Annual Meeting Speaking Opportunities

Call for Proposals

​​​​​​​​​Across the higher education community, demand for solutions that improve equity, access, completion, global connectivity, business practices, and more continue to grow.

As a sector leader or solutions provider, you are continuously developing new and innovative approaches to accomplish big goals. Showcase your innovative approaches to higher education's top leaders with a non-commercial presentation at ACE2020, the country's most distinguished higher education event. 

Join us to network with top leaders across all higher education sectors, generate fresh perspectives, and inspire bold solutions.

ACE invites proposals for two types of sessions: Partner Sessions and Focus Zone Sessions. A limited number of sessions are available.

​Choose the Best Session For You

ACE2020 offers two session types: Partner Sessions and Focus Zone Sessions. Limited numbers are available.

Sessions at a glance:

​Partner Sessions | $15,000 | Up to Six Available

​Focus Zone Sessions | $6,000 | Up to Six Available

​Cost: $15,000​Cost: $6,000
​Duration: 75 minutes
​Duration: 30 minutes
​Complimentary registrations included: Three
​Complimentary registrations included: One
​Presenters must become ACE Affiliate Members
​Presenters must become ACE Affiliate Members

Partner Sessions

$15,000 | Up to Six Available

ACE Affiliate Members may apply for an opportunity to present one of these non-commercial 75-minute presentations during ACE2020. Up to six sessions will be held during regular concurrent session blocks; limit of one Partner Session per scheduled time slot.

Sessions are intended to provide practical education for senior higher education administrators. All session proposals MUST include at least one C-suite executive from a college or university who will co-deliver the presentation; preference will be given to proposals that include an ACE member institution.

 Benefits

  • Presentation description and speakers featured on the ACE2019 website, mobile app, and printed program.
  • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the sponsored Partner Session.
  • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to sponsored Partner Session listing in the mobile app.
  • Opportunity to upload the PowerPoint presentation to the sponsored Partner Session listing in the mobile app.
  • Session featured in one pre-meeting e-blast.
  • Session featured on ACE social media post in advance.
  • Complimentary banner ad for one week in ACE’s Higher Education & National Affairs newsletter.
  • Complimentary banner ad in Higher Education Today blog to promote session.

 Terms and Conditions

If selected, all non-ACE Corporate Members will be required to become a corporate member in order to finalize the application process.

Three complimentary registrations are included with this presentation type.

Selected organizations will be responsible for any additional registrations and all travel expenses incurred for associated presentation speakers in conjunction with the ACE Annual Meeting.

 Application Guidelines

  • Session proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Submission of a proposal does not guarantee inclusion in the program.
  • ACE may request additional information to assist in the proposal review process.
  • Limit of three speakers per session, including the moderator.
  • Speaker information will be confirmed for accepted proposals. Confirmed speakers will receive speaker consent and profile information used in Annual Meeting printed program materials, the website, and app.
  • ACE will determine the final schedule for all sessions.
  • ACE reserves the right to work with submitting organizations and presenters to revise session titles, content categories, and session descriptions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Focus Zone Sessions

$6,000 | Up to 14 Available

ACE Affiliate Members may apply for an opportunity to present one of these non-commercial 30-minute presentations, held in meeting rooms adjacent to the Solutions Hub (exhibit hall), providing an opportunity to showcase higher education thought leadership, spotlight recently released white papers, innovations, case studies, new research, and more. Sessions are intended to provide practical education for senior higher education administrators.

 Benefits

  • Presentation description and speaker(s) featured on the ACE2020 website, mobile app, and printed program.
  • Logo recognition on Focus Zone Presentation signage displayed throughout the conference.
  • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to the sponsored Focus Zone Presentation listing in the mobile app.
  • Opportunity to upload the PowerPoint presentation in the sponsored Focus Zone Presentation session listing in the mobile app.
  • Session featured in one pre-conference e-blast highlighting all confirmed Focus Zone Presentations.
  • Session featured on ACE social media post in advance of event.

 Terms and Conditions

If selected, all non-ACE Affiliate Members will be required to become an affiliate member in order to finalize the application process.

One complimentary registration is included with this presentation type. Selected organizations will be responsible for any additional registrations and all travel expenses incurred for associated presentation speakers in conjunction with the ACE Annual Meeting.

 Application Guidelines

  • Session proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Submission of a proposal does not guarantee inclusion in the program.
  • ACE may request additional information to assist in the proposal review process.
  • Limit of four speakers per session, including the moderator.
  • Speaker information will be confirmed for accepted proposals. Confirmed speakers will receive speaker consent and profile information used in Annual Meeting printed program materials, the website, and app.
  • ACE will determine the final schedule for all sessions.
  • ACE reserves the right to work with submitting organizations and presenters to revise session titles, content categories, and session descriptions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Apply

Please visit the link below to submit a proposal. 

Connect With Us

For more information about all ACE2020 opportunities, contact the ACE Advancement team at (202) 939-9372, or advancement@acenet.edu.