2021 Region VII & VIII Regional Conference

Join Region VII and Region VIII as we come together to host the 2021 Regional Conference. We are beyond excited to offer a virtual experience, as well as an in person experience, in Washington D.C. Join us as we “Unite Together” as regions with inspiring and educational sessions, keynotes, facility tours, and community building. We hope you can join us!
Save the Dates
  • Part One: Virtual Program, November 18–19
  • Part Two: In Person in Washington D.C. and Virtual, December 2–4

Joint Regional Conference Overview

Corporate Partners

Our corporate partnership program has been created in an effort to foster stronger relationships between ACUI and businesses/organizations who align with our mission and values.  The corporate partner packages created for the 2021 experience allow a company to participate at a variety of levels.

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Educational Sessions

Regional Educational Session proposals are now being accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Giachino at andrea.giachino@temple.edu or Scott Shea at s.shea@northeastern.edu.

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This is an in-person conference with select aspects streamed for virtual attendees to engage with! Those attending virtually will be able to join select educational sessions in blocks 1-4, the Keynote Session, Professionals Panel, and Awards. There will also be virtual resources shared for you to engage with and have a “D.C. Experience” from the comfort of your home!

Wednesday, December 1
  • 3 p.m. - Check-in opens at conference hotel
  • 6–9 p.m. - Preconference Program at Howard University
Thursday, December 2 - University of Maryland
  • 8:30 a.m. - Welcome Center/Meet & Greet Opens
  • 9:30–10:30 a.m. - All Conference: Keynote Session 
  • 10:30–11 a.m. - Conference Opening 
  • 11 a.m.–Noon - Educational Session Block 1 
  • Noon–1 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1–2 p.m. - Entertainment Block
  • 2–3 p.m. - Educational Session Block 2
  • 3–4 p.m. - All Conference Session: Building Bridges 
  • 4 p.m. - Conference Buddy Meetup 
  • 4 p.m. - Stadium Tour 
  • 4–6 p.m. - TerpZone Games
  • 7:30 p.m. - Beirgarten Haus Fundraiser 
Friday, December 3 - University of Maryland
  • 8:30 a.m. - Welcome Center/Meet & Greet Opens
  • 9–10 a.m. - Colleagues & Coffee  
  • 10–11 a.m. - All Conference: Professionals Panel Session 
  • 11 a.m.–Noon - Educational Session Block 3
  • Noon–1:30 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:30–2 p.m. - Case Study Presentation 
  • 2–3 p.m. - Educational Session Block 4
  • 3–4 p.m. - All Conference Session: Awards 
  • 4:15 p.m. - Campus Scavenger Hunt 
  • 4:15 p.m. - Silent Auction Closes
Saturday, December 4 - George Washington University
  • 8:30 a.m. - Welcome Center/Meet & Greet Opens
  • 9–10 a.m. - Colleagues & Coffee and Educational Session Block 5
  • 10 a.m.–Noon - Community Service 
  • Noon–1 p.m. - Educational Session Block 6
  • 1 p.m. - Union Tours and lunch 
  • 3 p.m. - Conference wraps up allowing time for colleagues to enjoy D.C. together


Regional Fundraiser

Get excited – a long-standing Region VII tradition is back – the Silent Auction! In order for our conference to succeed, the Conference Planning Team would appreciate any support available. Whether you’re able to donate or participate (Bid high, Bid often!) – all funds raised will go directly back to Region VII scholarships that allow regional members to participate in a variety of educational opportunities.

Read this year’s 2021 Donor Letter. To register as a 2021 Region VII Donor, please complete this form by November 12. 

It’s important to note that you do not have to attend the conference to donate!

Questions? Contact our Region VII Fundraising Coordinators Sabrina Selvaggio or Madeleine Aborn.


Courtyard Washington, D.C./U.S.

The conference hotel rate is $109/night plus tax and is guaranteed until November 10. Reservations at the conference hotel can be done through Marriott Booking.

Planning Teams

Region VII Conference Planning Team:

2021 Conference Chair
Andrea Giachino

2022 Conference Coordinator
Casey Coleman

Registration and Evaluation Coordinator
Dan Hartman

Education Coordinator
Zac Lomas

Fundraising Coordinator
Madeleine Aborn

Marketing and Communications
Melissa Ulmer

Fundraising Coordinator
Sabrina Selvaggio

Volunteer and Member Engagement Coordinator
Makana Agcaoili

Volunteer and Member Engagement Coordinator
Kerrin Lyles

Technology and Logistics Coordinator
Nick Wagner

Student Experience Coordinator
Krissie Barsema

Entertainment Coordinator
Cassandra Lammers

Entertainment Coordinator
Kraemer Clayton

Keynotes and All Conference Sessions Coordinator
Antonio Talamo

Region VIII Conference Planning Team:

Conference Chair
Scott Shea

Host Chair
Laura Whittemore

Registration, Fundraising, and Hospitality Coordinator
Eric Bouchard

Web and Communications Coordinator
Jessie Santer

Sponsorship and Entertainment Coordinator
Justin Terlisner

Student Education Coordinator
Cheyenne Alexander

Professional Education Coordinator
Jose Reyes

International Program Co-Coordinator
Joanne Dunbar

International Program Co-Coordinator
Ian Russell


We look forward to creating a meaningful and engaging experience for Region VII and VIII in 2021! Should you have questions, please contact 2021 Regional Conference Coordinators Andrea Giachino at andrea.giachino@temple.edu or Scott Shea at s.shea@northeastern.edu.




Registration is now open for the 2021 Region VII & Region VIII Conference!

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Virtual Package:  

  •   Includes virtual conference in November and virtual content in December

Institutional (Unlimited)

Individual Professional$75$175


Virtual Package & In-person (In addition to above, please add the below expenses):

  • +$175 per person [Institutional virtual rate has been paid];
  • + $200 per person [For those paying $75 virtual fee]
  • Includes virtual conference in November and participation at the in-person event in D.C.


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