Annual Meeting


At ACE's Annual Meeting, more than 1,500 higher education leaders gather for the nation’s most distinguished higher education event. Attendees from all institutional types gain new knowledge and perspectives on the many challenges higher education faces today.​ Gather inspiration at sessions about institutional innovations that worked, interventions that improved degree completion, and inclusion practices that improved campus diversity. 

Why Attend

Executives across all sectors of higher education attend ACE's Annual Meeting to learn, network, and inspire. Attendees will learn about every facet of higher education from data analytics to executive and presidential leadership. 

Join colleagues to be inspired, ignite cutting-edge ideas, cultivate new solutions, and amplify the shared energy of higher ed leaders. Peer-to-peer networking and collaboration is essential for the nation's higher education leaders to forge bold solutions to shared challenges. Every higher education leader from every type of institution across the higher education landscape will convene at ACE's Annual Meeting.

Highlights from ACE2019
ACE Awards

​​​ACE strives to honor the work of individuals, institutions, and programs that commit to diversifying the ranks of higher education leadership and generating creative campus innovation. Every year, at the ACE Annual Meeting in March, winners of the following awards are recognized and celebrated. We encourage you to nominate or apply today!

Explore the Awards

Sponsorship Opportunities

ACE’s strength lies in our diverse membership and we offer many ways to engage with a variety of sponsorship, advertising, and exhibiting opportunities at our Annual Meeting. Detailed information about ACE2021 opportunities will be available August 2020.

Explore sponsorship opportunities