Welcome to conference website for ACUI’s 91st annual conference. The 2011 Conference Program Team created an incredible experience for delegates at the exquisite Marriott downtown on Michigan Avenue in the beautiful, vibrant city of Chicago. The social media and online tools provided were used to aspire, to collaborate with colleagues, and to unite in Chicago while sharing innovation with others.


Conference resources 

Conference by the numbers 

Conference recap 


Conference resources included:


By the numbers:

Professionals and students in higher education

    • 850 full delegates
      • 718 professional staff
      • 11 honorary members and veterans
      • 74 undergraduate students
      • 47 graduate students
    • 5 spouses/partners/other family guests
    • 10 special guests
    • 16 one-day delegates

Associate members

    • 262 exhibitors
    • 101 exhibit booths
    • 92 companies
    • 10 companies sponsored conference areas amounting to over $50,000


    • City tours
      • 7 tour destinations
      • 192 attendees
    • Campus tours
      • 5 tours
      • 10 schools
      • 44 attendees
    • Marriott tours – 30 people got to see the operations of the incredible Marriott staff

Community Service 

    • 4 agencies served
    • 58 registrants
    • Donated extra CTA passes to them along with our onsite collection of college T-shirts and sweatshirts.

Dinners out on the town

Education and Research Fund 

  • $2,100 raised through the FUNd Run/Walk
  • $10,300 raised through the Silent and Live Auctions

  • $8,500 raised in annual fund contributions
  • $3,550 added to the Revis Cox, Meg Sutton, and the Adell McMillan funds


Conference Recaps:

ACUI is offering recorded educational sessions from the 91st annual conference in Chicago, Feb. 27–March 3. As a registered conference delegate, all 10 recorded sessions and three keynotes are free of charge and can be accessed with your ACUI member login. More information...  


In addition to the Commons posts, the following pieces were made available from attendees. If you have a blog post you'd like to link from this site, please send it to mjsmith1@acui.org. This list is not by any means inclusive but posts were found either by Google search or links in Twitter posts.


Twitter hashtag #ACUI11 Backchannel

Posts in the Commons 



Reflections from ACUI conference attendees:




Updated April 14, 2011
Updated April 14, 2011
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