Schedule at a Glance

The ACPA17 Convention takes place from Sunday, 26 March to Wednesday, 29 March, with additional pre-convention programming and leadership meetings happening throughout the weekend.  Curriculum sessions take place Monday-Wednesday between 8:15am – 6:00pm, with receptions and additional personal development and networking opportunities each evening.

The convention team continues to develop opportunities to engage and connect outside of sessions, including providing session materials, recordings, and other information post-Convention. We encourage attendees to browse the curriculum in advance, to consider the available Certificates of Participation, and to invest in the ACPA17 convention experience in a variety of ways!

Be sure to join us for the Opening session on Sunday, 26 March at 4:00pm EST!

Friday, 24 March

4:00pm 8:00pm Convention Registration and Assistance Open

Saturday, 25 March

Sunday, 26 March

7:00am 6:00pm Convention Registration and Assistance Open
7:30am 3:30pm Pre-Convention Workshops (Full Day)
8:00am 4:00pm ACPA Entity Meetings
8:00am 11:30am Pre-Convention Workshops (Half Day: Morning Workshops)
9:00am 4:00pm NextGen Conference
10:00am 4:00pm Career Central
12:00pm 4:00pm Marketplace/Exhibit Area Move-In
12:30pm 3:30pm Pre-Convention Workshops (Half Day: Afternoon Workshops)
1:30pm 3:30pm Convention Colleagues
3:30pm 4:00pm Convention Orientation
4:00pm 7:30pm Opening General Session featuring CelebrACPA and major speakers Derreck Kayongo and Freeman Hrabowski III
8:00pm 10:00pm CultureFest: In Solidarity
8:30pm 11:30pm Receptions & Socials
9:00pm 10:00pm SSAO Corporate Partner and ACPA Foundation Reception

Monday, 27 March

7:30am 6:00pm Convention Registration and Assistance Open
8:15am 6:00pm Career Central
8:15am 9:15am Educational Sessions Block #1
9:30am 10:30am Educational Sessions Block #2
9:30am 3:00pm Marketplace/Exhibit Area Open
10:00am 11:30am Graduate Preparation Fair in Career Central
11:00am 12:15pm Educational Sessions Block #3
12:45pm 1:45pm ACPA17 Featured Speaker: Dr. Bettina Love
12:45pm 1:45pm Educational Sessions Block #4
2:00pm 3:15pm Educational Sessions Block #5
3:30pm 5:00pm Town Hall Assembly Meeting
3:45pm 4:45pm Educational Sessions Block #6
5:00pm 6:00pm Educational Sessions Block #7
6:30pm 8:00pm Trivia Night hosted by ACPA Chapters and International Delegates
6:30pm 12:00am Receptions and Socials
8:00pm 10:00pm Association Awards
10:00pm 1:00am Coalition for LGBT Awareness Soiree

Tuesday, 28 March

7:30am 12:00pm Convention Registration Open
7:30am 6:00pm Convention Assistance Open
8:30am 6:00pm Career Central – Headshots Available All Day
8:30am 9:45am Educational Sessions Block #8
9:30am 2:30pm Marketplace/Exhibit Area Open
10:00am 11:00am Educational Sessions Block #9
11:15am 12:15pm Educational Sessions Block #10
11:15am 12:15pm Annual Business Meeting and Presidential Address
12:45pm 1:45pm Educational Sessions Block #11
2:00pm 3:00pm Educational Sessions Block #12
3:30pm 4:30pm Educational Sessions Block #13
4:45pm 5:45pm Educational Sessions Block #14
4:45pm 6:00pm #HIGHEREDLIVE: Contested Issues in Student Affairs
6:30pm 11:00pm Receptions and Socials
6:30pm 9:00pm ACPA powered by PechaKucha
8:00pm 10:00pm Coalition for Multicultural Affairs Stroll Off
7:00pm 9:00pm Diamond Honoree (Invitation Only)
9:30pm 1:00am Coalition for LGBT Awareness Cabaret

Wednesday, 29 March

8:00am 10:00am Convention Assistance Open
8:30am 9:30am Educational Sessions Block #15
9:45am 10:45am Educational Sessions Block #16
9:45am 10:45am Legislative Update with Dr. John Wesley Lowrey
11:00am 12:30pm Closing Session featuring Daisy Hernández

In addition to the listed sessions above, there are many resources and venues for learning available at ACPA17:

  • A Family/Lactation Room is available in the Convention Center Connector
  • A Meditation, Prayer and Reflection Room is available in Convention Center B244/B245
  • A Senior Level and Faculty Lounge is available during Education Session blocks on Monday and Tuesday in Convention Center B240/241
  • The ACPA17 Marketplace is located in Convention Center Union Station Ballroom B/C
  • The Social Media Command Center (SMCC) is open daily in the Union Station Ballroom Foyer, outside of Career Central and the Marketplace
  • Designated reflection space and an interactive change/action space is available in the Convention Center Connector

Collective Imagining Sessions on ACPA’s Strategic Initiative on Racial Justice will take place during sessions on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday in Convention Center B246.