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Join your friends and colleagues at the ACUPA conference, June 8-10, 2020, in Chicago's northwest suburb of Itasca, for two-and-a-half days packed with policy, motivational, and professional development content. Early registration is set at $575 for members, $775 for non-members. Rates go up April 25.

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Sunday, June 7 
4 -- 6 pm  
5 -- 7 pm  
Drop-in Reception 
Monday, June 8 
7 -- 8:30 am  
7:30 -- 8:30 am  
8:30 am -- 12 pm  
Keynote: Passion! 8 Steps to Ignite Yours - Mark J. Lindquist
 Policy Session 1: Acclimating a New Leader, Policy Group Member, or Stakeholder - University of Minnesota/Cornell University
 12 -- 1 pm  Lunch
1 -- 2 pm  ACUPA Annual Meeting
2:30 -- 5 pm  Policy Session 2: Enhancing the Transparency of Policy Administration - James Madison University
   Policy Session 3: Incorporation of University Governance into Academic Policy Management - Virginia Tech
5:30 -- 9 pm  
Networking Reception and Activity
Tuesday, June 9

7:30 -- 8:30 am  
8:30 am -- 12 pm  
Policy Session 4: Impact of Governance Change on Fiscal Policy Development - Oregon State University
   Policy Session 5: Putting It All Together: Building and Improving a Systemwide Policy Structure - University of Wisconsin System Administration
   Policy Session 6: Power, Politics, and People: A Discourse Analysis of Disability in Higher Ed - George Washington University

Policy Session 7: Top 10 Regulatory Changes that Affect Higher Ed Policy - University of Alabama
 12 -- 1 pm   
 1:15 -- 4:30 pm   
Policy Session 8: Here to Help! The Policy-Risk-Audit Connection - University of Regina

Professional Development: Work/Life Balance - Diane Moca
6 pm  
Dinner on Your Own
Wednesday, June 10

7:30 am -- 8:30 am  

8:30 am -- 12 pm  

Policy Session 9: Campus Melodies, System Harmony - University of Alabama
 Policy Session 10: Applying an Equity Lens with Developing or Reviewing Policies: Training - University of Minnesota

Policy Session 11: Policy Potpourri - Discussion moderated by Cornell University & Old Dominion University
12 pm  
End of Conference/Lunch on Your Own
 2 -- 8 pm  
Optional Sightseeing Boat Tour and Dinner


The Westin Chicago Northwest

The Westin Chicago Northwest photo

A special hotel website has been identified for the conference. Make your reservation today to ensure you receive the conference rate as space is limited. Reservations must be made prior to May 15, 2020 to receive the group rate. Group rates are available before and after the conference. For additional information visit the hotel's conference reservation page.



Conference Service Project


ACUPA is proud to announce its first conference sponsored service project supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities – Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. Total service project contributions will be matched by ACUPA up to $500. For more information or to make a donation, visit the service project webpage.


Optional Architectural Boat Tour Wednesday Afternoon

Boat and Dinner Pictures

Take a half day and do something fun in Chicago! Tickets include a charter bus ride from the conference hotel to Navy Pier and back, a 75-minute architecture boat tour along the Chicago River, and dinner. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the boat tour webpage.




PowerDMS LogoACUPA extends a special thanks to its conference sponsor, at the Bronze Level, PowerDMS.


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