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Meeting at a Glance

All sessions are in Eastern Daylight Time
  • Monday, March 29

    (M0) Experience AACRAO: A Live Event
    By invitation for first-time Annual Meeting attendees
    10:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m
    Sponsored by National Student Clearinghouse

    (M1) Opening General Session
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Joel Zeff, Author and Humorist
    Sponsored by National Student Clearinghouse

    Virtual Exhibit Hall Open
    Noon – 4:00 p.m.

    (M2) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    Noon – 12:50 p.m.

    (M3) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

    (M4) Corporate Showcase
    2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    (M5) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    (M6) General Session
    4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

    (M7) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    (M8) Networking and Social Events
    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 30

    (T0) Main Stage Activities
    10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    (T1) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

    Virtual Exhibit Hall Open
    11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    (T2) Main Stage
    Noon – 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: TBA

    (T3) Federal Relations General Session
    1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
    Presenter: Congressman Bobby Scott

    (T4) Awards and Recognitions
    2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    (T5) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    (T6) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

    (T7) Networking and Social Events
    4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 31

    (W0) Main Stage Activities
    10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Virtual Exhibit Hall Open
    11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    (W1) Diversity Plenary
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Professor and Founding Director,
    Boston University Center for Antiracist Research
    Sponsored by National Student Clearinghouse

    (W2) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    Noon – 12:50 p.m.

    (W3) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

    (W4) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    (W5) FAFSA Simplification Act: Pell Grant Program Impacts
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Presenters: Karen McCarthy, Carrie Warwick

    (W6) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

    (W7) Networking and Social Events
    4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 1

    Virtual Exhibit Hall Open
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    (R0) Main Stage Activities
    10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    (R1) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

    (R2) Educational Sessions & Roundtable Discussions
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

    (RC) Closing General Session - 7 Leadership Qualities for Registrars and Admissions Officers
    1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
    Presenter: Wintley Phipps, Founder, President, and CEO,
    U.S. Dream Academy, Inc.

    Wintley Phipps is the founder and CEO of the U.S. Dream Academy, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides mentoring and tutoring to children of incarcerated parents and children falling behind in school who are living in high-risk environments. In this plenary, he will discuss the 7 leadership qualities of registrars and admissions officers and how leadership plays a role in ensuring student success.

    Sponsored by Parchment