2020 Region V Virtual Conference, November 9–10

Join Region V for a special virtual conference experience as we explore ways to advance community in and beyond our physical institutions. Learn from colleagues across our vast region from the comfort of your home or office. Visit several campus sites easily through virtual tours. Get to know more members through dedicated person-to-person online networking sessions. And give back to the Association through lively scholarship fundraising activities.

Questions? Email 2020 Regional Conference Coordinator Rhonda Laylo.


The schedule is now available through Eventsential, via the mobile and desktop app.

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To add the app to your smartphone:

  • Download Eventsential from your smartphone's app store
  • Create an account using the same email as you have on your ACUI account
  • Confirm your email address via a confirmation email from Engagefully (be sure to check spam)
  • Search for "ACUI"
  • Add "2020 ACUI Region V Virtual Conference"
All-Conference Sessions

All-Conference Session: Let’s Tell The Truth: An Honest Discussion on Social Justice
November 9, 9 a.m. Central
A panel conversation featuring social justice advocates from higher education institutions across the country on this timely and necessary topic. Moderated by from Dr. Kenny Yarbrough from University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.

Self-Navigation: Power Your Best Self Forward Monday
November 9, 12:30 p.m. Central
Alex Weber believes each person is capable of incredible feats and reaching their goals. As an American Ninja Warrior, five-time TEDx Speaker, and award-winning performer, Weber engages and inspires students to lead beyond their fears, embrace failing up, and overcome any challenges to reach their goals!

Navigating Uncertainty: Perspectives from Former and Veteran Region V Union Directors
November 10, 9 a.m. Central
A panel discussion featuring a group of former and veteran union directors from around the region who will share experiences and best practices in navigating adversity and uncertainty, their outlook on silver linings, and lessons learned of working through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Graphics Contest

The Region V Graphics Contest showcases the exceptional marketing and promotional ideas that have been designed by members of Region V. Applicants in the Graphics Contest will have their work displayed on the ACUI website during the Regional Conference. 

A team of ACUI professionals and marketing/design professionals from local agencies will judge each submission and select winners for each category. Attendees of the conference will also be able to vote on the best submission for each category. A “Best in Show” award will be the highest honor given to an individual whose submission is given the most votes from attendees, combined with the scoring of the judges.

View Region V Graphic Contest entries here. Vote for your favorite submissions through this online form by November 9 at 5 p.m.

Mentor Program

Build your social network and strengthen community across the region. Mentors and mentees will meet twice formally throughout the conference to engage in meaningful dialogue and share experiences to assist mentees in advancing their network within student affairs. If you are interested in being a mentor/mentee please fill out a form below:

Scholarship Fundriasing

Paint and Sip: Mindful Mandalas Watercolor Workshop
Monday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Are you looking for a way to relieve some stress and be creative? Or perhaps looking for ways to offer self-care programming for the students you work with? Try designing and painting your own personal watercolor Mandala with Taylor Franklin from the Wheelhouse Studios at the Wisconsin Union at University of Wisconsin–Madison. Registration is required by October 28. 

Morning Yoga
Tuesday, November 10 at 7:30 a.m. 

Start your day off right with a virtual yoga experience.

Region V Promo Blast
A Promo Blast is the perfect way to bring a little fun to colleagues at a rival institution. The winner of this Promo Blast will ship a box full of branded institutional promo items and apparel to another school. The receiving school must don the other school’s branded items for a full day and post pictures on social media as proof!

Donate an item for the Silent Auction
We are looking for members to help Region V provide programming and scholarships by donating items for the online silent auction. Get creative and contribute items that don't need to be shipped (e.g., electronic gift certificates), or donate an item that you'd be willing to ship to the winning bidder. Confirm your donation in advance! Funds raised through the online auction will support the region's scholarship fund. 


Registration is now available for the Region V Conference.

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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.