2019 Region VI Conference | November 8–10 | University of Cincinnati

Region VI looks forward to welcoming attendees to an engaging educational experience at the University of Cincinnati. The three-day conference schedule offers diverse educational sessions, relevant all-conference programs, interactive conference activities, and opportunities to network with others from across the region.

Conference Information

The conference event guide is now available through ACUI's mobile experience provider, Eventsential. To access this, download "Eventsential" from your smartphone's app store; login to your existing account, or create an account using the same email as you have on your ACUI account (be sure to confirm your email address via the confirmation email); search for "ACUI;" and add the 2019 ACUI Region VI Conference.

All information in the mobile experience can also be accessed online. This includes conference schedule, maps, attendee lists, and sponsor information. More detailed session information will be available soon.

Access the Conference Guide


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Additional Resources

MainStreet (student corridor)
Conference & Events Services (campus)
Cincinnati (city highlights)

Host Information

University of Cincinnati

2600 Clifton Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45221

Corporate Sponsorship

Are you interested in sponsoring the 2019 Regional Conference? There are many opportunities to get involved. Please contact Don Rohel at drohel@shepherd.edu for more information.

All-Conference Sessions

Joshua Rivedal press photo

Keynote: Joshua Rivedal

Joshua Rivedal is the creator and founder of Changing Minds: A Mental Health Based Curriculum and The i’Mpossible Project. He has spoken about suicide prevention, mental health, diversity, anti-bullying, and storytelling across the world. He currently serves on the advisory board of Docz, a startup peer-to-peer mental health app. In addition to being a published author, he is trained in human capital management with an emphasis in coaching from NYU and is also trained in QPR, ASIST, and the teacher’s edition of emotional intelligence at Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, children, and lots of small animals.

ACUI Talks

During the conference opening, guest speakers will share insights on a variety of topics impacting campus community and the populations served by college union professionals—focusing on inclusion, mental health, and hunger and homelessness on college campuses. ACUI Talks will feature the following guests from the University of Cincinnati:

  • Bleuzette Marshall, Ph.D., Vice President for Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact
  • Debra Merchant, JD, Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Tara Scarborough, Psy.D., Executive Director of Health and Wellness

Panel Discussion

On Sunday along with the brunch, the closing all-conference session will be a panel discussion centered around the importance of service in higher education and the community. Perspectives will be shared related to veterans, student government, and civic engagement. Featured panelists will include:

  • Chris Fishpaw, Director of Student Leadership Programs, University of Dayton
  • Travis Roy, Coordinator of Veterans Resource Station, Northern Kentucky University
  • Emily Snooks, Civic Engagement Assistant Area Manager, IUPUI
  • Todd Stoltzfus, Program Director for Service-Learning and Community Partnerships, University of Kentucky
  • Moderator: Brian Starkel, Senior Assistant Director, IUPUI


Parking and Homecoming Information

Please note that the regional conference weekend will be University of Cincinnati's Homecoming, with many game day activities taking place around campus near the Tangeman University Center.

Recommended parking locations for the conference are in the U-Square Garage or Calhoun Garage location on the south side of campus near the conference hotel (Fairfield Inn & Suites Cincinnati Uptown/University Area).

  • Please pay attention to reserve parking spaces in all garages.
  • Calhoun Street will be closed for Homecoming Parade staging during Saturday morning, and the garage will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, November 8.
  • Additional parking options are highlighted in orange on the campus map in the conference guide, along with pedestrian and ADA accessible routes to get to the Tangeman University Center.


Hotel Information

The deadline has passed to book lodging as part of the conference group at the primary hotel (Fairfield Inn & Suites Cincinnati Uptown/University Area, 2500 South Market Street).

Additional recommended hotel options include:

Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati Midtown
2145 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207
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Courtyard Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood
3813 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
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The Summit on Redbank
5345 Medplace Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
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Courtyard Covington
500 West 3rd Street, Covington, Kentucky 41101
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Conference activities will occur at Tangeman University Center at the University of Cincinnati, located at 2766 UC MainStreet, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220.


(through October 17)
(October 18–31)
(after October 31)
Professional Member$220$245$270
Professional Nonmember
Student Member$180$205$230
Student Nonmember$220$245$270


One-day registrations are also available for Saturday, November 9 for $165 ($175 nonmember).

A special rate is also available for seasoned professionals and retirees, who are invited to participate in half-day program on Saturday, November 9.

Please meet the Region VI team on-site during registration hours with questions about registration.