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Why Attend ACE2019?

The American Council on Education invites you to our 101st Annual Meeting in March 2019. Nearly 2,000 leaders, from deans to presidents, from all institutional types will gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the nation’s most distinguished higher education event. Attendees will gain new knowledge and perspectives on the many challenges higher education faces today, while networking with leaders across all higher education sectors.

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What you will learn

ACE2019 will have a diverse agenda, offering inspiring sessions that will focus on higher education leadership, equity and social justice, leadership in a changing world, and innovation. Sessions will also address the political, policy, and practical issues impacting the decisions you make every day. Bring this knowledge home with you to strengthen your campus.

Receptions, meals, and the networking lounge offer many opportunities to network with and learn from your peers. At ACE2019, you will have the opportunity to prominently represent your institution at many networking events throughout the three-day event.

Who should attend

ACE2019 welcomes leaders from all institution types, including:

  • Presidents, chancellors, rectors, and campus/system chief executive officers
  • Chief academic officers and provosts
  • Members of the senior executive team, including:
    • Vice presidents/vice chancellors
    • Government relations officers
    • General counsel staff
    • Chief diversity officers
    • Presidential assistants/chiefs of staff
  • Those looking to advance into senior leadership, including:
    • Deans
    • Directors
    • Department chairs
  • Association executives


ACE is partnering with the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) for ACE2019, and offers discounts to those attending the ACE Annual Meeting and the 32nd Annual NAPAHE conference.


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