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ACE2019 Call for Proposals

December 30, 1899

 

​​Across the country, higher education leaders and solutions providers are continuously exploring and developing new and innovative approaches to accomplish big goals. There are greater demands on the higher education community to improve equity, access, completion, global connectivity, business practices, and much more.

ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. As the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, ACE represents nearly 1,700 college and university presidents and related associations.

ACE2019 is the American Council on Education’s 101st Annual Meeting. It is the country’s most distinguished higher education event, convening nearly 2,000 presidents and senior executives from all institutional types. Join us March 9-12 for our first meeting in Philadelphia, PA, to network with top leaders across all higher education sectors, generate fresh perspectives, and inspire bold solutions.

​Choosing the Best Session For You

Three session types are available for proposal submissions. Further details are included below and in the individual applications. 

Session Options At A Glance



Cost: ​$15,000​​​ Cost: ​$6,000
Cost: No​ fee
​Duration: 75 minutes Duration: 30 minutes
Duration: 75 minutes
Up to 6 available
Up to 14 available
Up to 20 available
Held Sunday and Monday​ ​Held Sunday and Monday​​ Held Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday
Three complimentary registrations included​ One complimentary registration included​​ ​​50% registration discount available for speakers (limit 4 per session)
Selected presenters ​must become ACE Corporate Members to finalize the application process. ​​
Selected presenters must become ACE Corporate Members to finalize the application process.  ​


Higher education institutions, associations, and non-profit organizations.*​

  
  *Applications including a corporate partner or organization will not be considered for a concurrent session.​ 


Partner Sessions | $15,000 | Up to six available

​ACE Corporate Members may apply for an opportunity to present one of these non-commercial 75-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. 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. Up to six sessions will be offered on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Benefits Include:
  • 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 ACE2019 mobile app.
  • Opportunity to upload the PowerPoint presentation to the sponsored Partner Session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app.
  • Session featured in one pre-ACE2019 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.

​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.

To submit a proposal: Please download and save the form below before completing to ensure your information is saved.

bulletSUBMIT PROPOSAL


Focus Zone Sessions | $6,000 | Up to 14 available

ACE Corporate 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. Up to 14 sessions will be offered on Sunday and Monday.​​

Benefits Include:
  • Presentation description and speaker(s) featured on the ACE2019 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 ACE2019 mobile app.
  • Opportunity to upload the PowerPoint presentation in the sponsored Focus Zone Presentation session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app.
  • Session featured in one pre-ACE2019 e-blast highlighting all confirmed Focus Zone Presentations.
  • Session featured on ACE social media post in advance of event.

If selected, all non-ACE Corporate Members will be required to become a corporate 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.

To submit a proposal: Please download and save the form below before completing to ensure your information is saved.

bulletSUBMIT PROPOSAL

Concurrent Sessions | No Fee | Up to 20 available

Higher education institutions, associations, and non-profit organizations may apply for an opportunity to deliver a non-commercial 75 minute presentation during ACE2019. Applications including a corporate partner or organization will not be considered for a concurrent session. Sessi​ons are intended to provide engaging explorations of pressing higher education issues and ideas. Pref​erence will be given to ACE member institutions. Joint proposals from one or more institutions and/or organizations are welcome. Up to 20 sessions will be offered on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. 

Fifty percent off registration discount is available for concurrent session speakers (limit of 4 per session).

To submit a proposal: Please download and save the form below before completing to ensure your information is saved.​

bulletSUBMIT PROPOSAL

Key Dat​es

Rolling Acceptances Begin​
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Application Deadline
Monday, October 15, 2018
​Speaker Consent and Profile Process Open
​Monday, October 15, 2018​​
​Acceptance Notifications Complete
​Thursday, November 15​, 2018
​Speaker Consent and Profile Process Closes
​Friday, J​anuary 11, 2019
​Partner Sessions and Focus Zones ONLY: Nonrefundable Deposit Due* 
​Friday, January 11, 2019
     
   *ACE reserves the right to release sessions slots for any sponsors that have an outstanding balance after Friday, January 11, 2019.  


Application G​uidelines

  • ​​Session proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis and acceptance notifications will be completed by Thursday, November 15, 2018.
  • Please send your completed proposal application to advancement@acenet.edu and keep your copy.
  • 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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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