ACE2021 to Tackle Wide Range of Key Higher Education Topics
March 08, 2021

​How can colleges and universities create an accessible and inclusive pathway to postsecondary education for current and formerly incarcerated students? What are the dimensions of shared equity leadership based on a case study of eight college presidents? What’s the state of higher education federal policy and what’s next for Title IX regulations pertaining to campus sexual assault?

Those are just a few of the concurrent session topics on tap for ACE2021, ACE’s online annual meeting set for March 22-24. Registration for the meeting will remain open until midnight, March 21.

Others include The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2021 Trends Report, and Inside Higher Ed’s 2021 Survey of Presidents, a look at virtual international programs during COVID-19 and beyond, and building a resilient campus after the pandemic.

These and other concurrent sessions are in addition to plenary sessions that include political analysts Kirsten Powers and Michael Steele at the March 22 opening plenary session and Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder and executive director of the African American Policy Forum and the founder and executive director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School, the featured speaker at the March 24 closing plenary. Johnnetta B. Cole, president emerita, Spelman College and Bennett College, will speak at the ACE Toast to Women in Higher Education, a separate access event, Friday, March 19, at 7 p.m. (ET).

This year’s virtual format allows more people to attend higher education’s premier event safely and at a lower cost. Attendees can view as many livestreamed sessions as they want during ACE2021, and they will have access to recorded sessions after the event is over. And because networking is even more important during this challenging time, ACE2021’s virtual meeting platform will provide numerous options to connect with colleagues on a personal level, including roundtable conversations, video chat features, daily social hours, and wellness breaks.

For more than a century, ACE has convened leaders from across the higher education landscape, as well as other nonprofit sectors and the business community, to collectively tackle the toughest challenges facing colleges and universities; generate fresh perspectives for practical campus solutions; form personal connections; and bring practical, data-driven insights back to their campuses.

Visit the ACE2021 website for more information and to register. Join the conversation on Twitter at #ACE2021Online.

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ACE2021 will take place March 22–24. Join more than 1,700 leaders virtually at the nation’s premier higher education event.

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