2020 Region II Virtual Conference, November 4-5

Join Region II from your home or office for a special Virtual Conference as we discuss ways to “Adapt and Thrive” on our campuses. Join colleagues from across the region in various educational sessions and get to know more members of the region during our various networking sessions. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Questions? Contact 2020 Regional Conference Chair Audrey Taggart-Kagdis.

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Regional Conference Keynotes

Ron Roecker: Build Your Lighthouse and Stand in Your Light

November 4, 10–11:15 a.m.
As we are trying to stay afloat while navigating completely uncharted waters, what we all are searching for, especially our students, is certainty. The role we already play and the thing each of us has control over is our own beacon of light. 

Ron Roecker is a creative consumer marketing communications and entertainment public relations pro who helps brands and nonprofits build game-changing creative strategies. He is a storyteller, spokesperson, and keynote extraordinaire who has helped some of the biggest brands tell their stories. From the GRAMMY Awards, Nike, NBA, and Disney to celebrities like OneRepublic, Zac Efron, Kelly Clarkson, and nonprofits like LiveEarth with Former Vice President Al Gore, World Wildlife Fund, and Project (RED), to name a few. Roecker received his degree in business communications from Kansas University and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism for several years. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Discovery Arts, a nonprofit organization that brings the arts to children suffering with life-threatening and terminal illnesses.

Sharon Sullivan: Beyond the “Like” Button: Activism in the Digital Age

November 5, 9:45–11 a.m. 
The pain of oppression is even more visible to us. How do we empower our students and us to move beyond the “like” button into actual activism that will create the change we seek?   

Dr. Sharon L. Sullivan has degrees from Smith College, Washington University, and the University of Kansas. She is a professor at Washburn University. Her research and activism focus on violence against women and children, including sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, and rape as a weapon of war. Sullivan is cofounder and director of STARS (Stop Trafficking and Reject Slavery), a program with the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice, a member of the Kansas Human Trafficking Advisory Board, and president of the International Public Policy Institute.

Schedule

Below is a basic schedule to help you start to plan your virtual experience. More information to come as program details are finalized. 

Wednesday, November 4

  • 9:30–10 a.m. – Welcome
  • 10–11:15 a.m. – Opening Keynote
  • 11:30 a.m.–Noon – Virtual Union Tours*
  • Noon–12:30 p.m. – Virtual Expo and Silent Auction*
  • 12:30–1:20 p.m. – Educational Session Block 1
  • 1:30–2:20 p.m. – Educational Session Block 2
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m. – Career Center Meetups*
  • 3:40–4:30 p.m. – Educational Session Block 3
  • 4:30–5:30 p.m. – Networking by Learning Track
  • 7:30 p.m. – Evening Entertainment/Fundraising Opportunity*

*open to all regional members

Thursday, November 5

  • 9:30–9:45 a.m. – Welcome
  • 9:45–11 a.m. – Keynote #2
  • 11:10 a.m.–Noon – Educational Session Block 4
  • Noon–12:45 p.m. – Regional Business Meeting*
  • 1–1:50 p.m. – Educational Session Block 5
  • 2–2:30 p.m. – Networking Break/Meet the Sponsors
  • 2:40–3:30 p.m. – Roundtables
  • 3:45–5 p.m. – Closing Event*

*open to all regional members

Silent Auction

Support Region II by donating an item(s) to our online Silent Auction! Looking for ideas on what to donate? Consider items that don’t need to be shipped such as e-gift cards or redeemable codes. For an item that needs to be shipped, please consider it as part of your donation to ship it to the winning bidder. Funds raised from the Silent Auction will support the region’s scholarship fund. Submit your donation by October 30. 

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Showcase Your Space

Have you recently renovated your union? Does your union contain a unique feature you want to show off? It's time to showcase your space! Submit a video by October 23 to be featured during the 2020 Region II Virtual Conference.

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Graphic Design Competition

Registration for the 2020 Region II Graphic Design Competition is open! Student and professional graphic designers and marketers working in the region are encouraged to enter! This is a competition that recognizes the best work based on concept, design, content, and creativity. Review the Graphics Contest rules and make submissions by October 23. 

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Registration

Registration is now available for the 2020 Virtual Region II Conference! The deadline is November 2.

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Member
Nonmember
Institutional (unlimited)
$300$400
Individual Professional
$75$175
Student
$0$0
Retired Professional
$0$0
   
Conference Sponsor
$250$500
Conference Premium Sponsor
$500$750
   

Institutional (Unlimited) Registration

ACUI is proud to offer institutional registration, allowing an unlimited number of professionals from your institution to attend this virtual regional experience. The first person who registers from your campus simply needs to choose the institutional option to activate the $0 option for others. Each person who plans to attend should register to ensure they receive access to the conference.

  • If you already have an ACUI website login and are affiliated with your institution, you can simply proceed to register at the $0 professional rate.
  • If you don't currently have an ACUI website login, you will need to quickly create one to affiliate yourself with the institution:
    • Go to “My Account” (upper right hand corner of the website)
    • Select “Get Started” under “New Member? Forgot Your Password?” 
    • This will then prompt the account creation process. 
    • There will be a place to enter an Affiliate Account during this process; add your institution.
    • Once the account is created, you can proceed to register at the $0 professional rate.

Have questions or need assistance? Email acui@acui.org.