ACSN2021 | Reflect. Renew. Rejuvenate.

Feedback tells us our colleagues across the academy are yearning to be more intentional in their professional development, programming, and personal time. The theme this year could not be more apropos in light of current times. If this speaks to YOU, and we hope it does...then your next step is to save the date and make plans to join us for #ACSN2021 in San Diego | Coronado Island, July 26-29, 2021! 

Conference Benefits >>

Over the course of four days, feel confident knowing you'll experience...

  • Innovative keynote presentations
  • Thought-provoking workshops and leading industry partners
  • Sunshine coupled with world-class eats and activities
  • Design thinking post-conference 
  • Practical, actionable takeaways and access to the best practices in the industry
  • Unique and genuine ACSN culture of community and networking
  • Dialogue on ROI, technology trends, program justifications, effective services, collaborative partnerships, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and more.

Conference Pricing >> 

ACSN wants to support your professional development opportunities - check out our Letter to Your Boss along with pricing coming soon to help support your 2021 career growth and development.
*For registration, those new to the site will need to create an account.

Conference Attendees >>

ACSN2021 welcomes the largest group of alumni career services professionals for a three-day conference + one-day post-conference experience. Attendees will reflect on current industry trends and share innovative solutions and best practices for implementation in alumni career services/alumni relations practices applicable in Higher Education, Independent School, and K-12 arenas. Attendees include alumni specialists, career advisors, and program and development specialists, managers, directors, and senior leaders across institutions. 

Lodging & Transportation - July 26-29, 2021 >>

Join us at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa. The ACSN special rate is $269.00 per night ++ (rate extended several days prior/post-conference). Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to conference on the bay and bring your family & friends!
Updated reservation link coming soon! 

We are recommending travelers plan to arrive prior to noon on Monday, July 26, and stay through noon on Thursday, July 29 to take part in an amazing post-conference session! 

The host city of San Diego encourages purposeful pause for recreational time with colleagues and enjoyment of quintessential landmarks in the Golden State. Details on mini-shore break activities are forthcoming!

The conference hotel is located about 15 minutes from the San Diego International Airport. Arrival can easily be arranged from multiple ride-share services for approximately $12-20/each way.

Conference Program - Reflect. Renew. Rejuvenate >>

ACSN2021 offers an intentional disrupter to the ACSN conference schedule norm by challenging the traditional layout. Based on feedback received from previous conferences, ACSN2021 aims to focus on actionable, workshop-style sessions that think outside of the box (indoors & outdoors!) coupled with traditional presentations and innovative unpanels. The intent offers attendees opportunities to reflect on present practices, renew their careers and approaches, and rejuvenate with self-reflection as a community. 

Year after year, attendees point to peer-to-peer connections as one of the most valuable takeaways of the conference. This conference is a must for all involved in providing career services to alumni in institutions of higher education, from direct alumni career coaching to alumni engagement and programming. 

All-School Networking Event >>

Stay tuned for all the details of this exclusive alumni networking event taking place on the evening of Wednesday, July 28. All ACSN member schools and ACSN2021 conference attendees are invited to participate. Outreach tools for your San Diego Alumni and Clubs coming soon! 

Sponsorship & Inquiries >>

Check out our ACSN2021 Conference Sponsorship offerings and please contact the ACSN Conference Committee with questions. Thank you!

Post-Conference Workshop >>

In this experiential session, you will be introduced to the design thinking process and learn HOW to apply it to the design of career programs for alumni. You will engage in design activities and create innovative, hands-on outcomes for your ever-important end-user. The post-conference workshop session details will be updated soon.  



Katie Poppe | Ashford University & Jillian Gray | St. Margaret's Episcopal School​


Maureen Huffer Landis | Purdue Alumni Association​, Jenna Collins | Syracuse University​, Lea Alvarado | Colorado, Erica Hodes | Brandeis University, Keleigh Asbury | Penn State, James Chang | University of Oregon, Melissa Turk | Carnegie Mellon University, Maryjo Zunk | Arizona State University​, Sarah Whitney Anderson | Vanderbilt University, Holly Stoltzfus | Penn State​, Allison Mcwilliams | Wake Forest | Cheryl Bonner | Penn State


Conference attendees from previous conferences can access conference resources here.