AASCU 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Meeting
Monday, October 26, 2020 to Wednesday, October 28, 2020
With the theme Delivering America’s Promise of Equality and Social Justice “If Not Us, Then Who? If Not Now, Then When?” — John Lewis, the conference will focus on racial and social justice and on the importance of voting and civic engagement. The annual meeting will also examine promising practices for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and how to provide students with a quality education while keeping the campus community safe and navigating the new normal.
We are thrilled to announce Ibram X. Kendi as a featured speaker on Wednesday, October 28! Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international studies, and the director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. His books include Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and the New York Times bestsellers How to Be an Antiracist and STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds. His newest book, Antiracist Baby, published on June 16. For more information on Kendi, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.
We’re also excited to share Al Roker, weather
and feature anchor on NBC News' TODAY, will receive this
year's Distinguished Alumnus Award. Roker has been named Best Weatherman twice
by New York Magazine. He is a recipient of the American
Meteorological Society’s prestigious Seal of Approval and has been a pioneer in
the use of computer graphics for weathercasting. Roker has won three Daytime
Emmy Awards as part of TODAY’s recognition as the best morning newscast
(2007, 2009, 2010). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication
studies from the State University of New York at Oswego and an honorary
doctorate from the State University of New York.
We are thankful for your patience and support as we work to transform our canceled in-person annual meeting into a virtual event.
About the Conference
We are pleased to announce during these unprecedented times that AASCU will host
its annual meeting virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will
consist of three half-days starting Monday, October 26, at 1 p.m. ET and ending
Wednesday, October 28, with New York Times bestselling author Ibram X.
Kendi, whose books include How to Be an Antiracist and STAMPED:
Racism, Antiracism, and You, as the closing plenary speaker at 3 p.m. ET.
We are thankful for your patience and support as we work to
transform our in-person annual meeting into a virtual event. The conference
will focus on racial and social justice and on the importance of voting and
civic engagement. The annual meeting will also examine promising practices for
responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and how to provide students with a quality
education while keeping the campus community safe and navigating the new
This year, along
with exclusive programming
for presidents and chancellors, we will also have several sessions in which
cabinet members can attend along with their president/chancellor.
More details will be posted on this page. We look forward to
joining together with you as we continue our crucial work in these
Dr. Mildred García, president, AASCU
Dr. Charles L. Welch, president, Arkansas State
University System, and chair, AASCU Board of Directors
Download pdf of the Schedule at a Glance
standing committees will meet prior to the conference to conduct business
meetings as well as pre-conference workshops scheduled October 22 and 23.
We are committed
to delivering a high-quality and relevant experience for all meeting attendees,
with sessions dedicated to a variety of topics around the meeting theme,
COVID-19 best practices, what is happening in today’s society, and social
Three Half-Days of Online Engagement
Plenaries: Attend keynotes through live webinars with
Q&A and backchannel forums for real-time, moderated online discussions. Keynote
sessions include the opening plenary, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the
President-to-Presidents Lecture, and the closing session with Ibram X. Kendi.
Interactive Education and Concurrent Sessions: Join
AASCU partners and member institutions
for interactive and engaging thought leader sessions that address issues
and provide the best possible
educational experience for presidents/chancellors and cabinet members.
Spouse/Partner Sessions: The AASCU Spouse/Partner Program
serves the unique needs of spouses/partners of public college and university
presidents and chancellors. Join interactive and engaging sessions on hot
topics from the perspective of spouses/partners.
Networking: Real-time chats and discussion forums
give you a place to connect and share knowledge, and our attendee directory and
private messaging feature will foster personal connections that build real
Business and Virtual Exhibit Hall: Visit our virtual
exhibit hall to build meaningful connections and to request a demo of higher
education resources and tools. Browse the exhibitors’ offerings, connect, and
schedule appointments to hear about the products and services you need to run
your campus. It is always open!
||Before October 1
||After October 1
|President plus two cabinet members
|Non-member president plus two cabinet members
Registration Information top
Please register on this page.
Registration will close Wednesday, October 21. Please contact Felicia
Durham at email@example.com after October 21 to register for the
Cancellation & Refund Policytop
To request a full refund of the registration fee, a written
cancellation must be received by AASCU by 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 8.
Cancellations received after October 8 and prior to 5 p.m. ET on Friday, October 16,
will incur the following cancellation fees:
- Member president/chancellor: $100
- Non-member president/chancellor: $150
- Member president
with cabinet members: $200
president with cabinet members: $350
- Spouse/partners: $50
- Affiliate members and AASCU consultants: $50
Due to program preparations, cancellations received after
5 p.m. ET on Friday, October 16, are not eligible for refunds.
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.