AASCU 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Meeting

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Monday, October 26, 2020 to Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Virtual

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.

Ibram KendiWe 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, Antiracismand 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.

Roker AL Headshot 100x140We’re also excited to share Al Roker, weather and feature anchor on NBC News' TODAY, will receivethis 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. 

Registrants, are you having trouble joining the meeting? All the links to the sessions are in the meeting app. View the instructions for downloading the meeting app.

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 normal.

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 extraordinary times.

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Dr. Mildred García, president, AASCU

 

 

 

 

Charles L Welch

Dr. Charles L. Welch, president, Arkansas State University System, and chair, AASCU Board of Directors  

 

 

 

 

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This year 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 justice. 

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 relationships.

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! 

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Before October 1 After October 1
Presidents/chancellors $300 $375
Non-member presidents/chancellors $450 $525
President plus two cabinet members     $600 $675
Non-member president plus two cabinet members $900 $975
Spouses/partners $150 $225
Former presidents/affiliates $150 $225
AASCU consultants $150 $225

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Please register on this page.

Registration will close Wednesday, October 21. Please contact Felicia Durham at durhamf@aascu.org after October 21 to register for the meeting. 

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
  • Non-member 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.

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