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Join ACUI in Atlanta, March 15–19, 2020, for the 100th meeting of the Association!

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Educational session abstracts are now available! Start planning your educational path. You can use the filter option to sort sessions by type (traditional, extended, flash), core competency, and content stream.

All-Conference Sessions

Keynote: Laila Ireland
Laila Ireland

Laila Ireland makes a powerful case for equality and transgender rights and will offer insight on how we can better support transgender students. Ireland served for 12 years in the U.S. Army; she was honorably discharged and medically retired in November 2015. On June 4, 2015, Ireland and her then-fiancé Staff Sergeant Logan Ireland came out as transgender service members by sharing their story in the short film "Transgender, at War, and in Love.” Find out more.

Keynote: Radha Agrawal
Radha Agrawal

Radha Agrawal is a community force. She is the co-founder, CEO, and chief community architect of Daybreaker. She spent 18 months synthesizing her key methods for community building, peeling back the curtain on exactly what she and her team did (and continue to do) at Daybreaker so that anyone interested in creating their own community could have a blueprint for how to do it. Find out more.

Inspirational Voices of Atlanta

This panel will include inspirational voices from the Atlanta community, discussing their leadership roles, issues/obstacles the city faces, and lessons learned. Through their inspiring stories, their struggles, and their accomplishments, we hope they will provide both motivation and inspiration. Learn more.


Jay Cranman, Hands On Atlanta
Tina Fernandez, Achieve Atlanta
Dr. Darryl Holloman, Spelman College
Benjamin Williams, Georgia State University

Jay Cranman
Tina Fernandez
Darryl Holloman
Ben Williams
Inspirational Voices of ACUI

You will hear from a panel of student union and student life professionals, including ACUI leaders and award winners. Panelists will discuss the past, present and future of our work, while highlighting the changes they have witnessed during their career, how they have navigated change, and lessons learned. Learn more.


Mark Guthier, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Debra Hammond, California State University–Northridge
Whit Hollis, University of Utah
LeNorman Strong, Retired, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Mark Guthier
Mark Guthier
Mark Guthier
Mark Guthier

Educational Enhancements

Preconference Programs
Preconference Programs

These sessions last from four to eight hours, allowing you, your peers, and the presenter to take you on a deep dive into subject matter.

Expand Your Learning

Peer Learning Networks
Peer Learning Networks

Want to connect with those at a similar stage in their career during the Annual Conference? Networks allow you to do just that!

Find Your Network


Discover local institutions, city landmarks, and even the host hotel through the multiple tours offered during the Annual Conference.

Explore Atlanta


Registration fee includes Sunday dinner, Monday brunch, Tuesday Lunch, and Wednesday dinner, as well as access to all-conference sessions, educational sessions, and various networking opportunities. 

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(through December 11)
(December 12–February 5)
(after February 5)
Professional Member$825$895$995
Professional Nonmember
Graduate Student Member
Graduate Student Nonmember
Undergraduate Member
Undergraduate Nonmember


Additional Registration Fees
  • One-Day Sunday: $200 ($350 nonmember); One-Day Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday: $400 ($550 nonmember)
  • Honorary Member/Union Veteran (Retiree): $395

A guest pass for family members (including minors) attending with another full registered attendee is available for $195. This special pass doesn’t include any meals (which may be purchased separately). To purchase a guest pass, please contact ACUI directly at or 812.245.2284.


If you’d like to add an activity to your existing conference registration, login via My Account, then navigate to My Events. Select “Details” under the 2020 Annual Conference, then “Edit” from the right-hand column.

If an activity you'd like to register for is full, you can sign up for the waitlist, and we’ll let you know if the activity becomes available!

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Marriott Marquis Atlanta
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Booking in the hotel block is critical to keeping other expenses (food and beverage, audio-visual, and meeting rooms fees) as low as possible. The host hotel is in the heart of Atlanta, minutes away from travel destinations, restaurants, and more.

Single: $219  |  Double: $279  |  Triple: $299  |  Quad: $319

The booking deadline is February 10.

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As Atlanta is home to a significant Delta Air Lines hub, ACUI has worked with Delta to offer special discounts for the Association of College Unions International. 

Please click here to see fares and book your flights on Delta!

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 800.328.2216* Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Central and refer to Meeting Event Code "NMTT4."

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.