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Volume 83 | Issue 4
July 2015

2015 Regional Conferences

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Region I

University of Nevada–Las Vegas
Oct. 15–17

“Welcome to Fabulous Region I” in Las Vegas. Region I is bringing you an engaging conference experience sure to illuminate your senses. Hosted at the New York, New York Hotel and the beautiful campus of the University of Nevada–Las Vegas, the conference will feature a professional breakfast opportunity and keynote with new ACUI CEO John Taylor, Vegas-style entertainment, four full meals, seven blocks of educational sessions, and an inclusive student development track for all attendees. Join us for the magic of Region I.

Region II

University of Kansas
Nov. 6–8

ACUI Region II announces the “What U Do Matters!” conference. Educational sessions and keynote speakers will focus on the important role you and the union play in student success. Topics include best practices for supporting diverse student populations through programming, services, and facilities, as well as how union professionals can support student recruitment and retention through their efforts. Preconference tours include a visit to the legendary Allen Fieldhouse, home to five basketball national championships. Join your colleagues and sample world-famous Kansas City barbecue and a local Flint Hills buffet. The Student Union Activities Committee will host a Day of the Dead event for conference participants and university students. Come one, come all, and find out how “What U Do Matters!”

Region III

North Carolina State University
Oct. 2–4

Region III is excited for you to join our “Pack” in Raleigh this year at North Carolina State University and the newly constructed Talley Student Union. This year’s conference will feature educational sessions, networking, keynotes, preconference sessions, and tours. Join students and professionals for a weekend of involvement, engagement, and community building. We look forward to continuing last year’s momentum and making new memories!

Region IV

Oregon State University
Oct. 8–11

This year’s regional conference will be held in Corvallis, Ore., the home of the Oregon State University Beavers. We will continue to grow and network as a region from the center of the Willamette Valley. The Conference Planning Team is hard at work creating a conference experience around this year’s theme: “Leading from the Center.” We will focus on social justice, networking, trends in higher education, and inspiring one another to dream bigger! The conference will also create opportunities to explore the new Student Experience Center, an educational student track, and a progressive-style lunch that will take participants through several of OSU’s cultural centers.

Region V

University of Minnesota
Nov. 6–8

The Conference Planning Team is excited to welcome you to the Twin Cities. There will be plenty of opportunities for “Igniting Innovation” during preconference programming, educational sessions, the second annual Region V service project, and networking with colleagues. Show off your late night programming skills, as one program will be featured in “The Whole” at Coffman Memorial Union each night.

Region VI

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Nov. 13–15

Join Region VI to begin “Drafting YOUR Blueprint” at the regional conference. You’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide array of sessions, interact with keynote speakers, meet with vendors, and even meet with career coaches. The 2015 regional conference will be full of new ideas, new connections, and new traditions. The Conference Planning Team has been hard at work crafting a conference that can be tailored to you and your interests, while providing an opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the region. We hope you can join us at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor as we kick off the second 100 years of ACUI!

Region VII

Temple University
Nov. 12–15

Region VII will be visiting Philadelphia and finding “Inspiration Everywhere.” From food to the arts, the architecture to education, Philadelphia is a central location for culture, diversity, and learning. Temple University and Region VII will shine a spotlight on educational inspiration with dynamic keynotes, unique ACUI Talks programs, and a wide variety of educational sessions. Region VII will engage students and professionals with entertainment programs and competitions, a robust vendor expo, fun wellness programs, and tours that will embody the heart and soul of history, arts, and academia in Philadelphia. So come join featured keynote and ACUI CEO John Taylor and the Region VII family to take inspiration back to your campus.

Region VIII

Southern New Hampshire University
Nov. 20–22

Join Region VIII to “Reboot and Reimagine” at Southern New Hampshire University. Conference participants will enjoy an experience in multiple campus venues, including educational sessions in the Academic Center, good eats in the Dining Center, and fun and entertainment in the Freese Student Center. Connect with colleagues and vendors to reimagine our work, challenge yourself to try something new, or sit back and take some time to simply reboot.