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ACSN2020 | 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. If this speaks to YOU, then your next step is to join us for #ACSN2020 in San Diego | Coronado Island, July 27-30, 2020! The conference is scheduled as planned.

COVID-19 Conference Update >>
Please check here for regular updates from the ACSN2020 planning committee. The committee continues to monitor the current situation. >>

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 
  • Exclusive access to USS Midway event for your Southern California Alumni
  • 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 >> Register Now! 

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  • ACSN Member Early Bird >> $525 (Increases to $595 on 6.1.20)
  • Non-Member Early Bird >> $625 (Increases to $695 on 6.1.20)
Conference Attendees >>

ACSN2020 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 High School arenas. Attendees include alumni specialists, career advisors, and program and development specialists, managers, directors, and senior leaders across institutions. 
 

Conference Theme – Reflect. Renew. Rejuvenate. >>

ACSN2020 offers an intentional disrupter to the ACSN conference schedule norm by challenging the traditional layout. Based on feedback received from previous conferences, ACSN2020 aims to focus on actionable, workshop-style sessions that think outside of the box. The intent offers attendees opportunities to reflect on present practices, renew their careers and approaches, and rejuvenate with self-reflection as a community.

Lodging & Transportation - July 27-30, 2020 >>

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! Reserve your room today! >> 

We are recommending travelers plan to arrive prior to noon on Monday, July 27 and stay through noon on Thursday, July 30 to take part in an amazing post-conference session to be announced soon! The special conference hotel rate is $269/night ++ and applies to 3 days prior (Comic Con 2020!) and 3 days post-conference. 

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 coming this spring!

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 >>

ACSN2020 offers an intentional disrupter to the ACSN conference schedule norm by challenging the traditional layout. Based on feedback received from previous conferences, ACSN2020 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 aboard the USS Midway Flight Deck taking place the evening of Wednesday, July 29. All ACSN member schools and ACSN2020 conference attendees are invited to participate. Outreach tools for your San Diego Alumni and Clubs coming soon! 

Sponsorship & Inquiries >>


Check out our ACSN2020 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 will run on Thursday, July 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and includes breakfast. 

ACSN PLANNING COMMITTEE >>

CO-CHAIRS >> ​

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

COMMITTEE >>​

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

All-School Networking Event >>

Stay tuned for all the details of this exclusive alumni networking event aboard the USS Midway Flight Deck taking place on Wednesday evening, July 29. All ACSN member schools and ACSN2020 conference attendees are invited to participate. Outreach tools for your San Diego Alumni and Clubs coming soon! 


 PAST CONFERENCE RESOURCES:

Conference attendees from previous conferences can access conference resources here.