2018 AASCU Annual Meeting

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 to Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Washington, D.C.

The theme—"Championing State Colleges and Universities: Our Role in Delivering America’s Promise”—highlights how America’s state colleges and universities have long demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the core values that define our sector: access, opportunity, quality and affordability. However, the ever-changing public perception of higher education, and the perpetual question of the value of a college degree, mean now more than ever presidents and chancellors must define and advance our collective mission to Deliver America’s Promise.

About the Conference

Dana HoytAmerica’s state colleges and universities have long demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the core values that define our sector: access, opportunity, quality and affordability. But with the ever-changing public perception of higher education—and the perpetual question of the value of a college degree—now more than ever, today’s presidents and chancellors must define and advance our collective mission to Deliver America’s Promise.

AASCU’s 2018 Annual Meeting will focus on the president’s role in championing our institutions; explore how today’s leaders can reclaim our narrative in American higher education; and offer strategies and resources to better communicate the enduring value of our mission so that together, we can continue to ensure Opportunities for All. 
AASCU’s Annual Meeting will provide participants the opportunity to engage with topical experts and colleagues in exploring how to be effective in the new leadership landscape. 

Dana Hoyt
President, Sam Houston State University (Texas)
Chair, AASCU 2018 Board of Directors

Schedule top

Download Preliminary Schedule at-a-Glance (pdf) - Last updated July 16, 2018

Fees top




Before September 1 After September 1
Presidents/Chancellors $975 $1050
Spouse/Partners $325 $400
Former Presidents $325 $400
AASCU Penson Associates $325 $400
Invited Guests $325 $400
Sponsors $850  


Registration Information top

Register and pay online

Reminder: Spouses and Partners attending the meeting must also register. Register one individual at a time. 
Contact Felicia Durham at durhamf@aascu.org or call her at (202) 478-4673 if you have any questions.

Accommodations top

The Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
2401 M St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 429-2400

Located in Washington’s fashionable West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, the newly renovated Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown welcomes guests in capital style. With a sunlit urban courtyard that soothes the spirit, the Fairmont is the perfect hotel for business or leisure travel. Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is known for its engaging service and stylish surroundings. A relaxing visit to our hotel's fitness center, indoor pool and serene courtyard also provide guests with an array of rejuvenating experiences. The finest meeting space, accommodations and personal service will draw you back to our four-diamond, luxury Washington, D.C., hotel's accommodations time and again.

Room Rates
This year to minimize the cost of traveling to D.C., hotel accommodations are included in the registration fee.  Adding the room rate of $319 per night in the registration fee will save participants the 14.8% D.C. sales tax (approximately $47.21 per night) or $141.63 for a three-night stay. AASCU staff will book all hotel reservations received by Friday, September 21, and will follow up to confirm three to five days once requests are received.  Please contact Ms. Durham at 202-478-4673 should you have questions. 

  • If you wish to book before or after AASCU’s room block of October 25-November 2 or wish to upgrade your room type at a higher rate, please contact Danita Young or Felicia Durham directly for assistance 202-478-4677 or 202-478-4673. 

    • Standard Fairmont Room – Single/Double - $319 
    • Deluxe Room – Single/Double - $389
    • Capitol Corner Suite – Single/Double - $419 
    • Fairmont Gold – Single/Double - $489

    • Additional Room Occupants – Each extra person sharing a room will be charged an additional $30.00 per night. There will be no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents. Maximum occupancy is four (4) per room. 

  • Once reservations are confirmed, members will receive information on how to submit credit cards to pay their hotel accommodations. Reservations must be canceled prior to September 21 to avoid loss of the first night’s deposit. 

  • Indicate any disability-related requirements or special preferences when requesting your reservation. We will work with The Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s  reservations department to accommodate your requests.

The closest airports to Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown are:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 5 miles/15 minute
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 26 miles/35 minute
  • Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) - 35 miles/45 minutes

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

To receive a full refund of the registration fee, written cancellation must be received at AASCU by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, September 20, 2018. Cancellations received after September 20 will incur cancellation fees: Member President/Chancellor incurs a $300/$400 cancellation fee; Spouses/Partners and Affiliate Members will incur a $150/$200 cancellation fee.

Due to pre-program preparations, cancellations received after 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, September 27, 2018, including no-shows,* are not eligible for refunds (including optional meals). Failure to reconcile Annual Meeting final invoices precludes members from registering for future meetings. 

All refunds will be issued via check from the AASCU office within 45 days of the close of the meeting, unless the registration was paid by credit card online. When writing to cancel, please indicate to whom and where the refund check should be issued.



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