Registration and Fees

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For information on the hotel accommodations, please click on the Transportation and Lodging link on the left.

 

A current list of conference attendees (sortable by region) is now available.
 

Optional events registration

If you need to use personal or other funds to pay for elective conference events (i.e. regional dinners, tours) than you will be using for regular registration, ACUI has set up a payment system to allow this. Read more before registering.

 

Conference Registration and Fees

The ACUI annual conference's gathering of colleagues is important for professional development and personal growth in creativity, shared learning, and problem solving. This year’s program is enhanced with programming covering all 11 core competencies through not only keynotes and educational sessions, but also tours and technology sessions. New to the 2012 conference is a block of "unconference" sessions where hot topics, relevant issues on campus, and recent events can be discussed. We'll use crowd sourcing to identify these topics and facilitators which will be announced onsite at the conference. Today’s professional development investment in the ACUI conference experience will give you every opportunity to demonstrate immediate returns once you are back on campus. 

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Delegates are expected to wear their name badges to conference events. For security purposes, those without name badges may be refused entry. Registration is available for your staff and students on one of these ways: 

 

Deadline

Undergraduate and 
Graduate Student

Rate*

Professional

and Associate Member

not Participating in Expo 

Member Rate    

Professional

and Associate Member

not Participating in Expo

Nonmember Rate   

Honorary Member,

Union Veteran (Retiree), 

Registration Rate   

Spouse, Family, Partner

Registration Rate    

Early
by Dec. 19

$350

$625

$800

$250

$275

Regular
by Jan. 31

$350

$675

$875

$250

$275

Late
after Jan. 31

$350

$725

$950

$250

$275


* Full-time professionals pursuing an advanced degree are not eligible for either student discount. 

 

Spouse, Family, Partner Registration

Spouses, partners, and family members are invited to attend ACUI’s annual conference at discounted rates with added benefits thanks to the permanent endowment from the family and friends of Helen M. Blood in honor of her numerous contributions to ACUI. Blood was an active participant in ten annual conferences and was well known by many members as “Mother.” Throughout the years, she visited college campuses, welcomed ACUI members in her home as if they were her own family, provided special homemade treats for ACUI volunteer meetings, and truly enjoyed the camaraderie of the membership in every occasion. 


In her honor, the spouse, partner, and family registration fee is underwritten for those who register and serves as an opportunity to attend these conference events:
• Access to educational sessions, featured keynotes, ACUI Expo, and other special conference activities
• Conference information and official name badge
• Access to ACUI After Dark entertainment
• Closing Banquet

 

One Day registration

One-day registration is available for those who cannot attend the entire conference. Please see the conference schedule for programs and meals that are included in the fees below. Meal tickets are required for community of practice and regional dinners, Community Builders Awards Ceremony, closing banquet, and ACUI Expo meals. As part of a delegates' registration, a guest closing banquet ticket can be purchased for $85. Tickets to regional or community of practice dinners, tours, or any other event are not available to non-registered delegates.

 

Fees after Jan. 31 Member Nonmember

Sunday, March 18

$350

$400

Monday, March  19

$350

$400

Tuesday, March 20

$350

$400

Wednesday, March 21

$400

$450

 

Student Rate

In 2008, ACUI's Growing the Profession Task Force revealed a challenge in attracting young people to the profession. A purposeful decision was made to tighten the budget in other areas and allow for reduced rates for graduate students. 

After a few successful years, the program has proven to be a robust conference enhancement and has allowed emerging professionals to attend and also take advantage of the ACUI Networking Fair and peer learning networks. The 2012 conference will also allow undergraduate students the same low rate, helping them build their community and learn more about a career in the field. Additionally, all students attending the conference will be able to register for their appropriate peer network for deeper learning sessions and networking. 

 

Meals at the Conference

ACUI is able to secure a more favorable hotel room rate (and decrease the overall member cost of attending the conference) by including some meals in the conference registration fee. Our professional community also values the opportunities inherent in mealtime discussions, such as meeting other colleagues and sharing best practices. 

Sunday, March 18
Opening Night Reception and Dessert

Monday, March 19
Breakfast on your own 
Lunch in the ACUI Expo 
Regional dinners – Not included in conference registration fee; register for event with conference offerings at an additional price 

Tuesday, March 20 
Coffee as part of ACUI Expo 
Lunch on your own 
Community Builder’s Awards Reception and Cash Bar 
Communities of practice dinners – Not included in conference registration fee; register for event with conference offerings at an additional price 
Dinner on your own – recommendations available at ACUI’s Conference Concierge  

Wednesday, March 21 
Breakfast on your own 
Lunch on your own 
Closing banquet dinner included 

Thursday, March 22
Post Conference Tour 
Meals on own 

 

Budget

Based on members' requests, an estimated budget for attending the 2012 conference is being provided. The numbers you find below are based on preliminary planning information and will not be final until later this calendar year. So that members have a better idea of the full budget impact, the items below have been provided as a working budget as options for conference participants based on historical offerings.  

Registration (professional registering before Dec. 19) $625
Per diem for meals not provided $150
Regional dinner (estimated based on history) $45-60
Community of practice dinner (estimated based on history) $25–60
Hotel stay (four nights at half the double room rate of $220 + 14.48% tax) $504
Estimated travel (airfare on orbitz.com with one stop from Houston to Boston) $358
Ground transportation
(home airport parking and $35 cab, $35 shuttle, or $4 "T" train)
$75–125

 
Updated Feb. 25, 2012