Registration Fees and Deadlines

  Early (Until Dec. 15) Regular (Dec. 16–Feb. 9) Late (After Feb. 9)
Professional Member $795 $845 $945
Undergraduate/Graduate Student $395 $395 $395
Union Veteran/Honorary Member $395 $395 $395
Spouse, Family, Partner of Member $395 $395 $395
Professional Nonmember $1,045 $1,145 $1,245
Undergraduate/Graduate Student Nonmember $495 $495 $495

One-day registrations are available for the following rates:

  • Sunday: $200 (member)/$450 (nonmember)
  • Monday–Wednesday: $400 (member)/$550 (nonmember)

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What Does Registration Include?

Registration for professional staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and veteran members includes various educational and social opportunities, as well as meals.


  • Access to all educational sessions and materials following conference 
  • Keynote from Dr. Shaun Harper, an expert on race, gender, and student success in U.S. colleges and universities
  • Keynote from Alex Sheen, founder of because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity
  • ACUI Talks focused on diversity and inclusion
  • Community Builders Panel featuring local Philadelphia leaders
  • Six hours of time in the ACUI Expo to find solutions and network with exhibitors
  • ACUI Business Meeting


  • Community of practice meetings
  • Regional meetings
  • Opening and closing events
  • Battle of the Regions
  • The Honors: Community Builders Awards Ceremony


  • Opening reception, Sunday evening
  • Regional dinner
  • The Honors brunch
  • ACUI Expo lunch
  • Closing Banquet dinner


Though the implementation of the final rules related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been delayed, the 2017 Conference Program Team acknowledges the challenges associated with these potential changes and have made some adjustments:

  • We have worked to make sure the emphasis of the Philadelphia conference in on the educational experience; with the exception of preconference programs and the opening general session, all educational content is being offered on weekdays and scheduled during normal work hours.
  • Prior to attending the annual conference, we encourage you to work with your team to comply with your individual work plans and plan ahead to effectively manage your conference experience.
  • Finally, there are a variety of programs included in the conference schedule that will begin after 5 p.m. and attendance may be considered optional. While these components are meant to be entertaining and serve as a social outlet for our delegates, we also hope that conference attendees will also see them as opportunities to meet new people, renew existing friendships, and strengthen our ACUI community as a whole.

Cancellation Policy

Payment for all fees is due at the time of registration. All fees are listed in U.S. dollars. International currency will be accepted at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment. A $25 processing fee will be added to all registrations not paid in full by the first day of the conference. Upon written request, credit will be issued for all fees, less a $50 processing charge, until Feb. 9. No credit will be issued for tour or preconference program cancellations after Feb. 9. A $100 processing charge will be assessed for conference registrations cancelled in writing from Feb. 10–24. No credits will be issued beginning Feb. 25. If payment has been received prior to cancellation, refunds will be issued, less fees, after the conference. Unpaid cancellation fees and no-shows are billed.

Minimum numbers for tours and preconference programs must be met by Feb. 24, 2017 to prevent cancellation. Should minimum not be met, ACUI will offer credit toward another tour or a full refund for the tour that is canceled.

Updated Feb. 24, 2017