fees for Partner Association Conferences

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

Friday, March 9, 2018 – Sunday, March 11, 2018

  • NAPAHE Annual Meeting (NAPAHE member)—$425
  • NAPAHE Annual Meeting (NAPAHE nonmember)—$475

NAPAHE Annual Conference Attendees who also register for the ACE Annual Meeting receive a 20% discount:

  • NAPAHE Member also attending ACE Annual Meeting Early Bird Registration $1080, Advanced Registration $1,140, Final Registration $1,260
  • NAPAHE Non-Member also attending ACE Annual Meeting Early Bird Registration $1130, Advanced Registration $1,190, Final Registration $1310

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

Thursday, March 8 – Saturday, March 10, 2018

Register for the NADOHE Annual Conference at NADOHE’s registration site. Attendees who register for both the NADOHE Annual Conference and the ACE Annual Meeting will receive a 20% discount for both meetings.

  • ACE Annual Meeting Pricing for NADOHE Member and NADOHE Nonmember Early Bird Registration ($780), Advanced Registration ($840), and Final Registration ($960)

Forms of Payment

The accepted forms of payment for registration are credit card and check. You may register online starting September 13, 2017 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 American Council on Education, complete your online registration form, and mail the check to:

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 2, 2018. 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 ace2018registration@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.


Please request accessibility services when you register. When making hotel reservations, be sure to communicate your needs in the “Room Type Requested.” ACE wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, 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 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 permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations associated with substitute as well as updating any contact information onsite at registration.

You may register onsite at the ACE Registration Desk beginning on Saturday, March 10, 2018 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, Master Card, 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 9, 2018, and no-shows are not eligible for refunds. Cancellation requests may be submitted to Streampoint Solutions via email at ACE2018Registration@streampoint.com; please include “ACE2018 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.