AAC&U Annual Meeting

Reaffirming Higher Education’s Public Purpose

Washington, DC | Marriott Marquis

Submit a Proposal Today

AAC&U invites proposals for sessions that address the challenges currently facing colleges and universities and higher education writ large. Submit your proposal by July 31, 2024.

Higher education never stands still. Colleges and universities undergo continuous transformation in support of student success. Educational innovations develop in response to changing societal and workforce needs and an increasingly global context. Knowledge and discovery progress inexorably. To sustain this dynamism and advance the educational and democratic purposes of higher education, leaders at all levels must contend successfully with a variety of challenges—often unforeseeable, often daunting. Today, these challenges are mounting rapidly: Unprecedented government overreach and political interference. An upsurge in student and donor activism. Declining public confidence. The uncertain future of democracy. The growing influence of artificial intelligence. A student mental health crisis.

The 2025 Annual Meeting is designed to help higher education leaders navigate these complex challenges while continuing to innovate and maintain focus on higher education as a public good. Join colleagues from institutions of every type and size, leading experts and thinkers, policymakers and philanthropists for in-depth conversations focused on issues of pressing concern for you, your institution, your students, and your communities. Draw strength from a global network of peers committed to equity and excellence in liberal education. Learn about what’s working at other institutions, across the country and around the world, and share what’s happening at your institution. Discover successful models of partnership and collaboration across departments and divisions, institutions and sectors. Find the resources, support, and inspiration you need to move higher education forward in challenging times.

Proposal Guidelines

Before submitting a proposal, review the meeting tracks and session formats offered at the meeting - and see suggestions for writing a strong proposal. Proposals are due by July 31, 2024.

Pre-meeting Symposium

The 2025 UERU National Conference theme is Elevating Holistic Student Success: Enrollment Management to World Readiness. This theme challenges us to envision comprehensive systems that align with and support student learning and growth and invites us to consider both quantitative and qualitative measures of student success. The UERU National Conference will address the spectrum of undergraduate education at research universities, spanning from recruitment and bridge programs to advising, curriculum innovations, high-impact practices, and more.

NAPAHE will be at the 2025 AAC&U Annual Meeting!

Held in collaboration with AAC&U, this gathering will bring together professionals who support senior higher education leaders. NAPAHE Annual Conference and Business Meeting attendees can also register to attend the AAC&U Annual Meeting and explore critical topics related to higher education. Separate registration is required for the NAPAHE and AAC&U Annual Meetings. For those who want to attend both NAPAHE 2025 and AAC&U Annual Meeting, registrants will receive a $50 discount code to use when registering in NAPAHE conference confirmation link. Registration for NAPAHE2025 will open in September 2024.

Dates to Remember

  • Call for Proposals Opens

  • Registration Opens

  • Call for Proposals Closes

  • Early Bird Registration Closes

  • Meeting Begins

Questions about the Annual Meeting?

If you have questions or would like additional information about the Annual Meeting, please email us at [email protected].