2019 Regional Conference, November 22–24, University of New Hampshire

Join us at the University of New Hampshire as we celebrate the 70th year of Region VIII. The Conference Planning Team has crafted a schedule that supports education and enrichment as an effort to support you in advancing your campus community. We look forward to you joining us!

Region VIII Conference

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Educational Highlights
  • Community Builder Conference Keynote Panel: Moderated by ACUI President-Elect Brenda Evans and ACUI Student Trustee Jason Howell Jr, hear ways that other professionals have dealt with current events, changing trends in higher education, as well as successes, challenges, and barriers to building campus community through their unique lens. Panelists include: Mary Connelly, University of Massachusetts–Lowell; Allen Josey, University of Vermont; and Deidre Kennelly, Mary Immaculate College.
  • Undergraduate Keynote Speaker: Dave Zamansky is bringing more than 25 years of leadership development experience to this engaging keynote session about how undergraduate delegates can develop community on their campuses.
  • Educational experience from seasoned ACUI members and retirees on topics such as a session on the "Secrets to Navigating Campus Politics" and a session on "Lessons Learned" in their long careers.
  • Town hall session on the "Rising Cost of Higher Education."
  • Affinity space experience focused on ACUI's Communities of Practice.
Are you presenting at the conference? Please download the 2019 Region VIII Slide Deck here.
70th Celebration Activities

Join Region VIII as we celebrate ACUI Region VIII’s 70th Conference! We have a number of activities and educational sessions planned to celebrate the rich history of the region and to help attendees build their campus communities of tomorrow.

Region VIII 70th AnniversaryThroughout Conference
  • A digital time capsule where historic institutional and ACUI-related items can be submitted digitally to be revealed after 10 years. Submit to region.viii@acui.org.
  • Memory board where attendees can recount any past conference experiences.
Saturday, November 23
  • A “Community Builder Conference Keynote Panel” moderated by ACUI President-Elect Brenda Evans and ACUI Student Trustee Jason Howell Jr.
  • 70th Conference Reception sponsored by Perkins and Will.
  • A “Lessons Learned” educational session panel presented by retirees along with senior level professionals in the field.
  • Town hall conversation focused on rising costs of higher education.
Sunday, November 24
  • Student case study presentations based on a predetermined scenario focused on community building through space design.
  • PechaKucha-style talks focused on how individuals have built community on their individual campuses.

If these activities interest you, we hope you will consider joining us at the conference this year as we celebrate this great milestone! For more information, please contact Adam Dunbar at adam_dunbar@uml.edu.

Thank You to 2019 Gold-Level Sponsor



The year's conference schedule supports a program full of education and enrichment, and registration is now live. Register before September 13 and receive the early registration rate!

(through September 13)
(September 14–October 25)
(after October 25)
Undergraduate Student Member
Undergraduate Student Nonmember
Graduate Student Member
Graduate Student Nonmember
Professional Member
Professional Nonmember


The last day for online registration will be November 8.




Host Information

University of New Hampshire
Memorial Union Building
6 Mill Road, Durham, NH 03824

The Memorial Union and student activities fosters a sense of community and inclusion at the University of New Hampshire. We provide services and facilities that enhance the quality of campus life, support the academic mission of the University, and create opportunities for student development and engagement.

Conference Hotel Options

Comfort Inn and Suites and Hampton Inn are two recommended conference hotel locations located in Dover, New Hampshire. These hotels provide free hot breakfast, wifi, and are a short 10-minute drive to the UNH campus. Please note that there is no special room block for either of these locations.

Navigating Campus

Once you are on campus, there are specific parking lots to use. On Friday, you will park in the Campus Crossings Lot. For the best directions, enter Campus Crossing Lot, Mill Road, Durham, NH into your GPS. Once in the lot, go to the meter, press "Coupon" and type in the code 1031. Then press the green button for a parking pass to put on the dashboard of your car. The Memorial Union is located right across the street from this parking lot. 

On Saturday and Sunday, you will park in B-Lot. For the best directions, enter UNH – Lot B, McDaniel Drive, Durham, NH into your GPS. The Memorial Union is a 2 to 3 minute walk from this lot and can easily be found on GPS as Memorial Union Building, University of New Hampshire. The maps below highlight the parking lots and walking routes to the Memorial Union Building. 


If asking anyone for directions to our building, use "MUB" and students will know where to send you. And if you get really lost, contact our Memorial Union Infodesk phone at 603-862-2600; we will make sure you get to us. 


Thank You to 2019 Gold-Level Sponsor


Thank You to 2019 Silver-Level Sponsor

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