The American Council on Education invites you to our 100th Annual Meeting in March 2018. Nearly 2,000 leaders from deans to presidents from all institutional types will gather in Washington, DC, 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.

What you will learn

ACE2018 will have a diverse agenda, offering sessions that will unpack the political, policy, and practical issues impacting the decisions you make every day. Sessions will also address leadership, diversity, internationalization, technology, attainment, and more. Bring this knowledge home with you to strengthen your campus. Receptions, meals and the networking lounge offer many opportunities to network with your peers and learn from each other. At ACE2018, you will have the opportunity to prominently represent your institution at many networking events throughout the three-day event.

Who should attend

ACE2018 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