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2019 Annual Meeting


"Mission, Myth, and Money: Securing Catholic Higher Education for the Future"
February 2-4, 2019 ♦ Washington, DC

Evidence shows that college graduates are more likely to be employed, be upwardly mobile, and make enormous contributions to society. Despite this, public skepticism over the value of postsecondary education persists — compelling Catholic higher education to make the case for its continued relevancy. Join us for the 2019 ACCU Annual Meeting, where we will come together to find practical ways to secure our future by challenging misconceptions, articulating an authentic narrative for Catholic higher education, and reimagining strategies to boost student learning and competencies for today’s fast-changing world.


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Why Attend the 2019 ACCU Annual Meeting?

The ACCU Annual Meeting is the largest meeting of Catholic college and university presidents and other senior leaders.

Networking with colleges from like-minded institutions from across the United States as well as internationally.

Hearing from renowned speakers on current issues facing Catholic higher education.

Interactions with leading service providers focused on institutions in higher education.  

Exchanges with other thought leaders in Catholic higher education.

Opportunity to attend one of our various pre-meetings to maximize your learning and networking.


Calling all musicians and singers!
ACCU invites all meeting participants to be a part of the choir at the Opening Liturgy on Saturday, February 2. Music will be provided prior to the event and a rehearsal will be held on Saturday afternoon. Join us in offering your gifts and talents to God. For more information, please contact Diane Walsh via e-mail.


Registration Deadlines

 Registration Type  Start Date  Cutoff Date
 Early Bird Registration          September 4, 2018            October 12, 2018
 Regular Registration  October 13, 2018  December 17, 2018
 Late Registration  December 18, 2018  January 18, 2019





Hotel Reservations

ACCU has reserved a room block at our meeting hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC. The room block typically sells out quickly, so plan to make your reservations early. Cutoff date for reservations at the discounted rate is January 8, 2019. All hotel reservations need to be made directly with the hotel. Book your group rate for the 2019 ACCU Annual Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton.


Pre-conference Sessions

ACCU offers a variety of pre-conferences on Friday, February 1, and Saturday, February 2, including established programs for mission officers, chief academic officers, and leaders in student affairs, as well as a new session on intercultural competency.