Friday, March 17


3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Meeting Rooms 407/409 Fourth Floor
Leadership Team Meeting

6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Depart from hotel lobby
Leadership Team Dinner

Saturday, March 18


12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Franklin Hall A Fourth Floor
ACUI Marketplace Open

12:00 to 5:00 p.m., Franklin Hall A, Fourth Floor
Conference Concierge Open

2:15 to 4:00 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
+ Experienced Leaders Program: Optional City Tour
Preregistration required This 90-minute bus tour of the main sites in Philadelphia will join the main Experienced Leaders Program at 4 p.m. for a reception, tour, and dinner at the Howard Gittis Student Center at Temple University.

3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Preconference: Executive Presence: The Dream is Real
Preregistration required Enhance your path to leadership in higher education by forging a strong personal brand through Executive Presence. Serving as a foundation for the session’s content, Sylvia Ann Hewlett’s Executive Presence will guide the discussion for women to explore their next "step." Participants will receive access to an online survey prior to the session and a copy of Executive Presence upon checkin.

3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Meeting Rooms 414/415, Fourth Floor
+ Preconference: Men of Color Workshop
Preregistration required To help build a support network for men of color in the profession, this program will create a space for conversation and strategy on how to increase success in the field. Participants will explore the means to navigate obstacles that men of color face and translate those to positive outcomes. Presenter: Eddie Banks-Crosson, M.S. Ed. Director, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, University of Pennsylvania

4:00 to 9:00 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
+ Experienced Leaders Program: Temple University
Preregistration required The Experienced Leaders Professionals Program (formerly the Senior Management Professionals Program) is for anyone who has been in the student unions/activities field for 15 or more years in a leadership role of assistant director or higher. This program includes: A self-evaluation and session to discuss the four disciplines for improving organizational health, including a copy of "The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business" by Patrick Lencioni. A presentation on Generation Z will help leaders understand how to work successfully with students and entry-level staff. A presentation on Vision 2030: The Transformation of Student Life with time for discussion. A reception, tour, and dinner at the Howard Gittis Student Center at Temple University. Panelists for the Saturday program include: Zebulon Davenport, Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs, West Chester University Davenport was formerly at IUPUI, Northern Kentucky, James Madison, and Appalachian State. He is a noted author and presenter, discussing first generation college students and issues facing senior leadership on college campuses. He currently and has previously supervised a variety of areas including campus centers, counseling centers, recreation services, health services, and student conduct. Rita LaRue – Vice President of Campus Services, Drexel University LaRue has worked at Drexel since 2002 in various roles including senior associate vice president for student affairs. Her portfolio includes housing, dining, parking, bookstore, card office, event services, and student centers with a budget of more than $100 million and supervision of 48 professional staff and more than 500 industry specific and student staff. She is very involved in NACAS as past regional president in 2014 and had been on the east regional board for more than five years. She is an active agent for positive change on campus, specifically for student service and outcomes. She's also active in the Philadelphia consortium UC Green, designed to create partnerships with campus community to improve environmental stewardship in the University City community. Michael Scales – Associate Vice President for Business Affairs, Temple University Formerly associate vice president for student affairs and senior director for university housing and residential life at Temple, Scales has been at Temple for more than 10 years and previously worked at Drexel, North Carolina State, and Georgia in housing and residence life. He is an active community member serving on the board of directors for Campus Philly, a nonprofit organization that fuels economic growth by encouraging college students to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region.

Sunday, March 19


7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Meeting Room 501 Fifth Floor
Meditation/Reflection Space

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Franklin Hall A, Fourth Floor
ACUI Marketplace Open

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Meeting Room 407, Fourth Floor
+ Career Center Open
Looking for professional development opportunities, your next career move, or a second set of eyes on your resume? The career center is the place for you! Open throughout the conference, we are here to help you continue to grow in the Association and our field. Sign up in advance or on the spot for resume reviews or just to chat with a senior professional in the field. Included on Sunday will be: Resume drop off for review; On-site sign up for career path chats with senior professionals; On-site sign up for business photos.

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Franklin Hall A, Fourth Floor
Conference Concierge Open

8:00 a.m. to noon, Meeting Rooms 408/409, Fourth Floor
+ Preconference: Contracts and Tenant Relations in the Student Union
Preregistration required Managing tenant space in a student union setting isn't new, but recent trends show that union budgets have become increasingly dependent on this revenue stream. This preconference session will provide attendees with information on soliciting tenants, drafting contracts and subleases, developing rental rates, identifying insurance needs, and developing positive tenant relationships.

8:00 a.m. to noon, Meeting Rooms 414/415, Fourth Floor
+ Preconference: Creating a Space for Student Activism
Preregistration required The campus-based movements of the 1960s are often the reference point for the connection between student activism and social change. However, a pre-1960s perspective shows that each period of structural and cultural transition from the founding of the United States to today has a corresponding story of campus protest and dissent.

8:00 a.m. to noon, Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Preconference: Putting It Into Practice: Future Priorities for Leadership Education
Preregistration required Discourse, programming, and resources around leadership education seem to be everywhere. Our challenge as practitioners is to develop a holistic understanding of leadership education and apply that to our practice for the benefit of both student learning and our own professional development. Join us for a thorough review of the Inter-Association Leadership Education Collaborative, its recommendations for future priorities, and an example from one campus that has started this work. Attendees will consider relevant research and recommendations to develop their own plan for action, as well as reflect on the role of ACUI in advancing this important work.

8:00 a.m. to noon, Salons C/D, Fifth Floor
+ Experienced Leaders Program
Preregistration Required The Experienced Leaders Professionals Program (formerly the Senior Management Professionals Program) is for anyone who has been in the student unions/activities field for 15 or more years in a leadership role of assistant director or higher. This program includes: A self-evaluation and session to discuss the four disciplines for improving organizational health, including a copy of "The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business" by Patrick Lencioni. A presentation on Generation Z will help leaders understand how to work successfully with students and entry-level staff. A presentation on Vision 2030: The Transformation of Student Life with time for discussion. Day 2 Schedule Sunday, March 19 8–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:30–9:30 a.m. Presentation: Generation Z 9:40–10:50 a.m. Panel: The Four Discipline Model of The Advantage 11 a.m.–Noon Vision 2030: The Transformation of Student Life Noon Closing

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
+ Temple University Student Centers Tour
Preregistration required Visit Temple University’s Student Centers. The Main Campus center offers visitors a variety of program and service options, including meeting and event spaces, a grand atrium, the primary bookstore location, student affairs and student organizations offices, as well as a host of other related services, lounges, and food court. Almost 200,000-square-feet, the center has nearly 3 million visitors annually and offers ample ways to get and stay involved with community building. Tour participants will see both public and back-of-house spaces and spend more than an hour seeing the facility through the eyes of student and full-time staff guides. After lunch, the second stop will be the Student Faculty Center (SFC) on the Health Sciences Center campus. The SFC recently completed an $8 million renovation, and tour participants will see the new lobby and offices, the Tech Center, and updated recreation and event/programming spaces. This tour will use SEPTA subway for transportation and some walking/street travel is required. For more info about the Student Centers at Temple, visit studentcenter.temple.edu.

10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
+ Ales and Arts Trolley Tour
Preregistration required For 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Explore the world’s largest outdoor art gallery through the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program. The first half of this tour, via trolley, will visit numerous pieces of outdoor public art. The second half is a visit to Yards Brewing Company and a stop at their Tasting Room which includes a few samples of their finest crafted brews. Outside will be food trucks for those looking for a local meal option.

1:00 to 1:45 p.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ Graduate Student Network Welcome
Preregistration Required Graduate Student Network attendees will walk away with a greater knowledge of the professional opportunities available in the college unions and student activities fields, gain access to other professionals with a broad professional background, and become more connected to ACUI. The program will consist of four parts: a welcome, a career-focused educational session, two tours, and a recommended educational track. Sunday, March 19, 1–1:45 p.m. Welcome Monday, March 20, 2–4 p.m. Tour: The Howard Gittis Student Center at Temple University Career Focused Ed Session: Funemployment: The Hidden Truths of the Job Search Recommended Educational Sessions 1 Department, 2 Campuses, 3 Buildings Active Threat Response Somehow We Manage Leaning into Chaos Help Students Orgs be Financial Competent

1:00 to 1:45 p.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ Undergraduate Student Network Welcome
Preregistration Required The Undergraduate Student Network creates a sense of community for students within the conference in which they can learn more about ACUI and higher education/union operations/student activities and professional opportunities. The program will consist of four parts: a welcome, an extended educational session, two tours, and a recommended educational track. Sunday, March 19, 1–1:45 p.m. Welcome Monday, March 20, 2-4 p.m Tour: The Howard Gittis Student Center at Temple University Undergraduate Extended Learning Session: Crucial Conversations In a world of 24/7 news and responses triggered by social media, emotions, and experiences, we are often afraid to express our opinions due to anticipated response. This workshop will allow participants to explore their own values and implicit biases around current issues to learn how to respectfully engage in both conversation and action. Recommended Educational Sessions 1 Department, 2 Campuses, 3 Buildings Addressing the Needs of LGBTQ – ASD Students Everything is Awesome! Engaging Tabling and Outreach Leading with Intention: A Better Student Leader

1:00 to 1:45 p.m., Salons C/D, Fifth Floor
Volunteer Welcome

2:00 to 2:45 p.m., Salons A/B, Fifth Floor
+ Newcomers' Welcome
If this is your first time attending an ACUI annual conference, this session is for you. This informative, interactive session will outline the various components of the conference, provide introductions to the ACUI Leadership Team, and give you a chance to get to know fellow attendees.

3:00 to 4:15 p.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
Region I Meeting

3:00 to 4:15 p.m., Salon B, Fifth Floor
Region II Meeting

3:00 to 4:15 p.m., Salon C, Fifth Floor
Region III Meeting

3:00 to 4:15 p.m., Salon D, Fifth Floor
Region IV Meeting

3:00 to 4:15 p.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
Region V Meeting

3:00 to 4:15 p.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
Region VI Meeting

3:00 to 4:15 p.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
Region VII Meeting

3:00 to 4:15 p.m., Salon L, Fifth Floor
Region VIII Meeting

4:15 to 5:45 p.m., Depart from hotel lobby
+ Travel to Irvine Auditorium
Yellow school buses will help you relive childhood memories on our way to Irvine Auditorium. Buses will depart from the 12th Street entrance starting at 4:15 p.m. and will make continuous loops as they fill. Should you choose your own way to travel, the address of Irvine Auditorium is 3401 Spruce Street (less than three miles away).

5:45 to 7:30 p.m., Offsite
+ All-Conference Session 1: Shaun Harper
The first all-conference session will be at Houston Hall, the first student union in the United States. Keynote Dr. Shaun Harper will present "Race Matters in College Unions and Student Activities." Harper will offer amazing insight as to the role of the college union as it relate to this topic. Recognized in Education Week as one of the 12 most influential professors in the field of education, Harper is an expert on race, gender, and student success in U.S. colleges and universities. He is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he founded and serves as executive director of the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education. He has published 12 books and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications and received more than $12 million in research grants. His research has been cited in nearly 5,000 published studies. Nearly two decades ago, he was an intern in the ACUI Central Office. He also served as an elected member of the ACUI Board of Trustees from 2001–03 and is now president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and more than 11,000 newspapers have quoted him and featured his research.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Offsite
+ ACUI FanFest
Join the ACUI delegation for a spirited tailgate-style experience at the nation’s first student union, Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. ACUI is pleased to have Temple University's 2016 CUPSI champions, comprised of Kai Davis, Jamal Parker, Nayo Jones, Jasmine Combs, Nick Stanovick and coached by Miriam Harris, performing during FanFest. Some local school mascots will also make an appearance. Be sure to wear your school gear and show your pride! Go ACUI!

Monday, March 20


7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Meeting Room 308 Third Floor
Campus Life & Program Management Community of Practice Breakfast
Preregistration Required This is a networkng breakfast only for those who preregistered specifically for this function.

7:00 to 7:45 a.m., Meeting Room 501, Fifth Floor
+ ERFlow Yoga
Preregistration required. To edit your registration, click here "My Account" at the top of this window. Select "My Events," the 2017 Annual Conference, then the "Edit" button on the right, and "Edit" again on the right. Select the "Add Activities" button then add the yoga session(s) of your choice, and complete and pay for the changes. Get your day started off right with gentle stretching and positive intentions as you support the Education and Research Fund. All are welcome regardless of fitness level or yoga experience. The guided sessions will be off the mat, so a mat is not needed, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

7:00 to 8:00 a.m., Meeting Room 304, Third Floor
+ LGBTQ+ Community of Practice Breakfast
Preregistration Required This is a networkng breakfast only for those who preregistered specifically for this function.

7:00 to 8:00 a.m., Meeting Room 305/306, Third Floor
+ Student Employee Supervisors Community of Practice Breakfast
Preregistration Required This is a networkng breakfast only for those who preregistered specifically for this function.

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Franklin Hall A, Fourth Floor
ACUI Marketplace Open

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Meeting Room 407, Fourth Floor
+ Career Center Open
Looking for professional development opportunities, your next career move, or a second set of eyes on your resume? The career center is the place for you! Open throughout the conference, we are here to help you continue to grow in the Association and our field. Sign up in advance or on the spot for resume reviews or just to chat with a senior professional in the field. Included on Monday: (8:15-9:15am) Funemployment: The Hidden Truths of the Job Search; (11am-2pm) Career Path Chats, Resume Reviews; (2:15-3:15pm) Living Your Journey: Some Assembly Required; (3:30-4:30pm) From Pipe Dream to Pipeline: Creating a Villlage…; (4:45-5:45pm) 1967 ACUI Annual Conference - Philadelphia, PA.

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Franklin Hall A, Fourth Floor
Conference Concierge Open

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Meeting Room 501, Fifth Floor
Meditation/Reflection Space

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., TBD
Educational Session Block 1

8:15 to 8:40 a.m., TBD
Flash Session 1A

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Meeting Room 410, Fourth Floor
Administration, Finance, & Auxiliaries Management Community of Practice Meeting

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Meeting Room 406, Fourth Floor
Graduate Students and New Professionals Community of Practice Meeting

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Meeting Room 405, Fourth Floor
Seasoned Professionals and Retirees Community of Practice Meeting

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Salon D, Fifth Floor
+ "Invisible Disability": Social Stigma and Identity
This session addresses the impact of specific universal design practices on faculty-student relationships and academic identity development for students with so-called "invisible disabilities". Specific services and adaptations addressing social stigma, deficit perspectives, and stereotype threats will be addressed.

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Salon L, Fifth Floor
+ An Inclusive Campus through Teaching and Learning
Recent incidents portrayed by national media have demonstrated the need to re-examine our campus climate and identify new approaches to addressing longstanding issues. Using a multicultural teaching and learning model, this session will share strategies for how we as union and student activities professionals can create a more inclusive campus.

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Salon B, Fifth Floor
+ Creating Welcoming Facilities and Inclusive Spaces
Our staff in facilities, operations, and administration play a huge role in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment in our student unions. Use the "four elements of inclusive spaces" as a way to see your union facility and its operations and administration from a new perspective. Learn and share ideas for using the elements on your campus.

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Meeting Rooms 408/409, Fourth Floor
+ Funemployment: The Hidden Truths of the Job Search
The job search while in or after finishing graduate school can be incredibly challenging, especially for students who feel their internship and assistantship experiences were deserving of "that perfect first job." The presenters will dispel myths about the job search while telling their own stories which did not result in jobs before graduation.

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ Overstaying Your Welcome: Addressing Visitor Issues
Not all student staff visitations are as they appear. Hear from three professionals at different campuses about training student staff members to handle visitors while both on-duty and off-duty, from friends and strangers to difficult visitors and unwanted attention. There will be opportunities for discussion of best practices and interactive scenarios.

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Meeting Rooms 414/415, Fourth Floor
+ Party Rock is in the House (Union) Tonight
The benefits of late-night and alcohol-alternative programming far outweigh the challenges. The challenges, however, still exist with certain events, such as late-night parties. We will go through a case study of how we at Virginia collaborated with other campus partners to develop a plan to safely host these events and mitigate most of the issues.

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Salon C, Fifth Floor
+ Student Affairs and Parenting
There are few better professions than those found in the world of student affairs. And there are few better feelings than parenting. But combining the two can be more challenging than any one person bargained for. Join this panel of ACUI parents as we provide information about the historical context of women in the workplace, how the landscape of the student affairs work force has changed, and what it means for a generation of parents who are trying to make it all work. The panel will also host roundtables for parents to share stories and support.

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ Union Energy Retrofit: Consumer to Conservation
This session reviews development, design choices, and challenges overcome during an energy savings performance contracting project at the University of Florida’s J. Wayne Reitz Student Union. The results are superior and over 50% energy savings are proven. The project is an energy conservation finalist for the 2016 Ebie Power to the People award.

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
+ Wake Up From Your Marketing Nightmare
What marketing project is keeping you up at night? Chances are, someone else at ACUI has figured out how to do exactly what you are struggling with. This session will walk through case studies of tricky marketing challenges and show how other student unions have used creativity, collaboration, and working the system to create successful campaigns.

8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
+ Who Does Your PMs?
Do you need help setting up a preventive maintenance schedule for your facility? Do you have innovative or efficient methods to complete PMs? Join us for a roundtable discussion of preventive maintenance best practices, hot topics, and lived experiences. Topics will include how to setup and execute a preventative maintenance program, what equipment should receive PMs, the 10% rule, the building internet of things, computer maintenance management systems, and anything else you’d like to bring forward from your experience or curiosity.

8:15 to 8:40 a.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ How Did We Get Here?
Our story has been framed through the history of ACUI; however, that history fails to address the true complexity of the college union story within college campuses and across the entire Association. Learn the history, the evolution of naming, what our construction and renovation practices communicate over time, and how to apply this research.

8:50 to 9:15 a.m., TBD
Flash Session 1B

9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Grand Ballroom E/H, Fifth Floor
+ All-Conference Session 2: ACUI Talks
In this modified ACUI Talks presentation, you will hear various viewpoints on inclusion issues and how a college student union can help to break down these barriers. Laci Green Laci Green is a YouTuber, public speaker, and activist from Oakland. She is best known as the woman behind the Internet’s most popular sex education show: Sex Plus, which reaches 5 million young adults every month and is viewed in all 196 countries. In 2011, Green graduated with highest honors from the University of California–Berkeley and currently holds a certificate in rape and dating violence crisis counseling. Since graduating, she has worked with more than 100 universities, conferences, military groups, and government offices on sexual health and sexual violence prevention efforts. She is also the host/writer of MTV Braless and produces an educational series for Planned Parenthood. Benjamin O’Keefe At only 21 years old, Benjamin O’Keefe is already taking the world by storm as a speaker, Internet personality, and leader in progressive politics. O'Keefe gained international acclaim after beginning a global movement against the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch and their company’s size-based discrimination and went on to launch body positive campaigns with some of the largest clothing and beauty companies in the world. Since then, he has continued advocating to lift up the voices of marginalized communities and create systemic change. O'Keefe currently works as the social and cultural producer at MoveOn.org, the largest progressive nonprofit in America. Benjamin is passionate about starting conversations, especially with young people, about the power of our voices to create change in our lives and in the lives of others. Davin Searls A deaf person and native American Sign Language user who comes from a culturally deaf family, Davin Searls is the executive director of Discovering Deaf Worlds, a non-profit organization that provides organizational management and leadership training to deaf advocates in developing countries. Davin joined this organization in 2008 after spending nearly a year teaching at a deaf university in Changchun, China, and was the catalyst behind DDW’s move to non-profit status. Davin has given presentations on human rights, advocacy, and diversity within the global deaf community to audiences from around the world. He has also conducted leadership, teambuilding, and organizational development training with deaf community leaders in several countries, including a 2.5-year program in the Philippines that ultimately trained over 1,700 deaf people. Davin formerly chaired the International Experts Group of the National Association of the Deaf, the premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States. He is currently a member of the Human Rights Experts Group under the World Federation of the Deaf, an international non-profit and non-governmental organization of deaf associations from 133 countries and a Diversity Executive Leadership Program Scholar for the American Society of Association Executives.

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Franklin Hall B, Fourth Floor
+ Expo Hall Open
The ACUI Expo is an integral part of the conference and delegate experience that will provide ample opportunities to interact with companies from across the United States and to learn about the latest trends. Attend the show, and you can: Talk with industry experts about trends in the marketplace Sample cuisine from a wide range of food service franchises Check out advancements in software and media platforms in the Interactive Hive Discover some Inter-Activities brought to you by ACUI programs and services Find new ideas for student programming and leisure-time activities Visit with architects, consultants, and planning firms about important information about designing space that students are attracted to Experience the newest furnishings and interior designs for college campuses Take advantage of the show's special discounts and prize drawings from your fellow associate members Visit the Furniture Showcase in the ACUI Marketplace The ACUI Expo is an essential component of a well-rounded conference experience that provides engagement with various companies that are matched to attendees' needs and interests.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom Foyer, Fifth Floor
Community of Practice Fair

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Meeting Room 407, Fourth Floor
Business Headshots

11:30 a.m. to noon, Meeting Room 405, Fourth Floor
Innovation Stage 1: Unique Venues

12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom E/H, Fifth Floor
+ Expo Lunch
Lunch will be served during four periods, starting at Noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. You should have received a ticket with your lunch time when you checked in for the conference. If you did not receive a ticket or would like information about changing times, please see Member Services in Franklin Hall A. Please arrived at your assigned lunch time to help us expedite service.

12:00 to 12:30 p.m., Meeting Room 405, Fourth Floor
Innovation Stage 2: Campus Labs

12:30 to 1:00 p.m., Meeting Room 405, Fourth Floor
+ Innovation Stage 3: I-LEAD
Curious about I-LEAD and how it might benefit your students? Thinking of exploring I-LEAD Connect for your "return to campus" leadership training but haven't done the research yet? Now is the time, this is the place. Listen to ACUI volunteer leaders share the top 10 things the program can do for your students, you as an advisor, and your campus community.

2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
+ Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Tour
Preregistration required The Kimmel Center is a large performing arts venue in Philadelphia. Known as the Center, it is the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of America's "Big Five" symphony orchestras and regarded as one of the best in the world. The Kimmel Center is also the home venue of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. This tour will take you through the front and back of house of this iconic venue in Philadelphia and is in walking distance from the Marriott (no transportation will be provided).

2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
+ Undergraduate and Graduate Student Networks: Tour Temple University
Preregistration required Tour: The Howard Gittis Student Center at Temple University

2:00 to 5:30 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
+ Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park Tour
Preregistration required The Wells Fargo Center is the premiere sports and entertainment venue in South Philadelphia. It is home to the Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Philadelphia Soul. The Wells Fargo Center continues to remain a prime destination for the best sports and entertainment attractions in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Citizens Bank Park is the Major League Baseball stadium home to the Philadelphia Phillies. This tour will go behind the scenes of both of these iconic venues in South Philadelphia. Also, enjoy hot appetizers from McFaddens at the ballpark. Transportation will be through the SEPTA, Philadelphia’s public subway system.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m., TBD
Educational Session Block 2

2:15 to 2:40 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 2A

2:15 to 5:45 p.m., Meeting Room 305/306, Third Floor
+ Mid-Level Managers Program
Preregistration required A mid-conference program track is being offered to for mid-level managers to learn tips for managing up, down, and across organizations. Sessions will include roundtables and open dialogue to determine what core competencies and skill sets are needed for mid-level managers to move to the next level as well as a brief presentation and Q&A with executive and senior-level administrators. Anyone who supervises two or more full-time staff and has a minimum of five years experience would benefit from this program. Schedule Monday, March 20 2:15–3:15 p.m. Presentation: Managing in All Directions 3:30–4:30 p.m. Small Group Discussions 4:45–5:45 p.m. Panel with Executive/Senior-Level Administrators Tuesday, March 21 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Presentation: Generation Z

2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Meeting Room 410, Fourth Floor
LGBTQ+ Community of Practice Meeting

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
+ Cancelled: Ask. Know. Encourage! Student Employment Done Well
Supervising student employees can be a challenge for student affairs educators. How can we provide practical supervision while also meeting the developmental needs of the student? Participants will learn about the California State University-Fullerton student employee supervision program "Ask. Know. Encourage." modeled on student success and development research.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
+ Cancelled: Dig Deeper: Engaging Students to Yield Big Results
Susquehanna University planned to expand an undersized retail dining servery in response to student dissatisfaction. With limited funding and a strong desire to get it right, the team engaged over 500 students through face to face dialog, and learned that there was much more to the story.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
+ CANCELLED: It Takes Lots of Work to Get a Little Money
The Erb Memorial Union has always been about students giving to future generations of students. The legacy of giving is strong, so when our $95 million budget included $5 million in gifts, we thought the goal was an easy one. However, after a dedicated fundraiser, hundreds of tours, some really wonderful gifts, and lots of learning experiences, we didn't quite make our goal.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ Competition-Based Designer Selection
The competition process is an informative way for campuses to select a capital project architect. Attendees will learn how to conduct a competition-based selection process; gain perspective on the benefits for students, college union staff, institutions, and architecture firms; and learn how a competition can inform the campus design process.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Meeting Rooms 414/415, Fourth Floor
+ Council for International Engagement Focus Group Council for International Engagement Focus Group
Join the Council for International Engagement as we consider the future of international engagement for ACUI. In this session, we will review the charge of the Council, share the results of our surveys conducted earlier this year, and test some ideas and strategies with session participants.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
+ Leading with Intention: A Better Student Leader
Being a student leader allows you to leave your legacy on campus. There is a big difference in managing and leading. What legacy are you leaving? This session will discuss how to develop conflict management strategies, enhance leadership abilities, and cultivate positive group dynamics.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Meeting Rooms 408/409, Fourth Floor
+ Living Your Journey: Some Assembly Required
To pursue a doctorate or not to pursue a doctorate...the question many of us face. Come hear from a panel of professionals who are each living their own personal journey on why they selected the path they did. Panelists include those in the beginning, end, and completion stages of doctoral degrees and a faculty member without the degree.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Salon C, Fifth Floor
+ Outstanding Feasibility Plans: Top 10 Essentials
Time for a feasibility plan? Making the best case for enhancing a Union building is a physical, financial, and political balancing act. What are the essentials of a successful process? This engaging, hands-on session offers practical insights from Union practitioners who have managed feasibility planning and consultants who have worked with them.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ Responding to a Rapidly Evolving Student Body
The University of Central Missouri has experienced consistent enrollment growth, an influx of international students, and great enthusiasm from student groups. This new audience is changing space needs, use patterns, and institutional identity. We will explore ways to create an adaptable student union that reflects a changing student body.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Salon L, Fifth Floor
+ Team Cohesion: Building Your Organization's Brand
Whether you are a small student center with a handful of members or a large one with 100+ members, creating a cohesive team and brand focused on a common direction is challenging. Using Caron's theoretical model of Team Cohesion, the presentation will show one organization's shift from one of a silos to a unified culture/brand.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
+ When Students Demand Change
The Black Student Union at California State University-Los Angeles issued a list of demands to our president in 2015. This session explores how students, staff, and faulty are all working together to address issues from an unwelcoming environment to black student recruitment and retention.

2:15 to 2:40 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Getting a Yes: Implementing a Referendum Campaign
This presentation will talk about best practices used at Georgia Tech that led to a 66% approval for a student fee to fund a new student center. The presenters will discuss how this was truly a team effort. During the six-week campaign, the staff and students held nine events and 39 tabling events in more than 10 different locations on campus.

2:50 to 3:15 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 2B

2:50 to 3:15 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ ACUI Volunteers Drive the Association
Come learn about the role of ACUI volunteers within the Association and the variety of volunteer opportunities that exist. Current volunteers will share their stories and skills gained from their experiences. Whether you are looking for your first ACUI volunteer opportunity or a new challenge as a seasoned volunteer, this session is for you!

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., TBD
Educational Session Block 3

3:30 to 3:55 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 3A

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Meeting Room 406, Fourth Floor
Catholic Colleges & Universities Community of Practice Meeting

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Meeting Room 410, Fourth Floor
Marketing Community of Practice Meeting

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Salon C, Fifth Floor
+ Accountability in Programming
Accountability in terms of fiscal stewardship; assessment; alignment with vision, goals, and values; and risk management is becoming increasingly important in programming. The purpose of this presentation is to share tools developed at East Carolina University to help programmers with accountability measures.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ Activism and Advocacy: A Student-Centered Approach
In 1964, the Free Speech Movement at the University of California-Berkeley became the first large-scale campus student movement in the country. Demonstrations, rallies, and protests are a daily occurrence on the Berkeley campus. We will review the relevance of microcosms, student theory, and action steps to embrace student activism on your campus.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Meeting Rooms 408/409, Fourth Floor
+ From Pipe Dream to Pipeline: Creating a Village for Career Advancement for Women of Color in Student Affairs
As advocates for diversity, inclusion, social justice, and ongoing learning, student affairs should be heading the charge for ensuring professional development opportunities for women of color. Research shows that there is a disparity in career advancement among women in student affairs that negatively impacts women of color. This session will highlight key concepts, strategies, and factors that address these issues.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Meeting Rooms 414/415, Fourth Floor
+ From Technology to Toilet Paper
Discover the many lessons learned during the recent $26.5 million renovation of the Wayne State University Student Center. We will share our experiences from getting project approval, building the right team, budgeting for the unexpected ($15,000 for more toilet paper), to redefining the vision and operation of our newly transformed facility.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ It's Not You, It's Me: Change and Political Capital
We work to support our current organizational environments and cultures. What do you do when you're thriving in your current environment and then it changes? What about the political and social capital you had under previous leadership? Change is constant, so we'll talk strategies on maintaining and building capital within new organizational contexts.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Salon L, Fifth Floor
+ Managing Large-Scale Events with Campus Partners
Planning large-scale events is more effective with the support of campus partners. Explore how to build and sustain relationships, streamline communication, and garner support between campus entities to plan and execute successful large-scale campus events.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Salon B, Fifth Floor
+ No Fare, It's Free! Funding through Sponsorships
Looking for a way to give back to students who attend your programs? At the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, we utilize money from corporate sponsorships to fund our campuswide incentive program. This presentation will outline the process of soliciting sponsorships and discuss the many different ways of utilizing this additional funding for a programming board budget.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
+ Taking Cocurricular Experiences from List to Live
With endless involvement opportunities available, there is a need to help students look beyond a full résumé and explore how to create a full campus experience. This session will discuss how to create context for diverse programming to enhance each student's cocurricular experience through the use of technology, strategic partnerships, and more.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
+ The College Union's Role in Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Planning
As union professionals, we play a critical role in emergency preparedness and response. In this role as community builders, we are often the front line when it comes to the pulse of student life on our campuses. Through this important role, we have the opportunity to take note of our community, proactively engage in prevention, and help to manage crises. At this session, participants will learn from ACUI colleagues who have experienced tragedies on their campus, as well as from volunteers who actively lead and participate in emergency preparedness trainings. Join us as we delve into this important conversation to learn more about preparedness and prevention planning.

3:30 to 5:45 p.m., Salon D, Fifth Floor
+ Extended Session: Blueprints 101 - Understanding Architectural Plans
Intimidated by the thought of trying to review architectural drawings and specifications for your building project? Learn how these documents are organized and how to use them to communicate effectively with your design team. Join the presenters as they interactively engage you on how to navigate reading and understanding of architectural drawings.

3:30 to 3:55 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Creating Valuable Community Partnerships
Engagement in the community and service to the community are important skills for our students to develop. In this session, we will share practices and efforts that have worked on our campuses in order to develop strong, mutually beneficial relationships.

4:05 to 4:30 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 3B

4:05 to 4:30 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ UR Global: A Purdue University Success Story
A Purdue initiative, the UR Global program engaged 770+ international students and built a network of 30 student leaders in one year. Our research will present methods to achieve high engagement levels, intercultural growth, leadership development, and mitigate perceived isolation in students from multicultural backgrounds living in residence halls.

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., TBD
Educational Session Block 4

4:45 to 5:10 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 4A

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Meeting Room 410, Fourth Floor
Student Employee Supervisors Community of Practice Meeting

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Meeting Room 406, Fourth Floor
Student Organization Advisors Community of Practice Meeting

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Meeting Rooms 408/409, Fourth Floor
+ 1967 ACUI Annual Conference - Philadelphia
Fifty years ago, ACUI members attended the 44th annual conference just four blocks from where we are today. The 1967 proceedings will be shared including topics such as: sense of community, introduction of computers, contracted food service, and social change. Yesterday will be compared to today, along with lessons learned for future practice.

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
+ Addressing The Needs of LGBTQ-ASD Students
Based on an examination of the intersection between ability and sexual identity through the voices of LGBTQ-ASD students, session facilitators will suggest institutional strategies for meeting the needs of these students by addressing all levels of universal design. These strategies and insights inform services to other student populations as well.

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ Adrift in Uncertainty: Strategic Planning
Not a business buzzword, strategic planning can ensure a team mitigates uncertainty, retains and elevates value and purpose, as well as builds strategic relationships on one's campus. This will not be your typical strategic planning session, as we will review and reference Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (Bryson, J.M).

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Salon C, Fifth Floor
+ Creating Harmony Between Facilities and Programming
Much like the kingdom of Westeros, the college union can sometimes feel like its employees are singing a song of fire and ice. In this session, you will learn the importance of creating harmony between facilities and programming, as well as strategies to foster a collaborative working relationship between the two areas.

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Salon L, Fifth Floor
+ Facilities/Custodial Management
Facilities/Custodial management and standards has a number of approaches and applications. We will examine effective ways of managing facilities and custodial staff both in-house and contracted outsourced activities. We will also cover hiring, training staff evaluation, maintaining staff, and the implementation and application of the APPA standards.

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ Hybrid Union: Basketball Rules Shrine and Student Center
When the University of Kansas received the gift of James Naimsith's founding rules of basketball, a "shrine" was needed. Donors desired a lively environment that engaged visitors and served the campus, an activities center managed by the student union. This session explores the perils, politics, programs, and operations that ensued.

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Meeting Rooms 414/415, Fourth Floor
+ Recreation vs. Leisure: Living Well in the Union
Where have conventional interpretations of recreation fallen short in addressing the shifting needs of students, to relieve stress, expand inclusion, broaden community, and promote health and wellness? This research-driven workshop will examine the changing world of how students relax in the union, and how professionals can prepare for what's next.

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
+ Student Affairs Academic Course Partnerships
Partnering with academics connects student affairs work with what students are learning in the classroom. PAF 410 Public Policy provides student employees skills and perspectives for future careers. In HTW 221 Community Health Promotion students identify, create, and market a service project that translates classroom learning to real world practice.

4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Salon B, Fifth Floor
+ Union Transitions: Title IX and Gender Identity
Universities across the country are being impacted by "bathroom bills" and other anti-LGBTQ legislation. This session aims to clarify Title IX and how it protects transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Facility management reaches far beyond restrooms under these protections. It is imperative student unions provide environments where every student feels welcomed and safe. Is your union ready?

4:45 to 5:10 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Trending: Top Ten Trends in College Unions
Want to know what's hot in college unions today? Come learn about the latest and greatest trends in today's college unions. From event management software to union programming, join us as we count down the top ten trends found from student unions across the country and beyond.

5:20 to 5:45 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 4B

5:20 to 5:45 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ #NormalizeBreastfeeding: Lactation Suites on Campus
Temple University recently became the first university in Pennsylvania to install a Mamava portable lactation pod. Presenters will share their experience bringing the pod to campus from concept to client impact, including budgeting, facilities, policy, and marketing. They will also share how this work has helped destigmatize breastfeeding.

6:15 to 6:25 p.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
+ Region I Dinner Departure
Destination: Smokin Betty's, 116 S 11th St.

6:15 to 6:25 p.m., Salon B, Fifth Floor
+ Region II Dinner Departure
Destination: Maggiano's, 1201 Filbert St.

6:15 to 6:25 p.m., Salon C, Fifth Floor
+ Region III Dinner Departure
Destination: Hard Rock Café, 1113-31 Market St.

6:15 to 6:25 p.m., Salon D, Fifth Floor
+ Region IV Dinner Departure
Destination: Hard Rock Café, 1113-31 Market St.

6:15 to 6:25 p.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ Region V Dinner Departure
Destination: Field House, 1150 Filbert St

6:15 to 6:25 p.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ Region VI Dinner Departure
Destination: Tir Na Nog, 1600 Arch St.

6:15 to 6:25 p.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
+ Region VII Dinner Departure
Destination: Field House, 1150 Filbert St.

6:15 to 6:25 p.m., Salon L, Fifth Floor
+ Region VIII Dinner Departure
Destination: Maggiano's, 1201 Filbert St.

9:00 to 10:30 p.m., Salons C/D, Fifth Floor
+ Battle of the Regions: Story Slam
ACUI will present its first story slam in the spirit of poetry slam! The loose theme for this competition will be "(Strange but True) College Union Stories." Regional storytellers will have 5 minutes to tell a story! The story can be told by an individual or up to four persons (group piece) from a region. The evening will kick off with a feature by local Philadelphia storyteller, R. Eric Thomas, the regular host of The Moth StorySlam of Philadelphia and daily contributor to the humor column for ELLE.com, covering current events and pop culture.

Tuesday, March 21


5:45 to 6:30 a.m. Franklin Hall A Fourth Floor
FUNd Run/Walk/Roll Registration

6:30 to 8:00 a.m., Franklin Hall A, Fourth Floor
+ FUNd Run/Walk/Roll
Take in the sights of the city while pounding the pavement for the profession! The annual FUNd Run/Walk takes you to a part of the city that you might not have seen. Collect pledges to enhance your $20 donation entry fee. Does the idea of getting out of bed at 6 a.m. to run/walk 3.1 miles sound dreadful, but you still want to support the Education and Research Fund? Then pay to sleep in! With your $20 donation, we will provide you with a door hanger for your hotel room indicating you paid good money to stay in bed. Visit the Education and Research Program Team at the conference to make your donation and receive your door hanger.

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Meeting Room 501, Fifth Floor
Meditation/Reflection Space

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., TBD
Educational Session Block 5

8:00 to 8:25 a.m., TBD
Flash Session 5A

8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Franklin Hall A, Fourth Floor
ACUI Marketplace Open

8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Meeting Room 407, Fourth Floor
+ Career Center Open
Looking for professional development opportunities, your next career move, or a second set of eyes on your resume? The career center is the place for you! Open throughout the conference, we are here to help you continue to grow in the Association and our field. Sign up in advance or on the spot for resume reviews or just to chat with a senior professional in the field. Included on Tuesday: (8-9am) Educational Session; (11:15am-12:15pm) 2016 Educational Council Highlights; (1-2pm) Managing the Middle without Getting Muddled; (2-5pm) Career Path Chats, Resume Reviews.

8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Franklin Hall A, Fourth Floor
Conference Concierge Open

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Franklin Hall B, Fourth Floor
ACUI Procure Presentations

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Meeting Room 410, Fourth Floor
Multi-Ethnic Professionals & Allies Community of Practice Meeting

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Salon L, Fifth Floor
+ An American (University) in Ghana: A Reflection
The presenter spent two-and-a-half years in Ghana to open the first American university offering degrees on the ground in that country. The experience was full of fascinating challenges and highlights, which included not just logistics of operating and educating in West Africa, but also colorful lessons that come with such cultural immersion.

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Meeting Rooms 414/415, Fourth Floor
+ Got SWAGG? We Do. Ways to Foster Staff Involvement
Do you have S.W.A.G.G.? We do. Come learn about Temple University's Student Workers About Giving and Gathering Committee, a student center staff volunteer committee dedicated to developing marketing campaigns, community service opportunities, and staff social events. Learn about ways to involve your whole staff in marketing across campus.

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ It's a Zoo Out There!
Sometimes movies can tell a story and hit on points far better than we can. This is the case with the Disney film "Zootopia". It tackled some of the pertinent issues in social justice and bias facing our society today. Even if you haven't seen the film, join us as we talk about multicultural issues using the film as talking points.

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Salon C, Fifth Floor
+ Managing Alcohol Events with Student Staff
We will discuss how Appalachian State University uses student staff to manage alcohol events at our on-campus night club, as well as for signature departmental events, weddings, and other receptions. This session will examine the experiences of the attendees on how they limit liability and still create great events for their patrons.

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Salon B, Fifth Floor
+ Student Organization Advisors Open Discussion
Join us for a facilitated conversation of session attendees focusing on two of the Student Organization Advisors Community of Practice topics for discussion: student group advisor training and funding models. We plan to walk away from this session with ideas based on best practices, as well as future plans for these topics.

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ Supervison: Out of the Dark and Into the Light
Five years ago, the University Union at Western Illinois University was run solely as a business and meeting space. The role of the student and community had been lost somewhere along the way. This session will discuss developing a student-centered University Union in the midst of crisis and how, as supervisors, we learned many personal and professional lessons on human resources and self-care.

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Salon D, Fifth Floor
+ Ten Reasons Why Your Union Needs a Wellness Program
The Oklahoma State University Student Union has established a successful employee wellness program. Join us as we discuss our six-year journey and highlight where we started, marketing efforts employed, program assessment, organization and employee benefits, and how we adapt to reach the most number of employees in the most effective manner.

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
+ The Quest for Equitable Event Management Practices
In April 2014, 400 students, prominent faculty, and senior administrators gathered for a townhall meeting to question administrators on police and event management practices. This session will feature one school's two-year journey to address challenges with inequitable policies and event management, steps taken to regain trust, and the outcome.

8:00 to 9:00 a.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
+ The Union Marketing Agency Model
Developing a marketing agency within a college union brings rewards and challenges, but often can enhance how marketing is presented for union "clients." Learn how this marketing department brings in revenue, manages projects, oversees staffing, and delivers product for university departments, student organizations, and the union itself.

8:00 to 8:25 a.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Elements of Unions Evident in Campus Community
The outcomes of a recent dissertation research project will be shared: 1) How highly rated unions make meaning of community; 2) Identification of common elements of unions that are evident in campus community; and 3) Provide a framework that practitioners can use when building or developing facilities that are purposefully community-centered.

8:35 to 9:00 a.m., TBD
Flash Session 5B

8:35 to 9:00 a.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Educational Session Proposal Writing 101
Member-presented educational sessions are a vital part of the ACUI story. They provide peer-to-peer information sharing with a diversity of topics and styles. Come allow Education Council members to give you a step by step guide through the ACUI conference session submission process that will ensure you’re giving yourself (and your work) the best shot!

9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Grand Ballroom E/H, Fifth Floor
The Honors Breakfast

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
+ Thomas Jefferson University Campus and Facilities Tour
Preregistration required Thomas Jefferson University, founded in 1894 as Jefferson Medical College, is one of a few academic health centers in the United States. The tour of this urban campus will take you to some more common collegiate facilities as well as some locations out of the ordinary for those associated with more traditional two- or four-year institutions. This is a walking tour.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., TBD
Educational Session Block 6

11:15 to 11:40 a.m., TBD
Flash Session 6A

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Meeting Room 406, Fourth Floor
International Education Community of Practice Meeting

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Meeting Room 405, Fourth Floor
On-Campus Recreation & Leisure Community of Practice Meeting

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Meeting Rooms 408/409, Fourth Floor
+ 2016 Education Council Highlights
Education Council members are responsible for the development, delivery, and evaluation of a comprehensive and balanced program of professional development activities, services, and programs focused on the Association’s 11 core competencies. Come to this session to hear the highlights of how this lofty mission has been carried out in 2016.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
+ A Little Project That Could: The University of Kentucky Story Update
Hear the story, share the challenges, and understand the lessons learned from the development of the stunning new University of Kentucky Student Center. As the largest student center project in the United States, this unique project sets a new benchmark in campus collaboration, shared vision, patience, and persistence.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
+ Creating a Culture of Collective Accountability
Hear the story of BeVocal, a systemwide, multi-issue bystander intervention initiative promoting that individuals have the power to prevent high-risk behavior and harm. Building on best practices, BeVocal addresses racism, homophobia, high-risk drinking, and sexual assault to establish a norm of collective responsibility and respect.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Meeting Rooms 414/415, Fourth Floor
+ Everything is Awesome! Engaging Tabling and Outreach
Engaging tabling and outreach, like any skill, is something that can be taught, practiced, learned, and mastered. This session will focus on the proactive "how to" of developing outreach content and strategies for both professionals and students of any personality type to succeed in tabling, including identifying audience and narrative focus.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ Late-Night Programs Panel
There are many late-night programming models represented within the union. The institution size, type, and staff all vary greatly. Here, we'll provide insight from several different models of practice based on these varied differences. Panelists will discuss best practices for successful management, planning, and execution of these programs in the union.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ Mid-Level Managers Program Only: Goodbye Millennials, Hello Gen Z!
In the ever-changing world of marketing and consumer trends, knowing your audience is imperative! Millennials are a thing of the past—understand how this new generation of students is consuming information, engaging on social media, interacting with the world and how Universities can be better equipped to deal with this shift in consumer behaviors. Pre-registration for this workshop is required.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Salon L, Fifth Floor
+ Moving the Needle in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
The UH Student Life area committed to growing and developing staff within nine departments in diversity and inclusion. The outcome has been a more knowledgeable, professional team. This interactive session will provide practical applications and theoretical models for how to broaden and engage staff to contribute to a more inclusive campus environment.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Salon B, Fifth Floor
+ Revitalizing Student Training
Honored with the 2016 ACUI Excellence in Student Training Award, the Plemmons Student Union would like to share the theories and examples of how we made our training educational, fun, and a community building experience. This session will include example activities, how we tackle new topics, and share lessons learned.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Salon D, Fifth Floor
+ Signage, Digital Screens, and Wayfinding, Oh My!
Digital is here to stay and can make the wayfinding life of a marketer or building manager either a dream or complete nightmare! This session chronicles the development of different types of wayfinding systems and alternate uses of such signs, including revenue generation.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Salon C, Fifth Floor
+ Somehow We Manage
First time supervising professional staff? Do you manage staff older than you, right out of graduate school, or even someone who applied for your current position? Us too. It was easier when we only had to take care of our own work, but now we’re responsible for a team and their deliverables. Come learn best practices and strategies for first-time supervisors and hear about how we have somehow managed our staff.

11:15 to 11:40 a.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Communities of Practice 101: Finding Your Niche
With 20 communities of practice focusing on various student activities and service areas, there are many opportunities to enrich your current practices through community of practice involvement. Explore how communities of practice can enhance your professional development experience and expand networking with professionals doing similar work.

11:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 6B

11:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ ERF? What's That?
Take some time to learn more about what the Education and Research Fund is all about. Learn where we have come from, what we have to offer, and how you can be a part of creating the #ACUILegacy while supporting and advancing our profession.

12:15 to 1:00 p.m., Offsite
Lunch on your own

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., TBD
Educational Session Block 7

1:00 to 1:25 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 7A

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Franklin Hall, Fourth Floor
Architecture and Design Showcase

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Meeting Room 405, Fourth Floor
Small Schools Community of Practice Meeting

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Meeting Room 410, Fourth Floor
Technology Community of Practice Meeting

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Meeting Room 406, Fourth Floor
Urban Unions Community of Practice Meeting

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
+ Assisting Student Organizations to be Financially Competent
With constant turnover, student organization leadership has a lot to learn before their term is over. We have made finding and using financial resources about as easy as can be! Utilizing the resources they currently use, we have developed a page in our Collegiate Link site that is all about finances and answers who, what, why, and where.

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Meeting Rooms 414/415, Fourth Floor
+ Balance Isn't Just for Gymnasts
This session will focus on four professionals sharing their stories of how they find balance between work and personal life. The panel will include discussion of various challenges that might cause imbalance: single parenting, working multiple jobs, going back to school, helping elderly/ill parents, etc.

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Salon L, Fifth Floor
+ Cultivating Reflective Leadership Practice
This session will provide an in-depth look at the theoretical foundation and practice of a student leadership development program with a focus on reflective practice and meaning-making. Come learn about the successes and challenges of this program and join the discussion on cultivating reflection and meaning-making as a regular practice in students.

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Meeting Rooms 408/409, Fourth Floor
+ Managing the Middle Without Getting Muddled
Two union directors will share their paths and experiences moving into mid-level management positions in student affairs. Although anecdotal information will be included, the focus will be on practical advice. Strategies also will be shared from the e-book The Mid-Level Manager in Student Affairs: Strategies for Success.

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Salon B, Fifth Floor
+ Mitigating Crisis Events in the Student Union
Student unions are open-access buildings that welcome many visitors. This session will present facility design elements and training/operational procedures to improve safety in your student union to prevent and prepare for crisis situations involving active shooters and other emergencies.

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ State Legislation and Higher Education
State legislation has a significant impact on higher education. Recently, bills are making headlines around the country due to their impact on social issues, such as diversity funding and LGBTQ+ rights. This session will provide an overview of recent controversial legislation and how it influences the work we do as student affairs professionals.

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
+ Strategic Management: Planning and Assessment
Strategic planning is a necessary management practice for all organizations. You must be equipped with the knowledge and tools to coordinate and implement a strategic planning process. Meet me at the planning table to define your group's direction and discuss how to make the best decisions when allocating resources.

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Salon D, Fifth Floor
+ Using Assessment for Effective Student Training
SOuRCES is a staff (full-time and student) onboarding and training model based on assessment data, theory, and credentialing. Learn how Texas State University created a comprehensive program using the department's core values, resulting in orientation, in-services, and competency certifications. Key successes and challenges faced will be explored.

1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ Vision 2030: The Transformation of Student Life
The future evolution of higher education will transform student life as we know it. Understanding the factors driving change is crucial for student life professionals to address unprecedented expectations of next generation students. This session will discuss these factors, future changes in student life, and their impact on the student union.

1:00 to 1:25 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Creative Inspirations: Ideas for Arts in the Union
From film to music to fine arts, we will explore the possibilities of providing art-based programming within your space. We will review low-cost programs through campus partners and creativity. Whether you have an arts center, gallery, or neither, we will provide you with accessible and inclusive programs for your students and campus to enjoy.

1:35 to 2:00 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 7B

1:35 to 2:00 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Life with Athletics: Navigating the Field of Play
A partnership with athletics can serve to enrich the student experience on and off the field of play. This session will provide a guidebook for starting the conversation, developing programs, and establishing a mutually beneficial partnership. Learn how a strategic collaboration can increase student engagement in the gameday experience.

2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Franklin Hall B, Fourth Floor
+ Expo Hall Open
The ACUI Expo is an integral part of the conference and delegate experience that will provide ample opportunities to interact with companies from across the United States and to learn about the latest trends. Attend the show, and you can: Talk with industry experts about trends in the marketplace Sample cuisine from a wide range of food service franchises Check out advancements in software and media platforms in the Interactive Hive Discover some Inter-Activities brought to you by ACUI programs and services Find new ideas for student programming and leisure-time activities Visit with architects, consultants, and planning firms about important information about designing space that students are attracted to Experience the newest furnishings and interior designs for college campuses Take advantage of the show's special discounts and prize drawings from your fellow associate members Visit the Furniture Showcase in the ACUI Marketplace The ACUI Expo is an essential component of a well-rounded conference experience that provides engagement with various companies that are matched to attendees' needs and interests.

2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Meeting Room 407, Fourth Floor
Business Headshots

5:05 to 6:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom E/H, Fifth Floor
+ All-Conference Session 3: Community Builders Panel
We have assembled a panel of community builders from the Philadelphia area. These leaders are engaging their community to be more active, philanthropic, or simply finding their place. By assembling this panel, we hope you find new inspiration to renovate that unused space, create more diverse student programming, or turn that one crazy idea into something that will benefit your campus. Our panelists include: Mason Wartman Philadelphia native Mason Wartman returned to his hometown after working in Manhattan in 2013 to start Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, a pizza shop modeled after the $1 slice joints he admired in NYC. Opening and managing a pizza shop was a dramatic change from his daily routine of formatting reports and crunching numbers on Wall Street as an associate at a young equity research company. Several months into the operation, a customer asked to prepurchase a slice of pizza for one of the many homeless people that Rosa’s served. Wartman liked the idea and made the pay-it-forward program—a prominent part of his business model. Since that first slice, Rosa’s now feeds about 100 homeless people every day and has expanded to sell T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, and socks to support the neighborhood’s homeless population. Wartmen attended high school at Germantown Academy and went on to get a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance at Babson College. Ariell Johnson A true child of the 80s, Ariell Johnson grew up on a diet of He-Man, She-Ra, Thudercats, and Transformers. This would be the gateway to a lifelong love of superpowers, superheroes, and comics. She turned this passion into a career at the age of 33 when she opened the Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia, the only black-woman owned shop of its kind, and the only black-woman owned comic book store on the East Coast. The Baltimore/Glen Burnie, Md., native was introduced to Philadelphia in 2001 as a student at Temple University. Johnson majored in accounting at Temple’s Fox School of Business and graduated in 2005. She made Philadelphia her permanent home in 2007. She balances her busy work life with dance, gymnastics, and circus aerials—just to keep things interesting. Johnson has a strong passion and commitment to diversity, representation, and inclusivity. It is the goal of her shop to showcase works that are created by and feature characters of color, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. Jeffery Barg Jeffery Barg is the associate director of planning and external policy relations at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. His work includes planning and implementation of pop-up gardens, government affairs, policy, and research related to the organization's work in community gardens, vacant land management, tree planting, storm-water management, and more. He previously spent seven years as a writer and editor for Philadelphia Weekly newspaper. He holds a master's degree in urban planning and a bachelor's degree American history, both from the University of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) connects people with horticulture. The growth of PHS reflects the changes in horticulture itself, from an early focus on specimen plants and ornamental gardens viewed alone in their majestic beauty, to a more holistic understanding of plants as a tool for urban transformation. Since PHS began its highly effective greening programs in the mid-70s, the impact on communities throughout the region has been dramatic. PHS understands that plants and gardens are linked to the health of people, the environment, and the economic vitality of Philadelphia. Programs like Tree Tenders, Plant One Million, Philadelphia LandCare, Civic Landscapes, and City Harvest are changing the conversation on urban decay to a story of hope and transformation, one of renewal and civic pride.

6:45 to 9:00 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
+ Small Schools Community of Practice Dinner and tour
Preregistration required. Depart from the Conference Concierge for a networking event and tour at Philadelphia University. Dinner is included in your registration for the program.

7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
Multi-Ethnic Professionals and Allies Community of Practice Dinner

8:30 to 11:00 p.m., Salons C/D, Fifth Floor
+ Battle of the Regions: Around the Hearth Debates
We return to our roots and history with debate societies, and in this spirit, we will foster an informal but lively series of dialogues to include as many regional members and viewpoints as possible. The Around the Hearth Debate is an amalgamation: part ESPN’s "Around the Horn" and a fireside conversation among friends. No research is required. Topics will not be made available to participants in advance. The program will be staged in four preliminary rounds with topics to be discussed. Debaters will have 8 minutes per series of topics and will be scored by two judges. The top four regions will move on to the final dialogues. Judges will loosely base scoring on the debater’s presentation, content, and reactions/rebuttals. Regions should be prepared to have three members on their teams. The moderator is ACUI CEO John Taylor. The points are not the point; the point is exchanging ideas and perspectives in a civil matter.

8:30 to 10:00 p.m., Salons A/B, Fifth Floor
+ Education and Research Fund Fundraiser: Color Me Mine Canvas Painting
Preregistration required Inspired by all of Philadelphia’s public art? Come paint a canvas, enjoy a drink, and help raise funds for the Education and Research Fund in the process. Delegates of any age and ability are welcome to attend. One drink ticket included in fee.

9:00 to 10:30 p.m., Circ Bar, Lobby Level
Late Night Programs Community of Practice Social

9:00 to 10:30 p.m., Depart from hotel lobby
LGBTQ+ Community of Practice Social Gathering

9:00 to 11:00 p.m., Circ Bar, Lobby Level
Multi-Ethnic Professionals & Allies Community of Practice Social

9:00 to 10:30 p.m., Depart from hotel lobby
Technology Community of Practice Social

9:00 to 10:00 p.m., Depart from hotel lobby
Urban Unions Community of Practice Social Gathering

Wednesday, March 22


7:00 to 7:45 a.m. Meeting Room 501 Fifth Floor
ERFlow Yoga
Preregistration required. To edit your registration, click here "My Account" at the top of this window. Select "My Events," the 2017 Annual Conference, then the "Edit" button on the right, and "Edit" again on the right. Select the "Add Activities" button then add the yoga session(s) of your choice, and complete and pay for the changes. Get your day started off right with gentle stretching and positive intentions as you support the Education and Research Fund. All are welcome regardless of fitness level or yoga experience. The guided sessions will be off the mat, so a mat is not needed, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Franklin Hall A, Fourth Floor
ACUI Marketplace Open

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Meeting Room 407, Fourth Floor
+ Career Center Open
Looking for professional development opportunities, your next career move, or a second set of eyes on your resume? The career center is the place for you! Open throughout the conference, we are here to help you continue to grow in the Association and our field. Sign up in advance or on the spot for resume reviews or just to chat with a senior professional in the field. Included on Wednesday: (8:15-9:15am) Navigating During Difficult Times: An Open Forum; (12:30-1:30pm) Career Path Chats, Resume Reviews; (1:30-2:30pm) Navigating Your Career Journey with Purpose; (2:45-3:45pm) Other Duties as Assigned.

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Franklin Hall A, Fourth Floor
Conference Concierge Open

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Meeting Room 501, Fifth Floor
Meditation/Reflection Space

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., TBD
Educational Session Block 8

8:30 to 8:55 a.m., TBD
Flash Session 8A

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Meeting Room 410, Fourth Floor
Late Night Programs Community of Practice Meeting

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Meeting Room 406, Fourth Floor
Leadership & Service Community of Practice Meeting

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Meeting Room 405, Fourth Floor
Sustainability Community of Practice Meeting

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ Accelerating a Campus Culture of Entrepreneurship
Higher education faces one of the greatest opportunities of the 21st century: harnessing university resources to enact a culture of entrepreneurship on campus. This panel will discuss how campuses can expedite programs where students, faculty, and key collaborators in community and commerce come together to build innovation on campus, using the University of Pennsylvania's Pennovation Center as a case study.

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ Capital Replacement and You
Buildings and equipment wear out over time, and we often lack the planning processes required for future repair or replacement costs. This session will discuss the development of a capital replacement plan, the different uses for this type of plan, and the impact that this plan can have on your budget and planning.

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Salon C, Fifth Floor
+ Diversity and Inclusion: Unique Ideas and Trends
How are colleges and universities supporting diversity and inclusion? This session features 50 ideas and trends gathered from student union professionals, publications, newspaper articles, and websites throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. The session promises to provide unique and creative ideas you can implement on your campus.

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Salon B, Fifth Floor
+ Helping College-Aged Men Thrive
As campuses increasingly recognize a "male problem" involving increased judicial incidents, low graduation rates, campus violence, and anxiety, the need to help college-aged men thrive is clear. This session will explore gender socialization and provide tools for developing healthy masculinity and to interrupt the cycle of masculinity and violence.

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
+ Log on, Plug in, and Chill out: UNT's Union Reboot
An intense design and construction effort yielded a remarkable 21st century union that struck the perfect balance to serve the University of North Texas's student body. Come explore the transformation of a confusing 1970s complex, originally started in 1964 and wrapped in multiple additions and renovations, into one of the most dynamic student unions in the country.

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Meeting Rooms 408/409, Fourth Floor
+ Navigating During Difficult Times: An Open Forum
The political climate, a new administration in the United States, and significant disruption have affected our campuses, our students, and ourselves. This open forum provides an opportunity to process what you are experiencing and how these events have affected your campus. Come prepared to share as we co-create a safe space for mutual support.

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
+ One Department, Two Campuses, Three-Plus Buildings, and Lots of Building Managers
Learn how one department on two campuses manages multiple student centers through their building manager programs. You will discover how Temple University Student Center Operations hires, trains, and manages building managers including recruiting, onboarding, peer supervision for both campuses, and the technology involved in the process.

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Salon D, Fifth Floor
+ Student Cultural Centers: Engaging Students in Office Space Design
This session will present the political and legal background and student involvement process used to address the challenge of creating equitable space for numerous cultural groups at a large public university, while also providing space for all student groups. Discussion will include issues voiced by students, historical context, student engagement, universal design practices, and lessons learned.

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Salon L, Fifth Floor
+ Your Role in Student Success and Retention
Finding creative approaches to retain students and track their success continues to be a focal point for many college campuses. From intentional mentoring programs and group service work to recognition initiatives, learn how your staff can play a pivotal role in ensuring the success and retention of employees within your college union.

8:30 to 8:55 a.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Create a Catering and Dance Rehearsal Space
The plan to renovate two abandoned computer labs into a "retreat" area with breakout rooms changed to one room with dedicated dance space for students in the evening and catering space for departments during the day. This session includes research/data collection, proposal, construction highlights and photos, usage and revenue outcomes, and policies.

9:05 to 9:30 a.m., TBD
Flash Session 8B

9:05 to 9:30 a.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Surviving Without a Creative Team
This session is a quick look into how to create successful marketing pieces when you do not have access to a creative team. It will show you some free resources and provide a quick tutorial on how to create a flyer for an event. Participants will learn a basic understanding of design terminology when working with designers and vendors.

9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom E/H, Fifth Floor
Meeting of the Delegates

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom E/H, Fifth Floor
+ All-Conference Session 4: Alex Sheen
Alex Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity. Its mission is to strengthen humanity’s will. Because I said I would encourages and supports making and keeping promises to end suffering, establish peace, and build happiness. Sheen's work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, NPR, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, CBS Nightly News, and many other programs. He has been featured on the cover of Spirit Magazine, honored as a Steve Harvey "Harvey’s Hero," and was the closing TED speaker at TEDxUtica and TEDxYouth@Austin. Sheen's efforts in social media were featured in BuzzFeed’s "Most Important Viral Videos of 2013." His posts have made the No. 1 spot on the front page of Reddit.com more than 10 times.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Offsite
Lunch on your own

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Offsite
Marketing for the Campus Community of Practice Lunch

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
Student Organization Adivsors Community of Practice Lunch

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
Sustainability Community of Practice Lunch

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., TBD
Educational Session Block 9

1:30 to 1:55 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 9A

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
Marriott Back of the House Tour

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Meeting Room 410, Fourth Floor
Women's Leadership Community of Practice Meeting

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Salon C, Fifth Floor
+ Active Threat Response: Planning to Implementation
In this session, we’ll review how one union developed an active threat response and lockdown procedures following a potential active threat to campus. Specifically, we’ll review how a blended model of staff training culminated in the first active threat drill in the union. Best practices, lessons learned, and next steps will be reviewed.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ Building an Authentic University Brand
With increasing competitiveness within higher education, Gonzaga University set out to reshape both the physical campus and the way their story is told to the world. Explore the process of imbuing Gonzaga's mission in the design of the new John J. Hemmingson Center and the concurrent development of a range of print and multimedia experiences.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
+ Charting the Course: Navigating Student Learning
How do we help students make meaning of their work? Learn how one office moved from passive assessment of student learning to a dynamic, outcomes-based integrative learning model. This session will discuss identifying outcomes, assessing student learning, and how to develop a flexible learning outcomes curriculum for student employees.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ Creating Marketing Emails That People Want to Read
Do you market your organization via email? This session will show you some tips on how to create effective marketing email campaigns that look great, are accessible, and will stay out of your target audience's spam folder.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Meeting Rooms 408/409, Fourth Floor
+ Navigating Your Career Journey with Purpose
Graduate school prepares you for that first job out, but what prepares you for the next opportunity? How do you know you are ready for it? In this interactive session, participants will be encouraged to embrace vulnerability by asking themselves some big questions that will help them explore purposeful next steps in their career journey.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
+ The Mashup of Social Justice and Technology
As campus activism continues to influence our students and our field, the understanding and integration of technology into social justice work is an essential exploration. This multimedia presentation will explore how technology influences, enhances, and sometimes detracts from social justice work, and how we can better understand their intersections.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Salon D, Fifth Floor
+ The Narrative of On-Campus Student Employment
We have conversations with our student employees on a daily basis, but do we truly listen to them? This session will present the findings of a qualitative study exploring the experiences of students working on-campus. Participants shared familiar learning moments but also revealed challenges unique to existing research.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Salon B, Fifth Floor
+ Your Story. Your Union. Your Brand.
All college unions have a brand identity and "tell a story," whether accidental or deliberate. Strategically harnessing the power of the university brand can transcend creating "market share" to a level of creating "heart share". Learn real world applications as we discuss successful brand concepts used in union facilities across the country.

1:30 to 3:45 p.m., Salon L, Fifth Floor
+ Extended Session: Crucial Conversations
In a world of 24/7 news and responses triggered by social media, emotions, and experiences, we are often afraid to express our opinions due to anticipated response. This workshop will allow participants to explore their own values and implicit biases around current issues in order to learn how to respectfully engage in both conversation and action.

2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
+ Bike Tour of Philadelphia
Preregistration required Get outside on a bike tour of Philly!

2:05 to 2:30 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 9B

2:05 to 2:30 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ All About I-LEAD®
Looking to further develop your leadership skills? Looking to re-engage with students and guide them through a transformative experience? Want to find out about the great opportunities I-LEAD® has to offer? This workshop will introduce students and professional staff to the wonderful world of I-LEAD®!

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., TBD
Educational Session Block 10

2:45 to 3:10 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 10A

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Meeting Room 406, Fourth Floor
Campus Life & Program Management Community of Practice Meeting

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Meeting Room 405, Fourth Floor
Community of Scholars Community of Practice Meeting

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Meeting Room 410, Fourth Floor
Facilities & Operations Community of Practice Meeting

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
Marriott Food Service Tour

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Salon C, Fifth Floor
+ A Tale of Two Unions: UDC and UF
The programming, planning, and design processes at the University of the District of Columbia's student center and the University of Florida's Reitz Student Union ran in parallel from 2012 to 2015. With equally complex sites, this session will explore similarities and dramatic differences in the design process, outcomes, and lessons learned.

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Salon J, Fifth Floor
+ Breaking Out of the Assessment Rut
Fascinating things are happening in your facility and with your constituents in relation to the facility. Beyond your basic customer service surveys and student learning outcomes, what information are you capturing for the benefit of your operation? Come to share and get great ideas for what else you could be measuring in your union.

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Salon I, Fifth Floor
+ Do Late-Night Programs Impact Alcohol Abuse?
Do late-night programs really reduce alcohol consumption and related offenses? We examine 20 years of data to determine the impact of Ball State University's "Late Nite" on risky behaviors. Learn how to use assessment to evaluate the impact of alternative programs and how we partner with the student conduct office by sanctioning students to Late Nite events.

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Salon D, Fifth Floor
+ Financial Benefits of Revitalized Student Unions
Improving your student union can yield increased revenue! But what are the keys to determine where to improve? Ballrooms, meeting spaces, retail, and auxiliary services expand the breadth of union programs and increase revenue. Join a panel discussion on the financial benefits from nearly one million square feet of revitalized or new student unions.

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Salon K, Fifth Floor
+ How To: Successful Scholarship Fundraising
Union scholarships are wonderful tools for assisting students, communicating that we are more than a building, and helping us connect to the academic community. This session will examine the process of how the University of Utah went from raising $1,000 annually for a leadership scholarship, to raising $70,000 annually over the course of 6 years.

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Meeting Rooms 408/409, Fourth Floor
+ Other Duties as Assigned: Keys to Motivating and Inspiring Your Student Staff
In this session, you will learn how three universities are investing in the personal and professional development of the students who work in their buildings. Hear innovative ideas on how to inspire your teams to think and act beyond their primary responsibilities and seek to have a positive and lasting impact on their environment.

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Salon A, Fifth Floor
+ Sustainability Lessons Learned: Union Directors Panel
Sustainability is an ever-evolving and increasingly more critical topic. Student unions are the heart of every campus and should be the epicenter of innovation. This panel will feature three union directors who have experience managing LEED-certified buildings and will share lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas.

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Salon B, Fifth Floor
+ Trans Activism in College: Transition into an Ally
Are you passionate about making your university more inclusive? From systemic policies to daily interactions, there are issues transgender students face in college. The Missouri Student Unions has taken strides to support their trans students. Come learn about how you can play a role in enriching the trans experience at your institution.

2:45 to 3:10 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Developing a New Strategic Plan
In 2017, the Wisconsin Union will bring to a close a seven-year process of rebuilding Union South and renovating Memorial Union. This session will demonstrate the strengths-based approach the Wisconsin Union is using to engage our community in a dialogue to help inform what we should aspire to be.

3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Depart from Conference Concierge, Fourth Floor
+ Community Service: Turning Points for Children
Sign up during conference registration to take a trip into the community and assist Turning Points for Children, an organization that works to bring social and health services to vulnerable people in Philadelphia through child placement foster/group/adoption programs and community-based services. With chronic poverty at the root of many of the issues that their families face, Turning Points' prevention programs are designed to look especially at difficult family relationships, child abuse and neglect, teen pregnancy, high dropout rates, unemployment and inadequate health care. Turning Points has worked to promote resilience and possibility within thousands of Philadelphia families for the past 175 years. ACUI delegates have the opportunity to visit Turning Points' headquarters and prepare materials for their annual fundraiser, Kids At Heart.

3:20 to 3:45 p.m., TBD
Flash Session 10B

3:20 to 3:45 p.m., Meeting Rooms 411/412, Fourth Floor
+ Future Priorities for Leadership Education
The Inter-Association Leadership Education Collaborative, comprised of representatives from nine higher education associations, focuses on the work of leadership education through shared initiatives, research, and resources. This session will discuss collaboration and a white paper it developed to outline future priorities for leadership education.

5:45 to 7:00 p.m., Circ Bar, Lobby Level
I-LEAD Alumni Reunion

5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Vice Pres. Suite: 2084, Twentieth Floor
Past Presidents' Reception

7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom E/H, Fifth Floor
Closing Banquet

10:00 to 11:59 p.m., Salons A/D, Fifth Floor
+ ACUI After Dark: RAD, White, and Blue Dance Party
Join the delegation for one last patriotic "hurrah" before heading home from Philadelphia. This red, white, and blue bash will certainly have you partyin’ in the USA!