Press Release

Media Advisory: More than 2,000 Expected in Washington, DC, to Explore Ways to Shape the Future of Higher Education

EVENT: AAC&U Annual Meeting
Shaping the Future of Higher Education:
An Invitation to Lead

WHEN: January 22–25, 2020
WHERE: Marriott Marquis

AAC&U’s Annual Meeting, “Shaping the Future of Higher Education: An Invitation to Lead,” will highlight innovative campus practices and programs that demonstrate why liberal education is essential for students’ future employability and for democratic vitality. Featuring a broad array of plenaries, forums, and nearly 200 concurrent sessions, the conference will challenge attendees from across the higher education landscape to address the most pressing issues now facing colleges and universities.

Media are welcome to attend all sessions, but press passes are required and must be obtained in advance.

AAC&U’s Annual Meeting is an ideal and efficient venue to learn about the latest innovations at a wide array of colleges, universities, and community colleges. AAC&U staff members are available to set up interviews with meeting speakers and/or participants.

For press registration or interview requests, please contact Carrie Johnson at [email protected].

See the full program and listing of speakers at Keep up with Annual Meeting events, updates, and conversation on Twitter: @aacu and #aacu20.

About AAC&U

AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises 1,400 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges, community colleges, research universities, and comprehensive universities of every type and size.

AAC&U functions as a catalyst and facilitator, forging links among presidents, administrators, faculty, and staff engaged in institutional and curricular planning. Through a broad range of activities, AAC&U reinforces the collective commitment to liberal education at the national, local, and global levels. Its high-quality programs, publications, research, meetings, institutes, public outreach efforts, and campus-based projects help individual institutions ensure that the quality of student learning is central to their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges.

Information about AAC&U can be found at