AACRAO's 102nd Annual Meeting


View the Annual Meeting Invitation Video Below from AACRAO Executive Director Mike Reilly

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Closing Plenary

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NEW Closing Plenary Speaker

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict with Danny Glover, we will not feature the “In Conversation with Danny Glover and Felix Justice” closing session this year. However, both presenters have already committed to delivering the closing plenary at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.

dave-barryDave Barry

AACRAO is thrilled to announce that New York Times Best Selling Author Dave Barry will be in Phoenix as our closing plenary speaker. Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and generated thousands of letters from readers who thought he should be fired. Despite this, Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Join us for an hour of laughter as Barry shares his thoughts on “The World According to Dave.”

Don't Miss Our Exciting Plenary Speakers

Opening Plenary

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“Indiana Jones with a Camera: How Edward Curtis Tried to Make Native Americans Live Forever”

Timothy Egan will chronicle the story of Edward Curtis, who at 32 years old, pursued his passion of photographing Native Americans to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before their old ways disappeared.

timoth-eganTimothy Egan

Widely known as a National Book Award Winner and online columnist for the popular "Opinionator" on The New York Times website, Timothy Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the West whose interests range wide across the American landscape and American history.

AACRAO's 102nd Annual Meeting

Over the past century, AACRAO has positioned itself as a leading authority student admissions, academic records, international education, and enrollment management. Many things have changed since the association was founded in 1910, but we remain committed to serving and advancing higher education by providing exceptional leadership in academic and enrollment services.

This dedication is reflected in the efforts of the AACRAO Program Committee, which has worked diligently to offer you a comprehensive program of sessions and workshops. The Annual Meeting brings you knowledgeable speakers, delivers session content relevant to the issues you face on campus, and offers an excellent venue for networking. We hope you will join us in Phoenix, March 20-23, 2016.

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Read the 2015 Executive Summaries, which highlight keynote presentations from this last year's meeting.
The Annual Meeting Onsite Program is online. View the final program in one document.

AACRAO's Strategic Enrollment Management Endorsement Program (SEM-EP) is a self-paced professional development program and career advancement track for enrollment service professionals. In addition, attendance at the AACRAO Annual Meeting will fulfill one of the SEM-EP requirements.

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