See How We Celebrated at the 94th ACUI Annual Conference

Wow, what an event we had in Orlando, site of the 94th ACUI annual conference where we celebrated our 100 years as an association at he JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes .

We want to thank all 1,456 of our attendees, guests, and other friends who enjoyed an unexpected experience at this unique setting. There were more than 120 traditional educational sessions, an array of conference activities, and business was done, we honored the knowledge, culture, and values of the Association by sharing our storied list of achievements, highlighting our collective impact on campus, and inspiring the advancement of our profession. 

There were a number of communication tools provided to connect with colleagues in the ACUI community during the time in Orlando with a focus of sharing within our community. 

Here are a few of the conference highlights:


Delegate List  


2014 Program Book
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2014 Mobile App PreviewDownload the conference mobile guide!  

By the numbers:

Total Attendees - 1456
  • Delegates - 1100
    • Graduate students – 59
    • Professionals – 904
    • Undergraduate Students – 81
    • Honorary/Veteran – 34
    • One day attendees – 22
  • Exhibitors – 274
  • Speakers, Staff, & Guests – 82

Associate members

  • 274 exhibitors
  • 107 Companies
• Campus tours – 222 attendees participated in seven tours of  six schools
• Marriott tours – 45 people got to see the operations of the incredible Marriott staff
• Kennedy Space Center – 32 people learned about NASA and space travel before departing for home

Community Service
• 3 agencies served
• 845 registrants
• Created over 10,000 hygiene kits for Clean the World, a new record!

Education and Research Fund
• $7,065 raised through the FUNd Run/Walk
• $13,374 raised through the Silent and Blind Auctions
• $9,688 raised in annual fund contributions
• Several delegates joined the $1,000 for the 100th anniversary campaign!
• In total, this raised $35,127, which is a new conference record!

Bloggers Alley

Several ACUI members blogged in their own space about the conference experience.If we missed yours, please let us know by sending an email to

Kat Shanahan, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

Kaitlyn Dyleski, Albertus Magnus College

Anthony Otero, Barnard College

Joshua Wilson, University of Florida


Updated Aug. 29, 2014