2018 Annual Meeting Spouse Track
The spouses of ACCU member presidents are critical contributors to the president's work. ACCU offers several special events just for presidential spouses at its Annual Meeting. Listed below are all the events and offerings included in the $225 fee for spouses.
Saturday, February 3: Excursion to the Museum of the Bible
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Visit the newest museum in the nation's capital! Skip the lines and join other presidential spouses for a private, docent-led tour of the Museum of the Bible. View artifacts and objects from a range of cultures and time periods, from the Ancient Near East to the modern period. The permanent collection focuses on biblical items, manuscripts, printed Bibles and books, and art. These collections allow the Museum of the Bible to convey the global impact and compelling history of the Bible in a unique and powerful way. Transportation and lunch are included.
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
On Saturday evening, all are welcome to attend Liturgy marking the start of the 2018 Annual Meeting. Mass is followed by a reception and our opening Banquet and Awards Ceremony. It's a night of Catholic higher education stars that you won't want to miss!
Sunday, February 4: Meals, Mingling, & More
7:15 a.m. – 6: 00 p.m.
Enjoy breakfast with fellow spouses on this first full day of the 2018 ACCU Annual Meeting. Then, spouses are welcome to attend the plenary sessions, as well as any of the general admission concurrent presentations throughout the day. And don't miss lunch, which will feature remarks by a special guest speaker. The day concludes with an evening reception.
Monday, February 5: Spouses Session
9:00 – 10: 45 a.m.
Shared Experiences: Presidential Spouses within the Catholic Landscape of Higher Education
How are the forces affecting Catholic higher education today shaping the role of the presidential spouse? What wisdom do the spouses of long-serving presidents have to offer in these changing times? What can be learned from those who have served at non-Catholic institutions? Come hear a panel of presidential spouses who represent a variety of perspectives — and join in the discussion to advance your own service in this critical campus role.
We hope you will join us!