ACUI 2009 Annual Conference

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Anaheim, Calif.


9–10:15 a.m.
Architecture and Design Showcase
Marquis Ballroom North
Want to see the latest trend in campus construction? Swing by the showcase to pick up new ideas to share with our own campus.

1:30–3 p.m.
Keynote: Jeremy Gutsche
Platinum Ballroom 5 & 6
Come hear professional trend hunter Jeremy Gutsche and his discussion of groundbreaking ideas related to perspective, creativity, and tolerance for failure.

6:15–7:15 p.m.
Regional Receptions
Get together with your region one last time before leaving Anaheim! The list of locations is available on p. 34 of the Onsite guide. Regions 3 & 4 will be meeting in the Lobby Bar.

7:30 p.m.
Closing Banquet: Hollywood Gala
Platinum Ballroom 5 & 6
Meal tickets are required. Come dressed to impress and make sure you bring your camera!

10 p.m.
ACUI After Dark: Hollywood Gala After Party with D.J.
Marquis Ballroom North
Dance the night away with valued colleagues and new friends to end your California adventure on a high note.


New educational session:
Block 9: 3:15–4:30 p.m.
Planning for Tomorrow
Kurt Borsting, California State University–Fullterton
Jason Wang, California State University–Northridge
Elite 1
The life cycle of modern building structures is typically 30–50 years; however, most facility equipment and infrastructure will need replacement long before the building is retired. This session will provide a working knowledge of long-term facility reserve studies, what to include, different styles and approaches, and how to get started.

Revised educational session:
Block 9: 3:15–4:30 p.m.
Using Technology to Create Paperless Resources
Ryan O’ Connell, Duke University
Diana Sims-Harris, IUPUI
Student activities must embrace the use of technology to effectively engage technology-focused students. This session will review how student organizations are currently managed and, using IUPUI and Duke universities as examples, provide guidance for using technology to more efficiently and effectively manage those organizations.

ACUI Education and Research Fund: Wednesday is the last day to help us reach our goal of raising $3,000 for student scholarships and research into campus community building. Please turn in your donation at the ACUI Education and Research Fund Headquarters by noon. Thank you for your support!

Receive a 20% discount in any of the Anaheim Marriott eateries and the gift shop by showing your room key and conference badge.

Al Bertelsen, the recently retired director of Montana State University’s Strand Union, passed away March 30, 2009. A memory book for his family has been set up in the ACUI Marketplace. Please stop by and share your memories and thoughts.

Surf Shack: Looking for information about what to do while in sunny California? Visit the Surf Shack (Host Information Center) for any general conference questions or for additional information about the surrounding area and things to do. Unwanted items from your welcome box also can be left here to be donated to a local food bank.

Golf Outing: Originally, ACUI decided to do something a little bit different than in the past in that delegates could decide between two different courses (Black Gold Golf Course, and Riverview Golf Course)—and when to play throughout the week. However, there has been renewed interest in forming a traditional tournament on Thursday, April 9, at Black Gold Golf Course.

Delegates and exhibitors alike can play Thursday morning with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. Companies interested in sponsoring groups can do so at the following rates:

  • You + 1 ACUI Delegate = $275 (Twosome) 
  • You + 3 ACUI Delegates = $550 (Foursome)
  • Individual = $150

The price includes: Greens fees, range balls, cart rental, Tournament Services (if applicable) and CLUB RENTAL (if necessary). Delegates not playing with a sponsored group will receive California resident rates. Stop by the “Surf Shack” for tee times and pairings. Get ready for some great SoCal golfing!

Educational Benchmarking, Inc. is now in the ACUI Expo! You can find ACUI’s long-time partner EBI in Booth 222. Ask them how they can help you understand your users more clearly.

Updated Aug. 3, 2009