AASCU 2022 Annual Conference

AASCU 2022 Annual Conference

Sunday, November 13, 2022 to Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Park Hyatt Aviara - Carlsbad, CA

Join us for the AASCU 2022 Annual Conference, AASCU’s premier gathering of presidents, chancellors, spouses/partners, and former presidents and chancellors.

Cabinet members are invited to join virtually for select plenary sessions. Virtual registration will include livestreams and recordings of the plenary sessions, as well as access to the meeting app and resources.

About the Conference

The 2022 Annual Conference has been designed to support learning, networking, and reflecting on multiple levels, and will include:

  • Inspiring plenary sessions focused on the unique value proposition of regional public institutions and how we tell the story of our collective impact, as well as trends impacting higher education, social justice and equity, updates from the Hill, and more
  • Engaging workshops for participants to reflect, network, share promising practices and connect with thought leaders
  • Networking and connecting opportunities during meals, receptions, committee meetings, and affinity group gatherings

We will take full advantage of the California sunshine and the lush grounds and gardens at the Park Hyatt Aviara.

There are limited engagement opportunities remaining. If you’re interested in joining the AASCU 2022 Annual Conference as a thought partner, please contact Sheden Alsaaty, director, corporate partnerships, at alsaatys@aascu.org or 202-478-4643.

Kathleen Scott, Vice President, Leadership Development and Partnerships
Hotel and Logistics:
Danita Young, Assistant Vice President, Meetings and Conferences
Corporate Partners:
Sheden Alsaaty, Director Corporate Partnerships
Felicia Durham, Registrar

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Register Online


Early Bird
Aug. 15–Sept. 16

After Sept. 16

Member President/Chancellor



Non-Member President/Chancellor



Former President/Chancellor, AASCU Consultants



Spouse/Partner (includes spouses/partners of former presidents/chancellors)



Virtual Registration* (Member)



Virtual Registration* (Non-Member)



Registration for in-person participants includes:

  • All plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and networking sessions
  • Meal functions (reception on Sunday evening; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Monday; and breakfast, lunch, and reception on Tuesday)
  • Access to recordings of plenary sessions
  • Access to the meeting app and all meeting resources
  • The opportunity to take advantage of AASCU-negotiated discounted room rates at the Park Hyatt Aviara

*Virtual attendees may connect to plenary sessions and participate in real time in the Q&A. They will also have access to the recordings following the meeting, as well as the meeting app. Recordings will be posted 7–10 days following the meeting.

Cabinet members may register to connect virtually to plenary sessions and access on-demand recordings following the meeting.

If you have questions about registration, please email meetings@aascu.org.

To cancel meeting registration, click here and enter username and password. Please select “Cancel My Registration”. If you are unable to cancel online, please email Felicia Durham, senior meetings, and membership associate, at  durhamf@aascu.org and include “AC22 Cancellation” in the subject line. For assistance with login credentials please contact Emil Trinidad at Trinidade@aascu.org.  

Cancellation Policy:

  • Refund transactions or email requests received by Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, 5 p.m. ET. will incur a $25 administrative fee.
  • Refund transactions or email requests received after 5 pm Oct. 21, 2022, and prior to Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, 5 p.m. ET. will incur a $300 administrative fee.
  • No refunds are available for virtual registrations or requests received after 5 pm November 3.
  • All refunds will be issued within 21 days of the receipt of the refund request/transaction.


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Park Hyatt AviaraPark Hyatt Aviara
7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011

There are no rooms available in the room block as the cutoff date has passed. For room requests, please email Felicia Durham at Durhamf@aascu.org. Requests are accepted on a case-by-case basis. 

Below is a list of hyperlinks to hotels near the conference hotel ranging in distance of 2- 6 miles.  Once your housing is confirmed, your assistance is appreciated to notify the AASCU office by emailing Felicia Durham at durhamf@aascu.org.

  1. The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
  2. The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
  3. Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County
  4. Fairfield Inn & Suites, Marriott Hotel in Carlsbad
  5. Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
  6. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa 

The San Diego International Airport is 32 miles away (or a 40-minute drive) from the Park Hyatt Aviara.

Other Transportation - Distance From the Park Hyatt Aviara:

  • McClellan-Palomar Airport: 3 miles
  • Amtrak Oceanside Station: 8 miles
  • Amtrak Solana Beach Station: 10 miles


Arrive in style and enjoy valet parking at our resort in Carlsbad, CA. Six vehicle charging stations are available. Self-parking is not accessible.

  • Valet Parking: $55 per night
  • Day Parking: $40


All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the AASCU 2022 Annual Conference. Upload proof of vaccine status via the Spartan Medical Vaccine Verification and Tracking App. If you have provided your proof of vaccination for a previous in-person AASCU event, you do not need to upload it again. Visit AASCU’s Coronavirus Resources page for additional information and resources.

We will follow all local, state, and federal guidelines to ensure participant safety.


All meetings and conferences sponsored by AASCU are inclusive and accessible to all individuals, including individuals with disabilities. Please request accessibility services when you register and contact Danita Young, assistant vice president, meetings and conferences, at youngd@aascu.org if you need auxiliary aids or services.

By participating in an AASCU conference, you are automatically authorizing AASCU and its employees and its Communications department to use your name, photograph, voice, or another likeness for purposes related to the mission of AASCU, including but not limited to publicity, marketing, websites, social media vehicles, and any other AASCU-related electronic forms or media for the promotion of AASCU and its various programs.

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TIAA wealth management consultants will be available for private consultations on Nov. 13–15. You may sign up onsite at the TIAA Private Consultations table near the AASCU Registration Desk on Nov. 13–15 between the hours of 12–5 p.m.

On-Site Appointments Are Available:

  • Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, 12–4 p.m. (The last appointment begins at 3 p.m.)
  • Monday, Nov. 14, 2022,  9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (The last appointment begins at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022,  9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (The last appointment begins at 3:30 p.m.)